Driver and passenger safety have become a significant concern over the last decade, with roads becoming busier than ever before. With more people, distractions, and treacherous road conditions to deal with every year, it is imperative for vehicles to have available safety features to combat all safety concerns. The 2021 Ram 2500 is an excellent example of a truck designed with driver and passenger safety in mind. Let’s explore the available safety features that make the 2021 Ram 2500 one of the safest trucks on the road.
Active and Passive Safety Features
There are two types of safety features available on the 2021 Ram 2500. The first type is active safety features, and these are designed to actively prevent accidents and collisions from taking place. A few examples of active safety features you can expect from the Ram 2500 include blind-spot monitoring, front and rear park assist, forward collision warning with active braking, and adaptive cruise control.
The second type is passive safety features, and these are designed to minimize the damage from an unavoidable collision. Air bags, seat belts, and crumple zones are a few examples of passive safety features you will find built into the Ram 2500. These features help to ensure your safety during and immediately after you have been in an accident. If you’re still comparing Ram truck models, don’t hesitate to look at the Ram 3500 and Ram 1500.
Active Safety Features of the 2021 Ram 2500
The 2021 Ram 2500 is loaded with available active safety features designed to keep you and your family safe during every drive. Active safety features work hard to prevent collisions, keep you in your lane, and avoid surrounding obstacles. You can rest assured that these available features will be of great benefit to you and your family. Let’s breakdown a few of the active safety features the 2021 Ram 2500 offers:
Adaptive Forward Lighting System
Visibility is key to night driving, and the Ram 2500’s advanced lighting system illuminates the night so you can see what’s ahead. Crisp LED headlamps can turn up to 15 degrees to increase visibility as you turn.
Forward Collision Warning with Active Braking
Distracted driving is a significant cause of collisions. The Ram 2500’s available forward-collision warning system with active braking not only warns you when a collision is imminent, but it activates the brakes to avoid or reduce the impact. If the driver of the Ram 2500 takes no action, this system goes one step further by stopping the vehicle completely, with or without a trailer attached.
Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop
Cruise control can help elevate some of the stress of driving long distances. The Ram 2500’s cruise control system allows you to set the following distance from vehicles ahead of you in your lane. Once the distance is set, and the system is engaged, the Ram 2500 will maintain that distance by automatically adjusting the speed. This system will also bring the Ram 2500 to a complete stop when traffic comes to a halt with or without a trailer attached.
LaneSense Lane Departure Warning with Lane Keep Assist
The Ram 2500’s LaneSense system monitors when you are swaying out of your lane and will provide you with a visual alert and gently guide it back to the center of the lane.
Blind Spot Monitoring, including Rear Cross Path Detection
This system allows the Ram 2500 to monitor blind-spot zones behind and beside the vehicle and compatible trailers. This helps you have confidence when maneuvering with or without a trailer attached. In addition, it can automatically sense the length of the trailer, taking into account the distance you are from obstacles.
ParkSense Front and Rear Park Assist
The Ram 2500 is no small truck, and parking can be intimidating, especially in a small parking lot. ParkSense uses integrated sensors found in the Ram 2500’s front bumper and rear lower valance. These sensors remove the guesswork out of maneuvering or parking in tight spaces. To take it one step further, the Ram 2500’s instrument cluster shows a graphic display that notifies you when you are in proximity of nearby obstacles.
Passive Safety Features of the Ram 2500
Along with the many available active safety features of the 2021 Ram 2500, you will find many passive safety features designed to keep you and your passengers safe. Let’s explore a few of the passive safety features you will find in the 2021 Ram 2500:
Air bags are safety devices that deploy when sensors detect an impact. They provide cushion and support in critical areas of the Ram 2500 when you are in a significant collision. The airbags found in the Ram 2500 include:
- Driver front-impact airbag.
- Passenger front-impact airbag.
- Driver side-impact airbag (seat-mounted).
- Passenger side-impact airbag (seat-mounted).
- Overhead airbag (curtain first and second row).
Side impact beams
These reinforced beams help prevent passengers from being crushed from a collision from the side.
Anti-lock braking system (ABS)
This four-wheel ABS system prevents the brakes from locking up during hard braking, helping to provide stability and control without sliding.
Seat belt pre-tensioners
These mechanisms work by retracting the seat belts the instant a collision is detected. This action quickly restrains passengers in an attempt to reduce the distance they are thrown forward during a frontal accident.
The Ram 2500 is equipped with brake assist to help you get the large vehicle stopped in an emergency situation. This system detects when the brake pedal is applied at an extreme rate and increases the brake force to full capacity to help bring the truck to a complete stop in the shortest possible distance.
The 2021 Ram 2500 has the available safety features you are looking for, along with unsurpassed power, performance, and luxury in the 2500 truck class. If you are interested in learning more about all that the Ram 2500 has to offer, visit Huffines Chrysler Jeep Dodge Lewisville for more information. Our highly knowledgeable sales associates can help you decide if the 2021 Ram 2500 is right for you and what trim level is best suited to your needs.