Jeep Gladiator Megathread

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  1. sjeagles

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    #16 Apr 1, 2019
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    Pricing is now on the Jeep website, I have a 2019 Lariat 501A Super crew, so i did a comparative model for the Gladiator which is the Upland and loaded it up with the features I have on my Ranger and the MSRP came out to $52,600 WOW that is crazy. The Rubicons are close to $65k fully loaded!
     
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    You can't get the max tow rating on the Ranger without springing for the 10-speed auto, either. :crazy:
     
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    Now, now. Let's compare apples to apples.

    Jeep Gladiator:
    • only comes in Crew Cab
    • only comes in 4X4
    • starts at $35k including shipping
    The base Ranger XL Crew Cab 4X4 including shipping is $31875. That's only a $3k difference.

    Now mind you, the Gladiator does not come with an automatic transmission as standard (or power windows), but then again, the Ranger doesn't come as a convertible with removable doors, a fold down windshield and an SFA, so I'll call it a wash.

    I love my Ranger, but Jeep is going to sell absolutely every one of these that they make.
     
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    The tow ratings on the Gladiator are clearly contrived and deceptive just for bragging rights. Its marketing, not engineering.
     
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    I know right. you need all these additional beefier bits to achieve its maximum toe capacity. = $$
     
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    Gladiator is going to be ultra expensive it's going to be near impossible to find one under 50k
     
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    I think the fact you can get it on the F-150 made everyone think it would have been included on the Ranger. Meh, no big deal.
     
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    Surprise surprise your $60K Jeep doesn't tow very well.

    Skip to 9:00 to see the trailer pushing around the Jeep in/out of it's lane. Gladiator has no Tow/Haul mode unlike Ranger.

    Also skip to 12:00 to hear that poor engine redlining at 6,000 rpm and struggle to hit 60 MPH.

     
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    At 4:15 you can see their WD hitch bracket is cracked in half... Safety first!
     
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    Looks like a decent vehicle, but not for me with that engine and price tag.
     
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