The new 2021 Jeep Gladiator is a mid-size truck complete with signature styling. The Gladiator stands apart in its segment due to its off-road capabilities and personality. The Jeep gets offered with diesel and petrol V6 engines. The five-foot cargo bed is the new addition to the 2021 model. The Jeep has plenty of power, making it comfortable for daily commute. The infotainment system of the Jeep is easy to use, and the seats are spacious.
2021 Jeep Gladiator Trims and Pricing
Sport - $35,210.
Willys Sport - $37,160.
Sport S - $38,610.
Willys - $41,355.
Freedom - $41,875.
Overland - $42,060.
80th Anniversary - $43,405.
Rubicon - $45,490.
Mojave - $45,490.
High Altitude - $53,165.
Engine, Transmission, and Performance
A 3.6-litre V-6 engine produces 285 hp and 260 lb.-ft of torque to power the Gladiator. The six-speed manual transmission is the new standard, or you can opt for the eight-speed automatic. The Jeep goes 0 � 60 mph in 7.2 seconds. The Gladiator is also available with a 3.6-litre diesel V-6 engine. It produces 260 hp and 442 lb.-ft of torque. The Jeep has an additional 19.4 inches between the front and rear wheels. It helps improve handling and pickup. If you are an off-road expert and enthusiast, you will love the departure and approach angles and extra ground clearance. It will enable you to conquer unknown terrain.
Payload and Towing Capacity
The new Gladiator will be able to tow 7,650 pounds. The length of the Jeep is 18 feet and 2 inches. The height is 6.1 feet � 6.4 feet. The curb weight is 4,650 � 5,352 pounds. You will be able to carry 1105 � 1700 payload in the cargo bed.
The city and highway fuel economy estimates get provided separately. The Jeep models that get equipped with the standard manual transmission provide 16 mpg city and 23 mpg highway. If the Jeep gets equipped with the automatic gearbox, the fuel economy increases to 16 mpg city and 22 mpg highway. The Overland model is the most fuel-efficient and provides 21 mpg on the highway. The Mojave model offers 15 mpg.
Comfort, Cargo, and Interior
The interiors of the Gladiator have an upright dashboard that supports user-friendly controls. The start pushbutton is waterproof. The other convenient features include heated front seats and a heated steering wheel. The stretched wheelbase of the Jeep improves legroom for rear-seat passengers. You will be able to remove the roof and body panels of the Gladiator. It will help create an open-air cabin.
In addition to the five-foot cargo bed, the Jeep also has other interior storage options. The cabin has many spots where you can place a smartphone and other things. You also have a compartment hidden under the back seat. The seats can get stowed in many ways. You will be able to securely lock them in place when you go for an off-road drive. The four-door Gladiator has five seats. The front seats are comfortable, and the driver will get a commanding view of the road.
The outward visibility is exceptional to the rear and sides. The rear seats are spacious and provide adequate headroom and legroom to the occupants. The manually adjustable front seats have cloth upholstery. Leather upholstery is also available. The Jeep also has two sets of latch connectors. One is for the rear outboard seats, and the other is for the back middle seat. The interior styling and quality are upscale.
You have the option of choosing two roof styles. 1. Standard Soft 2. Top Hard Top. Both roof styles can get removed. All models of the Jeep have removable fold-down windshield and doors.
Bluetooth, Infotainment and Navigation
The new Gladiator comes standard with a five-inch touch screen. The Jeep also has 7-inch � 8.4-inch touch screen options. All displays are user-friendly and easy to use. The large icons and crisp graphics respond promptly to any command you give.
You will find numerous knobs and buttons on the dashboard. The knobs and buttons get used to controlling climate and audio settings. It ensures that you don't have to rely on the touchscreen for inputting all commands. The Uconnect system makes driving easy.
The seven- and eight-inch touchscreens support Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. It will help you integrate your smartphone into the screen. The other infotainment features include nine speakers and an HD radio. If you have the standard five-inch touchscreen, the infotainment features include eight speakers, two USB ports, a satellite radio, and Bluetooth. Pushbutton start, door locks, manual windows, and air conditioning are the new Jeep's standard features.
The other features include remote start, proximity keyless entry, remote keyless entry, door locks, power windows, and automatic climate control. You will be able to upgrade the stereo system with an optional subwoofer. Most jeep owners opt for portable speakers, which get placed behind the back seat.
Ride and Handling
The Jeep Gladiator has strong rear and front axles. The solid axle suspension will help you when you go off-road. You will be able to drive over bumps and rocks effortlessly. The Mojave model has got set up for added ground clearance and sand running. The 33-inch all-terrain tires ensure a comfortable ride even in challenging terrains.
Driver Assistance and Safety Features
The standard safety features of the Gladiator include four airbags and a rear-view camera. The other advanced safety features you can opt for your Jeep include automatic high beam headlights, adaptive cruise control, and automatic emergency braking. The driver assistance features include forward collision warning, forward-facing camera, rear cross-traffic alert, blind-spot monitoring, and rear parking sensors. All these safety features ensure your safety on the road.
Warranty and Maintenance Coverage
The limited warranty coverage is for 36,000 miles or three years. The powertrain warranty coverage is for 60,000 miles or five years. Complimentary scheduled maintenance of three years also gets offered.
Which Gladiator Do I Choose?
If you are planning to drive mostly on city roads, you can opt for the Overland model. If you plan to be off-road quite often, you can rely on the Rubicon or the Mojave. There are many Gladiator trim models available and you can choose as per your budget.