The 2020 Jeep Gladiator Takes On The World's Toughest Towing Test Fully Loaded: Super Ike S.3 Ep.1

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    ( www.TFLtruck.com ) Here is what happens when we take a new 2020 Jeep Gladiator Rubicon, hook up a 7,000 lbs trailer (max load) and tow it up and down the country's steepest interstate highway - the Ike Gauntlet. It's a Super Ike.
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    1. kunu98

      Jeep should make partners with Cummins and shove a 4BT in it

    2. James Smith

      This is quite disingenuous; the gladiator is a de facto truck; not to replace trucks. Small to medium utility trailers shouldn’t be a problem; but hauling medium to large bumper pull trailers will be problematic. If your gonna haul camper trailers/RV trailers; get a proper 3/4ton or 1-ton truck.

    3. Dog Bite 08

      Y’all should do a towing Test Video with the manual transmission on the gladiator 👍🏻😬 I’m real curious to see what it can do and no one is talking about it.

    4. Kevin Campbell

      I think we can all agree this truck is too underpowered. Throw a Hellcat engine in that thing!

    5. jigrodrigues

      I think it's a cool truck I just don't think it's designed to tow that weight all the time. I think it's more of a 4x4 vehicle with more payload than a Wrangler. I like it and 7000 pounds it's a lot of weight for a non turbo v6 under 4 litres in those conditions. A turbo diesel would do a better job, I believe.

    6. Moosey1789

      AEV had the right formula for a Jeep Wrangler conversion and even made some of the J8s available for civilian consumption. It dropped in a 5.7 V8 and for the J8 versions had rear leaf springs. I see from the AEV website that they appear to be getting out of the Jeep aftermarket business or at least diversifying to Tacomas. Sad really because this Glade potpourri truck is a sad sack substitute for the AEV version.

    7. Cory Stansbury

      Seems like a good tow rating to me. I like that a manufacturer rates the vehicle at what it can reliably tow in the most challenging circumstances. SAE sets requirements on how fast it must do the task and I presume this met the test. When a vehicle flies up a super Ike test in 8 minutes, that just tells me they left a lot on the table for most situations. This truck would comfortably tow 7000 pounds in 98% of circumstances, thus allowing a lot of utility with warranty coverage. It does the job just fine getting up the mountain for those rare cases. It takes an extra 2 minutes, but unless you tow the Ike everyday, who cares? I swear nobody commenting here ever towed anything before every vehicle had 400+ HP. As for the engine revving, that is absolutely nothing compared to the durability tests engines are subjected to. Cold starts and lugging an engine are far more detrimental than continuous high speed operation.

    8. Travis Rose

      Poor Jeep lol, should of stuck to Jeep stuff and not try to do truck stuff.

    9. Justin Walters

      with 35's and 3.73 gears my JK 2 door has issues holding overdrive at 75, no shit this thing is wound out trying to tow 7,000 pounds, how this truck earned this tow rating is beyond me.

    10. Lee Butts

      “It’s pretty stable” as the trailer is swaying back in forth across the line 😂

    11. BigRed56

      I would suspect that the 4:10 gears are designed for the Rubicons tire size which I think it was mentioned that they were 285-70 x 17. This would keep them turning efficiently on the trails - more so then towing maximum load. Now the towing set-up was a good idea for safety - which enables the weight of the trailer being distributed over more of total length of the truck frame. And the trailer brakes were also good idea for safety as well. After watching this video my initial thoughts is based on wondering how the Gladiator would have done with a lower gear ratio - like a 4:56 or 5:10. Just to see if the gears would step up into 4th or maybe 5th gear and not rev the engine so hard. With the results of the Gladiator's towing at Maximum Load being shown here on TFLT, I don't think I would buy this vehicle for towing the kind of weight that was used in this video.

    12. guy3090

      I hope someone does a video rating the towing of a jeep gladiator after a hellcat swap but I doubt that will happen.

    13. stephen Thomson

      mate your all over the bloody road in the jeep? lol

    14. tweak991

      Why would you do this test with a Rubicon instead of the Sport/Sport S which are the only two models that support the MAX TOW rating of 7650lbs??

    15. John

      Transmissions have always been the weakest link in Chrysler vehicles. Mopar isn't known for having the best brakes either. The bright side is the Dana Spicer drive line parts. The only reliable parts in Jeeps IMO. I've used a TJL to haul for a few thousand miles. Im not a Ford fan. I wouldn't own the new Ranger. But if you put a gun to my head and made me choose between the 2, I would get the Ford. Both have wonky electronics, but my money is on the FCA product being worse.

