2016 Dodge Ram 1500  RealSafeCars81Safety Rating

#3 of 2016 Pickups

#52 of all 2016 vehicles


Pictured: 2020 Dodge Ram 1500
The Ram 1500, part of Dodge's lineup since 2011, is a large pickup with seating up to 5. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it can easily handle mud, snow, and sand. The Ram 1500 has offered Android Auto since 2020 and Apple CarPlay since 2019. Having better than average EPA (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and pollution. 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 2016 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 2016 Dodge Ram 1500 has a score of 81, implying a 0.041% chance of driver death (3.7% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2016 Dodge Ram 1500 has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0411% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 4.6949%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0411% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 4.6949% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2016 Dodge Ram 1500 is 14% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other pickups, the 2016 Dodge Ram 1500 is 26% less likely to result in a fatal accident.


And it is about as safe as many comparable models.

8768GMC CanyonToyota TacomaFord F-150GMC Sierra 1500Dodge Grand CaravanC. Town and CountryGMC AcadiaFord ExplorerChevrolet TraverseToyota TundraDodge Ram 1500Chevrolet SilveradoComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2016 Dodge Ram 1500 with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 68 to 87. The 2016 Dodge Ram 1500 is safer than the 2016 GMC Canyon, the 2016 Toyota Tacoma, the 2016 Ford F-150, the 2016 GMC Sierra 1500, and the 2016 Dodge Grand Caravan. It is about as safe as the 2016 Chevrolet Silverado, the 2016 Toyota Tundra, and the 2016 Chevrolet Traverse.

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