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2008 Dodge Ram 1500

Large pickup
Crashworthiness
  • Moderate overlap front
    G
  • Head restraints & seats
    P

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Model year Front overlap Side Roof strength Head restraints & seats Front crash prevention
Small Moderate
2012
G
G
M
G
Crash avoidance rating
2011
G
M
G
Crash avoidance rating
2010
G
M
G
Crash avoidance rating
2009
G
M
G
Crash avoidance rating
2008
G
P
Crash avoidance rating
2007
G
P
Crash avoidance rating
2006
G
P
Crash avoidance rating
2005
G
A
Crash avoidance rating
2004
G
A
Crash avoidance rating
2003
G
A
Crash avoidance rating
2002
G
Crash avoidance rating
2001
P
Crash avoidance rating
2000
P
Crash avoidance rating
1999
P
Crash avoidance rating
1998
P
Crash avoidance rating

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 vehicle 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT Quad Cab 2wd
Weight 5,214 lbs.
Side airbags none
Wheelbase 141 in.
Length 228 in.
Width 80 in.
Engine 5.7 L V8
EPA ratings 15 mpg city / 19 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID VTF0401
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 ID VTF0401
Head
HIC-15 499
Peak gs at hard contact no 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 - left 0.64
Maximum tibia index - right 0.19
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 2.3
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 1.1
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 202
Right 49

Applies to 2006-08 models

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

Seat type

Seats with adjustable lumbar

How this test is conducted

Seat type Seats with adjustable lumbar
Geometry
Backset (mm) 72
Distance below top of head (mm) 42
Seat design parameters
Pass/fail Fail
Max T1 acceleration (g) 11.6
Head contact time (ms) 93
Force rating 3
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N) 281
Max neck tension (N) 843

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