Even though we’ve all pretty much seen the Jeep Gladiator, it’s still exciting to finally see the officially unveiled pickup truck. And it does indeed look like a simple Wrangler pickup. It has fully removable soft and hard tops, doors and a folding windshield. The doors are the same as the Wrangler Unlimited’s. It has round headlights, chunky fender flares and nearly the same interior. But it’s more than that, blending much of the beloved SUV with some unique features for the pickup truck.
For starters, the Gladiator features a new frame not shared with Wrangler that’s a whopping 31 inches longer than the one under the Wrangler Unlimited. The wheelbase of the Gladiator is also 19.4 inches longer than a Wrangler Unlimited. The Gladiator continues to use solid front and rear axles, both of which are Dana 44s in two available track widths, but