Depending on your budget, you may be in the market for some of the pricier available trucks. Be forewarned, however: these pickups can certainly be expensive. Still, that shouldn't prevent you from pursuing these particular models, especially since they're decked out in exclusive features and amenities. The price may be high, but it's certainly justified.
Before you start shopping for a car online, check out our guide to the most expensive trucks currently (or soon to be) on the market...
Perhaps the most anticipated truck of 2016, the Super Duty F-450 Platinum offers everything a truck driver could ever want. Considering the vehicle's incredible towing abilities, it'd be an ideal choice for farmers and laborers.
The engineers upgraded the pickup's suspension, tires, and towing gear, resulting in an incredible 31,200-pound tow rating and a best-in-class 40,400-pound gross combination weight rating. The truck also includes the "High-Capacity F-350 Trailer Tow Package," which features a wide-track front axle.
The vehicle is specially equipped to tug along hefty items, even in hilly, mountainous areas. The tow/haul mode (accompanied by the TorqShift SelectShift six-speed transmission) allows the vehicle to hold the necessary gear when going uphill, allowing for better power and less "gear hunting." The mode also utilizes automatic upshifting to prevent the vehicle from speeding downhill, while the "diesel engine-exhaust braking function" prevents exhaust flow, thus creating back pressure when braking downhill.
The Second Generation 6.7-liter Power Stroke V8 Turbo Diesel engine delivers a variety of best-in-class specs: 440 horsepower, 860 ft-lbs of standard torque, and an unreported fuel economy (an estimation by the brand based on "simulated city-suburban drive-cycle tests of comparably equipped 2015 Ford and 2015 competitive models").
As you'd expect with such an expensive vehicle, the F-450 features Super Duty Platinum premium leather seating, a heated steering wheel with a "genuine walnut swirl wood and leather trim," and exclusive "PLATINUM" embroidery on the seat backs. In regards to technology, drivers can enjoy the Navigation System and 'Sync with MyFord Touch.'
Ram could be considered the most popular truck brand on the market, and the 3500 Limited is their priciest product. The special trim features a variety of standard features, like wheel-to-wheel side steps, a Parkview Rear Back-Up Camera, automatic high beams, heated leather seats, and rain-sensitive windshield wipers.
However, it's the optional features that truly puts the truck over the top. When equipped with the 6.7-liter Cummins Turbo Diesel I6 engine, the truck can deliver a best-in-class towing capacity of 31,000 pounds and a best-in-class 900 ft-lbs of torque. Just to be clear, we're not deemphasizing the alternative engine option, the "legendary" 6.4-liter Hemi V8 engine. That motor also can produce a number of impressive specs, as the engineers clearly emphasized power and efficiency.
If you'd be using the truck for work, you'll appreciate the class-exclusive RamBox Cargo Management System, which includes a lockable, drainable storage area and an optional AllSecure remote security system. The extensive, roomy area also features "a cargo bed extender/divider, cargo bed rails with four adjustable tie-down cleats, and new Cargo Box Lighting."
The interior features the 8.4-inch full-color Ram Control Center, which includes the Uconnect touchscreen system. With this, a driver can access SiriusXM Satellite Radio, a WiFi hotspot, and navigation. And get this: you can access all these amenities via voice commands.
The brand wanted to deliver their customers "professional grade capability," and they're confident they created a vehicle that will "exceed [our] performance expectations." Based on the reported specs and features, it sounds like they're certainly right.
GMC has put an emphasis on trailering and hauling, which explains the incredible 20,000-pound conventional trailering capacity, 23,200-pound fifth-wheel trailering capacity, and 6,111-pound maximum payload. The engineers also included innovative trailering technology, including Digital Steering Assist (improves steering on the highway by "controlling fluid flow in the power steering system"), Trailer Sway Control, Hill Start Assist (temporarily holds the brakes, giving you extra time to switch from brakes to accelerator), Tow/Haul Mode with Cruise and Powertrain Grade Braking, Integrated Trailer Brake Controller (allowing the driver to extensively control their trailer's brakes), and a Rear Vision Camera System.
Of course, the vehicle's mechanics are just as impressive as the truck's towing abilities. The Duramax diesel 6.6-liter V8 Turbo engine can deliver 397 horsepower and 765 ft-lbs of torque. When the motor is accompanied by the Allison 1000 Series Transmission, the driver can expect a maximum highway range of nearly 680 miles.
The exterior is as stylish and rugged as you can get, with the structure composed almost entirely of high-strength steel. The exterior is also quite stylish, featuring the signature Denali grille, projector headlamps, chrome bumpers and wheel arch moldings. The accompanying cargo box includes a CornerStep rear bumper, a remote locking tailgate, LED box lighting, and a number of tie-down hooks.
Finally, you'll receive one of the most comfortable and luxurious rides inside the 3500 Denali HD. The cabin has been engineered to reduce outside noise, providing you with a quiet driving experience. You'll also appreciate the perforated leather-appointed seating designs and the heated and ventilated driver seat. There's also the brand's IntelliLink system, and eight-inch color touch radio that allows the driver to access radio, phone capabilities and navigation.
The only 2015 model on this list, the Silverado also offers elite towing capacity. The Duramax Turbo-Diesel V8 engine (coupled with the advanced Allison Transmission) can deliver a class-leading 19,600-pound conventional towing capacity. The vehicle can also deliver an impressive 23,200-pound towing capacity and 5,690-pound payload capacity.
The various towing features only help accentuate the vehicle's incredible abilities. The Hill Start Assist mode will sense when your brakes are "rolling back," allowing you to compensate with the acceleration. The Trailer Sway Control will keep your towed cargo secure, and the Trailer Brake Controller and Rear-Vision Camera allows the driver to have total control over the process.
Similar to the other vehicles on this list, you can expect top-of-the-line comfort and luxury for the Silverado. The inclusion of thicker windshield glass and sound-deadening materials has resulted in a quieter ride, while the customizable instrument cluster allows the driver to have a fully customizable experience.
Plus, you'll be able to take advantage of the truck's HD eight-inch center color touch-screen, which allows you to access your phone, music, and navigation. The accompanying Onstar technology won't only give you built-in 4G LTE Wi-Fi, but it will also provide you with immediate service should an accident occur.
It's clear that all of the trucks' engineers have prioritized powerful engines and towing capabilities, but there are also several differences that separate these particular vehicles. The choice certainly won't be easy, but if you opt for one of the pickups above, we're confident that you'll be happy regardless of your choice.