We know that most trucks that are offered by RAM, Ford, GMC and similar brands are quite strong, tough and rugged but it always can offer even more. The 2016 Ram 1500 Rebel is what you can expect to see from one of the best car makers on the truck segment.
With this vehicle you will be getting slightly improved suspension travel, for about one inch but also huge 33 inch tires that look monstrous and ready to tackle almost any road. Furthermore we can say that new bumper has implemented and it has been redesigned in a way to offer better approach angle so you are safe and don’t have to worry about hitting something, at least in most cases. To additionally emphasize its main goal RAM delivered skid plate that will protect your car but also tow hooks in case you get stuck or you need to pull out someone.
Exterior received many changes and those include fore mentioned suspension improvements and more powerful look of 2016 Ram 1500 Rebel. At the front we have the new grille that has replaced standard crosshair grille and comes as a unique feature but we are not sure that it will be liked by many. Both front and rear segments receive large RAM badge so there is no chance you could be wrong what truck you are looking at. This Rebel model that we could see at the Detroit Auto Show is significantly different from the standard RAM lineup.
2016 Ram 1500 Rebel Review
Let’s take a look at the offer in the interior of 2016 Ram 1500 Rebel. On the showroom model we are getting high quality fabric and leather seats that are also come with red accents like the exterior so we can agree that it comes with well combined looks. Pretty much standard options like in top of the line RAM 1500 trucks will be available so you can expect to see large touch screen that dominates center console, automatic climate controls, start/stop button, six speakers audio system, dashboard mounted transmission controls, more than a few large storage compartments for all your belongings and much more.
Since this is a vehicle that will mostly tackle some seriously tough roads it needs a lot of power to do all this successfully. Under the hood we have 3.6 liter V6 Pentastar with 3.92 axle ratio as base unit and the 5.7 liter V8 Hemi comes as option. Base version pumps out 305 hp and 269 lb-ft of torque while the more powerful and larger unit is capable of delivering 395 hp and 410 lb-ft of torque. Fuel economy is estimated to 25 mpg for 3.6 liter V6 engine and the V8 with the help of VVT and cylinder management system that can shut down cylinders when you do not need max power will be able to return about 20 mpg.
Specs Of 2016 Ram 1500 Rebel
Depending on the engine there are few options for 2016 Ram 1500 Rebel and the smaller one 3.6 liter V6 is paired with 4×4 drive and 3.92 gear ration. Optionally the 5.7 liter unit is offered with 4×2 powertain and 3.92 gear ratio or the 4×4 powertrain and 4×4 gear ratio. Both of these units are combined with eight speed automatic transmission that pushes fuel economy further than it is the case with main competitors but also offers better drivability.
We still do not have any info about the price but since this model will be offered to the market during the summer we expect those details to be officially announced in the next few months. One thing that we would like to change about the 2016 Ram 1500 Rebel is the fact that it will not be offered with fuel efficient and torque rich 3.0 liter diesel unit. This engine could be great addition to the lineup but we would not mind to see even larger diesel unit that will certainly impress most customers with its incredible torque. Price has been recently announced and you can buy Rebel version for $43,170 which is significantly higher than the standard RAM 1500 that is price at $26,045.