1. Ford F-450 Platinum, Crew Cab, Power Stroke Diesel, 4x4 – $68,465
Beating all comers in this Top 10 list is the 2013 Ford F-450 Platinum. Yes, they go that high. This diesel-powered four-by-four stickers for $68,470 without any options, making it more than four grand richer than the Escalade. Not bad for a vehicle with a solid front axle.
For their investment, buyers are treated to a special satin-finished grille appliqué, dual-zone climate control and an integrated tailgate step. An eight-foot bed and Crew Cab body are standard as well.
Under the truck’s giant box-shaped hood resides a monstrous Power Stroke diesel. This eight-cylinder engine puts out 400 horsepower with 800 lb-ft of torque. All that goodness is routed through a six-speed automatic transmission to dual rear wheels, or all six tires if necessary.