The Radical 2015 Ram 1500 Rebel
If you want to drive a pickup truck that will get you noticed for all the right reasons, look no further than the 2015 Ram 1500 Rebel. Of the entire Ram 1500 line, which includes eleven trucks, none look as boss as the Rebel. When it comes to off-roading, the Rebel is all business.
Sales began last month and already the Rebel is raising the bar on the competition. Check out the 2015 Ram 1500 Rebel at your local Ram truck dealers. You won't be disappointed.
A Rebellious Nature
The Rebel was designed to stand out from the rest of the Ram 1500 lineup in part because of its looks, but also its off-roading capabilities. Rated at the same payload (1,530 pounds) and towing (10,130 pounds) capacities as its 1500 siblings, the Rebel has off-road features that the others don't.
Consider the Bilstein dampers, softer rear anti-roll bar, and slower steering ratio, the Rebel also sports an extra inch of lift, thanks to its Active Level Four-Corner Air Suspension, which is designed to keep heavy loads steady, and deliver ultimate aerodynamics when traveling at faster speeds. The Rebel is also taller than the other Ram 1500 crew by one inch, which ups its ground clearance to 10.3 inches. Ram features like Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Hill Start Assist, and Trailer Sway Control come standard on the Rebel. Thanks to the truck's enhanced suspension, the Rebel has an approach angle of 25.3 degrees, which puts the 17.9 degrees ion the 2015 Chevy Silverado to shame. The Rebel's departure degree is measured at 23 degrees.
An Exterior Rebellion…
The Rebel is only available as a crew cab, with a bed measuring five feet, seven inches.
Equipped with a 5.7-liter Hemi V8 engine, rated at 395 horsepower and 410 lb.-ft. of torque, operated by a TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission, and furthe enhanced by a thermal management system that increases the Automatic Transmission Fluid (ATF) temperature for improved efficiency, the Rebel can also be outfitted with a 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine. With the Hemi V8 engine, you can select four-wheel or rear-wheel drive. In addition, you'll get a choice of two rear-axle ratios, either 3.92 or 3.21.
Standing on seventeen-inch cast-machine alloys with black pockets, the Rebel sports 33-inch tall 285/70 Toyo Open Country A/T tires. These tires are ideal for transitioning from actual road to off-road surfaces.
Located below the grille and the Rebel's twin-snorkel aluminum hood is a powder-coated steel brush guard and all black bumper, as well as a skid plate complemented by extra skid plates installed to keep the oil pan and transfer case safe on off-roading adventures. The Rebel is ready for anything, with tow hooks mounted on the front, just in case you ever need to be rescued from one of your all-terrain ambitions. The Rebel gets its exterior illumination from bi-functional halogen projector headlamps.
Available in five exterior colors, including options like Bright White Clear Coat, Brilliant Black Crystal, Flame Red Clear Coat, Granite Crystal Metallic, and Bright Silver Metallic, drivers can also opt for one of those five monochrome colors to be recast in the available two-tone option. The Rebel has unmistakable badging, not to mention a huge blacked-out grille with RAM written across it. In case you somehow missed that, the tailgate is also marked "Rebel" in large lettering.
Despite the extra off-roading equipment, the Rebel returns the same fuel economy as the other Ram 1500 pick up trucks, rated at 15 city miles per gallon and 22 highway miles per gallon. Of course, the fuel efficiency will be compromised by driving conditions, particularly off-roading on muddy or seriously wet terrain.
…With an Interior to Match
Just in case the exterior didn't make its rebellious point clear enough, the inside of the Ram 1500 Rebel is decked out in "Rebel" stitching, complemented by a tire tread pattern, based off the truck's Toyo tires, running down the center of the seats. Speaking of seats, the 2015 Ram 1500 Rebel is able to seat five passengers and boasts the most passenger legroom of the entire Ram pickup truck line, measured at 41 inches in the front and 40.3 inches in the back. The interior is based in a "radar red" and black color scheme. Set off by red and gray accents, the totally black cluster gauge, console, and armrests are eye-catching in their two-tone design. A red Ram's head bedecks the ever-practical all-weather rubber floor mats.
The Rebel shares the same easily accessible and convenient 8.1-inch Uconnect infotainment system as other Ram models from upper trims.
Reviewers Rave About the Rebel's Performance
Looks are a matter of taste, and whether or not the bold styling of the Rebel met with rave reviews across the board is irrelevant. Where the rubber meets the road, or mud as the case might be, is where the Ram proves itself a real crowd (and reviewer) pleaser. Tested on terrain like San Francisco's Volcanic Field and forced through all kinds of water and rocky routes, the 2015 Ram 1500 Rebel proved its mettle again and again. And really, with this pickup truck you are positioned to enjoy the best of both worlds. Weekend warriors will delight in the off-roading capabilities of the Rebel, and still go back to being polished professionals on Monday morning in a truck that looks fun, sure, but with a serious stance.
The Real Deal with the 2015 Ram 1500 Rebel
Depending on options, the Ram Rebel is priced to start at the MSRP of $42,790. When it comes to purchasing a new, used or certified pre-owned Ram pickup truck, you're purchasing an outstanding truck with protection from an industry-leading warranty. All Ram pickup trucks are backed by Ram's 5-Year/100,000-Mile Power train Limited Warranty.
Take our word for it and, at the very least, take the Rebel for a test drive. The terrain you test is up to you. Behind the wheel of a Ram Rebel, your route is limited only by your imagination and sense of adventure.