How the 2021 Jeep Gladiator Stands Out from its Segment of Midsize Pickup Truck


The 2021 Jeep Gladiator is a known name in the segment of mid-size pickup trucks. But that is not said enough to describe its performance capabilities or at least its intent to do so. One can think of it as another version of its sibling Wrangler that comes with a cargo bed. But otherwise the 2021 Jeep Gladiator is complete in itself with its signature boxy styling that silently speaks of its off-road chops. The 2021 Jeep Gladiator model series is now all ready to run a race against its rivals like the Chevrolet Colorado and the Toyota Tacoma, appraised the Aptos Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram dealer. The 2021 Gladiator from Jeep does stand apart from its segment alternatives with its capabilities of off-road driving and towing good amount of weight.

What Adds up for the Year 2021?

Jeep finally decided to add yet another engine option for the 2021 Gladiator. It is a 3.0-liter turbodiesel V-6 engine that gets added up to the standard gasoline V-6 one. This new engine produces 260 hp along with a 442 lb-ft of torque. However, both the engines mate with an eight-speed automatic transmission and the 3.73 rear axle. Offered in four trim levels, the 2021 Jeep Gladiator can be ordered as Sport, Overland, and Rubicon. Four-wheel drive now comes as an available option for all the 2021 Gladiator models that helped in the off-road capabilities of this sporty midsize pickup truck. Jeep also offers a new pair of special-edition Gladiator models as a token of celebration to its 80th Anniversary Edition. It is named as Jeep Willy model. The special trim features 18-inch wheels and is given a sober gray finish with gray accents. The cabin comes wrapped in Berber floor mats, while the infotainment system uses an 8.4-inch touchscreen display. The Willy trim from the 2021 Jeep Gladiator is more functionality-oriented and so it makes the most of its limited-slip rear differential, and the rock rails, while the 32-inch mud-terrain tires add an extra layer of confidence to handle the muddy surfaces.

Trucking Abilities

For sand running and snow gliding, good ride height and good ground clearance, Jeep installs in the 2021 Gladiator models Fox internal bypass shocks as well as 33-inch all-terrain tires. For the Rubicon trims the list of features counts automatic sway bar disconnects, Fox mono-tube shocks, and locking front/rear differentials. All these mechanical additions enhance its power of rock crawling. All the trims of the 2021 Jeep Gladiator excellently play their given roles, and serve all he purposes that they are meant for.

As per the figures furnished by the Aptos CDJR dealer, the 2021 Jeep Gladiator models are given excellent rating for their towing capacities that maxes out to carry 7,650 pounds when driven with the Sport trim level. Along with the trailering package, the 2021 Jeep Gladiator makes the most of its swift shifting 8-speed automatic gearbox. Other trims of the 2021 Jeep Gladiator can tow between 4,000 and 7,000 pounds, and offer a payload range of 1,075 to 1,700 pounds which is an excellent record in its own segment.