The ultimate comparison on Jeep Gladiator’s Towing Capacity

30 May, 2022

Contents1  Introduction to Jeep Gladiator:2 Jeep Gladiator Towing Capacity: How Much Can It Tow?2.1 1.       Sport2.2 2.       Overland2.3 3.       Rubicon2.4 4.    Mojave3 Towing control on the 2022 Jeep…

The latest addition to the Jeep Gladiator family boasts the grunt of a Wrangler and the functionality of a pickup which makes it a great off-roader. But can it live up to its promise as a strong selling point over its rivals? We take a deeper look into how this new SUV cars fares in the auto market’s competition — should customers choose the Gladiator or turn to another manufacturer?

Well, Jeeps are known for their off-roading capabilities, but what about their towing capacity? Is it enough to get the job done? In this article, we take a look at how the Jeep Gladiator’s (the newest addition to the Jeep Gladiator family) tows against its different variants.

 Introduction to Jeep Gladiator:

The Jeep Gladiator is a model of SUV that sports an innovative design, combining the jeep’s body with the bed of a truck. The Gladiator has gained a lot of popularity, especially among younger consumers. It also boasts an above-average towing capacity.

When it comes to towing capacity, the Jeep Gladiator is pretty impressive, not only because of what it can tow but because of how well-equipped it is out of the box. Unlike vehicles that are equipped just enough to get by, and require you to add all the bells and whistles for “optimal” towing performance, the Jeep Gladiator does so on its own.

The Jeep Gladiator comes in two engine sizes and both are plenty capable when it comes to towing. The smaller engine is a 3.6L V6 which can tow up to 7,650 pounds. For those wanting that extra power for bigger jobs, there’s an optional 3.0L Eco Diesel V6 available which can tow up to 7,700 pounds. Both engines come paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission as well as a four-wheel drive system across all trim levels.

Jeep Gladiator Towing Capacity: How Much Can It Tow?

To ensure you’re getting the most from your Jeep Gladiator, you should be aware of Jeep Gladiator towing capacity. Those high towing capabilities mean the Jeep Gladiator can tow trailers, boats, and whatever else you need to make your weekend getaway special.

When properly equipped, the Jeep Gladiator has a maximum towing capacity of 7,650 pounds. The following is a full breakdown of Jeep Gladiator trims and their respective towing capacities:

  • 2022 Jeep Gladiator Sport 4×4: 7,650 pounds
  • 2022 Jeep Gladiator Overland 4×4: 6,500 pounds
  • 2022 Jeep Gladiator Rubicon 4×4: 7,000 pounds
  • 2022 Jeep Gladiator Mojave 4×4: 6,000 pounds

The towing capacity of a vehicle refers to how much weight it can carry when towing a trailer. The table below provides useful information regarding the towing capacity when towing a trailer.

1.       Sport

ModelGross Combined Weight Rating (GCWR)Frontal AreaMax Gross Trailer Weight (GTW)Max Trailer Tongue Weight (TW)
Sport Manual Transmission9, 100lbs40ft sq4, 000lbs400lbs
Sport Automatic Transmission9, 650lbs40ft sq4, 500lbs450lbs
Diesel Sport Automatic Transmission12, 100lbs40ft sq6, 500lbs650lbs
Sport Automatic Transmission Tow Package11, 100lbs55ft sq6, 000lbs600lbs
Diesel Sport Automatic Transmission Tow Package12, 100lbs55ft sq6, 500lbs650lbs
Sport Automatic Transmission Max Tow Package12, 800lbs55ft sq7, 650lbs765lbs

2.       Overland

ModelGCWRFrontal AreaMax GTWMax Trailer TW
Overland Manual Transmission9, 100lbs40ft sq4, 000lbs400lbs
Overland Automatic Transmission9, 650lbs40ft sq4, 500lbs450lbs
Diesel Overland Automatic Transmission12, 100lbs40ft sq6, 500lbs650lbs
Overland Automatic Transmission Tow Package11, 100lbs40ft sq6, 000lbs600lbs
Diesel Overland Automatic Transmission Tow Package12, 100lbs40ft sq6, 500lbs650lbs

