When people think about buying a pickup truck, they usually focus on its power and performance; that is, the torque its engine puts out, how much it can tow and how good it is tackling tough weather and off-road trails in Chittenden County and outside of South Burlington and St. Albans. Drivers trust that the 2018 Ram 1500 can keep them safe in a crash.

Still, when you look into buying a pickup, safety ratings and features should be just as important as when you explore any other kind of vehicle. The Ram 1500, for example, is a solidly built truck that offers a great set of safety technology options. Learn about the safety ratings given by the IIHS and NHTSA, as well as the available passive and active 2018 Ram 1500 safety technology features and options.

2018 Ram 1500 Safety Ratings

The new 2018 Ram 1500 safety scores from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, or IIHS, are very solid. It scored an overall "Good" rating, with top scores in moderate overlap front and side crash tests and in head restraint and seat protection.

From the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, or NHTSA, it received an overall four-star rating, with four stars in both front driver and passenger side impact protection, and five stars in front and back seat side protection and side barrier protections. Finally, it scored four stars in rollover protection.

Basic Safety Features

The basic safety features you can expect from the new Ram 1500 include air bags for the driver, passenger, front head area, and side regions. You also get four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes, electronic stability and traction control, integrated turn signals in the mirrors and braking assist features.

Active Intelligent Safety Technology

At the heart and soul of the safety technology for the new Ram is the Uconnect Access infotainment technology. It's a touchscreen-controlled interface with voice commands that provides important information to the driver, and allows you to call for help when you need it.

In addition, interior ambient lighting helps you find the controls and features you need. As you step up in trim levels, you also get features like auto-dim rearview mirrors, front and rear parking sensors, GPS navigation, automatic high beams, automatic windshield wipers and more.

Performance and Peace of Mind

Every good pickup truck needs to deliver performance and peace of mind, and the new Ram 1500 is right there in the mix. If you're looking for outstanding towing capacity, plenty of engine power and the safety technology you need to make sure you always get home safe, this is one truck that should absolutely be on your radar. From its safety scores to its passive and active features, it's got everything you need.

Test Drive the Ram 1500 at Goss Dodge Chrysler

If you'd like to check out the 2018 Ram 1500 safety technology and features for yourself, Goss Dodge Chrysler is here to help. If you're located in St. Albans, South Burlington or Chittenden County, just give us a call or stop into our showroom and set up a test drive today!

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