2020 Ram 1500 Brings Award-Winning Safety to Alberta
The 2020 Ram 1500 Brings Award-Winning Safety Features to Calgary, AB
The IIHS awarded the 2020 Ram 1500 a Top Safety Pick + ranking. It outperformed every other pickup on the market during tests to measure accident avoidance and crashworthiness. The truck swept the rating categories and earned top marks for its high-tech features.
Here is a closer look at why the Ram 1500 stood out from the competition.
The 2020 Ram 1500 Brings Both Active and Passive Safety Systems to Calgary, AB
The Ram 1500 received a "Good" rating for withstanding both front and side impacts. It earned the same score for roof strength and restraint responses, and the IIHS also highlighted its accident avoidance features and powerful headlamps. These technologies allowed it to dominate its class, securing the highest available marks in all key metrics.
What are some of the other features that helped the 2020 Ram 1500 become a Top Safety Pick+?
Blind Spot Monitoring
Blind-spot monitoring relies on high-frequency sensors embedded at the back of the 2020 Ram 1500. These continually scan the road, assessing the approach of potential obstacles (such as vehicles or pedestrians). If an issue is detected, audio warnings are then released and an illuminated icon will appear in the corresponding side-view mirror - allowing drivers to more effectively respond.
Forward Collision Warning
The 2020 Ram 1500 also offers Forward Collision Warning. This intuitive system protects against inattentive driving by alerting the motorist when they are in danger of hitting a vehicle in front of them (sensors detect changing traffic patterns and can assess when acceleration should be adjusted). If no actions are taken, automatic brake application will then occur to lessen the chance of an impact.
The Ram 1500 features six standard airbags. The multi-stage front and seat-mounted units deploy to cushion those in the front row; while riders in the rear can rely on side curtain options, which inflate between the bench and the windows. This affords comprehensive support, with the system utilizing adaptive venting functionality to reduce impact friction and cradle passengers in the wake of a crash.
Stability and Traction
The Ram 1500 is anchored by both Electronic Stability Control (ESC) and rain brake support. These systems apply controlled traction as terrain conditions change - with advanced sensors identifying a loss of friction among the tires. This creates a balanced stance on the highway and the backroads, and it allows the truck to negate unwanted wheel-spin. Achieve smooth handling in Calgary.
Smart Cruise Control
The Ram 1500 has available Adaptive Cruise Control. This system allows drivers to pre-select a distance ratio when traveling in stop-and-go conditions. It will then use data from all available sensors to slow or accelerate the truck autonomously to maintain this defined gap. This helps to create a smoother experience (although, the operator can override these settings as needed by applying the brakes).
Where to Find the 2020 Ram 1500 in Calgary, Alberta
In addition to its Top Safety Pick+ attributes, the 2020 Ram 1500 has impressive performance specifications and a comfortable interior that has also earned best-in-class buzz in automotive circles. To test drive this award-winning pickup - or to request information about our special pricing options - contact Renfrew Chrysler in Calgary today.