Jeep Gladiator "JT"

The Jeep Gladiator is a midsize pickup truck based on the same platform as the Wrangler JL. The Gladiator is Jeep's first pickup truck since the Comanche was discontinued in 1992.

The all-new four-door, five-passenger midsize Gladiator features exterior and interior styling cues from the Wrangler JL. The front grille slots were enlarged to allow for increased airflow and heavier-duty engine cooling. A full-sized spare tire, normally mounted on the Wrangler's rear tailgate, is mounted underneath the cargo bed of the Gladiator. Four different roof options are available including a black vinyl Sun-Rider soft top and a premium black fabric Sun-Rider soft top (both of which can be fully retracted), a black Freedom-Top three-piece hard top, and a color-keyed Freedom-Top three-piece hard top, both of which have removable aluminum roof panels. The truck has front and rear doors that can be fully removed, as well as a windshield that can be lowered. There is a tool kit with the tools necessary to remove the doors and lower the windshield. The Gladiator is unique in that it is the only truck available with a removable roof.

The Gladiator is available in base Sport, mid-level Sport S, luxurious Overland.

The engine for the Gladiator will be the 3.6L Pentastar V6 gasoline engine with Variable Valve Timing (VVT) and an Electronic Stop-Start System (ESS), and will produce 280 horsepower. The 3.6 will be mated to either a six-speed Aisin manual transmission, or the Wrangler JL's ZF 850RE eight-speed automatic transmission.

Payload for the Gladiator is 1,600 lb. The tailgate is hinged, and can be locked in a partially-open position if the owner does not want to fully lower the tailgate. The standard Gladiator will feature a towing capacity of 7,000 lb, though a heavy-duty towing package will be available on select Gladiator models that increases the towing capacity to 7,650 lb.

The Gladiator features an approach angle of 43.6 degrees, a breakover angle of 20.3 degrees and a departure angle of 26 degrees. The Rubicon comes with front- and rear-axle electric lockers and an electronic disconnecting front sway-bar. A front camera system is available on the Gladiator that allows the driver to see obstacles in front and to the sides of the vehicle while off-road.

Unique features on the Gladiator include a flat rear load floor for carrying of longer and taller items inside the truck's interior, secure and lockable storage underneath the rear bench seat, and a removable Bluetooth wireless speaker that charges when the vehicle is running, and the speaker is in its docking station located behind the rear bench seat. The Gladiator also offers an optional 8.4-inch (210 mm) touchscreen on the Uconnect 4C NAV. The Gladiator has forward-collision warning with active braking and adaptive cruise control.