2023 Jeep Gladiator review

Aussies love retro 4x4s and they also love utes – so the Jeep Gladiator should be a winning combo, right?

Not quite, if you go by the sales charts. Jeep doesn’t even hold 1.0 per cent share in what is Australia’s second-largest new vehicle segment, with just 507 Gladiators registered to the end of July 31.

When you consider the two top-selling vehicles in Australia are the Ford Ranger and Toyota HiLux, you’d think the iconic American off-road brand would be getting a bigger slice of the pie.

Part of the reason for this could be the Gladiator’s left-field approach; it’s petrol-only in a predominantly diesel-powered world, and its braked towing capacity maxes out at just over 2700kg rather than the segment benchmark of 3500kg.

WATCH: Paul’s video review of the MY21 Gladiator Overland

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