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2006 Dodge Ram 1500

Large pickup
  • Moderate overlap front
    G
  • Head restraints & seats
    P
1
Side airbags: front and rear head curtain airbags (optional)
2
Electronic stability control (optional beginning with 2007 models)
3
Antilock brakes (optional); rear-wheel antilock brakes standard
4
Daytime running lights (optional on fleet vehicles only)
Model yearFront small overlapFront moderate overlapSideRoof strengthHead restraints & seats
2014
G
M
G
2013
G
M
G
2012
G
M
M
G
2011
G
M
M
G
2010
G
M
M
G
2009
G
M
M
G
2008
G
P
2007
G
P
2006
G
P
2005
G
A
2004
G
A
2003
G
A
2002
G
2001
P
2000
P
1999
P
1998
P

Applies to 2006-08 models

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
G
Injury measures
Head/neck
G
Chest
G
Leg/foot, left
M
Leg/foot, right
G
Restraints and dummy kinematics
G
Important: Frontal crash test ratings should be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.

The Dodge Ram 1500 was re-engineered for the 2006 model year. Frontal ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by DaimlerChrysler as part of frontal crash test verification.

Injury measures

Measures taken from the head, neck, and chest indicate low risk of injuries to these body regions in a crash of this severity. Forces on the left foot indicate that injuries to the foot would be possible.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

Dummy movement was well controlled. After the dummy moved forward into the airbag, it rebounded into the seat without its head coming close to any stiff structure that could cause injury.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2006 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT (2wd Quad Cab)
Weight 5,214 lbs.
Side airbagsnone
Wheelbase140 in.
Length228 in.
Width80 in.
Engine5.7 L V8
EPA ratings15 mpg city / 19 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDVTF0401
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm)15
Left (cm)12
Center (cm)9
Right (cm)3
Brake pedal (cm)6
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm)1
Right (cm)1
Steering column movement
Upward (cm)2
Rearward (cm)2
A-pillar rearward movement (cm)2

Driver injury measures

Test IDVTF0401
Head
HIC-15499
Peak gs at hard contactno contact
Neck
Tension (kN)1.8
Extension bending moment (Nm)15
Maximum Nij 0.31
Chest maximum compression (mm)34
Legs
Femur force - left (kN)4.5
Femur force - right (kN)2.7
Knee displacement - left (mm)3
Knee displacement - right (mm)0
Maximum tibia index - left0.64
Maximum tibia index - right0.19
Tibia axial force - left (kN)2.3
Tibia axial force - right (kN)1.1
Foot acceleration (g)
Left202
Right49

Applies to 2006-08 models

Overall evaluation
P
Dynamic rating
P
Seat/head restraint geometry
A
Important: Head restraints & seats ratings should be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.

Seat type

Seats with adjustable lumbar

How this test is conducted

Seat typeSeats with adjustable lumbar
Geometry
Backset (mm)72
Distance below top of head (mm)42
Seat design parameters
Pass/failFail
Max T1 acceleration (g)11.6
Head contact time (ms)93
Force ratingHigh
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N)281
Max neck tension (N)843

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