2022 Ram 1500 Wins its Third Straight IIHS Top Safety Pick
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is out with its newest ratings and once again the 2022 Ram 1500 is considered a TOP SAFETY PICK. The IIHS has very specific criteria for its safety tests and for the third year in a row, the Ram 1500 is driving home with honors. In fact, the 2022 Ram 1500 Crew Cab received the highest possible ratings in each of the six crashworthiness tests.
The TOP SAFETY Pick rating applies to Ram 1500 trucks equipped with Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) technology and adaptive LED projector headlamps with high-beam assist. The Ram 1500 truck also earned TOP SAFETY PICK honors in 2021 and 2020.
“The Ram 1500 Crew Cab’s winning streak underlines our ongoing pledge to deliver exceptional vehicle safety,” said Mike Koval Jr., head of Ram brand. “Our customers use their trucks to provide for their families or help their communities. We want them to do so, safely.”
What the TOP SAFETY PICK Means
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety bases its ratings on the vehicle’s performance in six difference crash tests. There are three front end crash tests. There is also a side impact crash test, a rear-end crash test and a rollover test. The 2022 Ram 1500 Crew Cab achieved the highest possible score in each.
According to Ram, the IIHS revised its ratings system in 2020 to include a greater emphasis on lighting and Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB). The Ram 1500 Crew Cab’s AEB system, which is standard equipment on Rebel, Laramie, Limited Longhorn, Limited 10th Anniversary and TRX models, earned the “superior” rating – the highest possible IIHS grade.
Ram’s Automatic Emergency Braking
Ram’s AEB system uses cameras and radar sensors to help determine if the truck is about to hit another vehicle or large object. If the driver does not respond to multiple alerts, the AEB system applies the vehicle’s brakes to help avoid impact or reduce its severity by rapidly slowing or stopping the truck.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
According to its website, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is an independent, nonprofit scientific and educational organization dedicated to reducing deaths, injuries and property damage from motor vehicle crashes through research and evaluation and through education of consumers, policymakers and safety professionals.
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