How Good a Task Performer is the 2021 Jeep Gladiator?
Since the decade of early ’90s Jeep has not offered a pickup model that came with a cargo bed, but now with the 2021 model year edition of its flagship model Gladiator, it finally could meet the expectations of its supporters and admirers, by presenting them a cool yet useful tool to handle their offline business.
It is from the Dowagiac Jeep dealer showroom that we came to know how this mid-size pickup truck from Jeep makes an advanced and more versatile version of itself as well as its sibling the Wrangler with this 2021 model year edition.
The 2021 Jeep Gladiator leads its segment with its impressive towing capacity of more than 7760 pounds while its SUV counterpart could record a capacity of 3500 pounds. Thanks to its longer wheelbase that helps it ride better than ever before.
Still, this pickup truck from the house of Jeep requires regular steering inputs especially during cruising through the highways. It helps it keep its body under control. For this, what comes to its help is its strong V-6 engine that pairs to a standard stick-shift transmission. The 2021 Jeep Gladiator now offers a torquey diesel engine option as well that can deliver a torque of 442 lb-ft. One more reason why the 2021 Jeep Gladiator is preferred by many is its removable body panels that can be adjusted to match its rugged persona making it one of the best pickups that are available around.
What Joins for the 2021 Model Year Lineup?
Jeep has not yet announced the full list of changes that has been made to the 2021 model year lineup of the Gladiator, but it has surely confirmed that this latest Gladiator truck series will come with a seven-slot grille at the front which is new as well as giving the option for the first time to be driven with a diesel engine. Otherwise, the gasoline 3.0-liter V-6 engine will continue to purge out 260 horsepower and 442 lb-ft of torque.
Performance Component Details
The 2021 Jeep Gladiator comes usually powered by a 3.6-liter V-6 engine that is able to produce 285 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque when the engine power is duly routed through a standard six-speed manual transmission. But one can also choose to pair it with an optional eight-speed automatic counterpart.
With this powerplant toiling under its hood, the 2021 Jeep Gladiator takes about 7.2 seconds to scoot its speed up to 60 mph. The truck’s steering stays precise all the time while the rides get extremely engaging especially when you see it performing so smoothly on uneven surfaces.
Coming to its mileage capacity, EPA has listed two separate city and highway estimates for the 2021 Jeep Gladiator. Models that are equipped with the standard manual transmission returns a humble 16 mpg city while the figure shoots up to 23 mpg on the highway. The figure conforms more to the standard norms of its segment, confirmed the Dowagiac Jeep dealership showroom staff.
All this make an impressive truck that is always ready to perform all the tasks it has taken up.