But does it sound good enough?
Jeep isn't having any trouble selling its new Gladiator truck. As dealers struggle to keep the new model in stock, customers are spending over $56,000 on average and some have even paid over sticker price to get one. A diesel-powered Gladiator is on the way but for now, all versions of the truck are powered by Fiat Chrysler's 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 sending 285 horsepower out through a six-speed manual or eight-speed automatic. It is a healthy amount of power for a midsize truck but aftermarket tuners have already found ways to fit a Hellcat V8 under the hood.
Since Jeep won't build a Hellcat-powered Gladiator from the factory, the job falls to tuners like Hennessey. A Hellcat engine would certainly make for a faster and better sounding Gladiator but if this conversion sounds too extreme (and too expensive) this aftermarket exhaust might do the trick for those that want a louder truck.
Exhaust maker MagnaFlow has just announced its performance exhaust system lineup for the 2020 Gladiator, which is currently available for preorder. MagnaFlow will offer two Street Series cat-back systems and a Rock Crawler Series that will provide maximum clearance and pipe routing for off-road driving. The company says its exhausts have been designed to provide engine feedback in the cabin without producing an annoying drone. Take a listen to the exhaust in the video posted above. MagnaFlow's exhaust certainly adds some throatiness to the Gladiator but the Pentastar V6 simply doesn't produce the meanest growl.
The Street Series uses a 3-inch mandrel bent tubing and a 5x8x24-inch oval muffler. The Rock Crawler Series is a bit louder and uses a 2.5-inch mandrel bent tubing and the same size muffler. All of MagnaFlow's stainless steel systems are backed by a Limited Lifetime Construction Warranty and include all of the components and hardware for a complete bolt-on installation. Cat-back systems are available starting at $516.66 from any MagnaFlow dealer worldwide.