Early this year, Ram Truck released two new trim levels for its 1500 light truck line and now we know just how much you’ve got to dish out to drive one. The two new trim levels are the fittingly named, and brawny, Rebel and the extra chrome laden Laramie Limited.
Both the trims are available mid-year for the 2015 model and will continue to be offered into the 2016 line. The Rebel has a starting price of $42,790 while the Laramie Limited starts at $50,675. For the Laramie Limited this is a price increase of $1,245 verses the 2014 edition; however, it does get a lot more chrome.
Ram calls the Laramie Limited the “benchmark in truck opulence.” It has been completely bedazzled with a new grille that ditches Ram’s trademark crosshairs for a more sophisticated twin-nostril design that mirror the lines of the headlights and drips chrome down to the front bumper.
The rest of the exterior is also bedecked with shine including a chrome bumper, chrome accents, aluminum 20-inch wheels, and 20-inch wide by 5-inch high chrome RAM lettering across the tail for the final touch. The chrome bumpers are optional, but if you’re going for opulence might as well go all out.
The Laramie Limited contrast all of the exterior shine with a subtle lux, and mostly matte black, interior. It tastefully features black leather with piping and pin striped upholstery along with argento wood accents.
The Rebel takes the 1500 a different direction with a roughing it stye. It also departs from the trademark Ram crosshair grille and instead features an interlocking matte black design. A matte black theme continues down the flanks in the accents of the truck. For a little bit of shine there is a silver RAM badge in the grille and large 5-inch chrome RAM lettering on tailgate.
The Rebel packs legit off-roading ability with 17-inch aluminum wheels that have standard 33-inch Toyo Open Country A/T tires. Skid plates, tow hooks, and an improved 10.3-inch ground clearance are nice touches as well.
Inside the ruggedness of the Rebel continues with an exclusive black with red highlights design. The seats are extremely cool with the truck’s Toyo tires tread design imbedded into them. The Rebel name is emblazoned on the seats in accent stitching.
Engine wise the Laramie Limited is being offered with either a 5.7-liter Hemi V8 or a 3.0-liter EcoDiesel. The Rebel offers both the 5.7-liter Hemi V8 and a 3.6-liter Pentastar V6, but does not currently offer the popular diesel option. Two-wheel-drive and four-wheel-drive options are also available on both models.
Look for both trims to be arriving in dealerships soon.