2008 Dodge Ram 1500

large pickup / Extended cab pickup

2008 Dodge Ram 1500 Extended cab pickup

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Moderate overlap front
Head restraints & seats

Key

  • G
    Good
  • A
    Acceptable
  • M
    Marginal
  • P
    Poor
  • Superior
  • Advanced
  • Basic

Some ratings use a scale of Poor to Good. Others range from Basic to Superior.

Moderate overlap front

Rating applies to 2006-08 models

Tested vehicle: 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT Quad Cab 2wd

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.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Restraints and dummy kinematics
Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant 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

How the moderate overlap front test is conducted

Head restraints & seats

Rating applies to 2006-08 models

Seat type: Seats with adjustable lumbar

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry
Technical measurements for this test
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

How the head restraint & seat test is conducted