2012 Dodge Ram 1500  RealSafeCars82Safety Rating

#2 of 2012 Pickups

#33 of all 2012 vehicles


Pictured: 2020 Dodge Ram 1500
The Ram 1500, a mainstay of Dodge's lineup since 2011, is a large pickup with seating up to 5. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it can easily bypass mud and snow. The Ram 1500 has offered Android Auto since 2020 and Apple CarPlay since 2019. The Dodge Ram 1500 has some real zest, surpassing typical horsepower for its class. Dodge offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2012 Dodge Ram 1500 is average compared to all vehicles.

Comparison to all vehicles.  This plot shows RSC safety scores on the horizontal axis vs. the number of vehicles with each safety score (depicted by bar height and percentages at the bottom). Colors reflect vehicle safety, ranging from red (not that safe) to green (safer). For reference, a score of 0 implies a 0.15% chance of driver death (13% chance of driver injury) over 15 years, and a score of 100 reflects a 0.016% chance (1.4% chance of driver injury). The 2012 Dodge Ram 1500 has a score of 82, implying a 0.04% chance of driver death (3.6% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2012 Dodge Ram 1500 has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0401% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 4.5754%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0401% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 4.5754% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2012 Dodge Ram 1500 is 16% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other pickups, the 2012 Dodge Ram 1500 is 28% less likely to result in a fatal accident.


But it is safer than many comparable models.

9060GMC Sierra 1500Nissan FrontierKia SedonaNissan QuestToyota TundraChevrolet SilveradoToyota SiennaDodge Ram 1500Ford TaurusDodge Grand CaravanVolkswagen RoutanFord F-150Comparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2012 Dodge Ram 1500 with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 60 to 90. The 2012 Dodge Ram 1500 is safer than the 2012 GMC Sierra 1500, the 2012 Nissan Frontier, the 2012 Kia Sedona, the 2012 Nissan Quest, the 2012 Toyota Tundra, the 2012 Chevrolet Silverado, the 2012 Ford F-150, the 2012 Volkswagen Routan, the 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan, and the 2012 Ford Taurus.

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