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Average Pickup Truck Weight (With Examples)

With the high cost of gas these days, buying a heavy vehicle like a pickup truck might not be everyone’s first choice.

But if you are in the market for a new or used pickup truck, knowing the actual weight of the truck is important.

Not only for fuel economy reasons, but for towing and payload limits, bridge and road weight limitations, and more.

This article will show you the weight of various pickup trucks on the market.

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Average Pickup Truck Weight

Pickup trucks vary in size, make, and model. Not all trucks weigh the same and there are many factors that can influence the overall weight.

On average, a pickup truck weighs between 4,000 – 9,500 pounds depending on its class. This is known as curb weight. When comparing half-ton, 3/4-ton, and 1-ton trucks, half-ton trucks weigh the least and 1-ton trucks are the heaviest. Depending on the make, model, and features of the truck, the weight can vary.

Gross weight

The gross weight or GVWR (Gross Vehicle Weight Rating), is the weight of the pickup truck including passengers, cargo, and anything else you can put in it. It’s the maximum certified weight of the vehicle.

For example, your pickup truck may have a curb weight of 4,200 pounds with a gross weight of 7,000 pounds. This means that the pickup truck has a payload capacity of 2,800 pounds.

GVWR – curb weight = payload.

7,000 – 4,200 = 2,800.

If you are not sure what the payload capacity of your truck is, most times you can find it in the owner’s manual.

You can also find the GVWR of the truck by looking at the sticker on the driver’s side door jam.

Factors that affect a pickup truck’s weight

As mentioned, there are many factors that go into determining a pickup truck’s weight. Depending on the make, model, and features of the truck, the weight will vary.

The following items are factors that affect a pickup truck’s weight.

  • 4×4 vs 2×4. The 4-wheel drive trucks will almost always weigh more.
  • Engine size. Larger engines weigh more than smaller engines.
  • Heavy-duty trucks will weigh more than regular trucks.
  • Cab and bed size. Trucks that have extended cab and bed sizes will weigh more than standard-size trucks.
  • Trim level. A truck that is fully loaded with extra features will weigh more than a base model truck.
  • Tire size. Larger tires and rims typically weigh more than smaller ones.
  • Any additional parts or add-ons made to the truck will make it heavier.
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As you can see, although you may have 2 trucks that are the same model, for example, a Ford F150, they can each weigh different amounts.

Examples of pickup truck curb weights

The following is a list of popular pickup trucks along with the curb weight of each.

Ford F-150

  • 2023 – 4,021 to 5,740 lbs
  • 2022 – 4,021 to 5,740 lbs
  • 2021 – 4,021 to 5,740 lbs
  • 2020 – 4,069 to 5,684 lbs
  • 2019 – 4,069 to 5,697 lbs
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Ford F-250

  • 2023 – 5,677 to 7,538 lbs
  • 2022 – 5,677 to 7,538 lbs
  • 2021 – 5,677 to 7,538 lbs
  • 2020 – 5,677 to 7,538 lbs
  • 2019 – 5,668 to 7,526 lbs
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Ford F-350

  • 2023 – 5,878 to 7,687 lbs
  • 2022 – 5,878 to 7,687 lbs
  • 2021 – 5,878 to 7,737 lbs
  • 2020 – 5,878 to 7,737 lbs
  • 2019 – 5,859 to 7,725 lbs

Dodge Ram 1500

  • 2023 – 4,765 to 6,440 lbs
  • 2022 – 4,775 to 6,439 lbs
  • 2021 – 4,768 to 6,396 lbs
  • 2020 – 4,792 to 5,387 lbs
  • 2019 – 4,798 to 5,372 lbs
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Dodge Ram 2500

  • 2023 – 6,001 to 7,281 lbs
  • 2022 – 5,988 to 7,414 lbs
  • 2021 – 5,988 to 7,414 lbs
  • 2020 – 5,988 to 7,414 lbs
  • 2019 – 5,953 to 7,281 lbs

Chevrolet Silverado 1500

  • 2023 – 4,400 to 5,620 lbs
  • 2022 – 4,400 to 5,620 lbs
  • 2021 – 4,520 to 5,240 lbs
  • 2020 – 4,520 to 5,240 lbs
  • 2019 – 4,257 to 5,155 lbs

Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD

  • 2023 – 6,105 to 6,950 lbs
  • 2022 – 6,105 to 6,950 lbs
  • 2021 – 6,105 to 6,950 lbs
  • 2020 – 6,105 to 6,950 lbs
  • 2019 – 6,065 to 6,689 lbs

Chevrolet Silverado 3500 HD

  • 2023 – 6,231 to 7,064 lbs
  • 2022 – 6,231 to 7,064 lbs
  • 2021 – 6,231 to 7,064 lbs
  • 2020 – 6,231 to 7,064 lbs
  • 2019 – 6,423 to 7,239 lbs
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Toyota Tundra SR5

  • 2023 – 5,095 to 5,620 lbs
  • 2022 – 5,095 to 5,620 lbs
  • 2021 – 5,170 to 5,640 lbs
  • 2020 – 5,170 to 5,640 lbs
  • 2019 – 5,100 to 5,640 lbs

Pickup trucks (2019-2023)Curb Weight – LbsCurb Weight Kgs
Ford F-150 4,021 to 5,7401,824 to 2,604
Ford F-250 5,668 to 7,5382,571 to 3,419
Ford F-350 5,859 to 7,7372,658 to 3,509
Dodge Ram 1500 4,765 to 6,4402,161 to 2921
Dodge Ram 25005,953 to 7,4142,700 to 3,363
Chevrolet Silverado 15004,257 to 5,6201,931 to 2,549
Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD6,065 to 6,9502,751 to 3,152
Chevrolet Silverado 3500 HD6,231 to 7,2392,826 to 3,284
Toyota Tundra SR55,095 to 5,6402,311 to 2,558

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