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The Jeep Gladiator Has 1 Major Advantage for Families

The Jeep Gladiator may have one significant advantage over other midsize trucks that could potentially help families out. For those who want a truck, Jeep, and enough space for the kids, the Jeep Gladiator may be the answer. 

The 2021 Jeep Gladiator has tons of room 

The Jeep Gladiator has one of the largest back seats in the midsize truck segment. This means that not only will your kids be comfy back there, but there is enough space for adults too. You can easily place 3 kids or 2 adults back there. 

2020 Jeep Gladiator Rubicon rear interior
2020 Jeep Gladiator Rubicon rear interior | Jeep

In the rear of the 2020 Jeep Gladiator and 2021 models, you’ll find 42.8-inches of headroom and 38.3 inches of legroom. The total passenger volume is 104 cubic feet. In the Ford Ranger, you’ll discover 35.9-inches of headroom and 30.4-inches of legroom. That’s a lot less space for families! 

Jeep Gladiator interior features 

Now that you know the Jeep Gladiator has plenty of room, is it functional? Yes, it is, especially if you want to let nature in. You can remove the top, doors and even fold the windshield down to fill your truck with fresh air. 

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Along with having the most legroom in the rear seats, you’ll also find rear HVAC vents and power ports to charge your devices. According to MotorTrend, The Jeep Gladiator is the only option to offer all of these back seat amenities aside from the Honda Ridgeline.

The rear seats also fold forward to function as a shelf for cargo, and also have a rechargeable, waterproof Bluetooth speaker back there. The seats can fold upwards to provide more storage space too.

To keep your items safe, there is a lockable storage box under the seats. If you’re away from your Gladiator with the top off, the rear seats can be locked in their standard position to provide security. 

You’ll notice that the interior design is similar to the Jeep Wranglers’, which is great because the seats are large, supportive, and comfortable. Along with available quilted Nappa leather for luxury, the seats can come heated, and higher trims offer a dual automatic climate zone. 

Jeep Gladiator Mojave interior
Jeep Gladiator Mojave interior | Jeep

To be capable for the messiest adventures, the Jeep Gladiator has a waterproof start button, carpets that can be removed, durable materials that are easy to clean, and drainage plugs. It’ll survive whatever your toddler throws at it. 

2021 Jeep Gladiator tech 

The Jeep Gladiator comes with an optional 8.4-inch Uconnect powered infotainment system that’s easy to use. It includes Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and can connect to Alexis. The optional 4C Navigation will also make sure you never get lost. 

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

Safety features include available blind-spot monitoring, adaptive cruise control with a full stop, forward collision warning with active braking, and rear-cross path detection. The park sense rear park assist feature uses sonar sensors to detect obstacles behind you. You’ll get an alert when there is a potential parking hazard. 

The trailer sway control system detects when your trailer is swaying and will apply brake pressure to individual wheels to help get it back in line. Options for the brake controller will help the Jeep Gladiator tow even more safely.