Special Look: New 2023 Ram 2500 Heavy Duty Rebel

Written By: Amy Plemons | Oct 27, 2022 8:08:50 PM

Ram is adding a new Heavy Duty pickup to the family: the 2023 Ram 2500 HD Rebel. It's based on the very popular 1500 Rebel.  It was first unveiled at the State Fair of Texas Auto Show back in September and slots between the Laramie and the Power Wagon.  Ram says it's designed to offer off-road performance features straight from the factory. 

Ram2500_03Photo Credit: Kevin McCauley/Capturing the Machine.

2023 Ram 2500 Heavy Duty Rebel

Ram brought the new 2500 HD Rebel to the Texas Truck Rodeo held in October by the Texas Auto Writers Association, of which I'm a current board memeber.  I had a chance to get behind the wheel and chat with Ram Trucks' Jeff Johnson about its features.

As a HD pickup you expect it to be capable, which it is. What you might not expect is it's smooth and enjoyable ride - something you'll also find in the Ram 1500 lineup. It really is remarkable in a pickup this size. The suspension just feels terrific and lends itself to excellent ride quality. 

Johnson shows us the highlights of the new Ram 2500 HD Rebel which includes a new digital driver display.

To recap, 2023 Ram 2500 HD Rebel features and options include:

  • aggressive off-road tires
  • a unique suspension
  • an electronic rear locker and rear limited-slip differential,
  • skid plates
  • available rear air suspension
  • optional 12,000-lb. WARN winch installed from the factory

Powertrain and Specs

Ram HD Rebel models offer a choice between a 6.4-liter HEMI® V-8 with cylinder deactivation and variable-cam timing (VCT) and 6.7-liter Cummins Turbo Diesel I-6 engines.  )The one highlighted here has the Cummins engine. ) 

  • Horsepower: 410 horsepower (gas) / 370 horsepower (diesel)
  • Torque: 429 lb.-ft. (gas) / 850 lb.-ft. (diesel)
  • Towing: 16,870 pounds
  • Payload: 3,140 pounds



Available safety features include adaptive cruise control, full-speed forward-collision warning plus, Lane Keep Assist, Blind-spot Monitoring and Rear Cross Path detection, automatic headlamps, digital rearview mirror with tow mode and rain-sensing windshield wipers.


The 2023 Ram Heavy Duty Rebel goes on sale in the fourth quarter of 2022

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Photo Credit: Kevin McCauley/Capturing the Machine.