The weight of a vehicle is determined by a lot of things. The body is usually the heaviest part followed by the engine and transmissions. However, these are just some of the components that add to a vehicle’s weight.
In this list, we look at some of the heaviest vehicles in the world, weighing around around 6,000 pounds.
Some vehicles may be slightly lower or higher, but we put them here because they are pretty close to our target weight. While we will look at each vehicle in depth, here is a list of all the vehicles that weigh 6000 pounds in weight.
What Makes a Vehicle Heavy?
Generally, vehicles are made heavy because of two major reasons. First, there is safety. Manufacturers are required by law to include safety features in each vehicle.
Some of the features such as anti-lock brakes, airbas, and tire pressure monitoring systems add to the weight of the vehicle.
Secondly, the weight adds up due to the body parts and the general make of the vehicle. Think of items like engines, tires and so on.
Vehicles that Weigh 6000 Pounds
1. Nissan TITAN XD Single Cab
Whoever said big trucks are clunky and noisy had obviously not seen this Nissan TITAN XD Single Cab. With a curb weight of 6,584 pounds, you will not believe how easy this truck feels to drive. Even with the 5.0-liter turbodiesel V8 engine, the XD is surprisingly quiet and you can’t hear it with windows up.
Though the Titan XD is rough and rugged on the exterior, the inside is everything a spoiled pickup buyer would hope for. We are talking heated and cooled leather seats, wooden accents and next level technology on every part. At that weight, the diesel XD will comfortably pull a 9500 pound trailer so it’s not a small machine.
2. Chevrolet Suburban 3500HD
When General Motors decided to upgrade its ¾ ton version of the suburban to a full ton, no one could have predicted what was coming.
The now one-ton capacity Chevrolet Suburban 3500HD has a Curb weight of 6,585 pounds and is only available to fleet customers only. It is at least 700 pounds heavier than the regular suburban hence the need for a more powerful engine.
As the name suggests, the 3500 HD is a heavy duty vehicle featuring a heavy duty suspension system and only runs on 17 inch tires and machined aluminium-alloy wheels.
3. Ford F350 Super Duty Crew Cab
When you need maximum power and capability, the Ford F350 Super Duty Crew Cab stands ready to serve. This heavy-duty full size pickup boasts a Curb weight of 6,681 pounds thanks to its high-strength steel frame and aluminium body work.
The F350 has a conventional towing capability of 24,200 pounds and you can set it up for fifth-wheel towing where it can haul up to 32,500 pounds. With such capacity and strength, it’s no surprise that the truck can comfortably carry 7,850 pounds of payload in its cargo bed.
4. Nissan NV3500 HD Passenger
The NV Passenger is designed to bring the entire family and all your toys too without affecting performance. This 12-seat vehicle is able to do this thanks to its 6,710 pounds curb weight and a powerful V8 engine.
The NV3500 has six removable independent rear seats and 218.9 cubic feet of cargo space. This is nothing compared to its bold, modern exterior which makes it perfect as a business or family vehicle.
5. GMC Sierra 3500 HD Crew Cab
The new GMC Sierra 3500 HD Crew Cab has lost weight and grown a bit- expanding its interior space. With a Curb weight of 6,717 pounds, this full size truck isn’t trying to be the best in towing capability. In essense, it’s a smart, easy to use everyday truck that’s tougher and lighter than most of its competitors.
It also boasts unique off-road 4×4 truck capabilities and striking features like bold grille and striking red tow hooks.
6. Chevrolet Silverado 3500 HD Crew Cab
The 2021 Silverado HD boasts a high-strength steel body that provides strength without compromising efficiency. Everything from the frame to the cargo bed floor are heavy duty and this is evident in its 6,717 pounds curb weight. The truck is engineered with seven types of steel, with each gauge chosen to be stronger, lighter and more durable.
If strength and power is what you are looking for, the Silverado 3500 HD is the heavyweight champion of loads with more cargo volume than any HD competitor.
7. Ram 3500 Crew Cab
When it comes to heavy duty trucks, numbers do matter. With a Curb weight of 6,728 pounds, this Ram 3500 Crew Cab boasts the highest towing capacity of any truck in that size.
That aside, there are plenty of other reasons to choose the vehicle including its comfortable seating, driver assistance features and technology.
The options for the new Ram 3500 include a spacious crew cab or a mega cab with extensive leg room and reclining seats.
8. Lexus LX 570
At exactly 6,000 lbs, the Lexus LX 570 is based on the Toyota Land Cruiser. Like the Land Cruiser, the LX has the same thirsty 5.7-liter v8 engine and the same frame. Of course the style is strikingly different with the Lexus looking more sheek but they share the same suspension.
Lexus LX 570 has an impressive 7,000 lb towing capacity and plenty of interior space, not to mention Amazon Alexa compatibility.