The eighth annual Canadian Truck King Challenge has crowned the 2013 Chevy Silverado 3500 Duramax the winner for 2013. For those who may not know about this competition, a group of Canadian journalists and truck experts get together annually and select a specific pickup segment to put through a battery of tests, Canadian style. That usually means there's a lot of towing, payload hauling and plenty of mud.
This year the group chose luxury heavy-duty turbodiesel dualies for the competition. The trucks were put through towing comparisons, payload driving and several other challenges. Oddly, the Ford Super Duty F-350 and Ram HD 3500 were 2012 models, while the Chevy Silverado HD was a 2013. Although most of the scoring seems to be subjective, the final "as tested" pricing of the trucks was within $200 of each other (and just shy of $75,000!).
At the end of the torture test, the judges selected the Chevy Silverado HD the winner by a nose over the Ford Super Duty. Click here for all the comparison details, scoring charts and vehicle specifications.