2022 Ram 1500 Earns Top Safety Pick Rating From IIHS

February 25th, 2022 by

Congratulations are in order for the 2022 Ram 1500 Crew Cab earned a Top Safety Pick rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) for the 2022 model year. Models equipped with Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) technology, as well as adaptive LED projector headlamps with high-beam assist. This latest award reprises the model’s performances from 2020 and 2021. 

“The Ram 1500 Crew Cab’s winning streak underlines our ongoing pledge to deliver exceptional vehicle safety. Our customers use their trucks to provide for their families or help their communities. We want them to do so, safely,” said Mike Koval Jr., Head of Ram Brand. 

IIHS revised its rating system back in 2020, hoping to hone in on lighting and AEB features. 

The Ram 1500 Crew Cab’s AEB system, which is standard equipment on Rebel, Laramie, Limited Longhorn, Limited 10th Anniversary and TRX models, earned “superior” rating – the highest possible rating from IIHS.

The system is powered by sensor-fusion technology, which combines camera capabilities with radar sensors to help determine if a frontal impact with another vehicle appears imminent. If, after multiple alerts, the driver does not respond to the potential risk, the system deploys the vehicle’s brakes to help avoid impact or reduce its severity.

Central to the truck’s TOP SAFETY PICK rating was its performance in six IIHS crashworthiness tests that included three types of frontal crashes. The remaining tests test damage consistent with a side impact, rear impact and a rollover crash.

The 2022 Ram 1500 Crew Cab earned the highest possible score in each.

The IIHS now requires Pedestrian Automatic Emergency Braking in order for vehicles to earn Top Safety Pick status. Ram’s technology is deemed as “advanced” according to the IIHS and works with the truck’s sensor-fusion Automatic Emergency Braking system. Ram’s sensor-fusion technology combines traditional cameras with radar sensors to determine if a frontal impact with another vehicle is imminent. If there is no response from the driver after numerous alers, the system automatically deploys the brakes to help avoid or mitigate the severity of the impact. 

Part of Ram 1500’s available Advanced Safety Group package, Pedestrian Automatic Emergency Braking is also accompanied by Lane Departure Warning-Plus, Rear Cross Path detection, Blind-spot Monitoring with trailer coverage and Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop, Go and Hold. The brand’s Automatic Emergency Braking feature earned a distinction of “superior” — the highest possible rating — and is standard on the Laramie, Rebel, Longhorn, Limited Longhorn and Limited trims. The feature is also available on Tradesman and Bighorn trims that are equipped with the Level 1 Equipment Group package.  A large part of the truck’s evaluation consisted of six IIHS crashworthiness tests, including three different types of frontal crashes. The remaining three other crashes mimic side, rear, and rollover impacts. The 2021 Ram 1500 Crew Cab earned the highest possible score in each crashworthiness test. 

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The 2022 Ram 1500 is an industry leader as it sets benchmarks for technology, efficiency, durability, and convenience features never-before-seen in a pickup. The Ram 1500 offers buyers up to 12,750 pounds of towing capability and 2,300 pounds of payload. Those looking for a fuel-efficient pickup should look no further, as the Ram 1500 offers an eTorque mild hybrid system that improves fuel efficiency figures when paired with the standard V6 engine and the optional HEMI V8 engine. For the 2021 model year, the Ram 1500 is America’s most powerful half-ton pickup thanks to its 480 lb-ft of torque, and America’s most capable light-duty diesel pickup thanks to a towing capability figure of 12,560 pounds. 

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