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  • Writer's pictureCory Fourniquet

YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED! 2023 Ram 2500 HD Rebel Off-Road Quick Take

After its world debut at the State Fair of Texas, we were given a chance to get behind the wheel of the new 2023 Ram 2500 Heavy Duty Rebel off-road at the 2022 Texas Auto Writer's Association's Texas Truck Rodeo.

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We took it out on the off-road course at Eagles Canyon Raceway with the head of product marketing for Ram Heavy Duty Trucks and answered your most burning questions from our previous video covering this new pickup (in which we interviewed the CEO of the Ram Brand).

We discuss cab configurations, engine choices, winch availability (or lack thereof), wheel options, and more.

Expanding their off-road offerings, Ram Trucks bring us the 2500 Heavy Duty Rebel. Slotting between the Laramie and Power Wagon, this new Rebel offers enthusiasts off-road performance features straight from the factory.

Quick Facts:

  • Builds on popular, ultra-capable Ram 1500 Rebel

  • Unique exterior design, aggressive off-road tires, an electronic rear locker and rear limited-slip differential, skid plates, and an optional 12,000-lb. WARN winch

  • Segment-leading suspension system features the best ride quality, handling, load-carrying characteristics, and articulation, loaded or unloaded, with exclusive five-link coil suspension

  • Available rear air suspension system further enhances best-in-class ride and handling qualities

  • Standard 6.4-liter HEMI V-8 engine with variable-valve timing (VVT)

  • Optional 6.7-liter Cummins Turbo Diesel engine

  • Base Price: $68,840

  • Price as Tested: $91,630

2023 Ram 2500 Heavy Duty Rebel power numbers:

  • Horsepower: 410 horsepower (gas)/370 horsepower (Diesel)

  • Torque: 429 lb.-ft. (gas)/850 lb.-ft. (Diesel)

  • Towing: 16,870 pounds

  • Payload: 3,140 pounds

  • Three different seating options including a full Natura Plus leather bucket seat

  • Available safety features include adaptive cruise control, full-speed forward-collision warning plus, Lane Keep Assist, blind-spot monitoring and cross-path detection, automatic headlamps, digital rearview mirror with tow mode, and rain-sensitive windshield wipers

All images courtesy of Capturing the Machine.

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