2012 Dodge Ram 1500

large pickup / Extended cab pickup

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Moderate overlap front
Side
Roof strength
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 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
Injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
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.

Side

Rating applies to 2012 models built after January 2012

Tested vehicle: 2016 Ram 1500 Tradesman Quad cab 2wd

The Dodge Ram 1500 Quad Cab was redesigned for the 2009 model year. Beginning with 2012 models manufactured after January 2012, side airbags designed to protect drivers' and front passengers' torsos were added to the side curtain airbags previously included. (Information about when a specific vehicle was manufactured is on the certification label typically affixed to the car on the driver door or adjacent B-pillar.)

The make name "Dodge" was officially changed to "Ram" beginning with the 2013 model year.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Head protection
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Head protection

View of the vehicle and barrier just after the crash test.

View of the vehicle after the crash with doors removed, showing the side airbags and damage to the occupant compartment.

Smeared greasepaint shows where the driver dummy's head was protected from being hit by hard structures by the side curtain airbag.

Smeared greasepaint shows where the rear passenger dummy’s head was protected by the side airbag.

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

Head restraints & seats

Rating applies to 2009-12 models

Seat type: Power cloth seats

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry