Mopar Offers New Trailer Brake Controller for the Jeep Gladiator

October 16th, 2020 by

Mopar, the service and parts brand of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), has kept busy this year. With the knowledge that truck and SUV owners are more into customization these days, Mopar recently not only unveiled lift kits for the Jeep Wrangler and Gladiator, an aggressive hood for the Ram 1500, and now Mopar’s taken it above and beyond with a factory-backed trailer brake controller for the all-new Jeep Gladiator as well. 

Considered a significant improvement for owners, Mopar’s trailer brake controller improves the overall towing experience. Owners will be able to activate the electronic brakes on trailers that are adequately equipped. The trailer brake system is independent of the pickup’s braking system, and its best use comes in the form of stopping power under demanding conditions. What are some sample demanding conditions? Navigating steep hills, uneven terrain, downhill grades and more. Additionally, this system also helps owners reduce the wear and tear not only on the pickup, but on the trailer as well. Those who tow often are sure to benefit from Mopar’s latest accessory.

How does it work?

The all-new trailer brake controller system is incorporated into the Gladiator’s instrument panel and is controlled via a round knob that’s near the shift lever. Owners can even customize the amount of brake force on the trailer as well. The accessory isn’t just a 2021 addition, existing Gladiator owners who could benefit from the trailer brake control addition can have it retrofitted. 

“Our new trailer brake controller improves Jeep Gladiator’s braking efficiency and maximizes safety when towing,” said Mark Bosanac, Head of Mopar Service, Parts, and Customer Care.

When powered by the standard 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine, the Jeep Gladiator has a maximum towing capacity of 7,650 pounds, making it rather competitive in its midsize segment. Mopar’s trailer brake controller addition complements various other upgrades to the 2021 Gladiator. There’s also a new 3.0-liter EcoDiesel engine that’s slated to join the lineup as well.

Mopar offers the trailer brake controller for $299 and includes a two-year/unlimited-mile warranty on the accessory either from the date of purchase or up to the remaining three-year/36,000-mile standard warranty that comes with every Jeep Gladiator. 

Ready to discover parts unknown behind the wheel of a Jeep vehicle? Visit The Jeep Experts at Hollywood Chrysler Jeep and check out the all-new 2020 Jeep Gladiator. If the midsize pickup isn’t your style, you can always opt for the iconic Jeep Wrangler with its track record of not only conquering paths unknown but of dominating them as well. Follow Hollywood Chrysler Jeep on social media for the latest Jeep news and offers, and visit our service and parts department for your very own Mopar accessories.

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