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Americans spending thousands on luxury pick-up trucks

The interior of a fully-loaded F-450 Super Duty Limited, the biggest version of the Ford F-Series, is displayed at the State Fair of Texas in Dallas. Photo: LM Otero / AP

Americans are increasingly spending big bucks on trucks for luxury add-ons like heated and cool seats, backup cameras, panoramic glass roofs, doling out an average of $46,844 for a pickup, according to Kelley Blue Book, AP Auto Writer Dee-Ann Durbin reports ("US pickup truck buyers demanding more luxury"). Durbin writes, "That's more than the starting price of luxury SUVs like the Mercedes GLC or the Lexus RX." The juice: