The Ram 1500 Crew Cab has been at the top of so many lists over the past year as it continues to dominate nationwide as one of the most luxurious rigs on the market. It has now earned a 2022 IIHS Top Safety Pick, marking the third time the truck has been able to claim this award. Models that come equipped with Automatic Emergency Braking technology and adaptive LED projector headlamps with high-beam assist are the units that snag this endorsement.
The Ram 1500 Crew Cab’s winning streak highlights the Ram brand’s exceptional vehicle safety while highlighting how customers use their trucks to provide for their families or help their communities. It was only two years ago that the IIHS revised their rating system to shine a greater focus on automatic braking and lighting technologies, and an already great brand became greater and more reputable. The Laramie, Rebel, Limited Longhorn, Limited 10th Anniversary, and TRX trim levels offer these features as standard, which also earned them the desired “superior” rating from IIHS.
Available technology has been ramped up through amazing developments the past few years, as advanced cameras and radar sensors can determine if a collision with another vehicle is going to take place and alert the driver. If you fail to take action, the system will deploy the brakes to avoid or minimize a dangerous accident. The IIHS put Ram through several different front crash tests along with tests for the sides, rear, and hardcore rollover. We were not surprised to learn that in every single test, the 2022 Ram 1500 Crew Cab earned the highest possible score.
Also snagging up the top spot in J.D. Power’s Initial Quality study last year, the Ram was #2 in sales for the entire United States. We have long known that premium luxury-grade interior, amazing ride quality, and off-road capability would carry the Ram before full electrification.
Even though the entry-level Ram models may not be graced with the luxury materials and upscale features the upper-end trim levels boast, they still ride amazingly well courtesy of world-class suspension. The engine lineup includes a 395-horsepower Hemi V8, and an eco-friendly diesel six-cylinder brandishing 480 lb-ft of torque. With 12,750 lbs tow capacity at its strongest configuration, this is a hard-working and tough rig that can still pass for a premium luxury vehicle worthy of the Car and Driver annual “Editor’s Choice Award”.