There is also important loading information on the
vehicle Certiﬁcation/Tire label. It tells you the Gross
Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) and the Gross
Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) for the front and rear axle.
See “Certiﬁcation/Tire Label” later in this section.
Steps for Determining Correct Load Limit
1. Locate the statement “The combined weight of
occupants and cargo should never exceed
XXX kg or XXX pounds” on your vehicle’s placard.
2. Determine the combined weight of the driver and
passengers that will be riding in your vehicle.
3. Subtract the combined weight of the driver and
passengers from XXX kilograms or XXX pounds.
4. The resulting ﬁgure equals the available amount of
cargo and luggage load capacity. For example,
if the “XXX” amount equals 1400 lbs and there will
be ﬁve 150 lb passengers in your vehicle,
the amount of available cargo and luggage load
capacity is 650 lbs (1400 − 750 (5 x 150) = 650 lbs).
5. Determine the combined weight of luggage
and cargo being loaded on the vehicle. That weight
may not safely exceed the available cargo and
luggage load capacity calculated in Step 4.
6. If your vehicle will be towing a trailer, the load from
your trailer will be transferred to your vehicle.
Consult this manual to determine how this reduces
the available cargo and luggage load capacity of
your vehicle. See Towing a Trailer on page 4-35 for
important information on towing a trailer, towing
safety rules and trailering tips.
Item Description Total
Vehicle Capacity Weight
for Example 1 =
1,000 lbs (453 kg)
Weight 150 lbs
(68 kg) × 2 =
300 lbs (136 kg)
Available Occupant and
Cargo Weight =
700 lbs (317 kg)
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