Ram 1500 Rebel 12 Further Rivals 2019 Silverado With More Premium Updates7
Although Chevrolet is tackling the more casual off-roading crowd with the 2019 Silverado Trail Boss, the Ram 1500 has just upped the game. The brand revealed the Ram 1500 Rebel 12 to further rival the 2019 Silverado with off-road chops and premium amenities, Fiat-Chrysler Authority reported.
The “12” name comes from one massive infotainment screen sitting in the center of the cabin. Ram first introduced its 12-inch Uconnect system with the regular 2019 1500 model, but this marks the first time the Rebel has gained the system as standard equipment. The Uconnect system features enhanced processing power, multi-touch gestures, improved visuals and smartphone integration. Navigation is also part of the package, too.
For those who enjoy some tunes while crawling through the unbeaten path, Ram has also equipped the Rebel 12 with a 900-watt audio system. There are 19 Harman Kardon speakers and a 10-inch subwoofer for drivers to take advantage of. The brand said it’s the “finest audio system ever available in a pickup.”
The Ram’s already tasteful looking interior is spruced up further with a leather interior, heated front seats, and unique metal surrounds for the speakers in Ram Rebel’s signature red finish.
And since this is the Rebel model, a standard factory lift, locking rear differentials, Bilstein shocks, skid plates and 33-inch tires are all on hand.
Ram believes the Rebel 12 model will carve a niche in the segment for those seeking off-road credentials and a premium experience behind the wheel. The same can’t be said for Chevrolet. The more hardcore Trail Boss package only comes with a lower-spec trim or mid-range LT. The finer things Ram offers won’t be found in the LT model, though the Trail Boss LT is our favorite looking of the 2019 Silverado batch.
Shoppers will find the new Ram 1500 Rebel 12 at dealers in the fourth quarter of this year with a $46,990 MSRP before destination.
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It will be hard for Chevy to keep up in the interior
This should be a true Wake Up call for them to get on board with a serious revamp of the interior for the Silverado’s Mid Life Refresh, Chevy at this point, understands that they may have ran into a wall with this mildly updated interior carryover from the 2018 model and the 2020 SUV’s I’m certain will be more tasteful in appearance along with the upcoming 2020/2021 F-150 which is also sure to step in and impress with a presentable interior layout and new features that will also further “Up The Game” In Tech Innovation.
Judging by the Ram forums I’ve visited, it will be tough for the 2019 Ram interior to hold up. Between the water leaks, dozens of different rattles, glitchy touchscreens, electrical gremlins, seats coming apart, and trim adhesives letting go, the 2019 Rams are going to spend the majority of their time waiting at the dealer for repair parts.
The forums are just a very small % of owners. Go to each trucks forums and you find the same things
I’ve looked at all of the new trucks as I’m in the market. I drove a Rebel with the etorque and the 8.4″ uconnect system. Even with the standard rebel amenities, the trail boss has zero chance of keeping up with the rebel. Hell, the ltz and high country versions look chintzy inside compared to the regular Rebel. Don’t even mind the fact that the rebel 12 ads more than just the bigger screen. It’s a much more comprehensive package than just the screen size. Then see that there’s 3 trim levels above the rebel, and it’s scary for gm. no 6.2 and only the lazy 5.3 in the trail boss is a punt. I wouldn’t be shocked if the ram outsells the Silverado. The ram interior is even better than the f150, and the Fords interior is from 2015, but still light years ahead of GM’s interior that was just phoned in. I know, gm has always cheaped out on interiors, but this is ridiculous that a brand new truck can’t do at least as good as the 4 yr old Fords interior.
The F-150’s interior is one of the worst on the market for material quality. The plastic is so thin and cheap that the dash and glovebox will warp if the truck is parked in the sun often enough. There are videos on youtube showing brand new 2018 F-150’s with the dash plastic curling up near the defroster vent and the gloveboxes are distorted, creating a big 1/4″ gap in the middle of the door.
Not just the interior. The Silvy exterior looks as though there were different design teams at work for the front, side, and rear, and the teams did not talk to each other for the duration of the project.
The Ram might be a bit vanilla, especially considering they pioneered the aggressive Kenworth look everyone else has been copying for the last two decades, but this a smooth design and nothing clashes. Front, side, rear look like they belong to the same truck.