Most expensive trucks money can buy. But what are they good for? Obviously, they offer more space, much more comfort, more high-tech features, but not necessarily better towing rates. In fact, many of these “top of the line” models exhibit lower towing figures, and end up being used as luxury personal carriers or even family cars. Unless they’re heavy or super duty trucks, that is. They’re often used for tax write-offs as well, and that actually plays an important role in their overall sales numbers.
Whichever their purpose, here’s the company of the most expensive pickup trucks one can buy today. They all cost at least $50,000 or more, regardless of optional equipment. In other words, our guidance was the MSRP, or the minimum price one can expect to pay for the specific trim level and basic cab configuration. Exercise a heavy foot on the options list and watch their prices soar by $10,000, $20,000 or even $30,000. Apart from taking the MSRP into consideration, we won’t forget to list the prices of maxed out models too. All trucks are 2016 and 2017 year models, and the list was compiled in early October. Here they are, listed from least to most expensive.
What’s The Most Expensive Truck Currently On The Market?
Ford F-150 King Ranch
Starting price: $50,280
First on our over $50,000 list of pickups is Blue Oval’s half ton King Ranch with the Supercrew cab, and five and a half foot box. It’s standard with 5.0L V8 engine, but can be ordered with optional 3.5L EcoBoost V6 mill for additional $1,000. Speaking of options, fully stacked Ford F-150 King Ranch could cost you somewhere in the region of $68,000.
RAM 2500 Power Wagon
Starting price: $51,160
The RAM 2500 HD Power Wagon has the mandatory 410-horsepower 6.4L Hemi V8, 4WD, Crew Cab and 6’4” bed. $51,600 is the minimum price tag for that, but maxed out Power Wagon can cost more than $61,000 if you desire it so.
Chevrolet Silverado 1500 High Country
Starting price: $51,350
Top of the line High Country trim level is the only the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 model which starts north of $50,000. It’s $51,350 with Crew Cab, short box and 5.3L V8 engine. Choose 6.3L V8, one of 4 available 22-inch wheel options, full technology package, and other goodies, and watch its price soar to $62,000. And that’s not all. Accessories and niche upgrades can raise its sticker further.
GMC Sierra 1500 Denali
Starting price: $52,135
Silverado’s mechanical twin the GMC Sierra has slightly higher starting price, but doesn’t offer that many differences apart from somewhat more upscale interior. Crew Cab, short box, 5.3L V8 – they’re all there in Denali package. Fully stacked Sierra 1500 Denali will cost you around $69,000 without the accessories.
RAM 2500 Laramie Longhorn
Starting price: $52,215
The Power Wagon isn’t the only RAM 2500 HD pickup on this select company of exquisite trucks list. Laramie Longhorn starts with slightly higher initial sticker and non-mandatory 4WD. Unlike the Power Wagon, you can also order it with different bed lengths and cab configs. Tick all the boxes, and it’ll cost $10,000 more than the fully decked power Wagon.
Nissan Titan Platinum Reserve
Starting price: $53,310
The Titan is Nissan‘s new half-ton truck, and Platinum Reserve is its most expensive iteration. $53,310 MSRP is only valid if you choose 2WD and none of the optional features. Adding 4WD offsets the price by $3,090, while all ticked option boxes warrant the sticker of around $62,000.
RAM 1500 Limited
Starting price: $52,320
Only the most expensive Limited trim of the half-ton RAM 1500 qualifies for this list. It’s $10 more expensive than its Nissan counterpart, but can cost as much as $63,000 with the 4WD, 3.0L V6 EcoDiesel engine and all available options. Otherwise, there’s always the base package with 395-horsepower 5.7L Hemi V8.
Ford F-150 Platinum
Starting price: $52,835
Platinum is another F-150 trim level more expensive than $50,000, and it’s not the top level yet. Not anymore, at least. Base options are largely similar to that of the King Ranch, and fully upgraded F-150 Platinum will cost you more or less the same as the King Ranch as well.
RAM 3500 Laramie Longhorn
Starting price: $53,390
RAM 3500 Laramie Longhorn is the most affordable way of getting oneself a one-ton truck. It’s only $53,390 with 5.7L Hemi V8, 2WD, Crew Cab, and 6’4” box. Choose 4WD, hellishly expensive $8,995 6.7L straight-six Cummins diesel engine, Mega Cab, dual rear wheels, and other options, and it’ll cost you as much as $74,000.
Chevrolet Silverado 2500 High Country
Starting price: $53,590
The only above $50,000 three-quarter ton Silverado 2500 is the top High Country model. It comes with the Crew Cab, standard box, 2WD, and 6.0L V8 engine. 6.6L turbo diesel V8 and other options will cost you around $66,000, though.
Chevrolet Silverado 3500 High Country
Starting price: $53,740
One-ton Silverado 3500 is initially just a tad bit more expensive than its three-quarter ton sibling 2500. Same goes for the end result as maxed out 3500 doesn’t cost that much more than fully optioned Silverado 2500.
Nissan Titan XD Platinum Reserve
Starting price: $53,830
Unlike the half-ton Titan, Nissan Titan XD is a three-quarter ton heavy duty truck. Titan XD’s top tier is incidentally one of the most expensive trucks money can buy today. It has a 390-horsepower 5.6L V8 engine, but there’s always the optional 5.0L Cummins turbo diesel V8 for more torque and better towing rates. If you max it out, it’ll cost you around $68,000.
