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Jeep Gladiator pickup first drive report by TRUCKTREND

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    Max towing on the Eco Jeep will likely be well above the Chevy ZR2 5,000 rating that they mention and a good step down from the 7,650 rating. Perhaps the 6,000 that has sort of shown to be a watershed amount for the Jeep “box”, weight, and 100 degrees Davis Dam climb. A 6k tow rating would sort of be a minimum for people towing small campers, boats, snowmobile, or ATV / UTV / trailers out to Moab or the dunes etc.
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    Funny this overpriced idea would come to light long after this post started. I also saw some while at the dealer for the AEM. Wife and I had the same opinion. CRAP.

    The thing is rather small. It looks quite uncomfortable. Yet, it did not seem like it had that rugged build the normal Wranglers have. Might be a perception but just seemed like someone wanted to make a Wrangler more comfortable and failed. Wranglers are fun vehicles for off-road and just running around. The work well for that. This pick-up just seems to big to be good off-grad, uncomfortable on-road and too small to really carry or haul like a pickup.

    Oh price...that's the issue. Well the prices are silly and the usage application is surely not upscale as pricing would indicate. Instead of pride my take is there's a bit of shame associated with the ownership. That price should be cut in half is how I see it. Time with sales will tell if there's a high-priced market for the thing.
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    Agreed on the price. It is a wrangler with a bed attached. We have owned four of them, and they are not comfortable like a nice car or truck would be, but fun to play with. The local dealer had four of them, Rubicons, on the lot two weeks ago. Now there is only one. At $63K a pop, they can hold it but obviously they are selling them. And just wait for the Eco Diesel version later this year. That price should be a doozy.

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