Crash-test results are typically the safety benchmark for most vehicles, but unfortunately, the 2009 Dodge Ram 1500 has not yet been tested by either NHTSA or the IIHS. Despite the lack of test data, the Dodge Ram 1500 boasts a wealth of standard safety features, which means that experts at TheCarConnection.com are confident enough to bestow a high safety rating on the new Dodge Ram 1500.
Reviewers are very impressed with the standard safety features found on the Dodge Ram 1500. The Detroit News points out that this 2009 Dodge Ram 1500 offers "more standard features than before," including standard "traction control, stability control," and "side curtain airbags." ConsumerGuide reports that all 2009 Dodge Ram 1500 models come with "dual front airbags" and "antilock four-wheel disc brakes." Moving up to the Laramie trim of the Dodge Ram 1500 brings a standard "rear-obstacle-detection system," according to ConsumerGuide reviewers. Cars.com states that other "available backup aids include rear parking sensors and a camera system that uses the navigation system's screen to show what's behind the truck when in Reverse."
Speaking of visibility aids, reviews read by TheCarConnection.com suggest you shouldn't need too many. ConsumerGuide reviewers claim that "visibility is very good all around," thanks to the commanding seating position and generously sized windows featured on the 2009 Dodge ram 1500.