Definitions for "Gross Vehicle Weight Rating"
Keywords:  gvwr, passengers, cargo, gvw, vehicle
The value specified by the manufacturer as the maximum allowable weight of a vehicle fully equipped, including payload, fluids and occupants.
A vehicle's GVWR is the maximum weight a vehicle should reach in use, including the vehicle itself, passengers and cargo, but not including a trailer. A vehicle's GVWR is established by its manufacturer and should not be exceeded for reasons of safety.
This is the maximum allowable weight of the fully loaded vehicle (including passengers and cargo). This number - along with other weight limits, as well as tire, rim size and inflation pressure data - are shown on the vehicle's Safety Compliance Certification Label, located on the left front door lock facing or the door latch post pillar. Note: The GVW must never exceed the GVWR.