2019 Ram 1500

large pickup / Extended cab pickup

2019 Ram 1500 Extended 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 2019-20 models built after July 2018

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

The Ram 1500 Quad 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.)

Driver-side small 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
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Hip/thigh
Lower leg/foot
Driver restraints and dummy kinematics
Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID VTN1904
Lower occupant compartment
Lower hinge pillar max (cm) 1
Footrest (cm) 11
Left toepan (cm) 13
Brake pedal (cm) 3
Parking brake (cm)
Rocker panel lateral average (cm) 1
Upper occupant compartment
Steering column 2
Upper hinge pillar max (cm) 2
Upper dash (cm) 3
Lower instrument panel (cm) 3

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTN1904
Head
HIC-15 54
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.5
Extension bending moment (Nm) 9
Maximum Nij 0.12
Chest maximum compression (mm) 21
Femur (kN)
Left 0.8
Right 0.3
Knee displacement (mm)
Left 5
Right 1
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left 0
Right 0
Maximum tibia index
Left 0.54
Right 0.43
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left 1.6
Right 1.3
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 81
Right 35

How the driver-side small overlap front test is conducted

Small overlap front: passenger-side

Rating applies to 2019-20 models built after July 2018

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

The Ram 1500 Quad 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.)

Passenger-side small 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
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
Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on passenger side

Test ID VTP1908
Lower occupant compartment
Lower hinge pillar max (cm) 13
Footrest (cm) 22
Right toepan (cm) 20
Center toepan (cm) 18
Rocker panel lateral average (cm) 0
Upper occupant compartment
Center dash (cm) 11
Upper hinge pillar max (cm) 12
Upper dash (cm) 11
Right lower dash (cm) 11

Passenger injury measures

Test ID VTP1908
Head
HIC-15 256
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.7
Extension bending moment (Nm) 29
Maximum Nij 0.27
Chest maximum compression (mm) 20
Femur (kN)
Left 2.2
Right 2.3
Knee displacement (mm)
Left 4
Right 1
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left 0
Right 0
Maximum tibia index
Left 0.52
Right 0.39
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left 2.3
Right 2.4
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 78
Right 72

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTP1908
Head
HIC-15 48
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.4
Extension bending moment (Nm) 5
Maximum Nij 0.10
Chest maximum compression (mm) 21
Femur (kN)
Left 0.0
Right 0.8
Knee displacement (mm)
Left 1
Right 3
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left 0
Right 0
Maximum tibia index
Left 0.25
Right 0.29
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left 0.2
Right 1.3
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 32
Right 39

How the passenger-side small overlap front test is conducted

Moderate overlap front

Rating applies to 2019-20 models

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

The Ram 1500 Quad 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
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Driver restraints and dummy kinematics
Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID VTF1820
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 5
Left (cm) 8
Center (cm) 13
Right (cm) 10
Brake pedal (cm) 6
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 1
Right (cm) 1
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) 2
Rearward (cm) 0
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 0

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTF1820
Head
HIC-15 95
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.4
Extension bending moment (Nm) 12
Maximum Nij 0.15
Chest maximum compression (mm) 22
Legs
Femur force - left (kN) 3.9
Femur force - right (kN) 0.5
Knee displacement - left (mm) 2
Knee displacement - right (mm) 1
Maximum tibia index - left 0.69
Maximum tibia index - right 0.46
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 6.0
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 4.0
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 153
Right 75

How the moderate overlap front test is conducted

Side

Rating applies to 2019-20 models

Tested vehicle: 2019 Ram1500 Tradesman Quad Cab 2wd

The Ram 1500 Quad Cab was redesigned for the 2019 model year. Two side tests of the Ram 1500 Quad Cab were conducted, one by the Institute and the other by Fiat Chrysler as part of side crash test verification. Ratings are based on both tests.

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

View of the vehicle just after the Institute's crash test.

View of the vehicle after the crash with doors removed, showing the side airbags and damage to the occupant compartment (Institute test vehicle shown).

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

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

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CES1810 VTS1817
B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm) -24.5 -22.5
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.

Driver injury measures

Test ID CES1810 VTS1817
Head HIC-15 121 138
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.9 1.1
Compression (kN) 0.3 0.6
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 26 30
Lateral force (kN) 1.2 1.3
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 32 30
Average deflection (mm) 28 29
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 3.69 3.68
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.59 0.49
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 1.4 1.6
Acetabulum force (kN) 1.4 2.4
Combined force (kN) 2.8 3.9
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.8 1.0
L-M moment (Nm) 131 141
A-P moment (Nm) -27 40

Passenger injury measures

Test ID CES1810 VTS1817
Head HIC-15 85 139
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.4 0.2
Compression (kN) 0.7 0.8
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 34 33
Lateral force (kN) 1.1 1.5
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 48 45
Average deflection (mm) 38 33
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 5.55 5.49
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.96 0.95
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 0.3 0.6
Acetabulum force (kN) 2.8 2.8
Combined force (kN) 2.9 3.0
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.4 0.2
L-M moment (Nm) 134 144
A-P moment (Nm) -37 -43

How the side crash test is conducted

Roof strength

Rating applies to 2019-20 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 2019-20 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

Headlights

Ratings are given for 5 different headlight variations available on this vehicle.

