Recently, Car & Driver set out to compile a list of the most expensive pickup trucks that are currently on the market, and both the 2016 Chevrolet Silverado and 2016 GMC Sierra were mentioned in various forms of the High Country and Denali trim levels.
In order to make the list the truck had to be on sale at the time of the publication, February 2016, and it must carry a base price of at least $50,000 before any features are added, including 4-wheel drive. The Toyota Tundra didn’t make the cut, as the Platinum and 1974 Edition have a starting price of $47,725. Other trucks that did manage to make the list were the 2016 Ford F-Series and RAM trucks, with RAM topping the list as most expensive.
The verdict was based on each truck loaded up with every available option so as to make it as expensive as possible from the factory. You can see the order of the GM trucks with their prices as they appear on the list below;
- 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 High Country: $66,450
- 2016 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali: $67,110
- 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500 High Country: $71,045
- 2016 GMC Sierra 2500/3500 Denali: $72,345
The most affordable of the decked out GM trucks is the 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 High Country. What we did find interesting was how much the price can jump once you start to add a bit of substance to this truck. The four-wheel drive system adds $3,575, and the uprated 6.2L V8 adds another $2,495. So if you want the best performance this truck has to offer, you’ll have to fork over another $6,000+. After that, the High Country Premium Package ($1,095), $2,095 rear-sea entertainment system, $995 sunroof, and $950 tonneau cover all contributed to the extra $15,000 charge.
The most expensive GM truck was none other than the Sierra 3500HD Denali. Unlike the smaller 1500, this truck doesn’t have adaptive suspension. The dualie 3500 option itself is $3,000, while the 6.6L diesel, forward-collision warning, lane departure warning, park assist, and heated and cooled front seats are an extra $7,545. The $72,345 total is reach with the addition of a sunroof, chrome accents, a rear-seat entertainment system, and limited edition paint.
To see where all the other trucks landed on this opulent list, click here.