Applies to 2009-12 models built before February 2012
|Structure and safety cage|
|Driver injury measures|
|Rear passenger injury measures|
|Side crash test ratings can be compared across vehicle categories.
The Dodge Ram 1500 was redesigned for the 2009 model year. Beginning with 2009 models manufactured after September 2008, the front door trim panels were modified to improve occupant protection in side impact crashes (note: information about when a specific vehicle was manufactured is on the certification label typically affixed to the vehicle on or near the driver door).
Beginning with models manufactured after January 2012, the side airbags were modified, so the listed ratings do not apply to trucks built after this date.
Driver — Measures taken from the dummy indicate that rib fractures and/or internal organ injuries would be likely in a crash of this severity. The risk of significant injuries to other body regions is low.
Passenger — Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity.
Driver — The dummy's head was protected from being hit by any hard structures, including the intruding barrier, by a side curtain airbag that deployed from the roof.
Passenger — The side curtain airbag did not deploy properly, and the dummy's head was hit by the pillar behind the rear passenger door. This pillar is required by federal standard to provide some protection for occupants' heads.
Tested vehicle specifications
|Tested vehicle||2009 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT (2wd Crew Cab)|
|Weight|| 5,152 lbs.|
|Side airbags||standard front and rear head curtain airbags |
|Engine||4.7 L V8|
|EPA ratings||14 mpg city / 19 mpg highway|
How this test is conducted
Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side
|B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm) |
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.
Driver injury measures
|Lateral deflection (mm)||55|
|Lateral force (kN)||1.6|
|Maximum deflection (mm)||63|
|Average deflection (mm)||48|
|Maximum deflection rate (m/s)||6.67|
|Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)||2.22|
|Iliac force (kN)||1.6|
|Acetabulum force (kN)||2.5|
|Combined force (kN)||3.9|
Passenger injury measures
|Lateral deflection (mm)||25|
|Lateral force (kN)||1.1|
|Maximum deflection (mm)||40|
|Average deflection (mm)||22|
|Maximum deflection rate (m/s)||3.49|
|Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)||0.60|
|Iliac force (kN)||0.2|
|Acetabulum force (kN)||2.6|
|Combined force (kN)||2.6|