6,000 pounds is a lot of weight, I mean, its about the weight of a white rhino for goodness sake. However, while there are quite a few vehicles out there that weigh over 6,000 pounds, there aren’t that many cars! The list is normally full of electric vehicles, SUVs, trucks and more, however it takes a special breed of sedan to get up into the 6,000 pounds GVWR (Gross Vehicle Weight Rating).

This is the ultimate list of those cars that weigh over 6,000 pounds, and it is dominated by high end luxury sedans like Rolls-Royce, Bentley, and Mercedes. Each of these are the ultimate vehicle in their category, and with all of that luxury, features and more comes a heavy weight rating.

Without more to do, let’s talk about the sedans that weigh over 6,000 pounds!

VehicleGross Vehicle Weight Rating
(GVWR) in Pounds
Rolls-Royce Wraith6,195
Rolls-Royce Ghost6,540
Bentley Flying Spur6,570
Mercedes-Benz EQS-Class6,672
Bentley Mulsanne7,055

1. Rolls-Royce Wraith – 6,195 pounds

At 6,195 pounds, the Rolls-Royce Wraith is no lightweight. But this behemoth of a car comes with plenty of features to justify its hefty price tag. For starters, the Wraith comes with an impressive 624 horsepower (605 pound feet of torque) V12 engine, making it one of the most powerful cars on the road today.

In addition, the Wraith comes with a host of luxury features, including an in-car entertainment system, heated seats, and a built-in navigation system. Plus, with its all-wheel drive system, the Wraith is capable of tackling any terrain. Whether you’re looking for power or luxury, the Rolls-Royce Wraith has it all. Just be prepared to pay for it.

If you are looking for an insane amount of luxury, while still being able to go 0-60 in 4.3 seconds in front of your wood grain interior, then you probably should consider one of these. Just don’t get your hopes up too much, as one of these starts at over $300,000.

2. Rolls-Royce Ghost – 6,540 pounds

The Rolls-Royce Ghost is a study in excess. It weighs a whopping 6,540 pounds, making it one of the heaviest cars on the market. But what it lacks in agility, it makes up for in opulence.

The Ghost is outfitted with a state-of-the-art infotainment system, sumptuous leather seats, and a rear-seat entertainment system that includes two 10-inch screens. And if that’s not enough to keep you entertained, there’s also a fridge in the center console. No matter how you look at it, the Ghost is a car designed for those who enjoy the finer things in life.

While not many people can afford to have a Rolls-Royce in their driveway, these things are an impressive vehicle that deserves quite a bit of respect. This is especially true, as many of these features end up trickling down into more price friendly vehicles down the road.

3. Bentley Flying Spur – 6,570 pounds

If you would prefer a vehicle that begs to be driven, rather than driven in (Rolls-Royce), then you might want to consider a Bentley Flying Spur.

The Bentley Flying Spur is no lightweight when it comes to features. It packs a powerful punch with its 6,570 pounds of heft. But that’s not all this car is packing. It also comes with an impressive list of features, including:

  • A powerful W12 engine that can propel the car from 0 to 60 mph in just 4 seconds
  • A top speed of 177 mph
  • All-wheel drive for better traction and control
  • An eight-speed automatic transmission for smooth shifts
  • Dynamic stability control for improved handling
  • A hands-free adaptive cruise control system that can brake and accelerate automatically in stop-and-go traffic

With all these features, it’s no wonder the Bentley Flying Spur is one of the most popular cars on the market today.

Of all of the vehicles on this list, I think this one would be my personal choice… now, how in the world could I afford one.

4. Mercedes-Benz EQS-Class – 6,672 pounds

The Mercedes-Benz EQS-Class is a full-size luxury sedan that’s as heavy as it is luxurious. At 6,672 pounds, it’s one of the heaviest cars on the market, however, that is due to its insanely heavy battery that sits in the bottom of the vehicle (which is why so many electric vehicles are over 6,000 pounds). It has a range of up to 310 miles on a single charge, and can accelerate from 0 to 60 miles per hour in just 4.1 seconds.

The EQS-Class also comes with a host of advanced safety features, including adaptive cruise control and a collision avoidance system.

I personally am not a huge fan of the styling of this vehicle, however, I do know that many people agree with me here. Of course, I haven’t been a huge fan of Mercedes styling over the past couple of generations anyways, so who am I to say.

5. Bentley Mulsanne – 7,055 pounds

The Bentley Mulsanne is a beast of a car, and sits at the top of the heap in cars (sedans) that weigh over 6,000 pounds. It weighs in at a whopping 7,055 pounds.

Despite its size, the Mulsanne is surprisingly nimble, thanks to its twin-turbocharged V8 engine. And when it comes to luxury, the Mulsanne doesn’t disappoint. Its handcrafted leather seats are some of the most comfortable in the business, and its infotainment system is top-of-the-line. If you’re looking for a car that’s both luxurious and practical, the Bentley Mulsanne (which is one of the few luxury vehicles without a weird name) is an excellent choice.

If you are on the hunt for the best of the best, when it comes to Bentley, you probably should just go with a Mulsanne, its insanne… yep.

Why are there not many sedans that weigh over 6,000 pounds?

You will notice that there are many different vehicles out there that weigh over 6,000 pounds GVWR, however only 5 cars that are, so why is that? In the end, there aren’t many cars that weigh over 6,000 pounds because of their design. Sedans are shorter, meaning less metal, structure, and equipment is needed to make up their size.

Because of these components that just don’t exist, it becomes increasingly difficult to get the weight up on these vehicles. In fact, in the case of the vehicles we talked about above, it took vehicles with insane amount of technology, driving assistance, leather, wood and more to get them over that benchmark.

On the other hand, vehicles like trucks, SUVs and more have a lot more size that they can gain weight with, and are more likely to sit over that 6,000 pounds threshold.

What does GVWR mean?

The GVWR is a measure of how much weight your vehicle can carry. It’s the maximum safe weight of a car, including the weight of the vehicle itself, all passengers, luggage, and any trailer being towed. The manufacturer sets this value and it may be found in the owner’s handbook or on the door card.

Essentially, GVWR is the rating of what a vehicle could weigh completely full to its limit. This gives a good idea of how much wear and tear this vehicle will make on the road, and what its realistic weight is going to be when utilized, rather than just sitting on the showroom floor.


In conclusion, the trend of ever-heavier sedans is likely to continue as we get more electric sedans on the road, and we get more features in vehicles. I hope this comprehensive guide to cars over 6,000 pounds helped you out on your hunt. Unfortunately, this list probably also shed light on the fact that most people won’t be able to afford a car that is over 6,000 pounds, which is a bit of a bummer as well.