A red 2025 Ram 1500 Tungsten parked on a road.

Is the 2025 Ram 1500 Tungsten the New Face of Luxury Trucks?

If you’ve been keeping an eye on Ram trucks for sale over the past decade or so, you’ve probably noticed some big changes. By the end of the 2010s, the Ram 1500 was lauded for its impressive ride quality and powerful engine options, but it was also garnering criticism for its exterior styling and interior layout, both of which were starting to show their age. That makes sense as the fourth generation spanned an entire decade, running from the 2009 to the 2018 model years.

But when the fifth generation made its debut for the 2019 model year, everything changed. The Ram 1500 became known far and wide for its upscale interior, especially on higher-level trims. Through the 2024 model year, those high-level trims reached their apex with the Longhorn and Limited trims, which boast high-quality materials like genuine wood and leather, an advanced air suspension system for an extra-comfortable ride, and all kinds of style packages and color options that drivers can choose from to make the truck their own. But for the 2025 model year, a new name is sitting atop the trim ladder: the Ram 1500 Tungsten. Does this luxurious trim set the bar higher for the entire field, or is it just another variation of what Ram’s been doing for the past five years? Let’s dive into the details and see what the Tungsten is bringing to the table.

A close up of the steering wheel and center console of a 2025 Ram 1500 Tungsten.

The Seats

Before we get to the styling touches and high-end materials, let’s start with something that’s probably going to affect your driving experience more: the seats. On the Limited and Limited Longhorn trims, the seats in the 2025 model are about the same as they were for the 2024 model: eight-way power-adjustable driver and front-passenger bucket seats with four-way power-adjustable lumbar that come standard with both heating for cold days and ventilation for hot days. Driver-seat memory also comes standard, letting you save your settings for the seat position and return to them at the push of a button after someone else drives your truck. Second-row seats also get standard heat and ventilation. That’s already a lot of luxury, but the Ram 1500 Tungsten matches or upgrades every one of those features.

In the Tungsten, the driver and front passenger both get 20-way adjustable seats with four-way power lumbar, so they can truly get their position just right and keep comfortable on long drives. There are also four-way power front head restraints for even more ways to customize your seat. The memory feature is sure to come in handy and make sure this complicated system is truly a luxury instead of the headache it might be otherwise. Those features are all exclusive to the Tungsten trim, but another upgrade is standard on the 2025 Limited and Limited Longhorn trims as well: massaging front seats.

The Interior Design

Ram has designed some elegant truck interiors in recent years, but it has really pulled out all the stops for the Tungsten. Not only are the seats appointed in quilted leather, but the lid of the center console, the door panels, and the steering wheel are all coated in leather as well, while the headliner, pillars, and visors are wrapped in suede. The color scheme is a unique but not too flashy mix of indigo and “sea salt,” and it includes metal accents in a shiny platinum patina, some of which have diamond knurling for a detailed look that manages to match both the rugged feel of a pickup and the high class of a luxury vehicle. On the practical side, the layout has plenty of screens (Ram boasts over 50 inches of combined digital displays) alongside an array of tactile controls that includes a “crystal-effect” rotary shifter.

The Tech

With all kinds of tech features that were cutting-edge only a few years ago now trickling down to more and more affordable vehicles, automakers really have to make an effort to give their luxury vehicles tech that feels elevated rather than run-of-the-mill. Ram has put in the elbow grease here, going above and beyond to make the Tungsten and other top-tier trims feel truly special. Part of that 50 inches of screen space is a segment-first front passenger screen that sits above the glove compartment. This 10.25-inch display, which comes standard on the Limited trim and up, makes it easy for your passenger to act as your co-pilot or check the exterior vehicle cameras to help you maneuver while parking or hitching up a trailer. It also lets them kick back with video entertainment via an HDMI hookup.

Instead of the 12-inch central touchscreen display that comes standard on the Limited and Limited Longhorn trims, the Tungsten gets a massive 14.4-inch display that makes everything easy to see at a glance. This is especially handy for the Surround-View Camera System, which uses composite footage to show you a full 360-degree view of the area around your truck. The Tungsten is also the only trim to come standard with a digital rear-view mirror, which can come in handy when a trailer or big load of cargo is blocking your view.

Advanced safety features that come standard only on the Tungsten include Drowsy Driver Detection, which alerts you if your attention level is getting low, Evasive Steering Assist, which can work in tandem with the forward collision warning system to help change lanes if a collision is imminent, and an Intersection Collision-Assist System, which warns you about risks from oncoming cross traffic and can use automatic emergency braking to avoid an accident. Ram’s new Hands-Free Driving Assist System, which can take over both acceleration and steering on compatible roads, takes cruise control to a whole new level, letting you sit back and take your hands off the wheel to make long road trips more relaxing. When it comes to parking, the Tungsten comes standard with the ParkSense Automated Parking System, which isn’t even available on lower trim levels.

A close up of the RamBox on a red 2025 Ram 1500 Tungsten.

The Sound

Audiophiles know that luxury vehicles tend to come with high-end sound systems that can turn your cabin into a private concert venue. Since the 19-speaker Harman Kardon setup on the Limited and Limited Longhorn is already known as a premium sound system, Ram decided to dub the system that comes standard in the Tungsten trim “Ultra-Premium.” The setup, the first automotive sound system to be made by Klipsch, has 23 speakers throughout the cabin, more than you’ll find on any other vehicle in the segment. That includes both a 12-inch subwoofer and two titanium dome tweeters, so both highs and lows come through crystal clear. All of the speakers have stainless steel covers, and together, they produce 1,228 watts.

The Result? A New Level of Luxury

Ram isn’t kidding when it calls the Tungsten the most luxurious Ram 1500 ever. It has truly gone the extra mile to infuse this pickup with high-end features every step of the way, from the materials used throughout the cabin to the tech that is built-in underneath. There are plenty of new features that are only standard on the Tungsten trim and others that aren’t even optional upgrades for lower-level trims, which makes the new top dog a significant upgrade, even compared to the already luxurious Limited Longhorn trim. That’s really saying something since the top-tier Ram 1500 trims of years past were already well-known for being some of the most luxurious in the segment. Ram has once again raised the bar for how high-class a pickup truck can be.