2023 Dodge Ram 1500  RealSafeCars79Safety Rating

#7 of 2023 Pickups

#113 of all 2023 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. The Dodge Ram 1500 has some real zest, surpassing typical horsepower for its class. The Ram 1500 provides exceptional fuel efficiency for its class, saving your wallet and the environment. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it can easily bypass mud and snow. Dodge offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.

The 2023 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 2023 Dodge Ram 1500 has a score of 79, implying a 0.043% chance of driver death (3.8% chance of injury). If equipped with optional advanced driver safety features, the chance of death falls to 0.037%, and the chance of injury falls to 3.3%.

We estimate that the 2023 Dodge Ram 1500 has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0426% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 4.8638%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0426% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 4.8638% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2023 Dodge Ram 1500 is 9% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other pickups, the 2023 Dodge Ram 1500 is 20% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

2023 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. All trims and versions of the 2023 Dodge Ram 1500 include the following active safety system: Forward Collision Warning (FCW) with Active Braking. There is an optional safety feature on the 2023 Dodge Ram 1500 which may add to the cost but should be strongly considered --- Blind Spot Monitoring Rear Cross Path with Trailer Detection.

A safety feature that may make a vehicle safer, even if not at the forefront of technological advances, should still be considered. Optional side mirror turn signals can help when you don't see a vehicle in your blind spot, by alerting them to your intention to switch lanes, which allows the other driver to avoid an accident with you.

And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

9675Chevrolet SilveradoDodge Ram 1500C. Silverado 1500 LTDChrysler PacificaToyota TacomaVolkswagen AtlasHonda OdysseyHonda RidgelineNissan TitanBuick EnclaveFord F-150Toyota TundraComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2023 Dodge Ram 1500 with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 75 to 96. The 2023 Dodge Ram 1500 is less safe than the 2022 Toyota Tundra, the 2023 Ford F-150, the 2023 Buick Enclave, the 2023 Nissan Titan, the 2023 Honda Ridgeline, the 2023 Honda Odyssey, and the 2023 Volkswagen Atlas. It is about as safe as the 2023 Chevrolet Silverado, the 2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTD, and the 2023 Chrysler Pacifica.

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