The 2025 RAM 1500 is arriving for the new model year with some dramatic changes. On top of a new twin-turbocharged six-cylinder engine, new exterior styling, updated tech features, and a new range-topping Tungsten model. One of the main things that separates the current RAM 1500 from its competitors is how luxurious it is. That’s something RAM is looking to double down on with the heavily revised 2025 model and the introduction of the new Tungsten trim.
The Tungsten replaces the Limited as the new range-topping trim in the 2025 RAM 1500 lineup and, according to RAM, delivers an “ultra-premium experience.” It certainly sounds luxurious and based on RAM’s description, it sounds like the automaker has gone all out to ensure that its full-size pickup truck retains its crown as being one of the most luxurious pickups on sale.
On the outside, the Tungsten trim has a few unique touches over lower models that include a power tailgate, premium LED taillights, and a special RAM badge at the front. Based on the exterior photos of the RAM 1500 Tungsten, it looks like RAM is trying to hide the fact the RAM 1500 is a pickup truck with slim headlights, a wide-open grille, a curvy front fascia, and color-matched body cladding.
While the exterior design of the Tungsten sets the tone for the upscale pickup, the cabin is where the truck really flexes its high-end feel. The Tungsten trim has a two-tone interior design with dual-textured metal accents, a suede-wrapped headliner, and quilted Natura Plus leather upholstery. The front seats are both heated and ventilated, have 24 different adjustments, have a massage function, have memory settings, and even come with four-way powered headrests. Owners will find that the truck’s shifter features a faux crystal effect and the truck’s pedals have a metal cap.
RAM’s so serious about the Tungsten trim that the model even comes with a plaque that has metal lettering and diamond knurling with the trim level’s name and the truck’s VIN. In addition to the plaque, what really helps the Tungsten stand out is its Klipsch Reference Premiere audio system. It’s the first time that Klipsch has made an audio system for a vehicle and managed to cram the truck with 23 speakers that are located behind stainless steel covers.
Based on the images and RAM’s description of the 1500 Tungsten, it sounds like the automaker is trying to match materials and quality that’s normally only found in flagship sedans. We’re certainly interested to see the truck in person to see if it feels more luxurious than lower trims, but RAM’s really selling it as the most upscale truck in the segment.
RAM’s clearly aiming for the Ford F-150 Limited and GMC Sierra 1500 Denali Ultimate with the new Tungsten trim. Compared to those pickup trucks, the RAM 1500 Tungsten really ups the ante with its more premium touches and high-end convenience features. For instance, the Sierra 1500 Denali Ultimate comes with a 12-speaker Bose audio system and is available with 16-way power-adjustable front seats. The F-150 Limited comes with 10-way power-adjustable front seats and an 18-speaker Bang & Olufsen audio system. Based on a quick comparison with the specifications that RAM has shared, the Tungsten looks like it will be the most upscale truck on the market.
Pricing for the RAM 1500 Tungsten hasn’t been announced yet, but we expect it to cost more than its rivals. The F-150 Limited starts at $86,905, while the Sierra 1500 Denali Ultimate is priced at $84,835. We could see pricing for the Tungsten trim approach the six-figure mark.
Pictured: 2025 RAM 1500 RHO Tungsten
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