Between maintenance and fuel costs, it’s no secret that trucks can be expensive, but the initial price tag takes many consumers by surprise. While many trucks begin at a more affordable $30,000, some trucks cost more than a brand new Corvette or Porsche.
If you’re curious to know which truck is more expensive than some of the fastest cars in the world, we won’t tease you. It’s the Dodge Ram Laramie Longhorn, and it’s got a price tag so high that only the truly rich can afford to buy it.
The cost of the Dodge Ram Laramie Longhorn
According to Cars.com, the Longhorn starts at $89,685. That’s more than some people pay for a house. If you’re curious about the monthly payments, Cars.com has a handy loan calculator to give you a better idea of what the truck would cost each month.
According to the calculator, if you put down $2,000 as a down payment, and the interest rate is 4.86%, you’re looking at a monthly payment of $2,014 a month. That’s more than some people make in a month, making the Dodge Ram Laramie Longhorn a pipe dream for many. Still, it’s fun to dream, and there’s no harm in learning more about it.
The most expensive Dodge Ram Truck offers fantastic luxury
You may wonder what’s so great about a truck that costs nearly $90,000. Well, according to Motor1, there’s a lot of leather, and it’s not cheap off-brand leather either.
Motor1 reports, “As for the leather, we’re not kidding when we say there’s lots of it — hand-wrapped horsehide covers the dash, door panels, and armrests. On the center console the material gets an alligator skin-embossed surface, and it also covers the seats, door panel inserts, and instrument panel.”
Heated seats keep drivers warm in the winter. The best part is that it’s not just the front seat; anyone sitting in the rear can share the warmth. Other features that make the Dodge Ram Laramie Longhorn so expensive include 20-inch wheels that will lift it high above other vehicles.
LED headlights on the chrome grill and an Adaptive Front-lighting System makes driving at night a breeze. While it’s loaded with luxury, the Dodge Ram Laramie Longhorn can also pull serious weight — up to 35,100 pounds to top even the legendary Ford F-150.
Why the Dodge Ram Laramie Longhorn is not for everyone
There are some things that the middle class just can’t afford, and the Longhorn is one of them. It’s simply too expensive. You may not even want to buy it. We recently wrote an article about what Consumer Reports had to say about the Ram Longhorn, and it’s not all positive.
The Longhorn failed to impress Consumer Reports in several areas, including a poor fuel economy of only 17 MPG, interior fit and finish, emergency handling, and braking issues.
While it’s too soon to factor in repair costs, the fuel cost alone is enough to make the average consumer walk away. It’s no secret that fuel costs aren’t stable, so while you may buy a truck when gas is only $3 per gallon, one small tropical storm can send the price skyrocketing to $5 per gallon.
All is not lost, however. There are some amazing trucks out there that can meet your needs and make you feel amazing while driving them, including other Ram trucks.