Which Jeep Gladiator Trims Are Best for Off-Roading

October 20th, 2021 by

If you’re the type of driver that loves to off-road and can’t stay off the trails, you’ve probably already considered buying a Jeep Gladiator. Often seen as an even more versatile sister to the Jeep Wrangler, this new model has more than just a cargo bed to offer its incredibly adventurous drivers.

The Gladiator truck has a powerful diesel engine, an impressive tow rating, and more—but its main draw for many folks is its off-road capabilities. Even so, a car’s built-in features aren’t all you need to safely navigate off the pavement. Here’s how to prep your Jeep Gladiator for off-roading.

Off-Road-Ready Features

While each of the Jeep Gladiator’s 10 trim levels has something different to offer, there are plenty of standard features that offer a good off-road experience. Ample ground clearance, good approach angles, and rock-crawling axle ratios allow the Gladiator to maneuver easily on nearly any terrain, and additional features range from countless skid plates to the ability to safely cross through 2.5 feet of water.

Which Trims Are Best?

If you haven’t yet purchased your new truck from our Indiana Jeep dealership, the Rubicon trim has always been the more hardcore off-road trim for Jeep enthusiasts. But in the 2021 model year, the Willys trim was also introduced to the Gladiator lineup. It adds the Rubicon’s rock sliders and locking rear differential, plus 32-inch mud-terrain tires—all essentials for an off-road vehicle.

Before You Go

Once you’ve got your ideal Jeep Gladiator and are ready to take it on the trails, there are a few more things you should know. Safety should always come first when off-roading, so make sure you understand your conditions, are taking extra precautions, and come prepared with things like a good tow strap, basic tools, and an emergency kit.

If you’re ready to come find your next Jeep for all your outdoor adventures, visit us today at Twin Lakes Chrysler Dodge Jeep® RAM!