7. 2013 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 HD, Crew Cab, long box, 4x4, dually – $48,780
Ram may have earned eighth-place honors but Chevrolet comes back swinging. Topping its Chrysler counterpart by the price of a fancy dinner for two, Silverado strikes the Comstock Lode, or rather that’s what it’s going to cost you to pick one of these heavy-duty Chevies.
In many ways the HD version of this truck ratchets up the frou-frou factor. Of course they’re much more capable than the welterweight 1500, but that ability comes at an astronomical price. The LTZ four-by-four with dual rear tires costs nearly $50,000, and that’s without the optional Duramax diesel. The compression-ignition engine costs an additional $7,195! Even without it drivers are treated to a 6.0-liter gasoline V8 with 322 horsepower and a six-speed automatic transmission.
A laundry list of comfort and convenience features are available including heated and cooled front seats, a $460 dealer-installed “bed rug” to coddle your cargo and a touch-screen navigation system. Pfff, real truckers have wrinkled and coffee-stained Rand McNallys.