There isn’t a single vehicle in the Stellantis lineup that doesn’t look sharp in the beautiful Flame Red paint. The 2022 Ram 1500 Rebel G/T is no exception. While not as hardcore as the Ram TRX, the 2022 Ram Rebel G/T 1500 is an off-road-oriented truck which as at home in the dirt as it is at the country club.
On the exterior, the contrast of the Flame Red paint and black accented wheel arches and 18-inch gloss black wheels on 33″ Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac All-terrain tires make the Ram Rebel look capable in any environment. The Rebel G/T also gets a graphic highlighting the trim on the 5’7″ bed.
The looks only tell part of the story. The RamAir air-suspension system raises and lowers the Rebel G/T at the touch of a button. The electronic transfer case can switch seamlessly between two and four-wheel drive modes. Hill descent control is standard, and our tester was equipped with the optional electronic locking rear differential.
The Ram Rebel also features underbody skid plates for all the critical drivetrain parts exposed to harsh off-road conditions.
Power is provided by a 5.7-liter eTorque Hemi V8 and is mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission with a 3.92 rear axle ratio. The cylinder deactivation system helps the Ram Rebel achieve an EPA rating of 18 mpg city and 22 mpg highway. In combined driving conditions, I observed an average of 17.8 mpg.
The Ram Rebel G/T also extends its capabilities to towing. The Rebel has a 1,810-pound payload and a GVWR rating of 7,100 pounds. Maximum towing capacity is 11,210 pounds.
The interior of the Ram Rebel is a fantastic and comfortable place to be, with excellent materials and finishes throughout the cabin. The Rebel G/T gets G/T-specific stitching and embroidery. The spacious cabin has thoughtful storage areas, including the center console, dual glove box storage areas, and rear bins under the rear seats. The leather seats are comfortable, front and rear, and feature plenty of support for anyone, from child to adult.
The center stack features a 12-inch vertical touchscreen with uConnect5. A full suite of infotainment applications and functions like Amazon Alexa, Android Auto, and Apple CarPlay are included. There are several USB-A and USB-C ports throughout the cabin. The cabin also features active noise cancellation, making the truck extremely quiet, even with all-terrain tires.
Heated and ventilated seats are also included on the Ram Rebel G/T, which are helpful in the increasingly cold and very hot Texas climate.
I loved driving the Ram Rebel for the week I had with it. The Ram 1500 platform in general, is one of the easiest full-size pickups to drive around town, and the variable-assist steering rack makes it extremely easy to navigate and park in tight spaces. Visibility is good thanks to the large greenhouse and enhanced through the Ram’s multiple exterior cameras.
For the money, the Ram Rebel’s base price of $51,000 makes it very competitive against competition from the Chevy Silverado Trailboss and Ford F-150 Tremor. Add the $2,995 G/T package (which makes you add additional infotainment and audio packages to the tune of about $5000), and the Rebel is still a great value. I prefer the looks, comfort, and drivability of the Ram Rebel over the competition. This is the full-size truck I would buy if I were spending my own money!