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2019 Ram 1500 Rebel 12 Adds a Dose of Refinement

Motor Trend logo Motor Trend 9/21/2018 Motor Trend Staff

The Ram 1500 Rebel has a refined interior. The black and red color theme befits the truck's name, and we love the comfortable cloth and vinyl seats and the rotary shifter, among other things. But now Ram is offering Rebel buyers more technology and upgraded materials as part of a new special edition.

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The Rebel 12 adds features you can't find on the standard model, including leather seats. A large 12.0-inch touchscreen replaces the 5-inch and 8.4-inch units offered on the regular Rebel. Along with the bigger touchscreen comes Ram's fourth-generation Uconnect system with improved processing power, multi-touch gestures, split-screen capability, and sharper graphics.

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The special edition also gets a Harman Kardon sound system with 19 speakers, a 900-watt surround-sound amplifier, 10-inch subwoofer, and noise cancellation technology. Like many other interior components on the Rebel, the speaker grilles are framed in red.

The Rebel 12 is available in all the same powertrain configurations as the regular model. That means it will offer a 3.6-liter V-6 eTorque mild hybrid engine, a 5.7-liter V-8 eTorque, and a 5.7-liter V-8 without eTorque. Those who opt for the special edition also get the same colors and cab options as the standard Rebel.

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The 2019 Ram 1500 Rebel 12 goes on sale in the fourth quarter of this year, with prices starting at $48,685.

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