This time around, Moladin is looking at the 2022 Jeep Gladiator. The crew cab car is equipped with a 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 gasoline engine with variable valve timing (VVT) and Electronic Stop-Start (ESS) system. This mechanical heart is capable of delivering 285 HP at 6,400 rpm with an eight-speed automatic gearbox.
Test drives Jeep Gladiators will undergo a series of tests. Starting from economic testing, acceleration, to passing off-road terrain. Especially for the extreme terrain, the Moladin YouTube Team uses a rather challenging location in Sentul Bogor, West Java, on the Ciherang River to be exact.
There, the Jeep Gladiator will carry out a series of tests on various challenging off-road tracks, of course, from hills to crossing water-filled rivers.
How are the reviews? Let’s take a look at the Jeep Gladiator review below.
Easily passes the Great River Stone Barrier
The first review of the Jeep Gladiator is to drive across a large rocky mound typical of a river. With ground clearance reaching 283 mm, Jeep Gladiator easily climbs rocks.
In addition, the size of the wheels is also suitable for use off-road car This is with a ring size of 17, while using MT tires is 235/55.
However, in some terrain with steeper angles, because the dimensions are too long, i.e. with a wheelbase of 3,487 mm, the Jeep Gladiator had to get stuck on a rock with the mid-frame several times. But this can be done safely if done with computation.
Long body difficult to manoeuvre, but tough on the extreme trail
Subsequently, when Moladin tried this machine to maneuver in the river. With a strong chassis and large engine, this car, capable of carrying a manufacturer’s 770kg load, is quite difficult to make a U-turn in a confined space.
In addition, the dimensions seem very large, namely with a length of 5539 mm, a width of 1875 mm and a height of 1933 mm. This size is obviously much larger than the Japan-made double-cab pickup that is currently distributed in Indonesia.
Next Jeeps Gladiator tested on off-road roads. With the condition of the dirt road uphill and muddy. As a result, using only the standard 4×4 function, the car can easily climb. Even this American brand machine can still tow another 4×4 crew cab that is stuck in a mud puddle on a slope.
Acceleration and fuel consumption
Next, Moladin tested driving the Jeep Gladiator on a flat road. With the dragrace method along the 201-meter track, the Jeep Gladiator recorded a time of 10.9 seconds. Meanwhile, acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h reaches 9.8 seconds.
Quite good results considering the net weight achieved by Jeep Gladiator 2301kg. In terms of fuel consumption for the city in stop and go conditions, the Jeep Gladiator achieves a fuel consumption of 7 km/litre. Meanwhile, for trips out of town or on the motorway, fuel consumption reaches 14km/litre.
Accommodations and features
For the tailgate arrangement, the Jeep Gladiator has a volume of 968.8 liters. With a calculation of the length of 143cm, 153cm of rebar and 46cm in height. Meanwhile, according to Moladin, the Jeep Gladiator’s most powerful feature is the feature that ruins off-road mode.
Starting with the steering angle, transfer case, linked anti-roll bar, 3-position locker, off-road plus, new swing characteristics, rear only and front + rear, as well as a manually activated transfer case. In addition to maximizing off-road conditions, the front and rear cameras are equipped with washers.
The Jeep Gladiator has fully removable front and rear doors. In addition, the windshield can also be lowered, as well as the sunroof. There are also two cams mounted on the front grille and rear cab door. Use the trail cam to display the head unit image of surrounding conditions, as well as assist with off-road maneuvers.
So the review of the Jeep Gladiator review. Stay tuned Moladin.com to update the latest automotive news.