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February 26, 2021

The RAM 1500 is the Only Pick-Up to Get a Top Safety Pick Rating This Year

If you want the safest pickup truck in the market, get the 2021 Ram 1500 Crew Cab. It’s the only one to receive a 2021 Top Safety Pick from the U.S.-based Insurance Institute for Highway Safety or IIHS, beating competition such as the Ford F-150 and Chevrolet Silverado.

The rating applies to The Ram 1500 Crew Cab models equipped with the Advanced Safety Group. The Ram 1500 was the first pickup to achieve the Top Safety Pick rating, and marks back-to-back (2020 and 2021) Top Safety Pick status from IIHS.

Pedestrian Automatic Emergency Braking is the latest IIHS requirement needed to earn Top Safety Pick status. Ram’s technology, which achieved an “advanced” rating, builds on the truck’s sensor-fusion Automatic Emergency Braking system.

Sensor-fusion combines camera technology 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 risk, the system deploys the vehicle’s brakes to help avoid impact or reduce its severity.

To accommodate Pedestrian Automatic Emergency Braking, the range of the system’s radar technology is expanded to help identify pedestrians. If a collision appears imminent, the system responds in a manner similar to Automatic Emergency Braking to reduce or eliminate risk of impact, depending on conditions such as speed and proximity.

Pedestrian Automatic Emergency Braking is part of the Ram 1500’s available Advanced Safety Group package, which includes Lane Departure Warning-Plus, Rear Cross Path detection, Blind-spot Monitoring with trailer coverage and Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop, Go and Hold.

Automatic Emergency Braking earned the highest possible rating – “superior” – in IIHS testing of the vehicle-to-vehicle scenario.

Also central to the truck’s evaluation was its performance in six IIHS crashworthiness tests that included three types of frontal crashes. The remaining tests inflict damage consistent with a side impact, rear impact, and a rollover.

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

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