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Safety features like a rearview camera are available, but the Ram 1500's crash-test scores aren't all great.
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"Good" front and rear impact protection; "marginal" side impact and roof impact protection
IIHS

Three stars overall, Regular Cab; four stars overall, Quad Cab and Crew Cab
NHTSA




The Ram 1500 has some worthwhile safety features on its options list, but its crash-test scores aren't as good as those scored by the F-150 and Tundra.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) splits the Ram's crash-test scores by body style. Regular Cab editions earn just three stars overall, but Quad Cab and Crew Cab versions are rated at four stars. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) gives the Ram lineup "good" ratings for front and rear impact protection, but calls roof- and side-impact protection "marginal."

The conflicting scores between IIHS and NHTSA ratings may cause some confusion for buyers, but there's no doubt the Ram comes with a full complement of active and passive safety gear: dual front and side airbags, four-wheel anti-lock brakes, traction control, and stability control are all standard.

Like other pickups, the Ram doesn't offer high-tech safety features like blind-spot detection though the optional rearview camera is handy and welcome due to the Ram's high ride height reducing rearward visibility. Optional large, folding trailer side mirrors enhance visibility as well.

 

 

 

Conclusion

Safety features like a rearview camera are available, but the Ram 1500's crash-test scores aren't all great.

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