The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety performed the variety of crash tests on the newly redesigned 2019 Ram 1500 and it performed extremely well. The Crew Cab model of this truck earned the highest “Good” rating in all six of the crash tests. This means that both the driver and passenger small overlap tests achieved this level of safety. This alone has been a rarity in the automotive world, but the new Ram 1500 is a rare truck and one that brings a new level of amazing performance for you to have the drive.
Improved by Comparison
The previous generation of the Ram 1500 was only able to score a rating of “Marginal” for the driver small overlap test. This marks a significant improvement for the truck as it moves into the new model year to give you the new generation that you’re going to want to drive. Additionally, the old Ram only reached “Marginal” for the roof strength rating and the passenger side wasn’t even tested in the past. Overall, you can easily see that the new Ram 1500 is built to keep you safe when you’re out on the road.
Technology that Makes the Ram 1500 a Great Truck
In addition to being a truck that can easily protect you when you’re in a crash, the Ram 1500 is a truck that earned the best possible rating for the optional safety features. The forward collision prevention technology offered in this truck is capable of bringing the truck to a complete stop and avoid a collision at speeds of up to 25 mph. Considering more accidents take place at lower speeds, especially at intersections, this is an extremely helpful feature that can make sure you stay safe when you drive this Ram truck.
A Weakness was Found
In a similar fashion to most of the new models on the market for 2019, the headlights for the Ram 1500 were able to only receive a rating of “Marginal” during the testing. This was the only reason that the IIHS didn’t give the Ram 1500 the rating as a Top Safety Pick. This is a weak point for most of the truck on the market. If Ram is able to address this issue for the next model year, it should easily earn the rating as one of the Top Safety Pick models from the IIHS.
Make the Ram the Truck for You
When you’re shopping for a truck, safety is often near the bottom of your priority list. You expect a truck to be safe and keep you out of trouble when you’re on the road, but you shouldn’t take this for granted. The new 2019 Ram 1500 is a pickup truck that can offer you the drive and the safety you want along with the new and improved powertrain and features that make this a truck that enters a new generation for you. Get behind the wheel and let the Ram 1500 be the truck you’ve been looking for.