The new Jeep Gladiator is the latest version of the Wrangler-style pickup trucks available to drivers in Columbia, SC. Jeep enthusiasts have been waiting for nearly 30 years for the company to roll out a new model. Now, the wait is over. Jeep debuted the new Gladiator in 2018, and many Jeep lovers believe it was worth waiting for the new model.

The new Gladiator does not have the same frame as the Wrangler, although the front suspension did remain the same. Jeep did add a five-link setup to improve drivability and handling on the streets of Blythewood. However, unlike the Wrangler, you can only buy a Gladiator in four-door models with a five-foot bed.

The trim levels include the base, Sport, Sport S, Overland, and Rubicon. All trim levels feature Jeep's standard four-wheel drive, and the Pentastar 3.6-liter V6 with 285 horsepower is available in every model. Jeep also developed a fully-loaded but limited Launch Edition. Jeep only manufactured 4,100 units, so if you get one of these models, you’ll certainly stand out in Lexington, SC.

One of the biggest differences with the Gladiator is it will not offer Wrangler's turbocharged 2.0-liter engine. However, the V6 is still a tried-and-and true engine with all the power you would expect from a Jeep four-wheel drive vehicle. As an added bonus, you can get a V6 with a six-speed transmission that will give you a thrilling drive through Rock Hill, SC and the surrounding communities.

If you want to easily climb rocks or power through some daunting terrain, the new Jeep Gladiator does not disappoint. Jeep did not hold back when it designed the Gladiator, and it will not take much time for you to realize it can go practically anywhere in Lugoff.

Just like the Wrangler, the Gladiator offers locking differentials, a two-speed transfer case and a crawl ratio of 77.2:1. The disconnecting sway bar is also available. Jeep decided to include an off-road mode with the Gladiator that gives you more control and stability when you are tackling rough terrain in 4WD high. 4WD low dials back in off-road mode so you can tackle even rougher terrain at slower speeds. The Gladiator starts at just $2,100 more than a base model Wrangler.

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