Jeep® Gladiator Hercules Model Could Be in the Works

Late in 2018, Jeep® finally revealed the 2020 Gladiator, a ruggedly handsome pickup truck that offers best-in-class capabilities. We here at Transwest Chrysler Dodge Jeep® Ram didn’t think it could get much better than the Gladiator – until now. Recently, the rumor mill has been turning and it looks like there might be a high-performance version of the Gladiator in the works – and it will be called the Hercules.

Jeep® Gladiator Hercules Model - Limon, CO

Previously, during the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show, Mark Allen, Jeep®‘s head of design, mentioned that a high-speed off-road vehicle would be on the brand’s agenda for its future lineup. While the Jeep® Gladiator Hercules model hasn’t officially been signed off just yet, it looks like prototypes of the performance pickup truck are being built for testing.

If the Hercules does come to life, we can only speculate at its power. It will have to offer more power than the Gladiator’s standard 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine, which currently puts out 285 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. The Gladiator Hercules will also probably utilize a variety of Mopar aftermarket parts to give it even more aggressive styling.

Should this vehicle come to market, it will compete with the Ford Ranger Raptor.

While the Hercules is just a rumor at this point, you’ll soon be able to check out the Jeep Gladiator at Transwest Chrysler Dodge Jeep® Ram.

Meet the 2018 Dodge Durango Engine Lineup

The 2018 Dodge Durango is a powerful force to be reckoned with—and it is available with three potent engines. Choose the engine that best fits your driving needs.

2018 Dodge Durango Engine Lineup

Every Dodge Durango engine is paired with a class-exclusive electronic eight-speed automatic transmission with available steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters.

The standard engine for the Dodge Durango is the classic 3.6-liter Pentastar® V6 engine. This engine cranks out 295 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque and is highly efficient, yielding up to 26 miles per gallon on the highway (RWD models only; AWD models reach 25 mpg).* This engine enables the Durango to tow up to 6,200 pounds.

For more power, go with the tried and true 5.7-liter HEMI® V8 engine, which produces 360 horsepower and 390 lb-ft of torque. This engine is still highly efficient thanks to Variable Valve Timing and Fuel Saver Technology, achieving up to 22 miles per gallon on the highway.*

Finally, the 6.4-liter HEMI® V8 engine delivers maximum power in the 2018 Dodge Durango. With this engine, the Durango can tow up to 8,700 lbs — a best-in-class distinction. The 6.4-liter HEMI® V8 pounds out 475 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque.

2018 Dodge Durango engineWhether you want your Durango to deliver efficient performance or the best-in-class strength of a HEMI® V8, you can find what you are looking for at Transwest CDJR. Come and test drive the new Durango today.

*EPA estimated.