Posts Tagged ‘Jeep Midsize Pickup’

Jeep Gladiator 4Xe Hits a Bump in the Reveal Road

Monday, December 20th, 2021
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It’s not every day a heavy-hitting automaker admits that the competition led them back to the drawing board. But Jeep is brave enough to hit the reset button, even amidst a successful refresh. 

Of course, the Jeep Wrangler has always served at the forefront of Jeep’s affection. Since the Wrangler is the apple of the automaker’s eye, its recent refresh welcomed new trim packages and beefy off-road options like the factory’s 37-inch tires. However, these are mere examples of how Jeep knocks it out of the park with fresh, innovative redesigns.     

Somehow the attention the Jeep Wrangler renders does not parallel to its first cousin once removed, the Jeep Gladiator pickup truck. According to Mopar Insiders, the transfer of the  Wrangler’s prominent electrified 4Xe powertrain proved more difficult than Jeep anticipated. 

Mopar Insider is a reliable source for automotive information, and if its reports are accurate, then the Jeep Gladiator 4Xe won’t be seen or heard until 2024. Unfortunately, the Gladiator 4Xe would surface one model year after the mid-cycle refresh of the esteemed Wrangler. 

There are no expectations for wholesale alterations to the Wrangler. So It’s safe to assume that the Wrangler will endure fewer technological and feature upgrades necessary to contend against the Ford Bronco. 

When properly equipped, the Ford Bronco Badlands trim with Sasquatch mode features Trail Turn Assist and an electronic disconnecting sway bar which is enough to leave any automaker shaking in its boots. But Jeep wants to ensure the Wrangler competes for the marathon and not just the race. So other Jeep projects fall to the waist, as the Wrangler takes precedence.    

Several modes in the Jeep lineup engage electrons in the powertrain, such as the Wrangler and Grand Cherokee. Moreover, Jeep unmasked an objective of a fully electrified lineup by 2025, and with the Gladiator 4Xe extended a year, Jeep can still obtain that objective.  

Although unfortunate, the Gladiator 4Xe has hit the pause button on Jeep’s DVR. So it’s not illogical for the Wrangler to hit center stage. After all, the Wrangler is Jeep’s most distinctive model.    

At the time of writing, the 2021 Jeep Wrangler 4Xe consists of a 2.0-L turbocharged four with two electric motors paired with an eight-speed automatic. The tandem generates 375 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque, plus 18 miles of all-electric range. So let’s anticipate modest enhancements for 2023.

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Jeep Gladiator Joins the Dual-Door Group

Thursday, September 23rd, 2021
Miami Lakes Automall Jeep Gladiator Dual Door
Miami Lakes Automall Jeep Gladiator Dual Door

Jeep Performance Parts (JPP) unveiled its new half doors for the 2021 Jeep Gladiator. Offering a heightened sense of open-air freedom, the new half doors enable an already invigorating off-road experience.

“Open-air freedom is a hallmark of the Jeep brand. Following our introduction of new half doors for Jeep Wrangler earlier this year, we are now giving passionate Gladiator owners an opportunity to let even more of the outside in.” – Vice President of Jeep Brand North America, Jim Morrision 

Dual-Door Group 

The factory innovated, examined, and supported the new half-door option, enriching the Gladiator’s production style, protection, and passenger safety. Before the Dual-Door, The Jeep Gladiator received the highest rank in midsize pickup within the J.D. Power 2021 Initial Quality Study (IQS). As a result, Jeep wishes to sustain the heavyweight title with lower window ledges and half doors, providing heightened visibility when maneuvering on and off the road. 

Full doors and half doors are available from the new Jeep Gladiator Dual-Door Group on all Jeep Gladiator trims through the Mopar Custom Ship as part of new vehicle purchase. The weightless, heavy-duty aluminum half doors come packaged within the vehicle. 

The new half doors are compatible with these features: power mirrors, blind-spot detection, passive and nonpassive entry handles, and power locks. Alternate from full doors to half doors in mere minutes. Just utilize the existing hinge locations and wiring connections.   

