• Dec 9, 2008
Click above for high-res image gallery of the 2009 Dodge Ram

The 2009 Dodge Ram was all aces in the latest round of National Highway Traffic Safety Administration crash testing, with the big D-wagon achieving five stars in both driver and passenger front crash ratings. The Dodge Ram follows the 2009 F-150 and Chevy Silverado as the only pickup trucks to score five stars for both the driver and passenger in a front end crash.

NHTSA determines crash-worthiness by driving cars and trucks into an immovable wall at 35 mph. A five star rating means that there's a 10% or less chance of serious injury. Our favorite part of any new crash test score is the accompanying video footage, and you can view Ram vs. Wall after the jump. The wall wins, but the Ram puts up a five-star fight.


[Source: Pickuptrucks]



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      • 6 Years Ago
      "The Dodge Ram follows the 2009 F-150 and Chevy Silverado as the only pickup trucks to score five stars for both the driver and passenger in a front end crash. "

      As the only *full-size* pickups, perhaps. The Colorado/Canyon, Dakota/Raider, Ridgeline, and Tacoma also earned five stars.
      • 5 Years Ago
      The new Ram 1500 rocks on saftey. Here is a an article where it is all spelled out. Great truck! http://tiny.cc/MVGaw. Get there fast and in one piece!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Nice to know if you Ram a wall at 35 mph, you'll probably be fine. ;-)
        • 6 Years Ago
        If only the same could be said for Cerbyler.

        Okay sorry I couldn't resist.

        The new Ram is a great truck. Unfortunately the way things are going it is going to be Nissan who benefits from all that hard work.

      • 6 Years Ago
      Too bad Chrysler's market cap' crashes just as well...
      • 6 Years Ago
      416hammy - market cap? Really?

      Ummm....
      • 6 Years Ago
      I'm doing some work with Dodge and these trucks can definitely withstand a lot- just take a look at the online series, Ram Challenge, used to show what they're capable of- http://ramchallenge.yahoo.com/index.html?pid=CWebPage&adid=RamChallengeMicrosite
      • 6 Years Ago
      "the big D-wagon achieving five stars in both driver and passenger front crash ratings"

      shame about the pedestrian you hit however!
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