Jalopnik had a reviewer flown down to Arizona by Ram to try out the Rebel. They then wrote a substantial first drive review. Here I've posted a link to the full review and I have also clipped some quotes here to give you a general idea of what to expect.
The Ram Rebel is no Ford Raptor fighter. Chrysler (or anybody else) isn’t interested in doing that, probably for the same reason nobody’s building a Wrangler rival. Walls are thick around the segment king’s castle.
Those who want a really rugged truck will have to build their own, those who want a truck that’s nice to drive on the road, gets decent gas mileage, and is still fun to drive in dirt once in awhile can get something like the Ram Rebel.
The interior’s extremely well appointed with surprisingly high-quality surface materials and agreeable ergonomics. Cutesy tire-tread patterns on the seats match the actual OEM Toyos. It’s luxurious but not all blingy about it... so you don’t have to feel like a pansy for driving a soft-saddled work rig.
First Drive: We Figured Out What The Ram Rebel Is By Trying To Kill ItThen there was the problem of power. Not a lack of it, just not being able to get to it. The Rebel has many tiers of traction control. You can turn off one of them in 2WD, but the vehicle still cuts power at the first sign of shenanigans. Great for keeping you from killing yourself on a slick road, bad for doing donuts.