Upper-Window 

The new upper window concocts a weather-tight seal that features zippered plastic windows for simple removal. The upper windows come in two different materials: base-model vinyl similar to the Gladiator’s soft-top roof or premium acrylic that resembles the pickup truck’s premium soft-top roof. In addition, an easy tool-free dual-guide post feature comes equipped for the installation and removal of each upper-door frame. 

“We work closely with our friends at Jeep to create and properly engineer new accessories. Across the entire Jeep vehicle lineup, we offer more than 500 quality-tested, factory-backed parts and accessories.” -North America Vice President, Mopar Service, Parts & Customer Care, Mark Bosanac 

The Off-Road Awaits 

For over 30 years, Miami Lakes Automall has served South Florida with all buying, trading, and leasing desires. Take a look at our new vehicle inventory or our quality pre-owned vehicles. If you already have a beautiful baby in need of some fine-tuning, you’ve come to the right place. Our service experts have you covered. Don’t hesitate to chat with our friendly service members available to you whenever you need them. We’re here to assist you and provide answers to all your burning questions, especially those financial dilemmas. We’ve been here since 1982. Trust us; We’ve seen them all. So please stop by today. Your dream car is tired of driving around on your pillow. 

Anticipation Builds for the Newest Jeep Gladiator

Wednesday, July 28th, 2021

Jeep continues to persevere as pioneers in a constantly evolving market. For example, Jeep now builds a desert racer in a market where the meanest off-road race machines can range from $500,000 to $1 million to make. 

To be clear, the Gladiator does not compete with the likes of the 4×4 truck Larry Roeseler or “Mr.Baja,” used in the Baja 500. But the Jeep Gladiator Mojave is the first to don Jeep’s new Desert Rated badge. The Mojave withstands extreme heat and also the sands of desert racing. 

While it is easy to compare the Mojave and the modified Rubicon, the upgrades are of two different worlds. Frames and axles are reinforced—the suspension system is designed for hard landings, and the suspension system includes a 1-inch front lift to support colossal wheel wells. Additionally, there are 33-inch Falken Wildpeak tires that enable climbing at accelerating speeds. The Rubicon only runs up to 30 mph in 4-Low, the Mojave up to 50 mph. 

Even with the Mojave’s stamp of off-road durability, it’s still an incredible ride for commutes and weekend fun too. Mojaves steering is also pretty silent compared to the Rubicon, and that’s because the tire treads are designed specifically for sands.

Consumers shouldn’t be afraid of not turning heads as the midsize pickup displays a beautiful hood with faux scoop, the Mojave decal, orange tow hooks, and orange accents (similar to the blue accents on the new Wrangler 4xe). 

The Mojave contains the same engine as the Gladiator, a 3.6-liter V-6 that produces 285 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque. There are also different transmissions available: the 6-speed automatic and the 8-speed automatic. The 4-low also receives extra assistance from the 4WD transfer case by providing a taller ratio of 2.72:1. The Diesel variation of the Mojave was recently released, and it provides a 3.0-liter V-6 with 260 hp and a massive 442 lb-ft of torque. 

Give the Mojave a little time, about 8.3 seconds worth, and she can go from 0 to 60 mph. Not the best, but don’t forget to add the sand. Shift into 4-Hi and tap the Off-Road+ button, and the sandy trail and dunes don’t stand a chance. Instead, consumers can coast as the system automatically adjusts the throttle, transmission, shift points, and traction control. 

For over 30 years, Miami Lakes Automall has served South Florida with all buying, trading, and leasing desires. Just take a look at our new vehicle inventory or our quality pre-owned vehicles. If you already have a beautiful baby in need of some fine-tuning, you’ve come to the right place. Our service experts have you covered. Don’t hesitate to chat with our friendly service members available to you whenever you need them. We’re here to assist you and provide answers to all your burning questions, especially those financial dilemmas. We’ve been here since 1982. Trust us; We’ve seen them all. So please stop by today. Your dream car is tired of driving around on your pillow.