Watch The Video! Jeep Gladiator Pros and Cons
One of the most anticipated new vehicles on the market this year is the new 2020 Jeep Gladiator truck released by Jeep. Is it worth the price tag? What about the pros and cons of this truck? Keep watching for some of what owners love and hate about it! First, let’s look at some features that they love…
The 2020 Jeep Gladiator gives you so much information including pitch and roll while offroad and the oil temp while towing. It is a great collection of user information all in one easy to read the screen.
This is the only truck on the market that allows you to remove the doors and roof. It makes the truck a lot more fun when you can change it up. It’s not just a truck, but something you can modify and enjoy great weather with the top down and doors off while still towing a camper or trailer.
FOLDING REAR SEAT
This is a feature not many people have considered about the Jeep Gladiator! The rear seat is a split-bench design that folds flat to allow good cargo room in the cab. What’s even more impressive is the fact the seat bottoms and backs fold up vertically giving you full access to the floor. This would be great if you needed to put a big screen TV box or another similar sized item in the back of the Jeep without having to load it into the truck bed.
Okay, so we’ve covered the things people are loving about the new 2020 Jeep Gladiator. Now let’s look at some features that Gladiator owners seem to hate…
AUTO PARK FEATURE
The Jeep Auto Park feature is probably the most hated feature of all on the Jeep Gladiator. If you push the start button and then step on the brake, auto park engages. If you start, then open the door and then shift into gear, auto park engages. Owners talk about having to turn off the Jeep and start all over even though the display tells them to shift into park and then back to drive. Some will argue this is not a big deal, just close your door, but in the event, you are backing up to a trailer or launching a boat, you may need to get in and out of the Jeep multiple times to check where you are. This gets really annoying when you are only backing an inch or two at a time and it is easier to just leave the door open.
The seats are terrible when compared to almost any competitor. The manually controlled seats offer no tilt feature. For the price tag of these Gladiators, you would expect the seat to adjust in multiple ways to help accommodate drivers of all sizes. A tall driver may have a hard time getting comfortable due to the lack of support for their legs. This is all due to the lack of a tilt feature in the seat.
TRAILER BRAKE CONTROLLER
This feature is hated because it does not exist, at least not yet. As of the time of this article, Jeep has not produced a Gladiator with a trailer brake controller. Many competitors like the Chevy Colorado have had them for years. The trailer brake controller is a feature owners who want to tow with their Gladiator will want to have as part of the max towing package. Clearly Jeep knows they are in the wrong here because they have it listed on their website, but they are not selling it.
There are a lot of considerations if you’ve been eyeballing the Jeep Gladiator. We hope our video clarifies some of the best and worst features so you can make the best decision for yourself. And if you do decide to buy one, we recently published an article over at my jeep and me dot com, on how to find the best price on a new Jeep. We invite you to visit our website to learn more about Jeeps and to mingle with other Jeep enthusiasts like yourself! Thanks for watching. If you enjoyed this video, be sure to like, comment and subscribe!