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The longer wheelbase and a 5-foot bed transform the Wrangler into the Gladiator pickup truck. The standard 3.6-liter V6 is mated to either a smooth eight-speed automatic or a six-speed manual.
With the automatic, the Gladiator packs some oomph and returns 18 mpg overall. Unlike most compact pickups, it uses coil springs in the rear suspension, which makes the ride relatively comfortable. Handling, however, is a bit clumsy. The truck comes with a soft top; a removable hardtop is optional. Either way, wind noise on the highway is loud. The off-road-focused Rubicon has suspension and tires that are optimized for rock climbing. The damped tailgate is a nice touch. A 3.0-liter V6 diesel engine is optional, and full-time four-wheel drive is available on all trim lines. Available active safety features include FCW, AEB, and BSW.
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2020-2021
2020 Redesign Year
The Gladiator transforms the iconic Wrangler into a pickup truck, using a longer wheelbase and adding a 5-foot bed. The only engine is a 3.6-liter V6 mated to either a smooth eight-speed automatic or a six-speed manual.
With the automatic, the Gladiator packs some oomph and returns 18 mpg overall. Unlike other compact pickup trucks, it uses coil springs in the rear suspension, which makes the ride relatively civilized. Handling, however, is rather clumsy. Like the Wrangler, the truck comes with a soft top or an optional removable hardtop. Either way, wind noise on the highway is loud. The off-road-focused Rubicon has suspension and tires that are optimized for rock climbing. The damped tailgate is a nice touch. Several advanced safety features are available, including forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, blind spot warning, and rear cross traffic warning. For 2021, the Gladiator got an optional 260-hp, 3.0-liter V6 diesel engine that promised better fuel economy. Other updates include an 80th Anniversary Edition, which features unique interior and exterior trim, an 8.4-inch touchscreen, and 18-inch wheels. Finally, full-time four-wheel drive is now available on all trim lines.
$44,550 - $54,425
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$41,275 - $51,975
Average Retail Price
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