2019 Ram 1500

large pickup / Crew cab pickup

2019 Ram 1500 Crew cab pickup

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Small overlap front: driver-side
Small overlap front: passenger-side
Moderate overlap front
Side
Roof strength
Head restraints & seats

Crash avoidance & mitigation

Headlights (varies by trim/option)
Front crash prevention
Optional system
Superior

Child seat anchors

LATCH ease of use

Other available safety features

  • Standard daytime running lights
  • Optional blind spot detection
  • Optional lane departure warning
  • Optional lane departure prevention

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.

Small overlap front: driver-side

Rating applies to 2019 models built after July 2018

Tested vehicle: 2019 Ram 1500 Big Horn Crew Cab 2wd

The Ram 1500 Crew Cab was redesigned for the 2019 model year. Beginning with 2019 models built after July 2018, the cab mounts to the vehicle frame at the C-pillars were strengthened to improve occupant protection in small overlap frontal crashes. (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.)

Two tests of the Ram 1500 Crew Cab were conducted by the Institute; vehicle specifications for the two trucks were identical. In the first test, Fiat Chrysler identified possible prior dummy ankle damage that may have caused elevated injury measures on the left lower leg. In the second test with a new ankle assembly installed, there were also indications of elevated left lower leg injury. Therefore, the ratings are based on combined results from both tests.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Hip/thigh
Lower leg/foot
Restraints and dummy kinematics

Action shot taken during the second of two driver-side small overlap frontal crash tests.

The dummy's position in relation to the door frame, steering wheel, and instrument panel after the crash test indicates that the driver's survival space was maintained well (second test shown).

The frontal and side curtain airbags worked well together to keep the head from coming close to any stiff structure or outside objects that could cause injury (second test shown).

Forces on the left lower leg were high enough to indicate a likely risk of injury in the first test (shown) and a moderate risk in the second test.

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CEN1809 CEN1814
Lower occupant compartment
Lower hinge pillar max (cm) 3 2
Footrest (cm) 9 12
Left toepan (cm) 9 17
Brake pedal (cm) 7 10
Parking brake (cm)
Rocker panel lateral average (cm) 1 2
Upper occupant compartment
Steering column 2 3
Upper hinge pillar max (cm) 3 4
Upper dash (cm) 3 4
Lower instrument panel (cm) 3 3

Driver injury measures

Test ID CEN1809 CEN1814
Head
HIC-15 48 75
Peak gs at hard contact no contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.5 0.8
Extension bending moment (Nm) 5 7
Maximum Nij 0.11 0.15
Chest maximum compression (mm) 17 21
Femur (kN)
Left 1.4 2.2
Right 0.3 0.5
Knee displacement (mm)
Left 3 7
Right 1 2
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left 0 0
Right 0 0
Maximum tibia index
Left 1.47 0.93
Right 0.50 0.43
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left 5.0 4.1
Right 1.5 1.3
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 133 94
Right 31 36

How the driver-side small overlap front test is conducted

Small overlap front: passenger-side

Rating applies to 2019 models built after July 2018

Tested vehicle: 2019 Ram1500 Tradesman Crew Cab 2wd

The Ram 1500 Crew Cab was redesigned for the 2019 model year. Beginning with 2019 models built after July 2018, the cab mounts to the vehicle frame at the C-pillars were strengthened to improve occupant protection in small overlap frontal crashes. (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.)

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Passenger injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Hip/thigh
Lower leg/foot
Passenger restraints and dummy kinematics
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Hip/thigh
Lower leg/foot
Driver restraints and dummy kinematics

Action shot taken during the passenger-side small overlap frontal crash test.

The dummy's position in relation to the door frame and dashboard after the crash test indicates that the passenger’s survival space was maintained reasonably well.

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

Despite intrusion of the toepan and dashboard, risk of injuries to the dummy's legs and feet was low.

