2021 Jeep Gladiator Review

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The 2021 Jeep Gladiator is an innovative pickup truck that boasts the brand’s impressive off-road capability, powerful engines, and intuitive technology features for entertainment and safety.

Drivers in the Findlay area can find out more about the Jeep pickup with this in-depth 2021 Jeep Gladiator review from Findlay Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram.

Passenger Volume

103 cubic feet

Towing Capacity

7,650 pounds

Bed Space

35.5 cubic feet

Gladiator Engines and Performance

The Gladiator comes with a 3.6-liter gas-powered V6 that is mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission or an optional six-speed manual transmission. The other engine option is an available 3.0-liter turbodiesel V6 that is paired exclusively to the eight-speed automatic transmission. With either, you get the kind of power you’ll need from your truck.

3.6L Pentastar® V6

3.0L EcoDiesel V6

285 horsepower

260 horsepower

260 lb-ft of torque

442 lb-ft of torque

17 city/22 highway MPG

22 city/28 highway MPG

Jeep Gladiator PerformanceOn the road, the Gladiator handles well and offers a smooth ride quality. On the trails, the Gladiator moves gracefully over rugged trails and rocks. Four-wheel drive is standard, giving it more traction, and standard features like a two-speed transfer case, low-range gearing, and skid plates all enhance its capability. Properly equipped, the Gladiator offers a maximum towing capacity of 4,000 pounds with the V-6 and 7,650 pounds with the turbodiesel.

Gladiator Cabin Space and Comfort

Jeep Gladiator InteriorThe cabin of the Gladiator offers space for five people in two rows. The body has four doors for easy entry and exit, and outward visibility in all directions gives it an airy feel. Both rows have ample headroom and legroom for passenger comfort.

  • Front Row: 42.8 inches of headroom and 41.2 inches of legroom
  • Second Row: 42.8 inches of headroom and 38.3 inches of legroom

Cloth seats with manual adjustability are standard, but you can add heated front seats, a heated steering wheel, and supple leather upholstery. It’s also available with a standard soft top or an optional hardtop. All models have a fold-down windshield and removable doors.

The Gladiator has a 5-foot bed with low rails for easy loading and unloading of cargo. To make things even more convenient, the Gladiator’s tailgate may be secured in an open, closed, or partially closed position to haul cargo like wood. Depending on the configuration, the Gladiator can haul between 1,075 pounds and 1,700 pounds.

Gladiator Technology

Several safety features are available for the Gladiator, including parking sensors and adaptive cruise control, a feature that modifies your cruising speed to stay with the flow of traffic. A forward-facing camera and forward-collision warning are also available, which alert you to frontal collisions and help you know what lies ahead while off-roading. You could also add automatic emergency braking, a feature that applies the brakes in the event of a collision to lessen the impact. Other helpful safety technologies include:

  • Parkview Rear Back-up Camera
  • Available Trailer-Hitch Zoom
  • Hill Start Assist
  • Trailer Sway Damping

Inside the Gladiator, you’ll have a 5-inch touchscreen with the Uconnect® infotainment system, which is known for its sharp graphics and responsive inputs. Climate control and audio are controlled by tangible knobs and buttons while the touchscreen is used for infotainment functions. Optional features include a 7-inch or 8-inch touchscreen, navigation, HD radio, and Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ smartphone compatibility, a feature that allows you to stream music and other media through the system.

Test Drive the 2021 Jeep Gladiator

With its off-road capability, powerful performance, and a long list of standard and available features, the 2021 Jeep Gladiator is an ideal daily driver and adventure vehicle in one.

Drivers in Findlay can see the Gladiator lineup in person by visiting Findlay CDJR. Call or stop in today to schedule your test drive!

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