In this episode of ExtremeTerrain’s Jeep News, Ryan Huck discusses the top 6 Gladiator concepts from Easter Jeep Safari 2019 in Moab, Utah. To tease future owners on their potential for mods, Ryan covers everything from the EJS concepts to new Gladiator pricing. You can even enter for a chance to win a $150 gift card from XT!
What is the Jeep Gladiator & What Does It Bring to the Table?
The Jeep Gladiator is FCA’s modern iteration of the Jeep truck. Such a truck has seen numerous renditions over the years, approximately 45 years’ worth of iterations. After all, Jeep produced a truck platform from 1947-1992. Trucks aren’t at all new to Jeep, but the Gladiator is a fresh take on a tried and true idea. The JT brings with it the obvious and not so obvious similarities from the JL Wrangler as well as its own features. We’ve split these features into specific categories, but let’s take a look at some quick, fun facts about the Jeep Gladiator.
Like all Jeep vehicles, the Gladiator shares the seven-bar grille. The Gladiator also shares the round headlights from the JL Wrangler, and a unique set of rectangular rear tail lights jut out from the truck bed. The windshield is still foldable and is constructed of aluminum to make the whole process easier. The JT is even built in the same Toledo plant as the Wrangler. However, considering the Gladiator has a five-foot bed, it requires a different frame. The JT Gladiator’s frame is indeed 31 inches longer than a four-door Wrangler, and the wheelbase is an additional 19.4 inches. With this level of girth comes additional weight as well. The Gladiator is 400 pounds heavier than a Wrangler …