Read more about the Shootout: Ram 1500 Rebel vs. Toyota Tundra TRD Pro at Off-Road.com.If you’re looking to buy a new truck and know you’ll demand more from your vehicle than the Average Joe when it comes to getting off the pavement, a standard 4x4 package may not be enough. That’s exactly why more manufacturers are offering specialty trucks that boast improved off-road performance that won’t immediately send the buyer searching for aftermarket parts.
For this head-to-head shootout we are pitting the Ram 1500 Rebel against the Toyota Tundra TRD Pro, as these are the only two next-level off-road half-tons available in 2016. Call them off-road-plus packages or next-level off-roaders, whatever name you use these trucks provide off-road performance above and beyond the standard off-road package thanks to upgraded suspension, larger tires and unique appearances and styling cues. The trucks are fitted with upgraded parts that are tested, tuned and installed by the manufacturer, and best of all they are backed with a warranty (provided you don’t become a YouTube sensation by stupidly launching it off a Supercross-style jump).