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Old 01-13-2020, 08:25 AM   #1
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Ran into a Jeep Gladiator owner yesterday and I asked him if he would buy it again. He said "No", he only gets about 12-13 mpg, the truck bed is only 4' long and he needs a step stool to get into the vehicle. Course he had 35" wheels on the item but still that mileage would drop to single digits while towing. Way too much vehicle with the off road wheels for the motor.
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Old 01-13-2020, 09:19 AM   #2
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So far, there’s only one cab/bed configuration on the gladiator. The bed is 5’ long. If he didn’t get that right, his mpg numbers are probably off too. The base pentastar engine is not great for fuel economy though.
Jeep is now showing wranglers with the 3.0 l ecodiesel, supposedly for sale this year. The gladiator is slated for the diesel as well, not sure if planned release is this year as well.
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Old 01-13-2020, 09:28 AM   #3
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I thought the Eco was being dropped due to it issues in the Ram 1500? Maybe a smaller vehicle may do better?
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I thought the Eco was being dropped due to it issues in the Ram 1500? Maybe a smaller vehicle may do better?
I know the engine has had itís share of problems but hadnít heard it was being dropped in the Ram. Looks like you can still build a 2020 Ram 1500 with the ecodiesl on their website.

There are quite a few first impressions for the 2020 diesel wrangler on youtube, I would expect the gladiator to have very similar performance. In terms of reliability, the engine is pretty much the same as is in the ram (same hp, a bit less torque).
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Ran into a Jeep Gladiator owner yesterday and I asked him if he would buy it again. He said "No", he only gets about 12-13 mpg, the truck bed is only 4' long and he needs a step stool to get into the vehicle. Course he had 35" wheels on the item but still that mileage would drop to single digits while towing. Way too much vehicle with the off road wheels for the motor.
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The Jeep Gladiator I saw advertised was $61,000 CAD for the V6??

I paid $34,000 CAD for a new Tundra SR5+ DC 4X4 4.6L, perfect for my E19 that will be finished this week. Yipeee

EcoDiesel, my buddy blew his water pump at 45,000 miles ouch, not impressed at all, I wish it was a Cummins 2.8L
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