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The 2021 Jeep Gladiator Just Got an Incredible Towing Upgrade

Do you want to tow your RV with your Jeep Gladiator? Well, now you can in a much safer way. Mopar just released new equipment to make towing with the 2021 Jeep Gladiator a lot easier because it enhances control. 

The 2021 Jeep Gladiator trailer brake controller 

According to TorqueNews, the 2021 Jeep Gladiator just got a towing upgrade. Mopar already has taken the time to design over 200 Jeep Gladiator accessories, but the new Mopar trailer brake controller may be the most beneficial upgrade. 

2021 Jeep Gladiator towing an RV
2021 Jeep Gladiator | Jeep

With the Mopar trailer brake controller, you can slow your trailer down independently instead of putting all the pressure on your Jeep Gladiators‘ brakes. Simply activate the electric brakes on your trailer for more stopping power. 

With the brake controller, you won’t have to ride your truck brakes while going down hills or steep grades. Also, the amount of brake force on the trailer can be adjusted to fit different load requirements. 

How to get the Jeep Gladiator Mopar trailer brake controller 

The new Jeep Gladiator trailer brake controller is factory-backed from Mopar. It can be installed at one of the Mopar custom shops, located close to the Jeep Gladiator factory in Toledo, Ohio, right after ordering your Gladiator. 

Mopar trailer brake controller for Jeep Gladiator
Mopar trailer brake controller for Jeep Gladiator | Jeep

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It has a simple design and can be easily integrated into the Jeep Gladiators’ instrument panel. It sits in front of the transmission shifter and has a design that matches the rest of the interior. The brake controller can be retrofitted into 2020 Jeep Gladiator models too. 

You can add the new Mopar trailer brake controller to your ride for $299. If you add it while ordering your Jeep Gladiator, then the cost will be added to your truck’s price, but it can also be purchased from Mopar as an upgrade.

The standard Mopar warranty includes coverage for two years with unlimited miles from the date of purchase or the remainder of your Jeep Gladiator warranty, which is three years or 36,000 miles. 

What’s new for the 2021 Jeep Gladiator? 

Not much is new for the 2021 Jeep Gladiator. It just made its debut in 2019, so it’s a little early for a mid-cycle refresh. But it does include a new diesel-powered V6 engine. The 3.0-liter diesel V6 provides 260 hp and 442 lb-ft of torque. It will allow you to extend the Jeep Gladiator’s range for off-roading and long trips. 

2021 Jeep Gladiator mudding on steep trail
2021 Jeep Gladiator | Jeep

Edmunds praises the 2021 Jeep Gladiator for its utilitarian capabilities. Along with being a power off-roading beast, it also has practical uses as a truck. Also, it has a larger backseat than other mid-size truck rivals and is the only truck convertible. 

The Jeep truck does have a bit of a bumpy ride. The solid-axle front suspension is for off-roading, not for on-pavement comfort. But the 2021 Jeep Gladiator has comfortable and supportive seats, and the climate control system creates comfort for the driver and passengers. 

The Jeep Gladiator is a pickup truck version of the Wrangler.
Jeep Gladiator | FCA

Also, the modern tech is fun and easy to use. The graphics on the infotainment center look great, and it provides a quick response time. You can use the physical buttons and knobs or the touchscreen to perform certain functions.