There are several options when it comes to buying a rugged pickup truck, but a lot of buyers swear by the Dodge Ram Rebel. Its ruggedness, off-roading prowess, and reliability remain unchallenged despite the arrival of several new contenders in the segment. As it is, the Ram Rebel is actually a special trim among the 9 trims of Ram 1500. It gets some special exterior styling and improved technology inside. For 2017, the Ram Rebel gets some nice enhancements, both inside and outside. It locks horns with Toyota Tundra TRD Pro.
2017 Dodge RAM Rebel – Exterior and Interior Design:
In one word, the looks of 2017 Dodge Ram Rebel is rebellious. It looks rugged and masculine at every angle. The blacked-out grille is what sets it apart from other Ram 1500 trims. The rear fender is modified in this version as is the aluminum hood which has 2 air intakes. Even the halogen projector headlamps have been revamped in this version. It comes in crew cab configuration. Even its 17-inch aluminum wheels look enticing.
The cabin of 2017 Ram Rebel is quite spacious and stylish. You will get vinyl and cloth upholstery. The black and red color scheme looks nice. It’s heated and leather-wrapped steering wheel is a boon for off -roading lovers. There are a nice Smartphone holder and 8.4 inches display for infotainment. The cabin is made with good quality materials. The users also get plenty of storage options inside.
2017 Dodge RAM Rebel – Under the Hood:
The 2017 Dodge Ram 1500 Rebel is going to be equipped with 2 engines. The first is a 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 unit which generates 305 hp. The second one is 5.7-liter Hemi V-8 which makes 395 hp. This is what adventure lovers should go for. However, be aware that the latter is quite a fuel guzzler. Ride quality on varying terrains is impressive including city roads. You will not feel too much body roll when cornering or applying brakes, as it is.
The 2017 Dodge Ram Rebel is not exactly top notch in technology but it does not score too badly either. The popular Uconnect infotainment system is there which brings in Bluetooth, navigation, satellite radio, USB etc. You get a Wi-Fi hotspot but it is 3G. Smartphone compatibility is on the cards. Max towing capacity is 10,380 lb. Its standard payload capacity is 1,378 lb.
Standard Safety features include stability control, airbags, Remote Keyless Entry, Tire Pressure Monitoring Display. It gets heated front seats too.
2017 Dodge RAM Rebel – Price and Release Date:
The price of 2017 RAM Rebel will start at $43,000. It will be made available for sale in late 2016.
The 2017 Dodge Ram Rebel gets most things right, from styling to engines. Its aggressive design, well-deigned interior, and decent entertainment features tick most of the boxes. The cabin is not exactly lavish but it is well designed and practically laid out. The engines are powerful and tackle all terrains with ease. You also get a fair amount of customization options. Overall, the truck comes across as a potent alternative to Ford Raptor.