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2013 Dodge Ram 1500

Large pickup

Crashworthiness
Front crash
prevention
Crash avoidance rating
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  • Moderate overlap front
    G
  • Roof strength
    M
  • Head restraints & seats
    G
2011 Dodge Ram 1500 shown
2011 Dodge Ram 1500 shown
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)
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
2007
G
P
2006
G
2005
G
A
2004
G
A
2003
G
A
2002
G
2001
P
2000
P
1999
P
1998
P

Applies to 2009-14 models

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
G
Injury measures
Head/neck
G
Chest
G
Leg/foot, left
G
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 redesigned for the 2009 model year. Frontal ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by Chrysler as part of frontal crash test verification.

Injury measures

Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

Dummy movement was well controlled. The driver side curtain airbag deployed during the crash.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2009 Dodge Ram 1500 ST (2wd Crew Cab)
Weight 5,090 lbs.
Side airbagsfront and rear head curtain airbags
Wheelbase140 in.
Length228 in.
Width79 in.
Engine4.7 L V8
EPA ratings14 mpg city / 19 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDVTF0815
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm)11
Left (cm)9
Center (cm)7
Right (cm)4
Brake pedal (cm)3
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm)-1
Right (cm)-1
Steering column movement
Upward (cm)1
Rearward (cm)3
A-pillar rearward movement (cm)0

Driver injury measures

Test IDVTF0815
Head
HIC-15131
Peak gs at hard contactno contact
Neck
Tension (kN)1.2
Extension bending moment (Nm)42
Maximum Nij 0.47
Chest maximum compression (mm)36
Legs
Femur force - left (kN)3.3
Femur force - right (kN)0.4
Knee displacement - left (mm)2
Knee displacement - right (mm)0
Maximum tibia index - left0.29
Maximum tibia index - right0.26
Tibia axial force - left (kN)1.0
Tibia axial force - right (kN)1.7
Foot acceleration (g)
Left66
Right95

Applies to 2009-14 models

Overall evaluation
M
Curb weight5,186 lbs
Peak force15,412 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio2.97
Tested vehicle
Rating applies only to crew cab models.
2011 Dodge Ram 1500 ST Crew Cab 4x2
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 2009-14 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 ratingLow
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N)21
Max neck tension (N)527

Applies to 2013-15 models

Overall evaluation

Crash avoidance rating
Not Available
0 points total

Forward collision warning

Not available.
0 points

Low-speed autobrake

Not available.
0 points

High-speed autobrake

Not available.
0 points

How this rating is determined

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