2020 Ram 1500 Earns IIHS Top Safety Pick+

By Product Expert | Posted in Awards, Ram 1500 on Wednesday, September 18th, 2019 at 8:17 pm
2020 Ram 1500 towing a boat

2020 Ram 1500 IIHS Crash Test Results

With the results out on the Ram 1500 crash tests, the truck becomes the first full-size pickup to earn the title of Top Safety Pick+ under the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) guidelines. See what makes the Ram 1500 the safest pickup on American roads in this review of the 2020 Ram 1500 IIHS crash test results.


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The Top Safety Pick+ designation applies to 2020 Ram 1500 pickups (or 2019 trucks produced after May 2019) equipped with adaptive LED projector headlamps with high-beam assist and the Forward Collision Mitigation system.

2020 Ram 1500 IIHS Crash Test Summary

Crashworthiness

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

Crash Avoidance & Mitigation

Headlights (adaptive LED headlamps w/ high-beam assist)
Good
Front crash prevention
Superior

2020 Ram 1500 with airbags deployed

2020 Ram 1500 radar graphic

Summary: The IIHS conducts a series of six crashworthiness evaluations used to simulate frontal impact, side impact, rear impact and a rollover. Vehicles are given one of four ratings – Good, Acceptable, Marginal or Poor.

  • The Ram 1500 rated Good in all six categories of the IIHS Crashworthiness test.
  • The Ram 1500 rated Good in headlamp testing when equipped with adaptive LED projector headlamps with high-beam assist.

Models with front crash prevention systems are rated by the IIHS as Superior, Advanced or Basic.

  • The Ram 1500 rated Superior for front crash prevention when equipped with the Forward Collision Mitigation system.

The Secret to Ram’s Safety

The Ram 1500’s crash safety performance begins with innovations such as its patented approach to frame-rail construction. The pickup’s front frame-rails are splayed to better manage crash energy in certain types of frontal collisions.

Also exclusive to the Ram 1500 is the use of an Integrated Radar Camera Module (IRCM) in the Forward Collision Mitigation system. The IRCM consolidates radar and camera components behind the rearview mirror, keeping important technology out of harm’s way in the event of a collision.


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