Starting in 2022, the RAM 1500 Classic will offer an emergency drop-down tailgate feature. This new feature is designed to provide the driver with a way to escape from an overturned vehicle. The emergency drop-down tailgate feature is activated by pressing a button on the key fob or the driver-side door handle. It opens up two panels on either side of the tailgate, exposing a metal bar that runs across the top of the truck. This bar can be used as a step stool to help occupants climb out of an overturned vehicle. The process takes less than 10 seconds and can be manually operated by pulling up on both sides of the tailgate handle at once. The system is powered by a small battery that is charged by regenerative braking and can be used for a few seconds before recharging. While it is not quite as cool as having an airbag under your hands when you need it most, it is still pretty awesome. The emergency drop-down tailgate also has a locking mechanism that makes it impossible for anyone else to open it while you are driving. The emergency drop-down tailgate is one of the most useful features on any truck and one which should be standard on all models. Contact us at St. Paul Dodge for more information about emergency drop-down tailgate in 2022 RAM 1500 Classic.