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on passenger side

Test ID CEP1819
Lower occupant compartment
Lower hinge pillar max (cm) 8
Footrest (cm) 23
Right toepan (cm) 20
Center toepan (cm) 11
Rocker panel lateral average (cm) 0
Upper occupant compartment
Center dash (cm) 3
Upper hinge pillar max (cm) 6
Upper dash (cm) 7
Right lower dash (cm) 6

Passenger injury measures

Test ID CEP1819
Head
HIC-15 173
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.6
Extension bending moment (Nm) 5
Maximum Nij 0.11
Chest maximum compression (mm) 13
Femur (kN)
Left 2.7
Right 1.6
Knee displacement (mm)
Left 10
Right 3
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left 0
Right 0
Maximum tibia index
Left 0.67
Right 0.73
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left 2.2
Right 2.9
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 106
Right 100

Driver injury measures

Test ID CEP1819
Head
HIC-15 22
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.7
Extension bending moment (Nm) 18
Maximum Nij 0.22
Chest maximum compression (mm) 22
Femur (kN)
Left 0.0
Right 1.7
Knee displacement (mm)
Left 1
Right 6
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left 0
Right 0
Maximum tibia index
Left 0.28
Right 0.55
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left 0.1
Right 0.7
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 42
Right 37

How the passenger-side small overlap front test is conducted

Moderate overlap front

Rating applies to 2019 models

Tested vehicle: 2019 Ram 1500 Big Horn Crew Cab 2wd

The Ram 1500 Crew Cab was redesigned for the 2019 model year. Moderate overlap frontal ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by Fiat Chrysler 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 VTF1819
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 6
Left (cm) 10
Center (cm) 11
Right (cm) 3
Brake pedal (cm) 3
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 0
Right (cm) 1
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) 3
Rearward (cm) -1
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 0

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTF1819
Head
HIC-15 135
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.6
Extension bending moment (Nm) 8
Maximum Nij 0.18
Chest maximum compression (mm) 25
Legs
Femur force - left (kN) 2.3
Femur force - right (kN) 1.0
Knee displacement - left (mm) 5
Knee displacement - right (mm) 5
Maximum tibia index - left 0.53
Maximum tibia index - right 0.62
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 2.5
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 2.9
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 88
Right 68

How the moderate overlap front test is conducted

Side

Rating applies to 2019 models

Tested vehicle: 2019 Ram 1500 Big Horn Crew Cab 2wd

The Ram 1500 Crew Cab was redesigned for the 2019 model year. Side ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by Fiat Chrysler as part of side crash test verification.

Rating applies to 2019 models

Tested vehicle:2019 Ram 1500 Big Horn Crew Cab 2wd

The Ram 1500 Crew Cab was redesigned for the 2019 model year. Side ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by Fiat Chrysler as part of side crash test verification.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Driver head protection
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Rear passenger head protection
Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID VTS1816
B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm) -18.0
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTS1816
Head HIC-15 147
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.1
Compression (kN) 0.5
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 28
Lateral force (kN) 1.4
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 36
Average deflection (mm) 34
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 3.80
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.67
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 1.7
Acetabulum force (kN) 2.0
Combined force (kN) 3.7
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 1.1
L-M moment (Nm) 154
A-P moment (Nm) -19

Passenger injury measures

Test ID VTS1816
Head HIC-15 71
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.4
Compression (kN) 0.7
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 33
Lateral force (kN) 1.5
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 27
Average deflection (mm) 20
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 3.14
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.32
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 0.3
Acetabulum force (kN) 1.8
Combined force (kN) 2.1
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.2
L-M moment (Nm) 19
A-P moment (Nm) -41

How the side crash test is conducted

Roof strength

Rating applies to 2019 models

Tested vehicle: 2019 Ram 1500 Laramie Crew Cab 2wd

Overall evaluation
Curb weight 5,254 lbs
Peak force 22,302 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio 4.24

How the roof strength test is conducted

Head restraints & seats

Rating applies to 2019 models

Seat type: Power leather seat

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry
Technical measurements for this test
Seat type Power leather seat
Geometry
Backset (mm) 18
Distance below top of head (mm) 44
Seat design parameters
Pass/fail Pass
Max T1 acceleration (g) 11.3
Head contact time (ms) 51
Force rating 1
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N) 0
Max neck tension (N) 498

How the head restraint & seat test is conducted

Front crash prevention

System details

  • Optional Full-Speed Forward Collision Warning Plus

Package name

  • Optional Advanced Safety Group

Applies to 2019 models

Overall evaluation

  • This system meets the requirements for forward collision warning.
  • In the 12 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision.
  • In the 25 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision.
Superior
Superior
with optional equipment

How front crash prevention is evaluated

Headlights

Ratings are given for 4 different headlight variations available on this vehicle.

