A vocal subset of Ram truck enthusiasts has long clamored for a particular combination: a Power Wagon with a Cummins turbodiesel. Well, they still aren’t getting one.
The 2023 Ram 2500 Rebel does offer that long-coveted turbodiesel, while adding and subtracting in a few places to create something that’s more heavy-duty truck and less rock crawler. Out on the road, the Rebel feels every bit the heavy-duty truck with a big-honking diesel engine.
The Rebel may not be as livable as a Power Wagon, but should be more pleasant than a Ford F-250 Tremor or GMC Sierra 2500 AT4. Off-road, the Rebel may be less capable than the Power Wagon, but that’s pretty much the highest bar you can try to clear in the off-roading truck realm.