manufacturer weight loss claims, not very accurate

According to Car and Driver, Jan 2015 issue, which seems to be only one error away from the Oct 2014 article by Eric Tingwall. 70 pounds difference from online article to hardcopy magazine


When the latest Land Rover Range Rover adopted aluminum construction, its maker claimed a loss of more than 900 pounds. Our scales proved that the diet actually dropped fewer than 400 pounds model-to-model.

So our first order of business with the 2015 F-150 was to the nearest certified truck scale in Comfort, Texas. Our test subject, a Ford F-150 Platinum crew cab.

Its actual weight, 5580 pounds.

Our comparative truck, a 2013 Ford F-150 Limited at 6029 pounds.

The difference: 449 pounds, not the advertised 700 pounds lighter

The competing Chevy is 100-20 pounds heavier.

Interesting, the 2.7 liter Ford engine makes over 325 horsepower and 375 footpounds torque. That's very impressive

http://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/2015-ford-f-150-first-drive-review
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