Pickup trucks are not exactly made for luxury, and only a few years back, there were no luxury pickup trucks. Nowadays, the automotive industry is keen to blend sportiness and comfort, utility and comfort, and practicality and comfort.
The ‘’one car for everything’’ philosophy is becoming more and more popular, and cars like the Audi RS6 are a perfect illustration of that. However, one can argue that a luxurious pickup truck is the best all-around car money can buy these days.
Trucks like the Nissan Titan Platinum Reserve, Toyota Tundra Platinum, Dodge RAM 1500 Limited, Ford Ranger Lariat, Ford F-150 Limited, and the Chevy Silverado High Country are probably the most luxurious pickup trucks on the market right now.
Pickups can truly give you the best of both worlds. In a working environment, hardly any other type of car can do what a pickup can, but at the same time, a modern-day luxury pickup also offers an abundance of luxury, comfort, and technology amenities that are made to elevate your daily driver experience.
Nissan Titan Platinum Reserve
It might be a surprise to you that a Nissan pickup truck is considered a luxury car, but this one truly does offer quite a bit of luxury per dollar. Multiple-way adjustable full leather-wrapped seats with heating and cooling technologies, even the rear seats offer seat heating.
A large infotainment screen, cruise control, active lane assist, pedestrian detection, emergency braking make the Titan Platinum Reserve a true luxury truck for the masses. If you pair that with LED headlights and Apple CarPlay, this Nissan utility vehicle is definitely a plush worker as well.
Toyota Tundra Platinum
Toyota certainly knows how to make a car reliable, intuitive and ergonomic. Besides all the regular Toyota benefits, the Tundra Platinum also offers a towing capacity that can not be matched by the Ford F450. High-quality leather multiple ways adjustable seats and steering wheel truly do elevate the Tundra above just a simple workhorse truck.
The infotainment system is lightning fast, intuitive, and easy to use, and it also offers CarPlay and Android Auto. A bunch of futuristic driver assistance systems have also found their way into the Tundra Platinum. Woodgrain accents, perforated seats which are both heated and cooled, and a premium JBL sound system.
Ford Ranger Lariat
This mid-size Ford truck comes loaded with a bunch of standard equipment which significantly upgrade the overall look and feel of this truck. Features like a large infotainment screen, automatic high-beam headlights, lane keep assist, auto braking, multiple zone AC all come as standard.
The Lariat also offers ambient lighting, adaptive cruise control, blind-spot assist, and a lovely sounding Bang and Olufsen sound system. The Ranger Lariat is probably the best all-around pickup truck currently offered by Ford, and if you are not constantly using the bed, you should buy this instead of the F150.
Ford F150 Limited
The F150 is an iconic automobile, no other car can match what the F150 offers. That being said, more than 100 of these are sold per single hour. A few of those are equipped with the range-topping Limited trim which turns the F150 into a lovely and luxurious daily driver.
A digital instrument cluster and a large infotainment screen are both included. Loads of driver assistance features, premium sound systems, adaptive cruise control, LED Headlights are also all included with the Limited package.
Chevy Silverado High Country
As far as Chevy pickups are concerned, none other can offer you more than the Silverado High Country. This trim level makes the Silverado look and feel like a true luxury car. Fully leather-wrapped seats, carpeted floor mats, heated front, and rear seats, and ventilated front seats are all available with the High Country Trim package.
High-quality wood trim accents, a sunroof, premium sound system are all available with the High Country trim package. There is no discussion that the High Country is anything else but a true luxury pick-up, and it probably is one of the best ones out there.
Dodge RAM 1500 Limited
If you want to combine sportiness with luxury in a pickup truck package, the 1500 RAM Limited is the way to go. Probably the highlight of the RAM 1500 is the massive and incredibly responsive 12-inch infotainment screen.
Besides a plethora of technology, the RAM 1500 also offers a bunch of traditional luxury features such as wood trim, high-quality leather, and a sophisticated fit and finish. A high-quality Harman Kardon sound system is also available with the Limited trim package.
Are luxury pickups more luxurious than regular SUVs?
Even though a lot of pickup trucks offer a bunch of features that are sometimes absent from cars that are three times the price. However, a Chevy Silverado High Country or a RAM 1500 is nowhere near a Bentley Benteyga or even a regular Audi Q7.
Pickup trucks simply don’t offer the same level of refinement as these do, and that is expected because a pickup truck has many benefits over a regular SUV. Some SUVs like the Rolls Royce Cullinan are in a league of their own when it comes to opulence, comfort, and luxury.
Is it worth buying a luxury pickup?
It depends on how you tend to use your pickup truck. If you are using your pickup as a workhorse on shorter daily commute trips, there is no need to buy a high-end trim package pickup truck, especially so if you own more cars.
Sometimes it is just best to buy a barebone standard pickup truck for working duties and a more sophisticated daily driver and long-distance commuter type of car. They say it’s never a good idea to mix business and pleasure, but some do believe that a luxury pickup truck is a perfect blend of both.
Why some luxury car brands don’t offer pickup trucks?
A few years back, Mercedes tried to enter the luxury pickup market with the X-Class, and it’s safe to say that the X-Class failed tremendously. Most pickup owners are not all that interested in true luxury and refinement, all they actually want is a decent level of comfort, but a lot of tech features.
As such, all of the aforementioned pickup trucks do fit that bill, and to be completely honest, a Rolls Royce pickup truck would singlehandedly destroy Rolls Royce’s premium luxury reputation.