Dodge Ram Found Its Inner Rebel: Ram Rebel 1500

October 30th, 2015 by

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There’s a Dodge Ram 1500 for sale in your neighborhood. Chances are, you’ve already heard about it because the moment the Ram Rebel arrived, it was up to no good. You can tell just by looking at it that you’re going to want to get inside and take it for a ride. That’s the problem with rebels. They’re uncontrollably addicting.

The Rebel’s appearance speaks volumes that leaves onlookers breathless, intimidated and totally intrigued. Its aggressive front ‘RAM’ spreading across the grill act more like a suggestion of what will happen should you not move out of the way. The low, wide stance is like a one truck defensive line; you don’t mess with it. Its rugged attitude inside and out calls to us, proving that the Ram makes trucks that appeal to rebel in us all.

The Rebel Trim

Even though the Rebel is part of the RAM 1500 lineup, it is unlike any of the other trims on this line. If the look doesn’t immediately give enough away, step inside and take it for a test drive. Feels its power and control. Go off road. Lose yourself in the ingenuity that is the Ram Rebel.

Know Your Power


The Rebel offers two engines: a 3.6L V6 Pentastar or a 5.7L Hemi V8. The 3.6L has 3.5 horsepower and 269 lb./ft of torque while the V8 consequently has 395 horsepower and pumps out 410 lb/ft of torque. Should you know you are going to have buddies, or yourself, that will be getting stuck in some pretty gnarly situations, the V8 maybe your better choice.

Making its debut with the Rebel trim is a 3.6L model with 3.92 axle ratio strictly for 4×4 models. Ram’s 1500 lineup consistently delivers best in class fuel economy and the Rebel is no different. Getting 25 mpg, combining power and efficiency is how Ram Rebel differs from its competition.

Appearance Matters

Any question about how different the Rebel is from the 1500 lineup is going to be immediately answered just by looking at it. Most of the obvious changes are highlighted on the exterior of the Rebel.

The entire front end is done in black as are the wheels, the wheel arches, the front and back bumpers, the”RAM” logo on the tailgate and all the lower body panels.  

The Rebel has only one choice for cab which is “crew” but you do get the choice of a 4×4 or 4×2 for the Hemi. However, the 4×4 is standard on the Rebel.  

Like the exterior of the body of the Rebel, the interior is about making a statement. The almost black-grey seats and dash contrast nicely with the red accents that appear everywhere. A customized interior has a sportier feel that contrasts quite a bit with the luxury refuge that the cabins of the 1500 lineup provides.  

Extra Goodies  

Sitting on 17” wheels covered by 33” Toyo all terrain tires. The Rebel comes with exclusive air suspension lift kit that raises the ride height to 1”, Bilstein shocks, tow hooks and front skid plate provide any passer by with all the information necessary to assess that this is one bad mother.  The sharply angled hood with matching chrome outlined snorkels give the most intimidating look to any hood in the 1500 lineup.