8. 2013 Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn, Crew Cab, 4x4 – $48,465
If you can’t Dodge it, Ram it. Chrysler’s range-topping “light-duty” pickup trumps Chevrolet’s positively plebian ‘Rado by more than $5,000. That added scratch gets you a veritable ocean liner full of clever features. The Laramie Longhorn version of the Ram 1500 Crew Cab delivers unrivaled innovation and a positively luxurious pickup experience, perfect for folks that manicure their hands more than their lawns.
Right now the truck is available with a 5-foot 7-inch bed and a 5.7-liter Hemi V8 (a 6-foot 4-inch cargo box will be offered a little later). The former can hold plenty of bagged mulch and a flotilla of potted flowers, the latter delivers 395 horsepower and up to 19 miles per gallon highway. The engine is matched to six-speed automatic transmission, though an eight-speed auto is on the way. If you want the optional “Active-Level” four-corner air suspension, and let’s be honest, no urban cowboy will pass it up, plan on shelling out an additional $1,595.