2021 Jeep Gladiator review hasn’t announced any changes to its lineup yet, but it does confirm what we’ve known for a long time.
The 3.0-liter liquid petrol V6 produces an incredible 260 horsepower and 442 lb-ft of torque. While we’re still waiting on EPA pricing and fuel economy figures, we’re told that the diesel will be offered on the Sport, Overland, and Rubicon models.
The Gladiator is powered by a 3.6-liter V6 engine3.6l that generates 285 horsepower and lb-ft of torque via a standard six-speed manual transmission or an optional eight-speed automatic transmission.
Towing and Payload Capacity Jeep Gladiator engine3.6l
With the right equipment, the 2021 Jeep Gladiator can tow 7,650 pounds. Even the weakest version can pull another 4,000 pounds of weight.
In comparison, the Wrangler can only pull up to 3,500 pounds. Those who wish to load the Gladiators’ cargo platform can carry between 1,105 and 1,700 pounds of payload.
Interior and Comfort Jeep Gladiator
Inside, the Jeep Gladiator 2021 interior has a vertical dash that mimics the Wrangler and supports easy-to-use controls.
Durable parts include a waterproof start button and additional comfort features like a heated steering wheel and heated front seats.
Jeep claims the truck’s longer wheelbase increases rear legroom compared to the four-door Wrangler. The gladiator has body and ceiling panels that can be easily removed to create an outdoor cockpit.
Infotainment and Connectivity
Jeep Gladiator each model has a standard touchscreen, but only the large 7.0- and 8.4-inch screens come with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
The stereo system can also be supplemented with an additional subwoofer and a portable wireless speaker behind the back seat.
Front seat passengers have access to several electrical outlets, including two USB ports and one USB-C port; There is also a 115V outlet.
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- front-engine, rear/4-wheel-drive, 5-passenger, 4-door pickup
PRICE AS TESTED
- $55,040 (base price: $41,890)
- DOHC 24-valve V-6, aluminum block, and heads, port fuel injection
- 220 cu in, 3605 cc
- 285 hp @ 6400 rpm
- 260 lb-ft @ 4400 rpm
- 8-speed automatic with manual shifting mode
- Suspension (F/R): live axle/live axle
- Brakes (F/R): 13.0-invented disc/13.6-invented disc
- Tires: Bridgestone Dueler H/T 685, 255/70R-18 113T M+S
- Wheelbase: 137.3 in
- Length: 218.0 in
- Width: 73.8 in
- Height: 73.1 in
- Passenger volume: 104 cu ft
- Curb weight: 4812 lb
- Zero to 60 mph: 7.3 sec
- 90 mph: 16.2 sec
- 100 mph: N/A
- Rolling start, 5–60 mph: 7.8 sec
- Top gear, 30–50 mph: 3.6 sec
- Top gear, 50–70 mph: 5.2 sec
- Standing ¼-mile: 15.6 sec @ 88 mph
- Top speed (governor limited): 98 mph
- Braking, 70–0 mph: 195 ft
- Road holding, 300-ft-dia skidpad*: 0.74 g
- Observed: 18 mpg
- 75-mph highway driving: 21 mpg
- Highway range: 460 miles
EPA FUEL ECONOMY
- Combined/city/highway: 19/17/22 mpg