2017 Ram 1500 Rebel Review – There are a couple of different methods to assess a truck that touts off-road qualifications, however comparing hardware or develop quality or legacy does not quite communicate a rig’s true guts. Often you just need to go get the darn thing unclean, uncomfortable, and far removed from the metropolitan surface to effectively examine its out-of-the-box capability. That’s why I took the 2017 Ram 1500 Rebel to Southern California’s mountains and desert to put the bruiser in action. With its distinctive face, all-terrain tires and boastful badging, and it’s easy to mistake the RAM Rebel for a Ford F-150 Raptor rival the but in truth, the packaging is quite various. Yes, the Rebel utilizes an unique air suspension with 4 different ride heights, the greatest which sits 1.0-inch taller than the standard RAM 1500.
2017 Ram 1500 Rebel Body Styles and Options
Yes, the 2017 Ram 1500 Rebel rides on 33.0-inch tires and utilizes underbody skid plates. And has a 3.92 axle ratio and produces 396 horsepower and 410 pound-feet of torque from a 5.7-liter HEMI V8, and it’s a big however, the Rebel was mainly developed to be an aesthetic departure from the rest of the RAM lineup while the Raptor is just loosely associated with its donor F-150 platform. While the Rebel may not be a significant departure from the basic RAM line, that reality operates in the truck’s favor when it comes to ride quality, cabin refinement, and interior volume.
It’s hard not to feel spoiled riding in the Rebel’s cockpit. Ought to you somehow manage to pack up the 125.3 cubic feet of interior area, including a pair of cubbies under the rear seats, the 2017 Ram 1500 Rebel optional weatherproof, lighted, lockable Ram Boxes eat up extra freight. Thanks to the Rebel’s adaptive air suspension– which immediately reduces to an “aerodynamic flight height” at speed– plus a smooth, communicative guiding rack, the only idea that you’re piloting anything other than a standard RAM is a faint drone from its large tires. Furthermore, the Rebel’s big windows and minimal blind spots (helped by a backup camera) make the huge truck feel shrunken on the roadway.
2017 Ram 1500 Rebel Engine
2017 Ram 1500 Rebel can be optioned with either a 3.0-liter Ecodiesel V6 making 240hp and 420 lb-ft of torque or the abovementioned HEMI V8. Ought to thriftiness be of more interest than a kick-ass sound and gobs of power, the Ecodiesel combined with the eight-speed automatic transmission will return up to 25 mpg on the highway and but even the meatier V8 powertrain averages 22 highway mpg. I didn’t actually come close to that figure during my time in the driver’s seat, but HEMIs simply seem to draw out the goon in me, so do not count my tests as standardized.