What was the worst kept automotive secret in America has been finally unveiled as the Jeep Gladiator – the Wrangler based mid-size pick-up with serious off-road credentials. A 285 horsepower, 260 lb-ft 3.6-liter V6 does duty in the Gladiator, with a 260 hp, 442 lb-ft diesel V6 on the way in 2020, with the Wrangler’s 4x4 systems employed to put power to the ground though a 6-speed manual or 8-speed automatic gearbox. A 7,650-lb towing capacity and 1,600-lb payload capacity are just two of the Gladiators strongest selling points in gasoline V6 guise. Sport, Overland, and Rubicon trims are available – the Rubicon being the most hardcore with locking differentials, electronic sway-bar disconnect, and improved total suspension travel. Pricing will be announced closer to market launch.
|Sport||3.6-liter V6 Gas||6-Speed Manual||Four Wheel Drive||$32,972||$33,545|
|Sport S||3.6-liter V6 Gas||6-Speed Manual||Four Wheel Drive||$32,972||$33,545|
|Overland||3.6-liter V6 Gas||6-Speed Manual||Four Wheel Drive||$38,604||$40,395|
|Rubicon||3.6-liter V6 Gas||6-Speed Manual||Four Wheel Drive||$41,501||$43,545|