Wrangler vs gladiator

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Family of 4? Get a Wrangler, or better yet, keep the one you have, and buy a real pickup. Dont get the Gladiator, because it is new, and a crossover vehicle. If you only have one vehicle, what are you to do, when your First Year Gladiator breaks down?
The Gladiator is definitely not a crossover. It's a true body on frame truck.

That said, suggest the OP get a full-size pickup based on his stated criteria.
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The gladiator is going to be pretty awesome but it sounds like you need a full size. I did the same thing but I’m getting ready to buy a 2 door Rubicon soon. I have a Rubicon truck too. Lol this thing is a pleasure to drive on the highway. It’s huge inside with lots of room. The new 1500s are luxury too.

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You buy a jeep becuase its a jeep, if you want a truck, get a RAM. ( From a gut feeling, this is jeeps first truck in 30 years, and history states to never buy the first edition of anything). my 2 cents.
I totally agree with you. If you want a truck, buy a truck. If you want a Jeep buy a Jeep. But either way, their both better than a Toyota.
 

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Well... Technically, if you want a Jeep and a pickup, buy the Jeep Gladiator.

I have an old '92 GMC pickup with 60,000 miles for chores around the house. A pickup is a 'gotta have' for me.

If I only could have one vehicle and I didn't have a friend who could loan me a pickup I would be forced to select the Gladiator.
 

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I saw the Gladiator at the L.A. car show. Freakin huge! Its not quite as big as my GMC Crew 6.5ft bed, but I'd put it dang close to a 5.5ft bed GM truck. And still with the little V6. Makes no sense to me. Get a GM 5.5ft bed crew and a 6.2 or 5.3 L V8 if you need that size a vehicle.
 

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I saw the Gladiator at the L.A. car show. Freakin huge! Its not quite as big as my GMC Crew 6.5ft bed, but I'd put it dang close to a 5.5ft bed GM truck. And still with the little V6. Makes no sense to me. Get a GM 5.5ft bed crew and a 6.2 or 5.3 L V8 if you need that size a vehicle.
Yeah. The Gladiator is missing a powerful engine.
However, the GM pickup is missing the ability to go topless.
 

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I hope the Gladiator is a hit. It is a lot longer than I had expected.

The rear doors look awkward to me. Mark Allen stated that they were saving money and used the JLU doors instead of designing new ones.
 

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I have been wanting one vehicle to do it all for quite awhile now. I didnt wait for the glad because rumors of it only coming in a diesel, Now I know different.

I currently have a F150 Screw and love it along with my 18 JLUR is sweet too. Having two rigs is nice but also a PITA with two to upkeep and the expense of insurance.

The new glad appears to be awesome but not without some things that bother me. I dont do the nasty stuff like I did with my TJ but I will be doing some stuff and it appears the vehicle is too long and too much hanging over the rear wheel. I'd like to see one to confirm though.

If my thoughts are correct it looks like I will be keeping both rigs. The ford has sweet power, tows more, and is paid off, lol. And my JLUR will likely be more capable off road too then a gladiator.

Still I cant help hoping I'm wrong.
 

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i also have a ram 1500 and a 2 door rubicon.
there aren't many times i need a truck, so the wrangler is the vehicle of choice. when i need a truck, i have the ram.
i'm not worried about scratching the truck, it's a truck and used as one.

i chose the 2 door over the 4 door, and i have two german shepherds. i prefer to remove the back seat all together, rather than just fold down like the 4 door offers.
 

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i also have a ram 1500 and a 2 door rubicon.
there aren't many times i need a truck, so the wrangler is the vehicle of choice. when i need a truck, i have the ram.
i'm not worried about scratching the truck, it's a truck and used as one.

i chose the 2 door over the 4 door, and i have two german shepherds. i prefer to remove the back seat all together, rather than just fold down like the 4 door offers.
Same here with 2 door and rear seat removed. We have 2 Labs.
 

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For our garage we would likely have to strip it clean and I mean move fridge etc. to fit a gladiator. I'm not sure you'd be able to walk around it.
I hope people that intend to park it in their garage measure the length of their space. Although if the spare is underneath that may offset the extra length needed over JLUR.
 
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