2015 Ram Rebel 1500 4x4 5.7L V-8, it is not whole lot of revolution

2015-05-29 11:15:40
2015 Ram Rebel 1500 4x4 5.7L V-8, it is not whole lot of revolution
2015 Ram Rebel 1500 4x4 5.7L V-8, it is not whole lot of revolution

The Ram Rebel for 2015 with four-wheel-drive is not the answer for the Ford F-150 Raptor. It is also not a rival to the hardcore rigs with mega tires and scandalously lifted hemline that prowl the sand dunes or make an appearance at the SEMA show. It is actually with friendly and cooperating nature that has nothing to do with its name.


There is no difference between the Rebel and the regular Ram 1500 as it has the same off-road equipment. It also possesses the same weight pulling capacity and also a comfortable driver cabin as you find in the regular model. What this Ram Rebel for 2015 differs with the regular Rams is its array of factory upgrades that the buyers otherwise would have attempted to source from the aftermarket. So let us first look at the outer appearance of the crossover before we go into the details of mechanics.

When the vehicle was debuted in 2015 Detroit auto show it had a large grille without a bit of chrome and not even a crosshair which was considered a huge diversion from the Ram brand. In place, a huge “RAM” lettering handle the brand identity, which you can see on the blackened grill and tailgate. This is not a huge attraction for wallflower types, but the name “Rebel” should have been a giveaway from start.   A powder coated steel brush is seen above the grille, and there is twin-snorkel aluminum above it. Wheel-well flares are shared with Power Wagon frame and 33-inch tall tires sized 285/70 from Toyo Open Country A/T encompass the 17- inch aluminum wheels.

 The ornamental show of the Rebel is solidly backed by some authentic hardware which can be seen in the fine tuned Bilstein dampers, softer rear anti-roll bar, and slower steering ratio. The air suspension of the Rebel also provides with the extra lift of an inch. When the suspension is fully expanded, it outstrips the other vehicles of its ilk with a 25.3-degree approach angle. The 2015 Chevrolet Silverado has 17.9 degrees while the Ford F-150 is slightly ahead with 25.5 degrees. In spite of the displayed graphics, this Rebel is not a rock climber.

Rebel will be available in the market in July and it will be only offered with Crew Cab with a bed measuring five foot and seven inches. The base Rebel will cost approximately $45,000 and the group of four Rebels that we viewed was equipped with 5.7 Liter Hemi V-8 and aptly assisted by an eight-speed automatic. It further comes with four-wheel-drive on demand, and an axle ratio of 3.92:1. You also get a 3.6 Liter Pentastar V-6 engine which is clubbed with an eight speed automatic and a four-wheel-drive of part time. You can also get the two-wheel version of the Rebel, which is fitted with a 5.7 Liter V-8. However, we won’t care to touch it.

Capability of Ram remains the same in spite of the  refresh, and it has the same 1530 payload capacity and 10,130-pound tow rating like regular 1500, which is also a meager 20 lbs lesser than the non-Rebel versions. Mileage according to EPA is 15/21mpg for city and highway which remains unchanged, and you can get 22mpg for highway if you equip it with rear-wheel-drive.

Ram models:

Ram Promaster Window Van
Ram 1500
Ram 3500
Ram Promaster Cargo Van
Ram Dakota
Ram C/V Cargo Van
Ram C/V Tradesman
Ram 2500