    16. John

      Transmissions have always been the weakest link in Chrysler vehicles. Mopar isn't known for having the best brakes either. The bright side is the Dana Spicer drive line parts. The only reliable parts in Jeeps IMO. I've used a TJL to haul for a few thousand miles. Im not a Ford fan. I wouldn't own the new Ranger. But if you put a gun to my head and made me choose between the 2, I would get the Ford. Both have wonky electronics, but my money is on the FCA product being worse.

    17. John

      Transmissions have always been the weakest link in Chrysler vehicles. Mopar isn't known for having the best brakes either. The bright side is the Dana Spicer drive line parts. The only reliable parts in Jeeps IMO. I've used a TJL to haul for a few thousand miles. Im not a Ford fan. I wouldn't own the new Ranger. But if you put a gun to my head and made me choose between the 2, I would get the Ford. Both have wonky electronics, but my money is on the FCA product being worse.

    18. John

      Transmissions have always been the weakest link in Chrysler vehicles. Mopar isn't known for having the best brakes either. The bright side is the Dana Spicer drive line parts. The only reliable parts in Jeeps IMO. I've used a TJL to haul for a few thousand miles. Im not a Ford fan. I wouldn't own the new Ranger. But if you put a gun to my head and made me choose between the 2, I would get the Ford. Both have wonky electronics, but my money is on the FCA product being worse.

    19. Chanz Mundt

      He said it's pretty stable as a swerves into the right lane which he should be driving in by the way that red truck got right up behind him and had to switch into the fast lane

    20. randall jr Benoit

      GP CAR AUDIO FOR the best decibel meters in BT .... This decibel meter your using is trash it's completely garbage & inaccurate! A true SPL/ DB METER = AUDIOCONTROL , OR TERMLABS OR ANYTHING FROM GP CAR AUDIO!

    21. William Cheatham

      People crying all over about this truck not towing as much as the larger trucks. I guess common sense angers people.

    22. cdrbews

      My question is did jeep address the known steering issues that the JK and the JL have on the gladiator. They say new frame and rear axel/suspension but they never say if the front has been addressed. pulling a trailer when death wobble occurs would be serious trouble.

    23. john David D. Jalac

      If they shifted it to 4 wheel drive, that will help allot. They said it’s on 2 wheel drive only

    24. Neighborhood Car Reviews

      That poor Gladiator. That trailer took it around back of the bar and beat the crap out of it!

    25. Jesus Christ

      Jeep knew that noone was actually going to tow anything with it so they didn't provide any towing options. It's clear these are supposed to be used as mall crawlers, these are too long, too expensive, and just not built for going hardcore offroad.

    26. Joshua Lloyd

      I don't know if it is the proportions or what, but I am not a fan of the look.

    27. Hi RPM

      my 2013 wrangler after 35” tires started over heating up hills only 55 k mils on . i can imagine same engine 7k towing in Californias deserts

      1. seb 2k

        Did u not see the snow?

    28. 4 Eyed Blind Man. Bringing you random crap

      max leverage is weird you can to th same thing with a regular box wrench

    29. JimmyJak

      Calling bullshit on the "weight distribution". It went back down to the exact same drop height when weight was back on.

    30. DjMidz313

      These are the type of people that hold up traffic on I-70 and make the drive miserable for everybody!

    31. David Frady

      What was the highest trans temp during the test?

    32. ryancrazy1

      wow that's some bias. Literally this-is-fine.jpg that entire video

    33. Tommy Pearson

      I think the Rating is pure marketing and the max towing should be 6000,6500 lbs they are trying to over compensate and this will end up endangering lives having people think it can run that weight

    34. Fields Carlisle

      The Gladiator looks so dumpy in person. The proportions are just terrible with its awkward bed looking like a bad plastic surgery job. The 3.6L V6 is underpowered and outdated. The diesel can't come soon enough. I also think FCA needs to get ZF to offer a 10-speed transmission or license Ford/GM's. The difference those two extra ratios make is substantial when towing.

    35. Derek Kolb

      I'm good with my Colorado ZR2 Duramax

    36. AtomicToastCat

      please do an extreme ike on the 2019 colorado with the v6 it did the 5k in the previous years with a breeze hit her with a max weight up that hill please

    37. roki977

      Any bit more powerful 2.0 diesel would do better in this conditions..

    38. Gary Burbank88

      The GMC Envoy is the suv version of the GMC Canyon

    39. Jesse Shapiro

      This already screams f**king garbage for like 65k it has no brake controller the weight is terrible and it's all over the damn road......jeep good in the snow not for tow......sorry but this is a epic fail by and vehicle manufacturer

    40. Al Dingman

      I was waiting for the Jeep to puke it's motor or trans.

    41. Kev T

      All who say this truck can't handle the load like the old half tons, watch this cz-news.net/online/video-eNWJxJnLvt4.html

    42. Rick Rodriguez

      Whoever buys this POS from a used car lot ain’t going to make it past 38,000 miles...🤣🤣

    43. Gregory Hughes

      These guys are incompetent.

