There are many things to love about RAM trucks — from their powerful engines and towing capabilities to their comfortable interiors. However, one thing that’s often overlooked about RAM trucks is just how safe they are. For anyone who’s looking for a safe truck, you should absolutely explore one of the options from RAM.
11 Important RAM Safety Features
Below are some of the best safety features you can get with the latest RAM trucks:
High-Strength Steel Frame
RAM trucks are built with a high-strength steel frame that helps to protect everyone inside. This frame is 98% steel and specifically designed to improve stability and durability. When you drive a RAM truck, you can rest easy knowing the outer shell is made of some of the strongest materials around.
There are airbags located throughout the cabin of RAM trucks. To start, there are front-impact airbags for both the driver and the passenger, which were specially designed to protect the head in the event of a frontal crash. In addition, there are side-impact airbags for the front seats, which help to protect the torso during a side-impact collision.
Finally, there are overhead airbags inside the cabin. These airbags help protect passengers in the event of a side collision or if your vehicle starts to roll over. With all of these airbags inside the RAM cabin, you’re practically covered from every angle in the event of an accident.
Electronic Stability Control and Electronic Roll Mitigation
RAM trucks feature electronic stability control, which automatically senses when you reach the limits of the vehicle’s handling. When this happens, the electronic stability control system reduces engine power and applies certain brakes to help prevent you from losing control of the truck. In addition to this, there’s also electronic roll mitigation, which helps reduce wheel lift. With these two features, your RAM truck will remain more secure and safe while on the road.
360-Degree Surround View Camera
RAM trucks have a 360-degree surround view camera, which helps you see what’s going on around you while driving. For example, you can make sure there’s nothing behind you when you’re in reverse or in your blind spot as you attempt to merge. You can also get a 360-degree trailer surround view camera, which helps you see what’s happening around your trailer. It’s often more challenging to navigate when you have a trailer behind your truck, but this camera system makes it much more manageable.
Blind-spot monitoring alerts drivers when there’s something in their blind spot. This alert goes off if you’re attempting to merge into another lane and there’s already another vehicle there. Merging in traffic is a common cause of accidents because it’s not always easy to see vehicles directly next to you. With this system, you can significantly reduce your chances of getting into an accident.
Rear Cross-Path Detection
The rear cross-path detection system on RAM trucks scans the area behind the truck and alongside it to help you maneuver in tight spaces. You can make sure there’s nothing behind your truck or that you’re not about to hit anything as you attempt to fit into a tight parking space. You can also add trailer detection to this system, and your RAM truck will take the size of the trailer into account.
Forward Collision Warning
Similar to the rear cross-path detection system, the forward collision warning alerts you if you come too close to an object in front of your RAM truck. The system not only alerts you of an impending accident but also applies the brakes to help you avoid it. Whether you’re pulling your vehicle into a parking space or following another vehicle in traffic, the forward collision warning can help ensure you remain a safe distance away from any objects.
Adaptive Cruise Control
Adaptive cruise control is a system that can adjust your speed based on the vehicles in front of you. Rather than simply maintaining speed like with traditional cruise control, adaptive cruise control slows down your vehicle if you start to approach the car in front of you. It can then increase the speed again as the vehicle gains a safe enough distance. Although this feature doesn’t remove the need for human intervention, it’s a much safer system than previous cruise control systems.
Anyone who’s previously owned a truck knows that parallel and perpendicular parking can be tricky due to the size of the truck. With the parking assist feature, the vehicle turns the steering wheel for you and prompts the driver when to apply the gas or brakes. This makes parking in tight spaces much easier, saving you time and a lot of effort.
Pretensioners are inside the seatbelts, helping to protect you in the event of an accident. If you get into a collision, the pretensioners automatically tighten the seatbelts, securing your body in the safest position.
Finally, RAM trucks feature an anti-lock braking system. With this system, the truck monitors the tires and detects when they’ve stopped rotating under extreme braking. When this happens, the system modulates the braking pressure, allowing the tires to rotate again and increasing the vehicle’s ability to turn. With this system, you have more control over your vehicle in tough driving conditions.
Learn More About the Latest RAM Features at Huffines Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram in Lewisville, Texas
If you’re looking for a truck that features some of the latest safety innovations around, you should absolutely consider a RAM truck. There’s also a lot to love about these trucks beyond the safest features. Our team would love to discuss with you all the benefits of RAM trucks and help you decide if it’s the right truck for you.
If you’re already an owner of a RAM truck, our service department can help make sure all of your safety features are in perfect working condition. In either case, to get started, please feel free to contact us and schedule an appointment at our dealership.