Trim level(s)

  • Tradesmen trim
  • Big Horn trim
  • Lone Star trim
Low-beam headlight type Halogen reflector
High-beam headlight type Halogen reflector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? No
Overall rating
Distance at which headlights provide at least 5 lux illumination:
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Low beams
On the straightaway, visibility was good on the left side of the road and fair on the right side. On curves, visibility was inadequate in all 4 tests.

The low beams never exceeded glare limits.

High beams
On the straightaway, visibility was good on both sides of the road. On curves, visibility was inadequate in all 4 tests.

Technical measurements for this test
Trim level(s)
  • Tradesmen trim
  • Big Horn trim
  • Lone Star trim
Low-beam headlight type Halogen reflector
High-beam headlight type Halogen reflector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? No
Overall rating
Applies to 2019 models
LOW BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Amount glare
exceeded threshold
Straightaway right edge 84.2 m None
Straightaway left edge 60.2 m None
250m radius right curve, right edge 52.4 m None
250m radius left curve, left edge 51.6 m None
150m radius right curve, right edge 40.1 m None
150m radius left curve, left edge 43.4 m None
HIGH BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Straightaway right edge 146.6 m
Straightaway left edge 143.4 m
250m radius right curve, right edge 59.1 m
250m radius left curve, left edge 59.4 m
150m radius right curve, right edge 44.8 m
150m radius left curve, left edge 47.8 m

Trim level(s)

  • Laramie trim equipped with Laramie 1 Equipment Group package
  • Laramie trim equipped with Laramie 2 Equipment Group package
  • Laramie trim equipped with Advanced Safety Group package
Low-beam headlight type LED reflector
High-beam headlight type LED reflector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? Yes
Overall rating
Distance at which headlights provide at least 5 lux illumination:
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Low beams
On the straightaway, visibility was fair on the left side of the road and inadequate on the right side. On curves, visibility was good on both right curves, fair on the sharp left curve and inadequate on the gradual left curve.

The low beams created some glare.

High beams
On the straightaway, visibility was good on the right side of the road and fair on the left side. On curves, visibility was good on the gradual right curve, fair on the sharp right curve and inadequate on both left curves.

High-beam assist compensates for some limitations of this vehicle's low beams on the straightaway and on both left curves.

Technical measurements for this test
Trim level(s)
  • Laramie trim equipped with Laramie 1 Equipment Group package
  • Laramie trim equipped with Laramie 2 Equipment Group package
  • Laramie trim equipped with Advanced Safety Group package
Low-beam headlight type LED reflector
High-beam headlight type LED reflector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? Yes
Overall rating
Applies to 2019 models
LOW BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Amount glare
exceeded threshold
Straightaway right edge 73.2 m None
Straightaway left edge 52.7 m None
250m radius right curve, right edge 72.8 m None
250m radius left curve, right edge 52.2 m 17.5 %
150m radius right curve, right edge 62.6 m None
150m radius left curve, left edge 48.3 m 97.8 %
HIGH BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Straightaway right edge 158.0 m
Straightaway left edge 135.2 m
250m radius right curve, right edge 78.0 m
250m radius left curve, left edge 61.7 m
150m radius right curve, right edge 64.8 m
150m radius left curve, left edge 51.6 m

Trim level(s)

  • Big Horn trim equipped with Premium Lighting Group package
  • Rebel trim
  • Laramie trim
  • Lone Star trim equipped with Premium Lighting Group package
Low-beam headlight type LED reflector
High-beam headlight type LED reflector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? No
Overall rating
Distance at which headlights provide at least 5 lux illumination:
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Low beams
On the straightaway, visibility was fair on the left side of the road and inadequate on the right side. On curves, visibility was good on both right curves, fair on the sharp left curve and inadequate on the gradual left curve.

The low beams created some glare.

High beams
On the straightaway, visibility was good on the right side of the road and fair on the left side. On curves, visibility was good on the gradual right curve, fair on the sharp right curve and inadequate on both left curves.