    44. Jack Rotter

      Bring back a new inline 6 and then throw a turbo in with that. But I can't wait for the diesel.

    45. John Smitherson

      Man, It's making a lot of noise and Jeep want to sell this at how much?...lol. You can see in Andre's face. He's freakin out but can't say anyhting bad. Jeep better chill with their ego. I think I'll be safer with a full size truck. ..lol

    46. FixItQuick

      Try that with a TRD Pro or Colorado 4x4 and see how it goes. It would not go well. This vehicle is not meant as a primary tow vehicle. But it is more capable than your average midsize truck. It would be good for towing a decent sized boat or smaller Travel Trailer. Anyone who is looking for a truck as a primary tow vehicle for larger things would not be cross-shopping the Gladiator. Or the TRD or Colorado. However, the Gladiator is better off road than either AND better at towing when you need to than either of those. So it is a valid choice for many that don't need a bigger truck.

    47. David Taylor

      A dealer in Orange County CA is offering Gladiators at a 20k markup. No joke.

    48. Roentgen 1895

      Surprised it did'nt overheat

    49. Techoman

      this woulb be very interesting if you do the same with sport s equipped with the max tow package

    50. yanni6556

      Feel sorry for the next owner

    51. tim s

      Good job testing and reporting. Gladiator is too loud, under powered (or over rated on towing), factory brake controller would be nice (aftermarket is available). Transmission does not work well with engine, vehicle is way too expensive, $60k, you can get a 1 ton full size pickup for that.

    52. Burc Treimans

      This truck desperately needs the 5.7 hemi. Problem solved.

    53. Mike Moore

      I wonder how much better or worse the sport or sport s would be since it has a smaller tires.

    54. KC5CYC

      Can't wait to see the diesel in action

    55. Jackson Lewis

      crap engine for towing..... and a crap engine in general.... and the things costs wayyyyy to much for what it is...... I know towing max is always bad for a vehicle (let alone with 2 passengers) bute even then that pent was close to death.....

    56. Nissand21 guy

      Pretty garbage engine compared to the VQ40

    57. Chuka Nweze

      That trucks only meant to play in not actually tow something. I've seen Honda accords tow stuff doesn't mean it should.

    58. minischnauze13

      So realistically if you’re going to load this thing up with family and gear for the weekend, a trailer weight of somewhere around 4500-5000?

    59. Jay Bird

      I'm a huge jeep fan and have owned several wranglers. When I looked at and drove this truck I wondered why it's so expensive. It shares parts with the most popular vehicles they make. Don't get me wrong it's a cool machine but at $55k they lost me.

    60. VocalVirgo

      Where’s the link to the non-towing MPG test?

    61. ELPJM09

      It’s a Fiat Chrysler product. I feel sorry for the people who spend their money on this junk. That engine really struggled to tow. If you want quality and reliabilty, buy Toyota.

    62. Mike Kauspedas

      This video was chock full of added info, nice job

    63. Will M

      Reality check it’s a tiny truck with a minivan engine, wheelbarrow bed, fiat designed (run because it won’t be in 10 years), same price as many full size trucks that have more power and better fuel economy.

    64. RUGGED DUDE

      THIS IS THE SAME SAFE TOWING RATING AS A CHEVY SUBURBAN 2500???? CHEVY SUBURBAN G.V.W WAS 8600/ 10000 LB. NONE FULL FLOATER REAR END THATS THE REAR END WITH OUT THE BIG HUB STICKING OUT OF IT. STILL EIGHT LUGS AN TOWING CAPACITY WAS 7000LB. NOW THE 2500 WITH THE FULL FLAOTER REAR END WITH THE BIG HUB STICKING OUT G.V.W WAS 10000 LB WITH A TOW RATING OF 9000LB. IS THE THE JEEP G.V.W 7000LB???? IF SO WOULD IT BE SAFER TO TOW MAX 5000LB OR SO IT DOESNT GET OVER LOADED??? TOUNGE WEIGH WILL OVER LOAD A TRUCK. THIS SUBURBANS IM TALKING ABOUT ARE FROM THE 80S THREW THE 90S. THIS TOWED NICE FOR THE TIMES. THIS TRUCK WAS WORKING VERY HARD TO TOW THAT TRAILER MAY BE ITLL DO BETTER WITH A LIGHTER TRAILER. AS ALLWAYS NICE VEDIO.....

    65. Max Moore

      Thanks for the Great Video. I was really needing to see exactly how the truck could handle a trailer. So still no Gladiator in my future but maybe Jeep will produce a 3/4 ton version with a V8. I'm not bashing the new truck, I still want a daily driver extended cab short bed no options Gladiator. We are a 2 Jeep family with a Tundra for towing. I'm interested to see how the little diesel stacks up to the 3.6. Keep this those videos coming!

