The Jeep Gladiator is going on sale later this month, and fittingly, Jeep has just flipped the configurator live, so you can spec out the Gladiator of your dreams!
There are four trim levels available, Sport, Sport S, Overland, and Rubicon. The base Sport models will start at $35,040, and the range-topping Rubicon will come in at $45,040. The Sport S and the Overland will start at $38,240 and $41,890, respectively. At this point, the only engine available is the 3.6-liter Pentastar V6, but a diesel and a hybrid are slated to be rolled out after launch.
Obviously, the Gladiator will have bragging rights when it comes to off-roading, because it’s essentially a Wrangler with a bed — and the Wrangler is one of the most capable off-road vehicles on the planet. But with a payload capacity of 1,600 pounds, and a tow rating of 7,650 pounds, it also bests the the Toyota Tacoma, Ford Ranger, Chevy Colorado, and Honda Ridgeline when it comes to hauling.
Ten colors will be available, with our favorites being Punk’n (orange), Gator Clear-Coat, Gobi Clear-Coat, and Hydro Pearl-Coat.
Along with its robust hauling and off-road abilities, another thing that the Gladiator can do that none of the competition can is be stripped down to the bare essentials right in your driveway. If you’re looking for some seriously open-air driving, you can remove the roof and doors, and just like its Wrangler brethren, you can even fold down the windshield! Folks who like to row their own will also be thrilled, as the Gladiator still offers a manual transmission, which is a rarity in the segment.
The Jeep Gladiator is sure to be a hot seller, so if you think you want to put one of these rugged, off-road ready pickups in your garage, head to your local AutoNation Jeep dealer to claim yours today!