All About the 2021 Gladiator
2021 Jeep Gladiator
The Jeep Gladiator stands out in the truck world. Its bed is fixed and five inches in length, and it possesses Jeep’s legendary off-road toughness. In addition, the top can be removed and the windshield is lowered, similar to the Wrangler SUV. Now in its third model year with its 2021 model year, the Gladiator is available in a wide array of trim levels, which are the following:
SPORT: At the base Sport level, the 2021 Gladiator is powered by the 3.6-liter Pentastar V6, which has an output of 285 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. This engine is pinned to a six-speed automatic transmission. Although impressive, the Pentastar is no match for the available 3.0-liter turbodiesel V6, which outputs 260 horsepower and 442 lb-ft of torque for enhanced acceleration. In addition, the turbodiesel engine is pinned to an eight-speed automatic gearbox for a smoother gear-shifting feel. Unlike other vehicles of its ilk, the 2021 Gladiator comes with just one drivetrain: a four-wheel-drive system called the Command-Trac, which engages all wheels to keep you planted on the driving surface, regardless of its condition. Two rows of seats covered in cloth accommodate up to five people, with the front ones being manually adjustable. For infotainment, the Sport combines eight speakers, AM/FM radio, two USB ports for hooking up mobile devices, Bluetooth hands-free phone calling and audio streaming, a trial subscription to SiriusXM Radio, and a 5-inch touchscreen.
Six airbags—two frontal airbags, two side impact airbags, and two side curtain airbags—are installed in the cabin for restraint and cushioning during a crash. Also included is a rearview camera for guidance during parking maneuvers.
WILLYS SPORT: The Willys Sport is basically the Sport with a militarized touch. The body gains fender flares, rock rails, and 17-inch alloy wheels (in place of the 17-inch steel ones) with 32-inch mud-terrain wheels for a tougher appearance and enhanced off-road performance. In addition, this model stands out with its “Willys” hood decals, and a limited-slip rear differential boosts off-road traction performance.
SPORT S: The Sport S replaces the 5-inch touchscreen with a larger, 7-inch one, and gains Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration. Also introduced at the Sport S level are remote keyless entry (for more convenient access to the cabin via key button presses), power windows, and automatic climate control.
WILLYS: The Willys combines the features of the Willys Sport and Sport S.
OVERLAND: The Overland includes the Sport S model’s features. However, it replaces the 17-inch alloy wheels with larger, 18-inch ones. In addition, side steps are added for easier and more secure entry into and exit from the truck.
80TH ANNIVERSARY: The 80th Anniversary edition commemorates the brand’s eight decades of existence. Consequently, this model bears “80th Anniversary” badges. Its upgrades are primarily applied to infotainment; the 7-inch touchscreen is transformed into an 8.4-inch touchscreen navigation system, the AM/FM radio tuner is enhanced with crystal-clear HD Radio digital tuning, and a ninth speaker is added for more robust sound.
RUBICON: The aptly named Rubicon is the all-terrain-optimized version of the 2021 Gladiator. Instead of the Command-Trac four-wheel-drive system, the Rubicon comes with Rock-Trac, which includes locking front and rear axles for maximizing traction and an electronic sway bar disconnect for operational convenience. Also standard are Fox off-road shock absorbers and larger, 33-inch all-terrain tires. Other standard features at the Rubicon level include the following:
• Rock rails
• Black fenders
• Hood vents
• “Rubicon” decals
MOJAVE: The Mojave has a desert orientation. As a result, it comes with a higher-riding suspension than the Rubicon in exchange for the Rubicon’s locking front axle, as well as “Mojave” hood decals. Otherwise, the Mojave embraces most of the Rubicon’s features.
HIGH ALTITUDE: The range-topping High Altitude comes with proximity keyless entry, which enables door unlocking by simply having the key fob on the person wishing to get access. Also exclusive to the High Altitude are blind-spot monitoring and rear parking sensors for peak driver assistance.
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