Test Drives of the 2021 Jeep Gladiator Texas Trail Edition
Thursday on Sunrise LBK with Dave King and Tom Collins, The Car Pro Jerry Reynolds joined Dave and Tom to talk about his test drive of the week, weekly recalls, car batteries, as well as other auto industry news.
This week The Car Pro was test driving the 2021 Jeep Gladiator Texas Trail Edition, a model that was released 2 years ago, and has sold very well since. Jerry started by saying that he has tested various versions of this car before, however, this model is a special Texas edition that is only sold in Texas. Reynolds explained that Jeep took popular options such as larger wheels, the running boards, and the leather interior, and put a discount and Texas twist on it, such as a Texas trail sign on the hood, and a Texas emblem with 1836 written on it.
As a trade off to the discount, some things have been cut out or changed, such as a smaller screen compared to normal, no navigation system, and no air conditioned seats even though it has heated seats. Despite this, Jerry says it could work for most people, saying, "It's a bargain, if you're looking for something. A good looking Jeep, but you know, maybe missing a few little items. But that's a lot of money difference." The car has a 3 liter Eco diesel engine that gets decent horsepower, 490 lb. ft. of torque, and great gas mileage. Additionally, the car has a hard top that can be manually removed from the front, making it a convertible, and a back top that can also be removed with some tools, although Jerry said that would probably be a 2 person job. The 2021 Jeep Gladiator Texas Trail Edition has a MSRP price of $51,000.
The Car Pro also talked about some stories on his website carprousa.com. One story talks about the newly set record for new car prices. Another story talks about the J.D. Power sales satisfaction survey with GMC and Porsche. Yet another talks about October's best selling passenger cars. And finally, a story on the weekly recalls, which was a bit lighter this week, but did include a big Ram truck recall.
Read more stories at carprousa.com and listen to the full interview with Jerry Reynolds in the audio above.