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2013 Ram 1500 - Safety Review and Crash Test Ratings

 
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The Ram 1500 has a respectable feature set, and crash-test ratings have improved to its best yet.
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SAFETY | 7 out of 10

Expert Quotes:

'Good,' frontal and rear impact; 'moderate,' side impact and roof strength
IIHS

Four stars, frontal impact
NHTSA




With new safety features available on many trim levels, the 2013 Ram 1500 has improved on the real-world safety of the previous version. That prior edition had some difficulty in crash tests from both agencies as well, and the Ram's running upgrades have brought significant improvements in its crash-test scores--even if it's not a complete victory.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) hasn't yet tested the Ram 1500 for side impact, but it gives these trucks a 'good' rating for frontal impact. Unfortunately its roof strength score is only "marginal," and with the roof only able to withstand 2.97 times its weight, it's actually below the standards for passenger cars.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has given the entire Ram 1500 lineup four stars overall, including a five-star rating for side-impact protection. That's a big improvement over prior years, when the revamped Ram had earned low three-star side-impact scores. 

This year, the Ram 1500 returns with the mandatory airbags, anti-lock brakes, traction and stability control. All models now come with hill-start assist, which maintains braking until the gas is engaged on an uphill ascent, and trailer-sway control, which uses anti-lock braking to mitigate the wagging effect induced when towing.

On the features list, all models offer a rearview camera either as an option or as standard equipment; rear parking sensors are available or standard on all body styles except the regular-cab versions. The more expensive Laramie and Longhorn editions also offer adjustable pedals, a boon to shorter drivers in particular. Blind-spot detectors aren't offered, but large, folding trailer side mirrors enhance visibility, which is mostly excellent--though we still recommend the rearview camera due to the Ram's high tailgate.

The Ram's new Uconnect Access system also links the truck to emergency 911 service, in case of an accident.


Conclusion

The Ram 1500 has a respectable feature set, and crash-test ratings have improved to its best yet.

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