2009 Dodge Ram 1500

large pickup / Extended cab pickup


Rating overview
Moderate overlap front: original test
Roof strength
Head restraints & seats


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

Moderate overlap front: original test

Rating applies to 2009-12 models

Tested vehicle: 2016 Ram 1500 ST Quad Cab 2wd

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.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Driver restraints and dummy kinematics

Action shot taken during the moderate overlap frontal crash test.

The dummy's position in relation to the steering wheel and instrument panel after the crash test indicates that the driver's survival space was maintained very well.

The frontal and side curtain airbags worked well together to keep the head from coming close to any stiff structure that could cause injury.

Forces on the left foot were just high enough to indicate the possibility of injuries.

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CEF1603
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 ID CEF1603
HIC-15 143
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Tension (kN) 1.2
Extension bending moment (Nm) 21
Maximum Nij 0.23
Chest maximum compression (mm) 25
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 - left 0.47
Maximum tibia index - right 0.26
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 1.9
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 3.4
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 155
Right 70

How the moderate overlap front test is conducted

Roof strength

Rating applies to 2009-12 models

Tested vehicle: 2016 Ram 1500 Tradesman Quad Cab 2wd

Overall evaluation
Curb weight 5,120 lbs
Peak force 16,255 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio 3.17

How the roof strength test is conducted

Head restraints & seats

Seat type: Power cloth seats

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry
Technical measurements for this test
Seat type Power cloth seats
Backset (mm) 61
Distance below top of head (mm) 37
Seat design parameters
Pass/fail Pass
Max T1 acceleration (g) 8.6
Head contact time (ms) 74
Force rating 1
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N) 21
Max neck tension (N) 527

How the head restraint & seat test is conducted
Currently, IIHS tests apply only to front seats.

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