It's no accident that the best-selling vehicle in the land has for many years been a pickup. A truck offers the sort of utility that you just won't find in other vehicle configurations, and it's become essential transportation for the vast pool of drivers who lead a certain kind of rugged, uniquely American lifestyle.
If you're shopping for a pickup, you're probably most concerned with things like cab configuration and bed size, but there's one other factor that's worth considering: insurance expense. The model you choose can play a big role in the size of your insurance premium, and it's certainly better to know all the facts before you've signed on the dotted line. With this in mind, we've put together this list of the 10 trucks with the highest insurance expense for 2010. You'll note that the list is dominated by heavy-duty models, so the takeaway is, don't invest in one of these pumped-up pickups unless you really need the extra brawn. Our rankings are based on five-year projections generated by the Edmunds data team. Each model's ranking reflects that of the trim level that's most expensive to insure.