JEEP GLADIATOR 2022 – INTERIOR EXTERIOR AND DRIVE

Jeep hasn’t offered a model with a cargo bed since the early ’90s, but the 2022 Gladiator finally gives the brand’s fans a cool and useful tool. The mid-size pickup truck is basically a more versatile version of the popular Jeep Wrangler, which earned it an Editors’ Choice award. It tows more (up to 7760 pounds versus 3500) than its SUV counterpart, and its longer wheelbase helps it ride better, too. Still, the truck requires regular steering inputs when cruising on the highway to keep it from straying, and it’s not as easy to maneuver on the trails as the smaller Wrangler. Along with a strong V-6 and a standard stick-shift transmission, the Gladiator offers a torquey diesel engine option with 442 lb-ft. While the 2021 Gladiator can get pricey in a hurry, its removable body panels and rugged persona make it one of the best pickups around.

Jeep hasn’t offered a model with a cargo bed since the early 90s but the 2022 gladiator finally gives the brand’s fans a cool and useful tool the midsize pickup truck is basically a more versatile version of the popular jeep wrangler which earned it an editor’s choice award it tows more up to 7 760 pounds versus 3500 than its suv counterpart and its longer

Wheelbase helps it ride better too still the truck requires regular steering inputs when cruising on the highway to keep it from straying and it’s not as easy to maneuver on the trails as the smaller wrangler along with a strong v6 and a standard stick shift transmission the gladiator offers a torquey diesel engine option with 442 pound-feet while the 2021

Gladiator can get pricey in a hurry its removable body panels and rugged persona make it one of the best pickups around jeep hasn’t announced the full roster of changes to the 2021 gladiator lineup but it has confirmed what we’ve known for a while the truck with a seven slot grille will add a diesel engine option the oil burning 3.0 liter v6 will develop 260

Horsepower and a substantial 442 pound-feet of torque although we’re still waiting on pricing and epa fuel economy figures we’re told the diesel will be offered on the sport overland and rubicon models the gladiator is powered by a 3.6 liter v6 that produces 285 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque routed through a standard six-speed manual transmission

Or an optional eight-speed automatic we tested an overland model with the automatic which needed 7.2 seconds to scoot to 60 miles per hour in other words it’s slightly slower than most competitors the jeep adds a diesel 3.0 liter v6 which develops 260 ponies in a mighty 442 pound-feet of twist compared with the regular wrangler the gladiator has an extra 19.4

Inches between the front and rear wheels jeep says this helps improve the pickup’s ride and handling now that we’ve driven several examples we can confirm that it drives much like the wrangler the truck steering isn’t extremely precise and the ride can be busy on uneven surfaces still these characteristics are part of the formula that make the gladiator both

A legitimate pickup truck and a trail-ready tool most enthusiasts care about the truck’s off-road equipment anyways which includes everything from copious skid plates to rock crawling axle ratios to the ability to ford up to 30 inches of water generous ground clearance and approach departure angles further help the gladiator conquer parts unknown inside

The gladiator has an upright dashboard that imitates the wranglers and supports user-friendly controls durable details include a waterproof push button start and there are optional convenience features such as a heated steering wheel and heated front seats jeep says the truck’s stretched wheelbase improves back seat legroom versus the four-door wrangler the

Gladiator also has body and roof panels that can be easily removed to create an open-air cabin along with its five-foot cargo bed the gladiator is filled with ingenious interior storage options its cabin has a handful of spots to stick a smartphone and a handy compartment hidden under the back seat the seats themselves can be stowed in multiple ways and then

Securely locked in place for when the trail turns treacherous every model has a standard touchscreen but only the larger 7.0 and 8.4 inch displays come with apple carplay and android auto you

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JEEP GLADIATOR 2022 – INTERIOR EXTERIOR AND DRIVE By LD AUTO