2017 RAM Rebel Preview Feb 7, 2017 by Cedric (Driver Weekly)
The 2017 RAM Rebel is among the first Ram trucks to become available for the 2017 model year. There are a few different versions of the 2017 RAM Rebel for you to choose from, each of which is capable and stylish but with unique elements. You can enjoy the Ram 1500 Rebel Black or Rebel Mojave Sand. There is also a concept, the Ram 1500 Rebel TRX, which should be the king of off-roading.
At its heart, the Ram Rebel is a sophisticated appearance package for the half-ton Ram 1500. The 1500 has a comfortable ride, quiet interior, and the best infotainment system on the market. There is a range of engine options starting with a 3.6L Pentastar V6 with 305 horsepower and 269 pound-feet of torque and culminating in the famous 5.7L HEMI V8 with 395 horsepower and 410 pound-feet of torque. There is also a diesel option, which is rare for half-ton trucks. The Rebel comes with factory air suspension, increased ride height, skid plates, fog lights, and all-terrain tires.
Unique Styling on the 2017 Ram Rebel Black
As the name of the 2017 Ram Rebel Black implies, this particular limited edition model features a long list of black styling throughout. The wheels are all-black, and the brush guard plate also comes in black to create a strong first impression. Even the interior trim on this 2017 Ram Rebel is black, completing its styling. This black trim features numerous elements, such as all-black front seats that are also heated and feature black “Rebel” embroidery plus accent stitching in light slate gray. This stitching continues from the seats to the doors, center console lid, and instrument panel. Look at the gauge cluster, instrument panel, center console, and door trim, and you will notice black anodized bezels as well. If you prefer, you can order Katzkin seats trimmed in black leather. The interior of the Ram Rebel Black also has deep rubber floor mats, so you don’t have to worry about mud or snow ruining the interior.
Unique Elements of the 2017 RAM Rebel Mojave Sand
The 2017 Ram Rebel Mojave Sand is a very limited edition model, with the automaker only producing 1,500 units. Like the Ram Rebel Black, it comes with unique styling and color schemes, in this case, a shade reminiscent of sand in the Mojave Desert. There are two choices for the exterior color, neither of which you will find on another model. You can get the Mojave Sand shade alone or in a two-tone combination with Black. Look at the hood and you will find a performance sports decal placed in your chosen exterior color. Like the Ram Rebel Black, the Ram Rebel Mojave Sand also has an all-black interior and deep rubber mats, but with a few differences. You still get the light slate gray accent stitching, but there are front bucket seats with a high back, black embroidery, and ribbing in a tire tread pattern.
Previewing the Ram Rebel TRX Concept
For those who want to look towards potential future vehicles, consider the Ram Rebel TRX Concept. This model is powered by a 6.2-liter supercharged HEMI V8 engine and has an off-road suspension. It should be the most powerful of all factory-engineered half-ton pickups. It has a chiseled appearance, an acute hourglass body, six-point Racing Harnesses for each passenger, paddle shifters, and available 4x4 Performance Control System. While any RAM Rebel is a decent option for light use off the road, the TRX promises a more powerful and robust system that can truly hit the dirt.