The Attractive and Capable Jeep Gladiator Overland Eco Diesel


I’ve had a great time in my week with the Jeep Gladiator Overland 4X4. During my time behind the wheel, we experienced a week of inclement weather in the  Washington DC metropolitan area. The model I drove was the eco diesel model with the 3.0 liter V6 turbo engine.

It makes 260 HP and 442 lb-ft of torque. It’s pretty fuel-efficient and it gets an EPA rated 28 miles per gallon on the highway. The Gladiator is a looker. I had an elderly couple come up to me in their luxury sedan and spoke at length about getting one.

They were very interested in the ride quality and also the capabilities. So, let me share some of what I told them. The gladiator is very capable. 4×4 pickup.

It’s also trail-rated so it could go off-road and with a lot of ice and a lot of snow. During this week. I had no problems on any terrain. I Happened to drive the Gladiator on I-97, l-495, I-95, I-70, I-270, and I-81. I had been driving in Maryland and West Virginia primarily Eastern to Western Maryland. I also drove The Northern Panhandle of West Virginia.The base price on a model. I drove was $40,395, but there were options.

On this model. It has everything from remote start-stop, the 8.5-in Uconnect radio and navigation system, the off-road info pages, GPS navigation, and Jeep active safety group. More options included Hardtop headliners, the 8-speed automatic transmission and the eco-stop diesel engine, Backup cameras, Leather seats, Remote start system. Options to bring the total price up to $60,435.

I also loved the Step-up bars which made it easier for my disabled mother to enter and exit the Gladiator. She had her knees replaced so getting in vehicles is very difficult. She also enjoyed the ride and comfort too. There’s so much to love also about the gladiator, the adaptive cruise control.

heated steering wheel and heated seats. It has a great sound system. I tested it with my song Paradise.

The Gladiator also has Android Auto and Apple Carplay functionality. Visit for more information.