2021 Dodge Ram 1500  RealSafeCars78Safety Rating

#3 of 2021 Pickups

#96 of all 2021 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. It has technology that is now expected: Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it can easily bypass mud and snow. The Ram 1500 provides superior EPA (miles per gallon) for its class, easing fuel costs and reducing pollution. The Dodge Ram 1500 packs some potency, exceeding the average 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 2021 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 2021 Dodge Ram 1500 has a score of 78, implying a 0.044% chance of driver death (3.9% chance of injury). If equipped with optional advanced driver safety features, the chance of death falls to 0.038%, and the chance of injury falls to 3.4%.

We estimate that the 2021 Dodge Ram 1500 has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0441% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 5.0325%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0441% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 5.0325% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2021 Dodge Ram 1500 is 8% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other pickups, the 2021 Dodge Ram 1500 is 21% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

2021 Dodge Ram 1500 offers AEB optionally. With AEB, the vehicle lifetime fatality chance drops by 14%.

Active safety features can substantially reduce the risks of harm to vehicle occupants by preventing severe accidents. The following active safety system is included even on lower trims/versions of the 2021 Dodge Ram 1500: Forward Collision Warning (FCW) with Active Braking.

Another safety feature seems simpler but should still be considered. Side mirror turn signals are optional on the Dodge Ram 1500. They alert other vehicles of your intention to switch lanes, which allows the other vehicle's driver to prevent an impending accident with you.


And it is about as safe as many comparable models.

9862GMC CanyonChevrolet ColoradoFord F-150Toyota TacomaChevrolet SilveradoGMC Sierra 1500Honda OdysseyNissan TitanToyota TundraChrysler PacificaChrysler VoyagerDodge Ram 1500Comparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2021 Dodge Ram 1500 with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 62 to 98. The 2021 Dodge Ram 1500 is safer than the 2021 GMC Canyon, the 2021 Chevrolet Colorado, and the 2020 Ford F-150 and less safe than the 2021 Toyota Tundra, the 2021 Nissan Titan, and the 2021 Honda Odyssey. It is about as safe as the 2021 Chrysler Voyager.

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