Originally Posted by Dennis Kincheloe
This is what I found on the vehicle GVWR 5622. Not sure what the difference between GVWR and GCWR Is. the Sant Fe is AWD.
- GVWR is the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating - how much the vehicle and everything it is carrying (including the trailer's tongue weight) is allowed to weigh.
- GCWR is the Gross Combined Weight Rating - how much the vehicle, everything it is carrying, and everything it is towing, is allowed to weigh in total.
The reason to check GCWR is that with the maximum allowed weight of trailer included, the gross combined weight with passengers and cargo in the SUV could add up to more than the GCWR. Exceeding the GCWR generally means a risk of overloading the engine and transmission, which have to do the work to move the whole combination.