Gladiator Towing

Jeep Gladiator Towing Capacity

Best In Class 7,650 Pound Gas Towing. The Sport or Sport S is the Jeep Gladiator Model you will need to achieve this towing capacity.  In addition, You will need to have the Max Tow package. The Max Tow package includes 4.10:1 axle gears.

The Jeep Gladiator offers a great combination of off-road ability, roomy seating and an aggressive wrangler like look. Since its debut in 2020 fast growing popularity shows there is a definite demand in the compact pickup truck segment for a truck like the Jeep Gladiator. The Jeep Gladiator towing capacity just makes the Gladiator an even easier choice. Here is a great article on how the Gladiator stacks up to the competition. www.Motortrend.com/News/Can-The-Jeep-Gladiator-Tow

Keep in mind if you customize the suspension or any other drive or components on your Gladiator you may effect the Towing Capacity. The towing capacity is not just determined by how much weight your vehicle can pull. It is also determined by how the vehicle handles with the trailer and added weight. By adding a suspension modification you could change the way a Gladiator distributes weight. This can cause a huge change in the way the vehicle acts when towing.

Jeep Gladiator Towing Capacity By Trim Levels

Here is a breakdown of the Jeep Gladiator towing capacity by trim levels. Having a clear idea of which trim level can tow what can help you decide which gladiator is right for you. This is when properly equipped. See your local dealer for details.

  • SPORT & SPORT S WITH MANUAL TRANSMISSION – 4,000 POUNDS
  • SPORT & SPORT S WITH AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION – 4,500 POUNDS
  • SPORT & SPORT S WITH AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION AND MAX TOW PACKAGE – 7,650 POUNDS
  • OVERLAND WITH MANUAL TRANSMISSION – 4,000 POUNDS
  • OVERLAND WITH AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION – 6,000 POUNDS
  • MOJAVE WITH MANUAL TRANSMISSION – 4,500 POUNDS
  • MOJAVE WITH AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION – 6,000 POUNDS
  • RUBICON WITH MANUAL TRANSMISSION – 4,500 POUNDS
  • RUBICON WITH AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION – 7,000 POUNDS

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What Affects Your Jeep Gladiator Towing Ratings

Trying to figure out what affects the towing ratings can be a little overwhelming. To better help understand the towing ratings you need to know a few towing terms. Firstly, Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR). This is the maximum weight of the vehicle, plus any cargo and passengers (no trailer). Secondly, Gross Combined Weight Rating (GCWR). This is the maximum weight of the vehicle, plus any cargo, passengers and trailer. Thirdly, Curb Weight. This is the vehicle by itself without any cargo, passengers or trailer.

8 Tips For Safe Trailer Towing With Your Gladiator

Here we have put together 8 great tips for safe trailer towing. Keep in mind certain types of towing may require special procedures. Be sure to consult a professional if you are unfamiliar trailer towing with your towing application. Safe trailer towing should always be a priority. Your local dealership should be a good place for additional trailer towing tips.

