Apex Legends CAR SMG: Damage Stats, How To Use Like A Pro, Skins And More

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A brand new Season of Apex Legends means it is time to get stuck into a brand new gun.EA Sports have opted to improve your choice of Submachine Guns by adding the dual ammo C.A.R. SMG.

On this page we're going to tell you everything you need to know about the latest Apex Legends addition. The fully automatic weapon is one of four SMG's that are available to use at the time of writing, but how does it fare against its competition?

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Table of Contents

C.A.R. Basic Information

Here is the basic information that you need to know about the C.A.R. SMG:

  • Weapon Type: Sub Machine Gun
  • Firing Modes: Auto
  • Ammo Type: Heavy Rounds
  • Magazine Size: 20 / 22 / 24 / 27
  • Range: Close & Medium
  • Tac Reload time: 1.7s / 1.64s / 1.59s / 1.53s
  • Full Reload time: 2.13s / 2.06s / 1.99s / 1.92s
  • Rate of Fire: 930 RPM
  • Projectile Speed: 18,500 UPS

C.A.R. Damage Stats

How much damage does a C.A.R. SMG do in Apex? That's what you really need to know. Just below you'll find the damage stats for the C.A.R. Do note these are just the basic damage stats and do not reflect stats for Fortified Legends (Caustic, Gibraltar) where damage stats are typically reduced by 15%.

Target Damage Shots To Kill: 100HP 150HP 175HP 200HP 225HP
Level 1 Helmet1968101112
Level 2 Helmet1769111214
Level 3/4 Helmet16710111315

C.A.R. Attachments

There are a range of different attachments available for the C.A.R. SMG, including five sights, a Barrel Stabilizer, an Extended Mag and a Standard Stock.


  • 1x Holo
  • 1x HCOG Classic
  • 2x HCOG Bruiser
  • 1x-2x Variable Holo
  • 1x Digital Threat

Extended Magazines

There are two extended magazines available. One for the primary heavy ammo, and a second for the secondary light ammo.

Extended Heavy Magazine

  • Common - 20
  • Rare - 22
  • Epic - 24
  • Legendary - 27

Extended Light Magazine

  • Common - 20
  • Rare - 22
  • Epic - 24
  • Legendary - 27

C.A.R. Skins

At the time of writing, there is a total of 41 weapon skins for the C.A.R. SMG in Apex Legends. This includes 5 Legendary, 5 Epic, 15 Rare and 16 Common skins.

The Pastel Perfection skin will make you stand out from the crowd!
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The Pastel Perfection skin will make you stand out from the crowd!

The price of the skins range from 30 CM (Common) to 1,200 CM (Legendary).

C.A.R. Review - Is It Good?

The C.A.R. is the latest gun to arrive in Apex Legends, but was it worth the wait?

The short answer is yes, this is a very handy gun to have in both Trios and Arenas. The high-rate of fire combined with the ability to use both light or heavy ammo makes for a lethal combination in those frantic, close combat battles.

The recoil is quite high, but no more so than any of the other SMG's that you will find in Apex, meaning it doesn't take an awful lot of time to adjust to the C.A.R.

It doesn't quite hit the heights of the Alternator, but we'd recommend it over either the Prowler, the R-99 or the Volt.