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according to Car and Driver with their Rebel first drive review.

Below i've only included a snippet of their entire review which can be seen in this link, in full: 2015 Ram Rebel 1500 4x4 5.7L Hemi V-8 First Drive ? Review ? Car and Driver





Driving on pavement, we became a bit concerned—the tires seemed far too quiet to be worth a darn off the road. Concerns regarding traction were abated, however, as we entered Cinder Hills OHV Area, the tires sinking into the deep, gravel-like ash that coats sections of the area’s 13,000-plus acres. Our trucks were equipped with the “anti-spin” rear axle. Although not a true locker, it did a good job of ensuring that the V-8’s 395 horsepower and 410 lb-ft of torque—the same ratings as in the standard 1500—were fed to both rear wheels as they churned through the seemingly limitless supply of volcanic ash. (Fun fact: NASA used sections of the area to simulate, in 1:1 scale, the moon’s surface to prepare and test equipment for the first lunar landing.) When it came time to climb, we shifted into four-wheel drive via the dash-mounted button and proceeded to ascend tight, twisty, not-quite two-tracks with aplomb, kickbacks and driveline binding either nonexistent or masterfully concealed by the power steering. A gravel plateau about halfway up one of the steepest climbs proved to be an excellent playground for whipping up a cloud of “space dust” by spinning wider and wider circles into the ash. Despite our best efforts, the winches on the Power Wagons remained unused.
 

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MMMM look at that rear end squat in the top photo...

I think this sums up the Rebel project quite succinctly

Later, we managed to ditch our official and gracious group leader and found some beautiful trails that branched veinlike from the main arteries, and which guided us higher and higher through stands of ponderosa pines. Steep and rock-strewn, it was here the Rebel felt most at home. Competent enough to traverse the toughest terrain that 90 percent of owners will ever likely encounter, the Rebel doesn’t have to be a baby monster truck. Whether the fact that it tries to look like one is a good or bad thing, we’ll leave it to you to decide.
 

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Anyone expecting this to be a revolution has it all wrong, the Raptor is a revolution with what Ford did. This RAM is a just a customized 1500, not like it's a bad thing though.
 

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I think maybe what they mean is the way RAM will approach consumers. Hyper specific niche trucks... I bet the next one we get is a slammed one with a Hellcat in it. FORSURE
 

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Honestly the rebel is going right after me lol. A little more off road goods. For going off the beaten path but nothing hardcore. I like the raptor but it's more than I need. So rebel it is
 

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I agree, I have liked it since its first auto show. It's all I would need and looks great. Hate to bring this up again but if I want a rebel and it takes me somewhere over 50 thousand to get what I want on it I will be looking at a raptor. Really hope I can get a rebel with what I want on it for 45 thousand or less. Still watching the build a ram for the rebel to see what I will be looking at price wise. I built a outdoorsman for around 43 with what I want. Hope the rebel can come in around there
 

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I agree, I have liked it since its first auto show. It's all I would need and looks great. Hate to bring this up again but if I want a rebel and it takes me somewhere over 50 thousand to get what I want on it I will be looking at a raptor. Really hope I can get a rebel with what I want on it for 45 thousand or less. Still watching the build a ram for the rebel to see what I will be looking at price wise. I built a outdoorsman for around 43 with what I want. Hope the rebel can come in around there
building an outdoorsman the way i want it brings it to 49k. But i want my truck fully loaded. so i can see it starting at less than 45k but i bet you will be hard pressed to find on like that on dealer lots.
 

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I agree, I have liked it since its first auto show. It's all I would need and looks great. Hate to bring this up again but if I want a rebel and it takes me somewhere over 50 thousand to get what I want on it I will be looking at a raptor. Really hope I can get a rebel with what I want on it for 45 thousand or less. Still watching the build a ram for the rebel to see what I will be looking at price wise. I built a outdoorsman for around 43 with what I want. Hope the rebel can come in around there
From what i've noticed, most publications are saying it should be around the high $30k's to mid $40k's, which IMO isn't too bad.
 
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