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As you guys know a number of first drive reviews have come out, automobile magazine joins in with their take on the Rebel.

Full review: 2015 Ram 1500 Rebel Review

The 2015 Ram 1500 Rebel’s air suspension system benefits from a 1-inch lift, and the truck’s steering is retuned. The Rebel also has a softer rear antiroll bar and looks off-road ready thanks to big, knobby tires, front tow hooks, a front skid plate, power-coated bumpers, and wheel arches from a Power Wagon. The Ram 1500 Rebel, while available exclusively as a crew cab model with a 5-foot, 7-inch bed, can be had with either a 3.6-liter V-6 or a 5.7-liter V-8. Both engines are mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission that doesn’t benefit from hill-descent control, which means we have to use the two buttons on the steering wheel to keep the truck in first gear as we ease down the black hills toward a gravel-covered grade.
As the ground climbs, loose gravel gets tossed around by the Toyo tires, which are digging the rear end into the ground as they try to put down 395 hp and 410 lb-ft of torque. The V-8-equipped Rebels come standard with rear-wheel drive, but thankfully this one has the optional four-wheel drive. We put the transfer case in four-high and gently reapply the throttle, easing toward the dormant volcano in the distance.

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