Jeep CEO Confirms Gladiator 4xe Will Arrive Next Year

We should know much more about the plug-in hybrid Gladiator later this year

It makes sense for Jeep to bring its 4xe technology to the Gladiator, but this is the first official confirmation.

While the 2024 Jeep Gladiator saw a host of updates to keep it fresh against the revamped midsize competition, it is still rolling along with the 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 as its only powertrain option. That’s not going to be the case for much longer, however, as Jeep brand head Antonio Filosa confirmed the 4xe plug-in model through a LinkedIn post this week.

The Jeep Gladiator 4xe will in fact arrive next year, Filosa says, though he did not give any more concrete details at this time. Nonetheless, its imminent arrival into the midsize truck market will make Jeep’s offering the only plug-in hybrid option in the segment, as the new Toyota Tacoma’s i-Force Max powertrain is a conventional hybrid with no option to recharge.

Thanks to the Jeep Wrangler 4xe, we more or less have a cheat sheet as to what to expect with the hybridized Gladiator. The Wrangler, for its part, uses a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder “Hurricane” engine mated to an electric motor. Together, the 4xe powertrain manages a combined 375 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque, to the Pentastar’s 285 horsepower and 260 lb-ft. The 17.0-kWh battery pack offers the Wrangler around 21 miles of all-electric range, though I suspect that will be a little bit longer for the heavier Gladiator 4xe pickup.

Beyond the additional powertrain, don’t expect any major changes to the Jeep Gladiator 4xe until we see a generational overhaul. The Wrangler JL and Gladiator JT have been around for a few years now and just saw their mid-cycle refreshes for 2024. The recent updates should see both models through to at least the 2028 model year, though we may see and hear more about the brand’s next-generation plans by then.

In the nearer term, Jeep should announce more information for the 2025 Gladiator 4xe in the coming months.