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Old 11-17-2019, 09:18 PM   #1
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Anyone towing a Gladiator? Was more interested in the ride quality compared to a Wrangler Unlimited, was wondering if it is better. Is the wheel base the same as a Unlimited? Thanks
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Anyone towing a Gladiator? Was more interested in the ride quality compared to a Wrangler Unlimited, was wondering if it is better. Is the wheel base the same as a Unlimited? Thanks
I don't own one but have researched them extensively. We do have a 2020 Wrangler Rubicon Unlimited. The Gladiator's wheelbase is approximately 19" longer than a four door Wrangler's which does supposedly give the Gladiator a better ride. The Gladiator's wheelbase is roughly the same size as a Ford Excursion's.

The nice thing about the Gladiator is it can be towed easily and has a bed for coolers, bicycles, etc. We may still get one in the future, but I decided to hold off and drive my wife's Rubicon for a while to see if it's big enough for me.
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I don't own one but have researched them extensively. We do have a 2020 Wrangler Rubicon Unlimited. The Gladiator's wheelbase is approximately 19" longer than a four door Wrangler's which does supposedly give the Gladiator a better ride. The Gladiator's wheelbase is roughly the same size as a Ford Excursion's.



The nice thing about the Gladiator is it can be towed easily and has a bed for coolers, bicycles, etc. We may still get one in the future, but I decided to hold off and drive my wife's Rubicon for a while to see if it's big enough for me.

Agree, be interested in knowing how this new Gladiator drives and rides compared to the other mid size competition, Colorado, Canyon, Ranger. All of which ride and drive really smooth.
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I happen to own a 2019 JL Wrangler Unlimited and a 2020 JT Gladiator. I have used both as a toad.

The Gladiator does have a bit of a smoother ride. Now the Wrangler is a manual and the Gladiator is an automatic. The Gladiator is a bit peppier (if that is a word). But I also feel the Wrangler is a bit more fun to drive... Now for convenience of removing the tops the Gladiator wins hands down! In all of three seconds you can have the top down!
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