Every type of car segment has evolved over the years and pickup trucks are no different. As synonymous with American culture as apple pie, pickup trucks are no longer just sofas and stool windows. In today’s market, even the most affordable and budget-friendly pickup trucks have impressive comfort and features such as climate control, huge infotainment screens and remarkable safety features. The truth is that for an increasing number of pickup truck owners, the quality of the interior is more important than the towing capacity of the truck.
The practicality of a pick-up therefore no longer means that one has to make concessions to a luxurious and beautiful interior packed with high-tech amenities. Top-of-the-line pickup trucks today are as well equipped as the best luxury and executive sedans, with great features and materials in the cabin that make you feel like you’re in a high-end sedan. No longer are engine specifications, pulling power and carrying capacity the only draw for a new truck for buyers on the market. Buyers today want the very best experience, which is why pickup truck interiors have improved tremendously over the years. That said, here are the top 10 pickup truck interiors in 2022.
10 Ford Maverick Lariat Luxury
Like the all-new Hyundai Santa Cruz, Ford’s Maverick is a new subcompact pickup that looks more like a car than a traditional truck. This results in a fairly spacious and stylish cabin, which Ford has equipped with plenty of storage options to keep it functional at the same time.
The Maverick also has an impressive ride quality, which ensures that the comfort is palpable during the ride. The top trim of the Ford Maverick is the Lariat, and it comes with synthetic leather seats, power front seats, two-zone climate control and mood lighting to make the cabin luxurious. The Lariat Luxury package takes it up a notch with features such as remote start, heated seats and also a heated steering wheel. Even the sound system has an eight-speaker stereo for media consumption.
9 Nissan Frontier Pro-4X Premium
For 2022, after several years, Nissan has completely redesigned their popular Frontier pickup. It was high time for this overhaul and the Frontier now has bold and modern styling. The ride quality is remarkably impressive and the winner is clearly the well-built cab for the 2022 Frontier.
Nissan has meticulously blended hard plastics and soft-touch materials, and the result is a cabin that feels much more high-end than the outgoing version. With a large 9-inch infotainment touchscreen that supports both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, the Pro-X trim also has a Premium package. This package raises the bar with leather upholstery, a 10-speaker Fender stereo system and an electric sunroof.
8 Toyota Tundra 1794 edition
Like the Frontier, the Toyota Tundra also underwent a complete overhaul for the 2022 edition. The truck’s powerful engine options and comfortable rides are loved, and now an all-new interior keeps it looking futuristic while remaining functional.
An intuitive infotainment system is just the start of the standard Tundra, and the pickup’s top trim features premium materials. The top trim, called the 1794 edition, features heated and ventilated front seats, a panoramic sunroof and leather upholstery. The quality of the cab on the 1794 edition is exceptional.
7 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali Ultimate
While legroom and interior luxury are usually an afterthought with pickups, the Sierra Denali offers plenty of interior space, even in the back row. The truck is luxurious throughout and has heated and ventilated seats not only in the front row, but also in the back row, which cannot be said of many trucks on the market.
The GMC Sierra Denali Ultimate also comes with a heated handlebar. Right next to that steering wheel is a massive 13.4-inch infotainment system, which works in tandem with Denali’s Bose 7-speaker audio system to enhance in-cab comfort. Unfortunately, due to the global chip shortage, GMC has reduced the function of the heated steering wheel in various vehicles, and the Sierra Denali is one of them.
6 Ford F-150 Limited
The Ford F-150 has been the best-selling pickup truck in America for decades. The truck is as versatile as they come, with the XL trim being a no-nonsense truck that gets the job done. At the other end of the spectrum is the top-of-the-line F-150 Limited, which nimbly walks the line between a pickup truck and a luxury vehicle.
The Limited F-150 is seriously well equipped, with heated and ventilated seats throughout. In addition, the front seats even get a massage function and the panoramic sunroof makes the truck feel airy and spacious. The truck comes with a whopping 18-speaker Bang & Olufsen stereo system, with the Pro Trailer Backup Assist feature being a big boon for those who need to tow a trailer.
5 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD High Country
The Chevy Silverado is one of the most popular American pickup trucks out there, and Chevy has dubbed the top-of-the-line version of the 2021 Silverado the “High Country.” The High Country is as luxurious as a truck, with perforated leather upholstery, memory seats and mirrors and heated seats throughout.
The front row of the High Country Silverado also gets ventilated seats and a heated steering wheel takes the luxury one step further. A high-definition surround-view camera offers two trailer views, and the High Country’s 8-inch touchscreen offers both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
4 2021 Ram 1500 Limited Longhorn
One of the most luxurious pickup trucks you could ever get, the Ram 1500 Limited Longhorn Edition rivals the best German luxury sedans when it comes to cabin comfort. Packed with features and technology, the truck is clearly aimed at those who want the functionality and presence of a pickup truck without the utilitarian vibe.
The Ram 1500 Limited Longhorn was a 10th Anniversary Edition and came with premium leather upholstery, heated and ventilated seats and a panoramic sunroof. In addition, the truck has one of the best infotainment systems on the market today, namely a 12-inch screen that is also capable of running 2 apps simultaneously via a split-screen function. The truck doesn’t trade power for luxury either, with a towing capacity of 35,100 lbs.
3 Rivian R1T
Electric pickup trucks are now gradually making their presence known, with the Ford F-150 Lightning, Tesla Cybertruck and Rivian R1T leading the way in this new segment. Rivian’s R1T is one of the highly anticipated trucks, and it hits the nail on the head with its functionality, design and interior.
Rivian makes sure the cab conforms to the conventional pickup template, but there’s no denying that it’s luxurious with modernity. A gigantic 15.6-inch horizontal infotainment display is mated to an equally sized 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster. The truck has bucket seats in the front and a three-legged rear seat in the back row. Even the backseat occupants get a 6.8-inch screen to themselves, and there are just too many features in the R1T that make it one of the best trucks money can buy.
2 Toyota Tundra Keystone
The 2022 Toyota Tundra Capstone replaces last year’s 1794 Edition and is the most luxurious truck of the Japanese automakers. While Toyota has its own luxury division in Lexus, its own Tundra Capstone could compete with Lexus’ most luxurious offering.
Both rows in the 2022 Tundra keystone offer heated and ventilated seats and the front seats are electrically adjustable in 10 directions. The seats of the truck are upholstered in leather and the leather-wrapped steering wheel is also electrically adjustable. In addition, the window in the rear cabin opens vertically, which, combined with the huge panoramic roof, makes the cabin soft and airy like never before.
1 Nissan Titan Platinum Reserve
If you don’t have the best towing capacity or most powerful engine in your pickup, it’s hard to get much better than the interior accommodations of the 2021 Nissan Titan. Even without acknowledging anything else about the truck, the amazingly comfortable Zero Gravity seats alone are almost enough to put the Nissan on our list.
The Titan Platinum Reserve also checks in with the second-largest infotainment screen on this list, at 9.0-inches, and comes with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, navigation, a Fender 12-speaker audio system, a subwoofer and a premium voice recognition system. .