      1. Rhino Willy's

        The diesel will destroy the 3.6 it's said to have close to 450 foot pounds of torque.

    66. 1guyin10

      Needs a Hemi!

    67. fart sucker

      Are Gladiators for sale already? I saw one towing a camper yesterday in Central Oregon. It was like a 22 foot wildwood, and it was windy as hell, so hopefully the Gladiator is legit.

    68. Andrés García

      Same MPG as the SRT Durango with the same weight on the trailer, and that's a really big engine

    69. cummings power

      Death wobble?

    70. fredbrackely

      I'm sorry but that trailer was CLEARLY pushing the Jeep all over the place 8:06 8:30 9:10 -It was having a hard time staying in its lane. Bit too much Jeep Kool-Aid there lads.

    71. Ron Soyka

      Love your videos! Wondering if any of you ever asked the Ram folks if there was any thought to giving the 3.6L an eco-boost-like treatment with twin turbos? Also, if they ever do, they need to get an assist from the FCA family relatives over at Alfa for an exhaust system. Those alfa's have the best note on the planet from a hi-perf v-6! Thank you fellas!

    72. A Christian Jew

      Ill stick to my XJ Cherokee.

    73. Jacob Moses

      It looks like the Gladiator needs a Hemi for towing

    74. Darrell V

      I ask all of you to help me..... if I put down $60,000 of my hard-earned cash on this vehicle, please help me by taking me out back to a tree, and pull the trigger

    75. Jason Hall

      I doubt anyone is purchasing this thing with the intent of towing 7K lbs regularly. It's a lifestyle vehicle. People who buy Jeeps buy them for the image and the way it makes them feel, not to do actual work. And I don't know why everyone keep saying 60K. I equipped a Sport S model for under $50K with near every option. All these newer trucks get expensive when fully optioned. And there's no bias here. I drive a Expedition EL because I pull a 7K travel trailer.

    76. MARTIN WOOLDRIDGE

      Needs a better motor buy a Tundra also great at off roading.

    77. D B

      People be smart, don't use little vehicles to tow heavy loads at highway speeds.

    78. Richard Lowery

      It's not worth 58,000.

    79. Xavier McQuiston

      If by "pretty stable" you mean that it is pushing the truck down the mountain and between lanes, then yes, I would agree.

    80. Sean Sullivan

      You guys should do the Ford Ranger Chevy Colorado and the Toyota Tacoma to be interesting to know super Gotland

    81. Mario González

      That’s not a 7,000+ truck they lie and that’s a 5,500 or less it smells fishy

    82. Shane Mathews

      i never tow more than 80 percent of capacity

    83. Harry Roger

      Jeeps are undependable. Wrong car for towing. 73.4db is like my Air Compressor!

    84. Ramon Gonzalez

      It's a Chrysler made v6 product i wouldn't trust it towing anything over a bag of cheeseburgers

    85. Joe Stallbaum

      Considering that most people will tow jet skis, a pop up camper or a small boat all being in the #2500 to #4000 range I’d say it did pretty well. If you buy this to pull #7000 your basically an idiot.

    86. Abel Casanova

      What walkie talkies do you fellas use .?

    87. Abel Casanova

      No tow and haul , no brake control on this Jeep truck? So glad I didn’t trade in my Silverado to buy a Jeep gladiator 👎

    88. Anthony Jenkinson

      so it's a pos for towing

    89. Kurt Muzio

      This comment section is a dumpster fire of people who don’t seem to get the purpose of the gauntlet, and that 90% of you will never even have to tow a “max” load through the Rockies in any truck anyway lol. The guys at “Unofficial Use Only” just towed a 7800lb load for a 2000 mile trip and didn’t seem to have any real complaints. and honestly driving 2000 miles like that is a little more “real world” than the 8 mile gauntlet.

    90. Joe D'Errico

      That looks dangerous! Put a hemi in the damn thing!

    91. Sam Weems

      5500 RPMs? Jeez yo

    92. Adrian

      yeahh...no! I thought that engine was going to pop. That's a lot of weight for a 6r to pull up hill.

    93. senewell

      What was the total number of brake applications?

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    97. Codi Branch

      throw 7k behind the ranger next so jeep can learn how its done

    98. M Robich

      Roman, you were asleep at the switch, which means your time is way off (probably over 10 minutes) just because your the boss does not mean you have nothing to do once you get in the truck!!

    99. dominic vaccaro

      Another piece of FIAT garbage on the road. Cancel them pre orders now boys.

    100. Dest Droid

      What a disappointment as far as truckability.