Following the Wrangler’s update, we’re now getting our first look at the 2024 Jeep Gladiator.
Much like its SUV cousin, the 2024 Jeep Gladiator midsize truck hits this year’s North American International Auto Show in Detroit with a new seven-slot grille, as well as a host of noteworthy tech and feature updates. Beyond the everyday quality-of-life refinements you’d expect, Jeep also improved the Gladiator’s passenger safety situation by way of standard side-curtain airbags as well as forward collision warning and advanced cruise control on all trims except the least expensive Sport.
Two new models join the lineup: the Mojave X and the Rubicon X. Each truck’s fundamental feature set doesn’t change, but each respective “X” model brings in an front-facing off-road camera, steel bumpers and Nappa leather-trimmed 12-way power-adjustable seats.
Another major feature hitting the 2024 Jeep Gladiator — this time on all trims including the base Sport — is a 12.3-inch infotainment screen with Uconnect 5 software onboard. You do still need to order either a Mojave or a Rubicon to have the option of built-in navigation, though Uconnect 5 does support wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto across the board.
Fundamentally, the running gear and off-road capability of each respective Gladiator model (Sport, Willys, Mojave and Rubicon) doesn’t change from prior model years. The truck’s standard 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 remains, putting out 285 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque through either an 6-speed manual transmission or an 8-speed automatic. With the 2024 model year, the 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6 is no longer available.
One other omission that you might have expected is a plug-in hybrid 4xe model. Unfortunately for those anxiously awaiting that option, it is still not available for the new model year, and it’s unclear exactly when (or if) it may happen soon.
As before, the 2024 Jeep Gladiator can tow up to 7,700 pounds, when properly equipped, while the payload capacity tops out at 1,725 pounds. The Rubicon, for its part, can tow up to 7,000 pounds with the 8-speed automatic transmission, per Jeep’s official specs.
The 2024 Jeep Gladiator gets seven new standard or optional wheel designs, with tire sizes ranging from 32 to 37 inches. There’s also a new premium soft-top option as standard, as well as black or body color hardtop options, a Sunrider option for the hardtop models and a dual-door group with half-doors. Anvil is a new exterior color option, while some of your favorites from past years like Firecracker Red, High Velocity, Sarge and Hydro Blue remain, among other color options.
Pricing for the 2024 Jeep Gladiator is not available yet, but don’t expect it to move too far from the outgoing 2023 models, which started at $40,570 for the base Sport. New Gladiators will arrive at Jeep dealerships later this year.
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