The Ram Rebel has a lot going for it -- air suspension that gives it a full inch more height than the standard Ram 1500, high ground clearance, tow hooks, and plenty of unique styling features both inside and out. However, one thing that the Ram Rebel does not have is the option of the 3.0L EcoDiesel engine that is available with most other Ram 1500 models. With the Rebel being popular, and the EcoDiesel being popular as well, why not offer the Rebel with the EcoDiesel engine?
The Ram 1500 EcoDiesel has been given great reviews. Most recently it won the "Canadian Truck King Challenge". That truck competition is described below.
Ultimately, the Ram 1500 EcoDiesel won out over all of its competitors. Those competitors were the Ford F-150 with 2.7L EcoBoost engine, the Chevrolet Silverado High Country with 5.3L V6 with 8 speed automatic transmission, and the Ford F-150 with 3.5L EcoBoost engine.The premise is simple. Trucks have to work in the real world, and so they have to work here. The judges drive all of the trucks back-to-back three times along a 17-kilometre loop: once when they’re empty, when they’re pulling trailers, and then with loads in the beds. The full-size trucks pulled 2,721 kilograms, while the mid-size trucks towed 1,814 kilograms, and all carried payloads of 454 kilograms. Once they shed their burdens, they also went through a challenging off-road course.
Granted, the scores separating each model from the next were quite small, but the fact is that the Ram 1500 EcoDiesel won. The 3.0L EcoDiesel V6 engine producing 240 HP and 420 lb-ft of torque is a hit. So why not pair it with the Rebel package so that customers can have the best of both worlds?