2019 Ram 1500 Rebel review; performance, interior and exterior

There are a few different setups for the 2019 Rebel Classic, you can go with the 4×2 which starts at $43,995, or 4×4 starting at $47,495 for the Crew Cab, or the 4×4 Quad Cab which starts at $44,695.

There are two different engine setups available. There is the standard 3.6 V6 that puts out 305 horsepower at 6400 rpm, and 269 pound feet of torque at 4800 rpm. Power is channeled to the wheels through an 8-speed automatic transmission.

It does 15 mpg in the city, 22 on the highway, but there is an optional more beastly engine setup which is the 5.7 liter Hemi V8, a $1,200 option. Basic one offers 395 horsepower, 410 pound-feet of torque through an 8-speed automatic giving you mpg of 15 in city and 21 on the highway.

This truck has quick acceleration considering its size while offering good off-road capabilities. The suspension setup includes Bilstein performance tuned shock absorbers, as well as Goodyear Wrangler Dura track tires. Its tires are probably the most important aspect for off-roading. If you don’t have off-road tires, you more than likely will definitely get stuck while odd-roading.

Of course the trade-off to having beefier tires for off-roading is, you do get a little more road noise unfortunately, but if you’re going for this truck, you really are not going to care. In addition, you get a front suspension skid plate which is a necessity for off-roading as those rocks are going to scratch up the undercarriage.

There is also an optional air suspension that adds around $1,800 to the price, but with that one you can actually use toggle switches to raise the truck up for additional ground clearance. That is definitely a pretty cool feature and of course having an air suspension is also going to help with ride quality on the highway. So its really going to give you best of both the worlds if you want to spring for that option.

When it comes to the steering feel, it does feel pretty natural for a truck, it of course is not going to be as heavy as a Hellcat but definitely not on the looser side either.

Taking a look at its visibility, driver can see perfectly fine out the back. There is an additional blind spot mirror within both side mirrors. If you’re hauling something this feature is definitely going to help out.

2019 Ram Classic has been completely redesigned. There is a unique grille design specific to the Rebel, to the sides LED headlights come standard, along with LED fog lights. There is additional ventilation on the hood to help this Hemi breathe a little better. It has power adjustable heated side mirrors that come standard with black housings to match the other black accents throughout the vehicle. There are also front and rear wheel well liners by Mopar.

It has 18 by 8 inch, painted black wheels that come standard. On the back, there are LED taillights along with RAM logo. Just below it you find dual exhaust outlets with chrome tips.

The towing capacity which comes in at a max of 11,340 pounds. When it comes to bed sizing, Crew cab gives you a 5’7″ box, Quad Cab offers 6’4″ box. There are cargo tie-down hooks as well.

Rear seats in Crew Cab give you 40.3 inches of legroom, that is an adequate amount of space for a six feet tall person. The Quad Cab legroom is 35.6 inches. There is also a power sliding rear window which you can control using the button located on the roof. Its rear seats are 60/40 folding seats, so if you have a Great Dane that you want to throw back there, simply fold up those rear seats and there should be plenty of room.

There is also some hidden storage under rear seats and it’s not just a little bit of storage, it is a pretty deep storage compartment. There is also a fold-down center armrest with cup-holders on back seats.

Its front seats are power adjustable, driver’s seat come standard with four-way power lumbar. The seat design is specific to the Rebel with stitching on the driver’s seat and there is a black and red theme throughout the interior. There is a tilt and telescoping steering wheel with red stitching and its perforated leather.

You can also remote start this truck through its remote on those freezing cold days in Pennsylvania. To do that, simply press the button twice on remote and it will warm up the vehicle for you before you get inside.

The gauges are also Rebel specific with tachometers on your left, speedometers on your right, Rebel emblem to the top, along with the outside temperature. There is a digital display, to control what is on that digital simply use the steering wheel mounted controls.

Its instrument cluster screen has a digital speedometer average miles per gallon, there’s your trip meter and also your trailer tow information. There is a tow and haul mode available as well via the toggle switches just below the climate control information.

There are off-road rubber floor mats that come standard. A panoramic sunroof if you want one which adds an additional $1,300 to the price. There are controls up on the roof for three different garage doors.

There is a Uconnect 3 system with a five inch display that comes standard, however there is a Uconnect 4 system with an 8.4 inch color touch screen display that adds an additional $2,000. Either setup is going to give you Bluetooth and audio streaming, Uconnect 4 system however is going to give you Android Auto and Apple Carplay, so you can hook your smartphone up to the vehicle and be able to like and dislike your Pandora songs.

You get free navigation and you can check out your radio settings on either display. The sound system standard setup comes with six speakers but there is an optional nine speaker sound system with the subwoofer for only an additional $495.

There is a reverse camera for every single trim level, letting you know who or what is behind you. There are front and side curtain airbags. The tire pressure monitoring system comes standard.

There’s some optional safety features like front and rear park sense with stop that will add an additional $400. Another optional package comes with blind-spot detection with rear cross-traffic alert that adds an additional $600.

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