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Listed weight of a 1996 Nissan Maxima SE ...................................4,273  pounds (lbs.) ("GVWR/PNBV")[*2]

Weight to Horsepower Value : 22.4895 pounds per horsepower
power to weight ratio (horsepower:pounds) = 0.044465246899134 [*3]

Marketing claim [*1], 1995-1999 Nissan Maxima "curb weight".........3,001 lbs.

 

 

Listed weight of a 2007 Dodge ( Daimler) Truck .........................................6,010  pounds (lbs.) ("GVWR")

 

What does GAWR mean?

GVWR (Gross Vehicle Weight Rating) means the value specified by the manufacturer as the loaded weight of a single vehicle. In French, this figure is abbreviated as PNBV. (Hence, GVWR = PNBV .)

Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) means the value specified by the vehicle manufacturer as the load-carrying capacity of a single axle system, as measured at the tire-ground interface.
Example ('96 Nissan Maxima SE): GAWR / PNBE, FR. (front) = 2352 LBS., RR. (rear) = 1953 LBS.

 

More about the '96 Nissan Maxima SE: 5-speed, 3.0-liter V6 engine, 190 horsepower   (190 @ 5600 RPM) .
Weight to Horsepower Value : 22.4895 pounds per horsepower
Original Miles Per Gallon: 21 - 22 mpg city, 27 - 28 highway
(i.e. 21/28 )
Original MSRP (price): $ 22,679
Fuel Capacity: 18.50 gallon tank

 

  

  
References:

[*1] http://consumerguideauto.howstuffworks.com/1995-to-1999-nissan-maxima-6.htm

[*2] GVWR = Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) - the value specified by the manufacturer as the loaded weight of a single vehicle.

[*3] Power to Weight Ratio Calculator

reference for Nissan and Dodge: the actual car stickers.

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June 5, 2007 by Liberty Miller