3.       Rubicon

ModelGCWRFrontal AreaMax GTWMax Trailer TW
Rubicon Manual Transmission10, 000lbs40ft sq4, 500lbs450lbs
Diesel Rubicon Automatic Transmission11, 800lbs55ft sq6, 000lbs600lbs
Rubicon Automatic Transmission12, 100lbs55ft sq7, 000lbs700lbs

4.    Mojave

ModelGCWRFrontal AreaMax GTWMax Trailer TW
Mojave Manual Transmission9, 900lbs40ft sq4, 500lbs450lbs
Mojave Automatic Transmission11, 450lbs55ft sq6, 000lbs600lbs

Towing control on the 2022 Jeep Gladiator

The Jeep Gladiator is equipped with impressive towing capabilities as well as available features that make towing a snap.

The all-new 2022 Jeep® Gladiator offers an available integrated trailer brake controller, which enables you to apply adjustable braking power to your trailer’s electric brakes. This makes it easier to slow down and stay in control. The Jeep Gladiator offers a maximum towing capacity of 7,650 pounds. That’s enough to tow most small campers, boat trailers, and utility trailers.

ParkView® Rear Back Up camera, standard on all Jeep Gladiator trims, is incredibly useful when it comes to towing cargo behind the pickup. It offers 4X trailer hitch zoom, making it possible to align and secure your trailer with ease.

Another detail that contributes to the Jeep Gladiator’s impressive towing capacity is the 8-speed automatic transmission. This advanced technology provides crisp shifts for enhanced performance and efficiency when you’re pulling heavy cargo or enjoying off-road adventures. You can also choose from a manual 6-speed transmission with automatic rev matching for even greater control over your driving experience.

Gladiator max tow package

The Max Tow package will have the latest Jeep Gladiator capable of hauling loads under normal circumstances. It is slightly upgraded to endure heavier loads, including a 4:10 gear ratio. (4:10 represents the number of wheel turns per revolution of the engine.)

The Gladiator can tow more than any other midsize pickup available on the market today. It also has a higher payload capacity than most rival models. That suggests the potential to carry more stuff in the bed than any other midsize truck.

Generally, gear ratios of this type are optimal for towing or pulling heavy objects. This can be translated as ; 4.10:1, where the left digits indicate the reduction in speed as a result of the engine reduction, and the right digit indicates the resulting wheel turns as a result of the reduction.

What makes the Gladiator capable of towing more than the Jeep Wrangler?

The Jeep Wrangler‘s towing capacity ranges from 2,000 – 3,500 pounds. However, the wheelbase is what makes it max out at 2,000 pounds. This measurement is determined by the space between your front and rear wheels. The shorter the wheelbase, the more unstable a 4×4 becomes due to uneven load distribution.

The wheelbase of Jeep Wrangler is 116 inches, whereas that of Gladiator is 137.3 inches. If you overload the former, your trailer has a greater tendency to sway from side to side because it can no longer handle the weight and the trailer’s original capacity has already been overpowered.

2022 Jeep Gladiator Wheelbase Measurements

Wheelbase137.3 inches137.3 inches137.3 inches137.3 inches

2021 Jeep Wrangler Wheelbase Measurements

SpecificationSportSport SSaharaRubicon
Wheelbase118.4 inches96.8 inches118.4 inches118.4 inches


In general, the Jeep Gladiator is a great SUV for both off-roading and towing, especially for its price. However, if the task at hand requires the driving capabilities of a more powerful vehicle, then it might be more advisable to spend more on a different model. Ultimately, it is up to your budget and towing needs.

The Jeep Gladiator is a great addition to the Jeep lineup. It seems like it’s following in the footsteps of its older sibling, the Wrangler, especially with its trailer towing capacity. It has the power to tow most standard-sized trailers and can hold up to 3,500 pounds. However, customers will still be required to test out this capability before they can tackle tough terrain.

Jeep Gladiator is one of the best option for those looking for the best off-road vehicles for towing capacity. However, you can visit the Jeep Nepal’s authorized showrooms for more details to know about other models of the Jeep vehicles.


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