Technical measurements for this test
Trim level(s)
  • Big Horn trim equipped with Premium Lighting Group package
  • Rebel trim
  • Laramie trim
  • Lone Star trim equipped with Premium Lighting Group package
Low-beam headlight type LED reflector
High-beam headlight type LED reflector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? No
Overall rating
Applies to 2019 models
LOW BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Amount glare
exceeded threshold
Straightaway right edge 73.2 m None
Straightaway left edge 52.7 m None
250m radius right curve, right edge 72.8 m None
250m radius left curve, right edge 52.2 m 17.5 %
150m radius right curve, right edge 62.6 m None
150m radius left curve, left edge 48.3 m 97.8 %
HIGH BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Straightaway right edge 158.0 m
Straightaway left edge 135.2 m
250m radius right curve, right edge 78.0 m
250m radius left curve, left edge 61.7 m
150m radius right curve, right edge 64.8 m
150m radius left curve, left edge 51.6 m

Trim level(s)

  • Laramie Longhorn trim; built after July 2018
  • Limited trim; built after July 2018
Low-beam headlight type LED projector
High-beam headlight type LED projector
Curve-adaptive? Yes
High-beam assist? Yes
Overall rating
Distance at which headlights provide at least 5 lux illumination:
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Low beams
On the straightaway, visibility was good on both sides of the road. On curves, visibility was good in all 4 tests.

The low beams created excessive glare.

High beams
On the straightaway, visibility was fair on both sides of the road. On curves, visibility was good in all 4 tests.

Technical measurements for this test
Trim level(s)
  • Laramie Longhorn trim
  • Limited trim
Low-beam headlight type LED projector
High-beam headlight type LED projector
Curve-adaptive? Yes
High-beam assist? Yes
Overall rating
Applies to 2019 models built after July 2018
LOW BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Amount glare
exceeded threshold
Straightaway right edge 114.8 m 285.5 %
Straightaway left edge 73.8 m 285.5 %
250m radius right curve, right edge 83.5 m 126.7 %
250m radius left curve, left edge 74.8 m 432.6 %
150m radius right curve, right edge 71.3 m 194.8 %
150m radius left curve, left edge 70.7 m 1,011.3 %
HIGH BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Straightaway right edge 133.7 m
Straightaway left edge 129.8 m
250m radius right curve, right edge 83.8 m
250m radius left curve, left edge 83.5 m
150m radius right curve, right edge 72.9 m
150m radius left curve, left edge 72.8 m

How headlights are evaluated

Child seat anchors

Applies to 2019 models

Overall evaluation
Vehicle trim Limited Crew Cab
Seat type leather

This vehicle has 3 rear seating positions with complete child seat attachment (LATCH) hardware.

1 2 3
G Good
A Acceptable
M Marginal
P Poor
Seating positions that rely on borrowed lower anchors or have only a tether anchor available are not rated.
thether anchor symbol
Tether anchor
lower anchor symbol
Lower anchors
shared lower achors symbol
Lower anchor(s) can be borrowed from adjacent positions(s)
No hardware available

Details by seating position

1
Tether anchor
hard-to-find location
other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
not too deep in seat
not too much force needed to attach
easy to maneuver around anchors
2
Tether anchor
hard-to-find location
other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
too deep in seat
not too much force needed to attach
easy to maneuver around anchors
3
Tether anchor
hard-to-find location
other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
not too deep in seat
not too much force needed to attach
easy to maneuver around anchors
Technical measurements for this test

Seat position 21

3

Lower anchor A
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 0-2
Force (lbs) 5
Clearance angle (degrees) 75
Lower anchor B
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 0-2
Force (lbs) 2
Clearance angle (degrees) 71
Tether anchor
Location Back wall
Confusing hardware present Yes
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
No

Seat position 22

2

Lower anchor A
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 2-4
Force (lbs) 13
Clearance angle (degrees) 71
Lower anchor B
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 2-4
Force (lbs) 29
Clearance angle (degrees) 60
Tether anchor
Location Back wall
Confusing hardware present Yes
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
No

Seat position 23

1

Lower anchor A
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 0-2
Force (lbs) 8
Clearance angle (degrees) 66
Lower anchor B
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 0-2
Force (lbs) 7
Clearance angle (degrees) 66
Tether anchor
Location Back wall
Confusing hardware present Yes
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
No

How child seat anchors are evaluated