2016 Limited Edition Mopar Ram Rebel: First Look

Mopar Rebel 6 II

We've always like the look of the new Ram Rebel and found it to be a prime competitor in the capability-driven half-ton pickup segment. But it looks like Ram (more specifically, the Mopar parts unit) has made it even better with this new special edition.

In order to keep up with the never-ending series of special trim packages for pickups, Ram has introduced the aggressive-looking 2016 Mopar Ram Rebel. Outfitted with upgrades and styling modifications, the newest Rebel package will be available later this summer in a limited run of 500 trucks and start at $52,460 plus shipping.

The Mopar Rebel includes several Mopar Custom Accessories and additional special customizing accents can be ordered through select dealerships.

The special-edition Rebel is the first Mopar-modified pickup truck to follow the Mopar Challenger and Mopar Charger R/T, among others. The package will include an aluminum dual-snout hood with matte-black graphics, off-road fender flares, striped accents on the sides and tailgate, extra skid plates, 17-inch satin-black wheels, aluminum accents and badging inside the truck, black sidesteps, a spray-on bedliner, and a trifold tonneau cover with a Ram logo.

Optional performance equipment that can be ordered separately includes a cold-air induction system and a Mopar cat-back exhaust system.

Mopar Ram Rebels will be offered in two color schemes; Flame Red and Brilliant Black two-tone, or a Brilliant Black monotone.

Although the Mopar Ram Rebel looks more aggressive, we should note it will have the same ground clearance and four-wheel-drive powertrain and suspension as previous Ram Rebels. We should get our first chance to see this new truck later this month and will have a quick report on whether the look matches its performance.

Manufacturer images

 

Mopar Rebel 1 II

Mopar Rebel 2 II

Mopar Rebel 3 II

Mopar Rebel 4 II

Mopar Rebel 7 II

Mopar Rebel 5 II

 

Comments

The grille looks awful, the look - does not - matches its performance.

Keep trying, keep dreaming and good luck.

This thing looks good!

I like it! Much better than the Fords!

I absolutely love how so many Chev and Dodge fanboys always compare new models/editions etc of their trucks, to a Ford.

"I like it! Much better than the Fords! -Sierra" for example.

If you guys honestly think your brands are best, you shouldn't have this inferiority complex where everything has to be 'as good' or 'better than' a Ford in your comments. Maybe just comment on the article in regards to what it's about, instead of dragging Ford products into it.

LOL & JOSH

So true isn't Josh LMAO

I like the look of this truck. However, extra skid plates? This truck is already heavy enough.

Josh, I'm a Jeep guy, owned a PowerWagon over 40 years ago, never owned a Ford or Chevy. With that said, I like the Chevy grill the best, then the Rebel, then the Ford. Just don't like that big piece of trim going down to the bumper and stopping on the Fords. Looks like a foo man choo mustache....

I would have liked to see some 3-4 inch fender flares on this, instead of the 1.5 inch flares.

Josh, I'm a Jeep guy, owned a PowerWagon over 40 years ago, never owned a Ford or Chevy. With that said, I like the Chevy grill the best, then the Rebel, then the Ford. Just don't like that big piece of trim going down to the bumper and stopping on the Fords. Looks like a foo man choo mustache....

I would have liked to see some 3-4 inch fender flares on this, instead of the 1.5 inch flares.

Coming this Fall
--THE BEAST--
IS RE-BORN!!

2017 Ford
RAPTOR

FORD
Go further..


Coming this Fall
--THE BEAST--
IS RE-BORN!!

2017 Ford
RAPTOR

FORD
Go further..

Posted by: redbloodedxy | Jun 16, 2016 9:42:36 AM

Enjoy that over priced mall crawler HAHAHA!

Hey Dave you still dragged a FORD into your Comments!!!!!!

Buy American. Buy Ford.

Eric: Hey Dave you still dragged a FORD into your Comments!!!!!!

When you compare all 3 trucks you have to mention all 3. duh..But you did not see me bring the Jap or German trucks into the conversation.

Enjoy that over priced mall crawler HAHAHA!


Posted by: johnny doe | Jun 16, 2016 9:50:37 AM

I would much rather have a Raptor than this truck. A dealership service department crawler.

Craptor or Rebel ? What's the difference ?
Most of them never go off the road anyway.

Craptor or Rebel ? What's the difference ?
Most of them never go off the road anyway.

Posted by: Ugly Fords | Jun 16, 2016 11:27:09 AM

Well the rebel does. When the tie rod end breaks or a ball joint fails it will suddenly swerve off road. Does that count?

Ugly Fords: Read a little and you may find out the difference...

Ford FX4 is better.

Too bad it has a poor cargo capacity. Add extra skid plates, flairs etc. and that will make its payload even worse.

The Rebel is a popular option and so is that hood.

Still not liking the new grill.

So it says Mopar on it, butt... is anything done to make it go any quicker, or go off-road any better?

I don't understand why the Rebel comes with the shortest box only. This truck is marketed to people that also ride dirt bikes, ATVs and snowmobiles and the 6.5 box is usually the better choice. Serious off-roaders can keep the same wheelbase by having the quad cab instead of crew.

Dan - a longer box adds weight. Go look at the cargo rating on the B pillar of one of these next time you are on a FCA lot.

I've had a Ford, Dodge, Chevy and now GMC, and I can say that I will take my Sierra over all of them. Ford for all of the dressing up you can put in or on it, is still lacking in fit and finish of similar priced Dodge and Chevy products. GMC has went the extra mile with pushing their professional grade image. But hey, at the end of the day, they are all trucks, work vehicles. So if it gets the job done for you, keep rolling.

meh... its a decent package... a little bit more than stickers and wheels... but your paying a lot for stuff you can get elsewhere besides 2 holes in your aluminum hood.

Lou_BC, I'm pretty sure if weight was a big concern, the Rebel would be sold in a short box regular cab only.

I have a quad cab RAM built pretty much like the Rebel. 4 post air, 392 LSD rear end. Sport version so yes I have the aluminum hood. I see someplace people rant about the front end of teams breaking, I believe that problem was solved a few year ago. Now GM has a vibration problem that can't be diagnosed, maybe it's that million times a second suspension, whatever it does a million times a second and the aluminum cracks instead of denting of the Ford pickups. Look like they all have one or two problems but it happens. I don't even give any credit to the Toyota or Nissan or Honda.
One thing I will say is I have been in all 3 2015 GM Ford and RAM trucks and I have to say the RAM has the best ride and handling out of the 3 imho. It also is quieter than some luxury cars I have been in. I like the feeling of the 8cyl hemi, I have to say the gm5.3 l is nice but you have to go to the 6.2 l GM to beat the RAM, now Ford with all the turbo baloney feels like a FAD just getting started. I heard an engineer was even saying that he wants to leave fortress because of the cheapness the turn gives a full size pickup.




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