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AutoGuide has taken the time to review the 2015 Ram 1500 Rebel. Overall they give it pretty good grades, though they do point out that the fuel economy is nothing special. They try it out in both the city and the country making for a complete review.

Not just another poser truck, the Ram Rebel promises big things with its over the top looks and it delivers. If you’re looking for a new toy that you can play with on weekends in the country and get noticed all week in the city, the Ram Rebel may be just the truck for you.
2015 Ram 1500 Rebel Review - AutoGuide.com News
 

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On the other hand, Toyota’s TRD Pro models and the Ford Raptor both feel a little more capable than the Rebel does, especially if this were a desert off-roading situation. But, the Rebel manages to retain its on-road manners surprisingly well, definitely better than both Toyota’s TRD Pro Tundra and Ford’s Raptor, allowing it to be the better truck in a best-of-both worlds situation.
... expected, but that's something which has me wondering if anyone here who once considered the Rebel ended up going with the TRD Pro Tundra or Raptor.
 

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From experience, the Tundra's technology is way behind any of it's competitors, and the interior is lackluster. The only positive feature I see for the Tundra is torque. Those things can pull anything. Well, that and resale value. A large part of my family was pushing me toward the Tundra, and I passed.

IMO, I actually think the Tundra is TOO big of a truck...yeah I said it. It's a pain in the rear to park! Hope I don't lose my man card on that one.

If you compare the features on the Tundra TRD Pro with the Rebel, you'll see you get more for your $$ with the Rebel.

I did not comment on the Raptor because it's WAY more expensive, I don't have any experience with one, and they're not currently in production.....The 2017 should be competitively priced, but who the heck wants a V6 Off Road truck?!?!
 

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I think it's personal preference as The Tundra is a bit too large for me in length and the Raptor is lacking passenger doors while maintaining a higher price point.
 

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From experience, the Tundra's technology is way behind any of it's competitors, and the interior is lackluster. The only positive feature I see for the Tundra is torque. Those things can pull anything. Well, that and resale value. A large part of my family was pushing me toward the Tundra, and I passed.

IMO, I actually think the Tundra is TOO big of a truck...yeah I said it. It's a pain in the rear to park! Hope I don't lose my man card on that one.

If you compare the features on the Tundra TRD Pro with the Rebel, you'll see you get more for your $$ with the Rebel.

I did not comment on the Raptor because it's WAY more expensive, I don't have any experience with one, and they're not currently in production.....The 2017 should be competitively priced, but who the heck wants a V6 Off Road truck?!?!
That's what I noticed with the Tundra, and knowing Toyota's history with off-road vehicles im quite surprised they haven't done anything significant with their trucks. The only next step i know they're going to take is going diesel.
 

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I hate that they went to fuel economy. You dont think a guy out in the dirty stuff know that when he spins it up his gas mileage is worse? You don;t think a guy buying the rebel knows it doesn't have the fuel economy of a subcompact...
 

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I hate that they went to fuel economy. You dont think a guy out in the dirty stuff know that when he spins it up his gas mileage is worse? You don;t think a guy buying the rebel knows it doesn't have the fuel economy of a subcompact...
Agreed. And I know this, I'm still in the break-in period and I'm averaging 4 miles/gallon better than my Hemi Durango got so I'm stoked!
 

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I hate that they went to fuel economy. You dont think a guy out in the dirty stuff know that when he spins it up his gas mileage is worse? You don;t think a guy buying the rebel knows it doesn't have the fuel economy of a subcompact...
Agreed. And I know this, I'm still in the break-in period and I'm averaging 4 miles/gallon better than my Hemi Durango got so I'm stoked!
^-- What he said i Didnt buy the truck for fuel mileage, although on average it has gotten close to 6-7MPG better than my Wrangler on 35's lol
 

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Unfortunately for those guys, it seems like the auto industry is moving towards fuel efficiency. Is Ram going to come out with a diesel truck anytime soon?
 

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I don't see why it's unfortunate that the auto industry is moving towards fuel efficiency. I think that most of the time they try to do this without having to make significant sacrifices with other aspects of their vehicles.
 

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It's not unfortunate that the auto industry is moving towards fuel efficiency, just for those who currently wish for a diesel engine for the ram rebel. Maybe Ram will look into pushing out an EcoDiesel option for the rebel to satisfy the diesel market. I don't think they've completely rejected the possibility yet.
 

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They have not, but they said they wanted to focus on performance and the largest customer base first. That and they can't make enough of the eco diesel engines to fill the demand for the regular 1500 let alone add more trims to the list.
 

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It's not unfortunate that the auto industry is moving towards fuel efficiency, just for those who currently wish for a diesel engine for the ram rebel. Maybe Ram will look into pushing out an EcoDiesel option for the rebel to satisfy the diesel market. I don't think they've completely rejected the possibility yet.
As long as there is demand I think for them that might be a good enough reason, unless they have reasons for not going through with the idea.

If it gets more people interested in the rebel and by some good numbers, I don't see why not.
 

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Give the people what they want! I think that it would be a good idea for FCA to figure out how to increase EcoDiesel production. That engine has proven to be a winner for them.
 

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I did a bit of research after reading test's post and it looks like the EcoDiesel engine supplier for both Ram and Jeep is Chrysler. They probably won't be able to supply the engines needed for the Rebel, Ram 1500 and Jeep yet.
 

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I did a bit of research after reading test's post and it looks like the EcoDiesel engine supplier for both Ram and Jeep is Chrysler. They probably won't be able to supply the engines needed for the Rebel, Ram 1500 and Jeep yet.
They are all under the Chrysler umbrella. Plus the RAM 1500 comes with a optional diesel power plant.
 

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I did a bit of research after reading test's post and it looks like the EcoDiesel engine supplier for both Ram and Jeep is Chrysler. They probably won't be able to supply the engines needed for the Rebel, Ram 1500 and Jeep yet.
Technically you are right, its made by vm motrori of Italy which is/was owned by FIAT so now its technically all in house,

"The 3.0-liter EcoDiesel engine is manufactured by Fiat Group Automobiles' VM Motori in Cento, Italy. Chrysler Group has utilized VM Motori diesel engines since 1992."

They pretty much make as many of these as they can, but vm motori also has to make a crap ton of other engines for the euro market as I understand it. They also had no idea the engine was going to be such a huge hit (how many of you knew it was in the grand cherokee before, for over a year, it was ever announced for the 1500?) so you can imagine it will take some time for them to both figure out how many to build and then make that happen.
 
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