Contrary to what some people believe, not all light cars are safer to drive compared to heavier models.
Cars weighing only 3000Ib or 1360kg could have an effective crumple zone system in place as well as a sound structure.
So, even if light materials form the body of your car and it has a relatively light engine, it doesn’t mean to say it’s more prone to a threat to life on impact.
In fact, some so-called flimsy materials used to build compact vehicles are just as strong as materials classed as almost indestructible.
Small sedans are also getting heavier as a result of heavier engines, increased tech features, and expanding interior space.
Take a peek at this space featuring 11 cars that weigh about 3000Ib:
1. 2020 Toyota Corolla Sedan
The first compact car on our list is the popular 2020 Toyota Corolla, a car that weighs in at 2954 pounds or around 1340kg.
If you need to fill the tank up before a long drive in the country, you’ll need to keep going until 11 gallons have gone into the tank.
Measuring at 182.3 inches long, other features that add to its weight include the 1.8-liter 4-cylinder engine and generous 4-5 seats.
2. 2020 Hyundai Elantra
With the 14 gallon capacity reached on its fuel tank, this 4-cylinder vehicle weighs around 2844 pounds.
A length of 181.9 inches and a width of 70.9 inches give you plenty of space for passengers as well as making the car that much heavier.
It’s a CVT transmission vehicle and comes with 5 seats and a front-wheel-drive system, powered by a 2-liter engine.
3. 2020 Honda HR-V
As Honda is well-renowned for building compact cars, we’re not surprised to see this model included in this weight range.
Apart from measuring a reasonable 170.4 inches in length and having a width of 69.8 inches, this midsize vehicle is fitted with a 4-cylinder engine.
This CVT transmission vehicle is a 2-wheel drive car and has a curb weight of around 2959Ib or about 1342kg.
4. 2013 Ford Focus
The curb weight on this 5-speed manual car is 2907 pounds, which comes to about 1318kg.
The 4-cylinder 2-liter engine gets its fuel supply from a tank capable of taking up to 12.4 gallons of juice.
The length of the vehicle is 178.5 inches with a width of 71.8 inches allowing for 5 seats and a fair amount of legroom.
5. 2012 Toyota Prius
Drivers who prefer automatic cars will love this 2-speed CVT vehicle with a curb weight of around 3042Ib or the equivalent of 1380kg.
Putting in enough juice to fill the tank will require 11.9 gallons of fuel, which is enough to keep the 16-valve 1.8-liter engine going for a good while.
And the fact it has got 5 seats as standard, as well as 36 inches of rear legroom, suggests there is lots of space provided for a compact car.
6. 2012 Scion xB
Known in some circles as the urban utility vehicle, this 2.4-liter car weighs in at 3084Ib or 1398kg.
This front-wheel-drive model is a 5-speed manual transmission and has 4-cylinders to add to its overall weight.
The 16-inch steel wheels on this vehicle measuring 167.3 inches in length and 69.3 inches wide make the car heavier than models using mostly aluminum.
7. 2001 Honda Accord Sedan
This popular Honda car in the compact category of vehicles has a curb weight of 2943 pounds and a massive fuel tank capacity of 17.7 gallons.
The width of the vehicle measures 70.3 inches and the length is 139.4 inches, which obviously adds to the overall weight of the car.
A 5-speed manual option is available for this 4-cylinder aluminum alloy engine providing power to this front-wheel-drive.
8. 1967 Toyota Crown 8
This rear-wheel-drive car has a sedan shape and a generously sized 2.6-liter engine with eight cylinders.
The 3-speed manual transmission makes it easy to drive this car with 4-5 seats as standard.
It has a curb weight of 3042Ib or 1380kg and measures 185.5 inches in length with a width of 72.6 inches – leaving lots of room for passengers.
9. 2004 Kia Cerato Hatchback
This FWD car with a top speed of 174km/h has a modest 1.5-liter turbocharged engine with four cylinders.
Its curb weight is 3009 pounds or around 1365kg and needs around 14.5 gallons of fuel to fill the beast up.
With a width of 68.3 inches and measuring 170.9 inches in length, there‘s plenty of space for the driver and passengers.
10. 2004 Mini Cooper S Cabrio
The curb weight of this cabriolet body shape vehicle is 2734 pounds, which is equivalent to 1240kg.
The 1.6-liter 4-cylinder engine works in unison with the 6-speed manual transmission of the car.
It’s only143.9 inches long and has a mere 66.5 inches in width – it’s not called a mini cooper for nothing!
11. 2002 Renault Laguna II
This magnificent-looking vehicle measures 180.2 inches in length and has a width of around 69.8 inches.
It’s a 4-door sedan with a 4-cylinder 2-liter engine that can get up to 205km/h when the pedal is pushed to the metal.
The curb weight is 2921Ib or 1325kg and comes with numerous high-tech gadgets and lots of legroom.