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2011 Dodge Ram 1500

Large pickup
Crashworthiness
  • Moderate overlap front
    G
  • Roof strength
    M
  • Head restraints & seats
    G

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Model year Front overlap SideRoof strengthHead restraints & seatsFront crash prevention
SmallModerate
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 2009-12 models

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

This rating applies to vehicles other than the specific model and body style tested.

The Dodge Ram 1500 Quad Cab was redesigned for the 2009 model year. The make name "Dodge" was officially changed to "Ram" beginning with the 2013 model year.

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. A high acceleration was recorded on the left foot, indicating that foot injuries would be possible.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

Dummy movement was well controlled. The driver side curtain airbag deployed during the crash. After the dummy moved forward into the frontal airbag, it rebounded into the seat without its head coming close to any stiff structure that could cause injury.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2016 Ram 1500 ST Quad Cab 2wd
Weight 5,162 lbs.
Side airbagsfront and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase141 in.
Length229 in.
Width79 in.
Engine5.7 L V8
EPA ratings15 mpg city / 22 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCEF1603
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm)6
Left (cm)8
Center (cm)7
Right (cm)2
Brake pedal (cm)2
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm)0
Right (cm)1
Steering column movement
Upward (cm)0
Rearward (cm)-2
A-pillar rearward movement (cm)0

Driver injury measures

Test IDCEF1603
Head
HIC-15143
Peak gs at hard contactno contact
Neck
Tension (kN)1.2
Extension bending moment (Nm)21
Maximum Nij 0.23
Chest maximum compression (mm)25
Legs
Femur force - left (kN)2.3
Femur force - right (kN)1.1
Knee displacement - left (mm)1
Knee displacement - right (mm)0
Maximum tibia index - left0.47
Maximum tibia index - right0.26
Tibia axial force - left (kN)1.9
Tibia axial force - right (kN)3.4
Foot acceleration (g)
Left155
Right70

Applies to 2009-12 models

Overall evaluation
M
Curb weight5,120 lbs
Peak force16,255 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio3.17
Tested vehicle
2016 Ram 1500 Tradesman Quad Cab 2wd
Roof strength test ratings can be compared across vehicle categories.

In the test, the strength of the roof is determined by pushing a metal plate against one side of it at a slow but constant speed. The force applied relative to the vehicle's weight is known as the strength-to-weight ratio. This graph shows how the ratio varied as the test of this vehicle progressed. The peak strength-to-weight ratio recorded at any time before the roof is crushed 5 inches is the key measurement of roof strength.

A good rating requires a strength-to-weight ratio of at least 4. In other words, the roof must withstand a force of at least 4 times the vehicle's weight before the plate crushes the roof by 5 inches. For an acceptable rating, the minimum required strength-to-weight ratio is 3.25. For a marginal rating, it is 2.5. Anything lower than that is poor.

How this test is conducted

Applies to 2009-12 models

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

Seat type

Power cloth seats

How this test is conducted

Seat typePower cloth seats
Geometry
Backset (mm)61
Distance below top of head (mm)37
Seat design parameters
Pass/failPass
Max T1 acceleration (g)8.6
Head contact time (ms)74
Force rating1
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N)21
Max neck tension (N)527
1
Side airbags: front and rear head curtain airbags
2
Electronic stability control, includes roll stability control
3
Antilock brakes
4
Daytime running lights (optional on fleet vehicles only)

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