It isn’t called the Gladiator just for show. With standard all-terrain tires, a heavy-duty suspension system, and sturdy chassis all developed specifically to navigate the toughest paths, the Jeep® Gladiator shows why it has earned its Trail Rated® badge.
Earning the Trail Rated badge is no simple feat. The Gladiator had to pass a battery of grueling off-road tests testing all aspects of its capability including traction, maneuverability, water fording, articulation, and ground clearance. Thanks to its optimized wheelbases, precision steering, advanced 4x4 systems, 11.1 inches of clearance, and special water sealing that enables a maximum fording depth of 31.5 inches, the Gladiator takes on off-road challenges with the spirit of a hardened warrior.
Making an off-road-conquering vehicle like the Gladiator requires a recipe involving lots of high-tech ingredients. The rugged pickup truck uses features like a Tru-Lok® electronic locking rear differential to help you maintain momentum on rough terrain, and a Rock-Trac® transfer case with an 84:1 crawl ratio to make quick work of steep inclines. It has 2-inch FOX® shocks with race-proven damping control and a disconnecting sway bar that enhances front wheel articulation. And of course, it has steel rock rails that protect the cab and box from potential damage while you go adventuring.
Sometimes, getting past a tricky spot isn’t about having enough power, articulation, or even ground clearance, but about seeing the path through. The Gladiator’s available TrailCam helps you do just that by providing an on-screen view of the terrain ahead. Other useful features include heavy-duty forged front and rear tow hooks, high-strength steel skid plates, and heavy-duty Dana® solid axles with extra-thick tubes and forgings. You’ll also love the Off-Road+ button that automatically optimizes performance for low-speed rock crackling.
Got somewhere to be with no roads between you and your destination? The2022 Jeep® Gladiator helps you get there while also providing all of the practicality and capability of a regular pickup truck. Check it out at Motor Inn of Spirit Lake, in Spirit Lake, Iowa.