  1. Stay Within Your Towing Limits. Review the towing capacity of your specific vehicle and ensure it’s capable of handling the weight of your trailer. Exceeding the maximum towing capacity can result in dangerous handling, insufficient braking ability, or serious damage to the vehicle’s suspension, engine and drivetrain.
  2. Always consider cargo weight when towing. If you plan on also carrying extra cargo or several passengers, you should also ensure you’re not overloading the tow vehicle itself. Refer to the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) which again should be inside your vehicles driver side door like displayed above.
  3. Pack your trailer properly. Firstly, it is important to stay within the trailer’s maximum load capacity. Secondly, have all cargo properly positioned. You want roughly 60% of the trailer’s load placed over the front half of the trailer. Thirdly, evenly distribute weight to the left and right of the trailer. Last but not least, secure all cargo to prevent the load from shifting.
  4. Check your tire pressure. This is for both your tow vehicle and your trailer. Tires not properly inflated negatively affect handling. In addition, underinflated tires can create more rolling resistance, which not only forces the engine to work harder and consume more fuel, but also increases tire temperatures and may contribute to a blow-out.
  5. Inspect your trailer’s hub bearings. Unless you disassemble your hub it is hard to inspect it completely. However, you should make sure they are well greased. This will keep them in good shape. Especially, when trailering on long trips.
  6. Check your lights. Most of the time your tail lights and marker lights on your trailer are the last thing you would think of. This said, they are very important. A trailer with no lights is easily overlooked when approaching a stopped vehicle at night. Have a second person stand where they can see the lights as you go through the different lights to make sure they function properly.
  7. Check your brakes. If you have a trailer that has brakes these brakes working properly are as important as the brakes on your tow vehicle. Be sure both your tow vehicle and your trailer brakes are working properly.
  8. Have your mirrors properly adjusted. Your mirrors should be adjusted to give you a clear view that extends to the end of the trailer. Some vehicles have mirrors available that are specifically for towing. You can check with your local dealership parts department to see if these are available for your vehicle.

 

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Jeep Gladiator Payload Capacity

The Jeep Gladiator has the best in class 4×4 payload capacity of 1,700 pounds. Payload capacity is the vehicle’s curb weight minus the gross vehicle weight rating(GVWR). The Jeep Gladiator with the best payload capacity is the Sport and Sport S with the manual transmission. Here is a list of the different Jeep Gladiator trim levels with there max payload capacities.

  • SPORT & SPORT S WITH MANUAL TRANSMISSION – 1,700 POUNDS
  • SPORT & SPORT S WITH AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION – 1,150 POUNDS
  • SPORT & SPORT S WITH AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION AND MAX TOW PACKAGE – 1,535 POUNDS
  • OVERLAND WITH MANUAL TRANSMISSION – 1,140 POUNDS
  • OVERLAND WITH AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION – 1,120 POUNDS
  • MOJAVE WITH MANUAL TRANSMISSION – 1,200 POUNDS
  • MOJAVE WITH AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION – 1,160 POUNDS
  • RUBICON WITH MANUAL TRANSMISSION – 1,200 POUNDS
  • RUBICON WITH AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION – 1,160 POUNDS

Tips For Loading The Truck Bed On Your Gladiator

Pickup trucks are loaded down and drive with little or no attention to cargo arrangement, or safety of operation. Where you place heavy cargo inside your Gladiator has a great deal of bearing on how well your truck adapts to the added payload. Here are a couple tips for loading the truck bed properly.

  1. Always place heavy cargo as far forward as possible. Always begin loading at the point closest to the cab working toward the rear bumper. Secure all loads using some sort of a tiedown.
  2. Evenly distribute porous materials across the bed. Porous materials, such as dirt, sand, and gravel should be loaded into the front half of the bed and spread towards the rear in a uniform fashion. Secondly, a liner underneath these types of materials will serve to aid in unloading. Always cover porous materials with a tarp.

Keep Your Jeep Gladiator Warranty In Mind

Some companies sell aftermarket products that they claim will increase your payload capacity. Keep in mind these products may effect your Jeep Manufacturer Warranty as well as any Jeep Extended Warranty your may have on your Jeep Gladiator. Always contact your local Jeep dealer for questions regarding what may effect your warranty. Use this link to Find A Dealer Near You.

Jeep Gladiator Awards

Beyond being just the best in class in Towing Capacity and Payload Capacity Jeep Gladiator has won its fair share of Awards for many other reasons. The 2021 Jeep Gladiator received the J.D. Power Highest Initial Quality Award. This is a huge win for Jeep. This award looks at feedback of new owners over the first 90 days of ownership.  Not to mention, The Jeep Gladiator has been named 2021 Truck of the Year by DoubleClutch.ca, the second year in a row the Gladiator pickup has received the prestigious award.

 

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