Jeep Gladiator Full Review – This car is a mid-sized pickup truck that was first introduced at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show. The Jeep Gladiator was the first pickup truck produced by Jeep after the Comanche was discontinued in 1992.
The Jeep Gladiator comes in several variants, namely Sport, Sport S, Overland, and Rubicon. However, only the Rubicon variant is marketed in Indonesia.
The Jeep Gladiator is marketed at a price of IDR 2.1 billion. The Jeep Gladiator Rubicon JT appears in its class. There is no other luxury double cabin jeep in its class.
The Jeep Gladiator Rubicon JT is equipped with a Pentastar 3.6L V6 engine, DOHC, with an engine capacity of 3,604 cc. The engine is mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission system that is channeled to all four wheels (4WD)
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Here's a full review of the Jeep Gladiator 2022
1. Exterior Design of the Jeep Gladiator
The exterior design of the Jeep Gladiator Rubicon JT can be said to be very similar to the Jeep Wrangler type Rubicon. The front of the Jeep Gladiator is decorated with the legendary grille design. By Jeep, this design is called the "Seven Slot Grille". The grille is also equipped with a pair of round headlights that already rely on 7-inch LED technology. On the front fenders there are also thin Daytime Running Lights (DRL).
If you look to the side, you can see the difference between the Gladiator and the Wrangler. This pickup truck is very long, because in addition to the double cabin there is also an additional rear tailgate. The dimensions of the Jeep Gladiator are also taller than the Wrangler. The legs also look tough thanks to the use of front and rear fenders.
On the back or on the body, the Jeep Gladiator has doors that can be opened easily. The spare tire which is usually placed at the rear is moved to the underbody of the car.
2. Jeep Gladiator Interiors
Inside the cabin of the Jeep Gladiator Rubicon JT, the dashboard is coated in gray and the addition of anodized silver accents. You could say the dashboard layout on the Jeep Gladiator Rubicon is not much different from the classic Jeep CJ (Civilian Jeep). But, of course with some modern touches in some parts. However, the layout of the buttons is considered not too ergonomic. At the back of the Jeep Gladiator, on the glass there is a small window that can be opened by sliding. Not too big, but enough to put something in the tailgate.
3. Features of the Jeep Gladiator
The Jeep Gladiator is also equipped with several excellent features. One of them is the Selec-speed Control which can help the driver when maneuvering in off-road terrain. With this feature, the driver no longer needs to step on the gas and brake pedals, just control the steering wheel or control the car to keep it on track.
In addition, the Jeep Gladiator is also equipped with a Command Trac 4x4 feature that can assist off-road driving in all weathers. This feature works with the support of a part-time shifton-the-fly system that divides torque evenly 50:50 between the front and rear axles. So, it will be easier to control the car when off road. The switch from 2WD to 4WD mode can be done smoothly up to a speed of about 72.5 km / h.
The Jeep Gladiator also has an OFF-ROAD+ feature that is able to adjust automatically when driving on 4-HI (sand or mud) or 4-LO (rock climbing) terrain. Regarding driving comfort, it is equipped with Fox Shock suspension with a 2-inch diameter aluminum body. The suspension is very capable in off-road terrain, but is also able to provide maximum comfort when driving on the highway.
Another feature of the Jeep Gladiator that comes in handy when driving on off-road terrain is the Rock-Track 4x4. This feature allows the car to run slowly so that the driver can better control and increase torque to get through off-road terrain. The Rock-Track 4x4 feature is also integrated with the Tru-lok Differential feature which can help the driver to electronically lock front and rear for maximum torque.
4. Engine and Performance
Jeep Gladiator Engine Performance - The Jeep Gladiator Rubicon JT is equipped with a Pentastar 3.6L V6, DOHC engine, with an engine capacity of 3,604 cc. The engine is capable of producing a maximum power of up to 289 PS at 6,450 rpm and a maximum torque of 353 Nm at 4,400 rpm. This Pentastar engine is combined with an 8-speed automatic transmission system that is channeled to all four wheels (4WD)
5. Jeep Gladiator Driving Comfort
The driving comfort offered by this pickup truck is not as good as other jeeps. The sitting position of the Jeep Gladiator is indeed a bit stiff, but the embedded suspension is very capable of hitting off-road terrain or driving on asphalt on the highway.
6. Jeep Gladiator Fuel Consumption
Armed with a 3.6L Pentastar engine, the Jeep Gladiator Rubicon JT has sufficient fuel consumption. Fuel consumption for driving in urban areas is claimed to be 8.9 km/liter. Meanwhile, for driving on the toll road, the fuel consumption reaches 11.4 km/liter.
For lovers of off-road cars or Jeep brands, the Jeep Gladiator is a must-have. Especially if you have high mobility needs on off road terrain. The typical Jeep design, capable off-road features, and engine performance that does not disappoint are certainly a worthy price to choose as well.