Cowboy On A Champagne Budget
2014 Chevy Silverado High Country
Chevrolet has released pricing information on its most luxurious Silverado ever, the High Country. Priced at $45,100, it undercuts its top-of-the-line competitors from Ford (F-150 Limited, $50,025), Ram (1500 Laramie Limited, $47,780) and Toyota (Tundra 1794 Edition, $48,785) - much less higher-priced offerings like the Ford King Ranch, Ram Longhorn and GMC Sierra Denali.
General Motors has officially captured the horsepower crown for mainstream pickup trucks with its 6.2-liter V8. The big mill, available in both the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra, comes to market with 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque, handily outdoing its two cross-town competitors, Ram (5.7-liter V8, 395 ponies and 407 lb-ft) and Ford (6.2-liter V8, 411 hp and 434 lb-ft).
It's no secret that fullsize pickups are the financial engines that power Detroit automakers – it's been that way for decades. In recent years, though, growing consumer appetites for dolled-up trucks has meant even more opportunities for manufacturers to line their coffers while pleasing increasingly discerning customers. Trims like King Ranch on the Ford F-Series and Laramie Longhorn on Ram trucks now include high-end amenities that were the exclusive preserve of luxury cars just a few ye