List of the 10 Heaviest SUVs on the Market


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The United States is well known for its big vehicles, with some of them getting over 8,600 pounds (3900Kg).

SUVs are among the largest, heaviest vehicles on the road, averaging around 5,951 pounds. This weight is the Curb Weight, which means it is the weight of the vehicle sitting at the curb with no passengers or cargo.

Here are the 10 heaviest SUVs on the market in order from lightest to heaviest:

  1. Chevrolet Tahoe 
  2. Ford Expedition MAX
  3. Toyota Land Cruiser
  4. Cadillac Escalade ESV
  5. INFINITI QX80 
  6. Mercedes-Benz Mercedes-AMG G-Class
  7. Toyota Sequoia
  8. Lexus LX
  9. Lincoln Navigator L
  10. Chevrolet Suburban 3500HD

These are the SUVs you can load the whole family into, plus your luggage, and still travel in comfort and luxury. Because of their size, they aren’t always the most fuel-efficient vehicles, but they can make your family vacation much more comfortable over those long hauls.

The Heaviest SUVs on the Market

Now we will take a look at the specific SUVs and some of the reasons they weigh so much. Remember that adding on extras such as roof racks or heavy-duty hitches can increase the weight, so these numbers will mostly be for the basic factory models.

1. Chevrolet Tahoe

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  • Curb Weight: 5,602 pounds
  • Seating: Up to 9 people
  • Total Space: 94.7 cubic feet

The Chevrolet Tahoe has a 5.3L V8 engine, which offers a maximum towing capability of up to 8,600 pounds but also has an optional 6.2L V8 engine. Of course, a larger engine means more weight, so we stuck with the standard weight for the standard motor. The Chevrolet Tahoe gives you 14 MPG in the city and 23 MPG on the highway.

2. Ford Expedition XLT MAX

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  • Curb Weight: 5,794 pounds
  • Seating: Up to 8 people
  • Total Space: 121.4 cubic feet

The Ford Expedition XLT Max has a 3.5L EcoBoost engine, which offers a maximum towing capability of up to 6,300 pounds. A heavy-duty towing package is also available for bigger loads. The Ford Expedition XLT Max gives you 17 MPG in the city and 23 MPG on the highway.

3. Toyota Land Cruiser

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  • Curb Weight: 5,815 pounds
  • Seating: Up to 8 people
  • Total Space: 82.8 cubic feet

The Toyota Land Cruiser may look like more of a simple vehicle than it is. It has a 5.7L V8 engine that offers a maximum towing capability of up to 8,100 pounds. 

The Toyota Land Cruiser gives you 13 MPG in the city and 17 MPG on the highway. If you go with the heritage package, you also get a nice mounted roof rack for even more carrying space.

4. Cadillac Escalade ESV

  • Curb Weight: 5,831 pounds
  • Seating: Up to 8 people
  • Total Space: 120.9 cubic feet

The Cadillac Escalade ESV comes with a 6.2L V8 Engine that can tow a maximum of 8,300 pounds. Cadillac is known for its luxury vehicles, and the options for these vehicles are nearly endless. The Cadillac Escalade ESV will get 14 MPG in the city and 23 MPG on the highway.

5. Mercedes-Benz Mercedes-AMG G-Class

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  • Curb Weight: 5,842 pounds
  • Seating: Up to 5 people
  • Total Space: 106.7 cubic feet

The Mercedes-Benz Mercedes-AMG G-Class sports a 4.8L V8 Biturbo engine. The towing capacity is around 6,500 pounds. The mileage is a bit on the lower side even for a big vehicle, offering 13 MPG in the city and 15 MPG on the highway.

If you’re looking for a big SUV that is sure to turn some heads, this one will get the job done. Just don’t forget to stop for gas.

6. INFINITI QX80 

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  • Curb Weight: 5,926 pounds
  • Seating: Up to 8 people
  • Total Space: 152.5 cubic feet

The INFINITI QX80 has a 5.6L V8 engine that allows you up to an impressive 8,500 pounds of towing capacity. The gas mileage will put it at 14 MPG in the city and 20 MPG on the highway. The options for climate control will undoubtedly keep you cool on the road.

7. Toyota Sequoia

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  • Curb Weight: 5,985 pounds
  • Seating: Up to 8 people
  • Total Space: 120.1 cubic feet

The Toyota Sequoia is another long-lived SUV line that hosts a 5.7L V8 engine that is capable of towing up to 7,400 pounds. The gas mileage is a very modest 13 MPG in the city and just 17 MPG on the highway. The wireless features in this SUV will help you feel like you’re at a concert for those road trip tunes.

8. Lexus LX

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  • Curb Weight: 6,000 pounds
  • Seating: Up to 8 people
  • Total Space: 83.1 cubic feet

The Lexus LX is a luxury SUV that runs with a 5.7L V8 engine that is capable of towing up to 7,000 pounds. The gas mileage sits at just 12 MPG in the city and 16 MPG on the highway. 

What the Lexus LX lacks in fuel economy it makes up for in safety features and luxury options. Unfortunately, it is on the lower end regarding cargo space. The room for all of those optional accessories has to come from somewhere, after all.

9. Lincoln Navigator L

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  • Curb Weight: 6,089 pounds
  • Seating: Up to 8 people
  • Total Space: 120.3 cubic feet

The Lincoln Navigator L Is the 2nd largest SUV on the market today. Another vehicle that is known for its luxury, both optional and standard, the Lincoln Navigator L has a twin-turbocharged 3.5L Engine. It has a towing capacity of 6,600 pounds, but that jumps to 8,100 pounds in the 4 Wheel Drive model. 

Even though it has a higher weight than most other SUVs on the market, the technology of the Navigator L will get you 16 MPG in the city and 21 MPG on the highway, beating out many of the lighter SUVs in the list. 

10. Chevrolet Suburban 3500HD

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  • Curb Weight: 6,585 pounds
  • Seating: Up to 9 people
  • Total Space: 161.7 cubic feet

The Chevrolet Suburban is the iconic large SUV. It has been the biggest, heaviest SUV on the market for many years, defending its title by around 500 pounds. Chevrolet equips the Suburban 3500HD with a 6.2L V8 engine that allows for towing up to 

Despite the massive size and weight of the Chevrolet Suburban 3500HD, the fuel efficiency wins out over many SUVs smaller than itself. It will get 14 MPG in the city and an impressive 23 MPG on the highway. 

With that mileage and 121 cubic feet of available passenger space, you can load up the entire family, the dog, and maybe a friend or two for your next trip without anyone feeling crowded. With all of the available luxury options, there is comfort enough for them all.

Additional Information Regarding Heavy SUVs

While trucks and vans give plenty of competition in the weight department, SUVs make up a pretty significant percentage of heavy vehicles on the market today. While their fuel efficiency may improve, they will always be big, heavy vehicles that are meant to carry a lot of people with a lot of comforts. 

Even the heaviest SUV can’t measure up to the heaviest car ever built—the Mercedes Benz 770, which topped the scales at 10,538 pounds.  However, a Ford Ka weights less than 1800 pounds, so two of them would still be lighter than the lightest SUV on our list.

If you’re looking for the biggest, heaviest SUV on the market, the Chevrolet Suburban 3500HD might just be the one for you!

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Niklas

The weight of stuff has been an interest of mine ever since I was a child. What I believe is most fascinating about weight is how extremely heavy some objects are both on earth and in the universe.

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