There’s nothing wrong with mixing the dirty and the dainty

Quick Notes:

– It’s the 21st century, and truck drivers are no longer exclusively farmers or blue-collar stuff haulers

– Car manufacturers are increasingly designing tasteful trucks that can haul your steel beams in a pinch

– From GMC trucks to foreign-made beauties, the truck market is more luxurious than it’s ever been

Back in the day, the term ‘luxury truck’ may have been an oxymoron. No longer is this the case, as not all truck owners drive them for strictly utilitarian purposes like hauling 12,000 pounds of steel beams (shout out Dodge Ram owners) or endless loads of manure.

Even those who do use their truck to do the dirty jobs that need doing typically don’t mind a touch of luxury here or there, especially when it comes to the interior. Those who are looking for the best luxury trucks on the market, pay attention.

The following four-wheeled (or more) towing machines are made for the modern man or woman who likes a taste of the finer things in life. Whether you’re into GMC trucks, Chevy Silverados, or another brand, there is a luxury truck to suit you. Here’s the proof:

2018 GMC Canyon Denali

GMC has become known for its trucks’ tastefully luxurious interiors, and in doing so, has become a favorite brand of truck lovers who want all of the towing power without an overly rugged driving experience. The 2018 GMC Canyon Denali delivers on this promise, with features including 4G LTE data connection, a built-in Wi-Fi hotspot, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto. You can cop a 2018 Canyon Denali, one of the more luxurious of all the GMC trucks, for around $39,000.

2019 Honda Ridgeline Black Edition

Honda is historically known more for their sedans, but the 2019 Honda Ridgeline establishes the Japanese automaker as a player in the luxury truck game. The black edition comes standard with black alloy wheels to go along with a sleek black exterior theme.

A notable feature is an in-bed audio system (because the horses in the back need their music too), as well as a heated steering wheel, an eight-inch infotainment touch screen, eight speakers, and fine, fine leather seats for your cheeks. The 2019 version of the Honda Ridgeline Black Edition retails for just above $43,000, but surely you can finagle a better deal if you put your mind to it.

Honda is historically known more for their sedans, but the 2019 Honda Ridgeline establishes the Japanese automaker as a player in the luxury truck game.

2018 Nissan Titan Crew Cab Platinum Reserve

The 2018 Nissan Titan Crew Cab Platinum Reserve sure is a mouthful to say, but it’s also full of luxury features that will have you thinking, ‘is this really a truck?’ 

Among those luxury features are a two-tone leather interior, surround-sound view cameras, heated, folding side-view mirrors, a 7-inch infotainment touch screen, and a 390-horsepower V8 engine to boot. Not bad for any truck, let alone a Nissan truck. Your move, Chevrolet.

2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 High Country High Desert Edition

You didn’t think that Chevy would let GMC trucks, Nissan trucks, or Honda trucks become increasingly fancy without issuing its own response, did you?

The 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 High Country High Desert Edition is just one of those responses. Decked out with front bucket seats, high-grade leather throughout the interior, chrome exterior accents, magnetic ride control that automatically adjusts the suspension, and cutting-edge electronic features, this tastefully designed truck will cost you just a shade below $59,000 with all the accouterments.

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2018 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali Ultimate

We told you that GMC trucks are known for their luxury interior, and the 2018 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali Ultimate edition only furthers that perception of class.

This $63,000-dollar beast comes with Magnetic Ride Control, LED headlights, perforated leather upholstery, heated, ventilated front seats, and all of the features that a modern truck must have to be considered a luxury vehicle.

Having the option of a 5.3-liter V8 or a 420-horsepower, 6.2-liter V8 doesn’t hurt this truck’s case with those drivers who care about giddy-up and towing power, either.

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