Yes, the 2021 Jeep Gladiator offers the same kind of off-road prowess as Jeep’s Wrangler, but with more versatility. The Gladiator is a four-door truck that can accommodate up to five people. There is ample room in the cargo bed too. If you’re wondering why you should choose a Gladiator over any other mid-sized truck, watch the video below to find out.
All Gladiators come standard with a 285-horsepower 3.6-liter V6 engine. It’s one of the most powerful engines in its class and offers excellent acceleration and power delivery. The 260 pound-feet of torque helps the Jeep when navigating steep terrain or towing heavy loads. A six-speed manual transmission comes standard, rare in a truck these days, though an eight-speed automatic is undoubtedly available.
The EPA estimates fuel economy of 19 mpg combined. That’s not as good as some rivals, but it’s acceptable when considering the Jeep’s rugged build and powerful V6 engine. For drivers wanting even more pulling power, a 3.0-liter V6 diesel engine is set to be released. It should generate 260 horsepower and a staggering 442 pound-feet of torque. It should get improved fuel economy over the gas engine.
The Jeep Gladiator comes in eight trim levels: Sport, Sport S, Willys, Overland, 80th Anniversary, Mojave, and Rubicon. Starting prices range from $34,000 to $52,000. Standard features include removable doors and soft-top roof, a backup camera, halogen headlights, fog lamps, cloth upholstery, manual windows and locks, a push-button ignition, air conditioning, cruise control, Bluetooth, and a five-inch infotainment touchscreen. Upper trim levels like the come standard with automatic headlights, heated side mirrors, running boards, power windows/locks, proximity keyless entry, dual-zone climate control, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a seven-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto.
Options include leather seating, upgraded towing capacity, premium audio, navigation, and a convertible hardtop. There is also available off-road equipment like 33-inch all-terrain tires, an ‘Off-Road’ button that improves trail performance, underbody skid plates, a grille-mounted camera, an electronically-disconnecting sway bar, and much more.
Also available on some trims of the Gladiator is a $795 driver safety package, including advanced brake assist, automatic high beams, full-speed forward-collision warning, and adaptive cruise control.