What is the curb weight of my vehicle?

Curb weight is the weight of the vehicle, including a full tank of fuel and all standard equipment. It does not include the weight of any passengers, cargo, or optional equipment. Curb weight is considered the closest weight to the actual weight of the vehicle. Therefore, the curb weight may be helpful to know when planning to ship the vehicle on a carrier or to tow the vehicle behind another vehicle. 

The actual weight of a vehicle can be precisely determined by weighing the vehicle on a large scale. Scales for cars and trucks are often found at truck stops or where cargo is loaded onto trucks.

A way to determine curb weight is to calculate it.  You can calculate the curb weight by taking the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) and subtracting the vehicle payload or passenger/cargo capacity from GVWR.  The GVWR is printed on the vehicle’s compliance label (door jamb label).  Payload or passenger/cargo weight capacity may be printed on the tire specification label located in a door jamb area. 

A 5280 pound GVWR with an 1150 payload or passenger/cargo capacity would be calculated: 5280 – 1150 = curb weight of 4130 lbs.

Finally, curb weight is typically published by Ford of Canada in-vehicle sourcebook materials provided to dealers.  However, some models and some years may not have curb weight published. 

Contact your local Ford Dealer for assistance with obtaining the curb weight or call the Ford Customer Relationship Centre at 1-800-565-3673.

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