Ford F-450 XL
Starting price: $53,945
Least expensive over $50,000 Ford F-450 Super Duty pickup is the XL. It has a mandatory Crew Cab and 8-foot box, and comes with also mandatory 6.7L Power Stroke Diesel V8. $66,000 or thereabouts is what the fully loaded F-450 XL costs.
Ford F-250 King Ranch
Starting price: $54,260
Ford F-250 King Ranch doesn’t have to come with mandatory 8-foot bed and diesel engine, but if you decide to include them, and other options like the chrome appearance package, tow technology package, and various exterior and interior upgrades, it’ll easily cost you as much as $79,000.
RAM 2500 Limited
Starting price: $55,800
Base RAM 2500 Limited (if one can call top of the line model base) starts with 5.7L Hemi V8, Crew Cab and 6’4” bed. You can upgrade that to Mega Cab, 8-foot box and 6.7L Cummins diesel I6. All that and additional options should cost you around $73,000 or thereabouts.
GMC Sierra 3500 Denali
Starting price: $56,475
As it is the case with every GMC model, so it is the case with one-ton Sierra 3500. Denali is its top trim level, and it’s more or less the second most luxurious thing from the GM after Cadillac. It isn’t all that expensive of a truck with the basic Vortec 6.0L V8 and 2WD, but Duramax 6.6L diesel V8 and 4WD bump the sticker by approximately $12,000. Max it out and it’ll cost you around $74,000.
GMC Sierra 2500 Denali
Starting price: $56,490
Interesting enough, Sierra 2500 Denali costs more than its bigger 3500 counterpart. But only by $15, so you can treat yourself to deliciously overpriced cup of Equator Coffee for instance. Just like the stock Sierra 2500 Denali, maxed out model costs more or less the same as the 3500 Denali.
RAM 3500 Limited
Starting price: $56,975
The most expensive stock Limited tier RAM truck is the 3500. Fitted with 4WD, Cummins diesel engine, auto level rear air suspension, dual rear wheels, and power sunroof among other things, it costs as much as $77,000. That price can rise even further by adding some of plethora of available accessories.
RAM 2500 Power Wagon Laramie
Starting price: $57,680
Power Wagon Laramie is the most expensive three-quarter ton RAM money can buy. At least initially. When fully loaded, it will cost as much as $62,000. That’s still far off of the Limited trim models which start cheaper, but ends up being much more expensive as we’ve clearly seen. Diesel engine which is unavailable with the Power Wagon trim plays a major role in this price discrepancy between the two RAMs.
Ford F-350 King Ranch
Starting price: $58,630
We’re now entering the Ford territory, or land of the most expensive pickup trucks money can buy. F-350 King Ranch starts from $58,630 with the Crew Cab, 6-3/4′ box, 2WD, and 6.2L V8 engine. Opt for longer bed, 4WD and Power Stroke 6.7L Diesel V8 engine, and watch the price soaring sky high. Add dual rear wheels, chrome package, King Ranch Ultimate Package (LED lamps, moonroof), and a few other goodies, and that’s north of $81,000 for you.
Ford F-450 XLT
Starting price: $58,810
Like the XL, XLT too isn’t exactly the most refined of Ford’s trim levels, but it still starts well north of $50,000 in one-ton F-450. The reason is F-450’s mandatory diesel engine with 925 feet-pound of twist at tap. Fully loaded F-450 XLT should cost you around $72,500.
Ford F-150 Limited
Starting price: $59,600
As of last year, F-150 Limited is the new king of luxury pickup trucks. It starts off just shy of $60,000 mark, and it doesn’t stop until it reaches the $69,000 mark. Not bad for a half-ton truck.
Ford F-350 Platinum
Starting price: $61,775
Since Super Duty lineup doesn’t feature the Limited trim (yet), F-350’s top tier is Platinum. Since the diesel option is there, F-350 Platinum can cost as much as $82,500 if you can’t control yourself with the options list.
Ford F-250 Platinum
Starting price: $62,110
Just like its larger one-ton cousin, three-quarter ton F-250 also starts with the Crew Cab, 6-3/4′ box and 6.2L petrol V8 mill capable of producing 385 horsepower and 430 lb-ft of torque. Just like the F-350, F-250 too gets the optional Power Stroke diesel and abundance of upgrades which end up costing as much as $80,500.
Ford F-450 Lariat
Starting price: $63,635
This list of most expensive trucks is slowly but steadily coming to an end. F-450 Lariat Super Duty is more expensive than any other non F-450 model, and its two spots away from top of the line. With all of F-450 mandatory stuff, Lariat Ultimate Package, Tow Technology Package, quad-beam LED lamps, and other features, it costs as much as $81,000.
Ford F-450 King Ranch
Starting price: $72,445
F-450 King Ranch starts off as an expensive affair, and it becomes even more so with additional features. Include all non-niche options and its final sticker ends up in a $85,000 region.
Ford F-450 Platinum
Starting price: $77,125
Finally, the most expensive truck there currently is (at least initially), is the Ford F-450 Super Duty Platinum. As if it wasn’t expensive enough, few remaining upgrades make it even more so. Fully loaded (excluding niche stuff like the hitch and gooseneck prep package, and snow plow package), F-450 Platinum costs a whopping $86,000.