2016 ‘Mudfest’ — Outdoor Activity Vehicle of the Year

© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience
Best Pickup — 2016 Ram 1500
Version Tested: Rebel Crew Cab 4X4
Price as Equipped: $53,150
The Rebel was an all-new model in 2015, offering a full-size pickup truck option to those buyers wanting to head off-road. Easy to spot with its bold Ram grille, the Rebel also turns heads with its throaty V8 exhaust note emanating from its 5.7-liter HEMI V8 engine putting out almost 400 horsepower. With so much power on tap, the Rebel was easily the most fun vehicle to drive at this year’s Mudfest. Rebel excels off-road with air suspension and a raised ride height, new 17-inch aluminum wheels with 33-inch Toyo Open Country A/T all-terrain tires and skidplates. A nice touch inside is the Rebel’s tire tread pattern integrated into the seats.

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