Trim level(s)

  • Tradesman trim
  • Big Horn trim
  • Lone Star trim
  • HFE 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)
  • Tradesman trim
  • Big Horn trim
  • Lone Star trim
  • HFE trim
Low-beam headlight type Halogen reflector
High-beam headlight type Halogen reflector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? No
Overall rating
Applies to 2019-20 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)

  • Laramie trim equipped with Laramie 1 Equipment Group package; built after May 2019
  • Laramie trim equipped with Laramie 2 Equipment Group package; built after May 2019
  • Laramie trim equipped with Advanced Safety Group package; built after May 2019
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 the sharp right curve, fair on the gradual right curve and inadequate on both left curves.

The low beams never exceeded glare limits.

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 fair on both right curves and inadequate on both left curves.

High-beam assist compensates for some limitations of this vehicle's low beams on the straightaway and all 4 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 2019-20 models built after May 2019
LOW BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Amount glare
exceeded threshold
Straightaway right edge 68.5 m None
Straightaway left edge 47.9 m None
250m radius right curve, right edge 64.6 m None
250m radius left curve, left edge 46.3 m None
150m radius right curve, right edge 56.9 m None
150m radius left curve, left edge 44.6 m None
HIGH BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Straightaway right edge 146.0 m
Straightaway left edge 128.4 m
250m radius right curve, right edge 72.2 m
250m radius left curve, left edge 58.1 m
150m radius right curve, right edge 59.6 m
150m radius left curve, left edge 48.3 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:
car-simpler car-simpler car-simpler car-simpler car-simpler 0 ft 100 ft 200 ft 300 ft 400 ft 500 ft 600 ft Low beams Optimal low-beam illumination High beams Optimal high-beam illumination Some glare

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)

  • Big Horn trim equipped with Premium Lighting Group package; built after May 2019
  • Rebel trim; built after May 2019
  • Laramie trim; built after May 2019
  • Lone Star trim equipped with Premium Lighting Group package; built after May 2019
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:
car-simpler car-simpler car-simpler car-simpler car-simpler 0 ft 100 ft 200 ft 300 ft 400 ft 500 ft 600 ft Low beams Optimal low-beam illumination High beams Optimal high-beam illumination

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 the sharp right curve, fair on the gradual right curve and inadequate on both left curves.

The low beams never exceeded glare limits.

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 fair on both right curves 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 2019-20 models built after May 2019
LOW BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Amount glare
exceeded threshold
Straightaway right edge 68.5 m None
Straightaway left edge 47.9 m None
250m radius right curve, right edge 64.6 m None
250m radius left curve, left edge 46.3 m None
150m radius right curve, right edge 56.9 m None
150m radius left curve, left edge 44.6 m None
HIGH BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Straightaway right edge 146.0 m
Straightaway left edge 128.4 m
250m radius right curve, right edge 72.2 m
250m radius left curve, left edge 58.1 m
150m radius right curve, right edge 59.6 m
150m radius left curve, left edge 48.3 m

How headlights are evaluated

Front crash prevention

System details

  • Optional Full-Speed Forward Collision Warning Plus

Package name

  • Optional Advanced Safety Group

Applies to 2019-20 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

Child seat anchors

Applies to 2019-20 models

Overall evaluation
Vehicle trim Tradesman Quad Cab
Seat type cloth

This vehicle has 2 rear seating positions with complete child seat attachment (LATCH) hardware.

It has 1 additional seating position with a tether anchor only.

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
no 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
no other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
none available
3
Tether anchor
hard-to-find location
no 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) 13
Clearance angle (degrees) 70
Lower anchor B
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 0-2
Force (lbs) 14
Clearance angle (degrees) 76
Tether anchor
Location Back wall
Confusing hardware present No
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
No

Seat position 22

2

Lower anchor A
No lower latch for this seat position
Lower anchor B
No lower latch for this seat position
Tether anchor
Location Back wall
Confusing hardware present No
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) 14
Clearance angle (degrees) 72
Lower anchor B
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 0-2
Force (lbs) 21
Clearance angle (degrees) 66
Tether anchor
Location Back wall
Confusing hardware present No
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
No

How child seat anchors are evaluated