The NHTSA gives the Ram 1500 a 5-star rating (although the Quad Cab only gets 4), but IIHS makes it the best safety pick.

As with domestic competitors, most trims will incur additional charges if advanced safety techniques are required.

At Tradesman, Big Horn, and Laramie, the $ 595 Level 1 Safety Group will add automatic emergency braking, lane keeping assistance, and enhanced braking assistance.

The desired active safety feature starts at the Rebel level. Here, the Advanced Safety Group will add Adaptive

Cruise Control for $ 1,695 with StopAndGo, LaneKeep Assist, a heads-up display, a 360-degree camera, 

and front emergency braking. However, there is no blind spot monitoring. Requires upgrade to Limited Longhorn (slot below Limited). 

In this case, the additional $ 6,395 will be part of the Level 1 equipment group and will be priced at $ 6,395. 

It also includes details such as electric running boards and ventilated rear seats.