Sunday 14 June 2015

The World’s 10 Most Expensive Pickup Trucks

10. Silverado 1500 High Country
The highest trim level of Chevy’s Silverado 1500, the High Country, can reach price levels of more than $50,000 with the correct options. The High Country Silverado 1500, with a crew cab standard box configuration, 6.2-liter V8 engine and the max trailering package really racks up the options — and the price. Of course, Chevy has put some considerable effort into revamping its pickup truck line as of late, and the 2015 Silverado 1500 High Country is a perfect example of what a rather simple light-duty truck can be. Of course, there are an insane number of configurations to choose from, so bringing the price down considerably is also an option.

9. Ram 3500 Heavy Duty Laramie Limited
Though Ram doesn’t really build trucks that have prices that top out over Ford and GM, they do have some pretty expensive models. Among them is the Ram 3500 Heavy Duty Laramie Limited, possibly the biggest and exclusive truck in the Ram lineup. This Ram pickup offers the max towing capability of more than 29,000 pounds thanks to 865 pound-feet of torque generated from a 6.7-liter Cummins turbo engine, and a 5.7-liter HEMI is available for anyone who needs to tow something that weighs under 13,900 pounds. Options for this torque-rich truck abound, and by the time we finished modifying one of these trucks to our liking on Ram’s website we were looking at a $64,620 build before taxes.

8. Ford F-250 Platinum
The smallest — although it’s not very small at all — pickup in the Ford Super Duty series, the F-250 is a sure-fire classic truck, having been on the market for decades. It’s available in a variety of trims and shapes, but the F-250 Super Duty Platinum is the most expensive, with a price tag that starts around $55,545. Under the hood, the F-250 Platinum sports a 6.2-liter V8 engine, or the option of a 6.7-liter PowerStroke diesel motor that can deliver punishing amounts of power. Buyers get the benefit of both suped-up interior features and technology as well.

7. Ford F-350 Platinum
One small step up from the F-250 is its bigger brother, the F-350 Super Duty Platinum. The pricing on this truck is interesting, as the F-350 costs about $900 less than the F-250 Platinum with a starting price of $54,655. It has the same engine and powertrain options as the F-250, but buyers can step things up with dually rear-wheels and a bigger chassis which instantly sends the prices on these trucks to the moon. But if someone likes the F-250 Platinum but wants just a little more rubber on the road and doesn’t mind the $73,474 bill we racked up building one to our liking, then the F-350 Platinum is likely a solid choice.

6. Ram 2500 Power Wagon Laramie
Starting at $49,145 Ram’s 2500 Power Wagon is a ruggedly expensive option in the Ram lineup. Add on the Laramie trim level, and any rancher will have a very formidable $56,215 pickup. The 2500 Power Wagon comes equipped with a 6.4-liter HEMI V8, and while it may be pricey, the Laramie Edition delivers the goods with interior amenities galore, and it comes outfitted with leather and chrome at every turn.

5. Ford F-150 Platinum 4×4 SuperCrew
People can’t wait to get their hands on the new Ford F-150, but they need to plan on dishing out some serious green for the Platinum 4×4 Supercrew variant. This new F-150 model will reportedly cost $51,350, but of course this is for the absolute range-topper of the F-150 series, and truck enthusiasts will finally get that all-new aluminum body they’ve been hearing so much about, along with a 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged EcoBoost V6 engine that makes 365 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque.

4. GMC Sierra 2500HD Denali DURAMAX
If there’s one truck builder who’s really putting their money where their mouth is, it’s GMC. Of course, GMC is under the GM umbrella, and shares its sister trucks with Chevrolet, but the Sierra 2500 HD Denali is a truck that beats out anything from its Chevy counterparts. This Sierra model, outfitted with a DURAMAX diesel engine, makes 397 horsepower and 765 pound-feet of torque, and with all of the extras our total came to a whopping $75,604 for the Sierra we wanted. A base model proved to be a bit more reasonable, but it still rolled in at just around $52,651.

3. GMC Sierra 3500 Denali DURAMAX
One step above the GMC Sierra 2500 HD Denali DURAMAX is its slightly-bigger brother, the 3500 HD Denali DURAMAX, which tallies up at $65,271 with the turbo diesel engine in place. The main differences lie within the truck’s options and overall size, with available dual-wheels and a buffer stature being available on the 3500 HD. In fact, this is the most powerful Sierra truck ever to hit the market, so be sure to take a look this monster next time the dealership comes a calling.

2. Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD High Country
Beating out its corporate cousins in terms of price, the range-topping Chevy Silverado 3500 HD High Country edition will set consumers back a cool $54,845. Again, the Silverado 3500 HD is available in a ton of different trims that have their own options, with the High Country variant being the most expensive. Consumers can buy one of these trucks equipped with a 6.6-liter DURAMAX turbo-diesel V8 engine, or a Vortec 6.0-liter V8 engine with available dual rear-wheels. When full-equipped, this Silverado tops out deep within the $70,000 range, thus making it one of the most expensive truck on the market.

1. Ford F-450 Platinum
Finally, at the top-end of the pricing spectrum, we find the most punishing pickup on the road, the Ford F-450 Super Duty Platinum. This truck starts at $69,825, and is the range-topper in terms of trim and model options in the Super Duty lineup. Enthusiasts can get all the extras found on the F-250 and F-350 Platinum packages, but with a way wider posterior and incredible towing capacities to boot. Naturally, that 6.7-liter PowerStroke V8 engine will supply horsepower and torque in hearty amounts, ensuring that anyone’s investment of nearly $70k will be well worth it. If someone doesn’t mind paying quite a lot for a truck and wants to drop some serious pesos on a powerhouse, then they should look no further because the F-450 Platinum is the most expensive truckout there.

Reference: cheatsheet 

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