hmm, are you saying the wagon weights a lot more, cuz it doesnt. 3426 lbs, not bad when compared with other sedands in its class, blows other wagons out of teh water. Going by the 1996 car and driver comparison of a bmw 525i, audi A6, and Volvo 855 turbo, the Volvo one hence why I still have the article, it beat out a bmw, something that hasnt happened since, as far as I know. Anyway, the volvo weighted in at 3426-according to them of course, so its accurate. The BMW wieghed in at 3768 and the audi at 3814. So again, why do people think these cars are so heavy. Its in the same size class as an accord or camry, but its a bigger car, and only wieghts about 200 pounds more, or so. Pontiac Bonneville SE wieghts 3601 pounds. Oh and the volvo has a 59/41 weight distro, so some front weight reduction would do it some good. Carbon fiber hood baby. Oh and here is another competing sized car, an Acura 3.2tl at 3500 pounds. I dont know what the sedan weights, but if its that much less than the wagon, then its a light ass car for its class, I think they are about the same. They arent fat or big boned, they are the fit beasts of the group.