If you’re choosing the 2019 Jeep Gladiator over the practically an identical Chevy Tahoe, you might as well skip proper to the 2019 Jeep Gladiator. You get a much better powertrain and more refined suspension, nicer interior materials, and all the bells and whistles. It is also solely a tiny value bump over the SLT with the powertrain upgrade from the Graphite Performance Edition package.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made nowadays, however the 2019 Jeep Gladiator happens to be one among them. Like its company sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2019 Jeep Gladiator offers ruggedness and excessive towing capacity that only this sort of vehicle can deliver. A V8 engine comes customary, and out there four-wheel drive with low-range gearing gives traction once you want it most.
The 2019 Jeep Gladiator, however, also has some flaws commonly associated with this type of automobile. Cargo house isn’t as environment friendly as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, neither is its use of gasoline. We’re also not fond of the bottom V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Opt for the larger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, although, and the 2019 Jeep Gladiator’s experience and driving expertise start to fall in line with extra modern automobiles. As a bonus, the 10-speed computerized transmission that comes with the bigger engine can match the highway mileage of the smaller V8.
Even so, we would recommend checking out the 2019 Jeep Gladiator’s closest competitor, the recently redesigned Ford Expedition. It’s also a standard body-on-frame SUV, nevertheless it has a higher most towing capability and superior cargo house and it is all around a more refined and upscale automobile.
The optionally available Enhanced Driver Alert package deal provides ahead collision warning with low-speed automatic braking, automatic excessive beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Convenience bundle adds a power liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a universal storage door opener.
Some features on higher-trimmed models are available on supporting fashions at extra price. Non-compulsory for SLE and SLT trims is an HD Trailering package deal with a novel axle ratio, trailer brake controller and a self-leveling suspension. The SLT and the 2019 Jeep Gladiator are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise management with computerized braking, and a rear-seat leisure system. The 2019 Jeep Gladiator also gives power-retractable facet steps.
For 2019, GMC keeps the 2019 Jeep Gladiator recent by including a budget-conscious Standard Edition Value Bundle in addition to a Graphite Version and Graphite Performance Version packages to the SLT trim. Different trims include the bottom SLE and the near-luxury 2019 Jeep Gladiator, which pushes the 2019 Jeep Gladiator into the territory of its platform mate, the Cadillac Escalade. The Chevrolet Tahoe rounds out the trio of GM truck-based SUVs and might be had in lengthy wheelbase Suburban type as effectively, often at a slight discount over the GMC. There are additionally three new metallic colours available for 2019: Dark Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.