2022 Jeep Gladiator: Which Trim Is Right for You

The Jeep Gladiator represents the best of the Jeep brand in the package of a mid-size truck. But like most Jeep models, it is available in a myriad of trim levels. Making finding the right one seem like a difficult task. If you shopping for a truck that offers a good mix of off-road capability and comfort features, it is likely that the 2022 Jeep Gladiator Sport S is the right pick for you.

What is the Jeep Gladiator Sport S?

The Jeep Gladiator is a mid-size truck from the Jeep brand.
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The Sport S boasts the same features as the Jeep Gladiator Sport but with more upgrades. By picking the Sport S, buyers can enjoy 17-inch wheels, automatic headlights, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and body-color fender flairs. 

Additionally, those in winter climates are likely to appreciate the power-heated side mirrors when conditions get harsh. Also notable is a power tailgate lock and remote keyless entry for added convenience. 

The Jeep Gladiator Sport S can be had with a dual soft-top or a hardtop roof. These are complemented by the Corning Gorilla Glass windshield and all-terrain tires. There is a removable Bluetooth speaker which is sure to come in handy while tailgating or camping.

Why buy the Jeep Gladiator Sport S?

The Jeep Gladiator proves that mid-size trucks can still tow.
Jeep Gladiator | Jeep Media

The Sport S will allow you to outfit your Jeep Gladiator with the Selec-Trac four-wheel-drive system. Buyers can also opt for the available 3.0-liter turbodiesel engine. Although this powertrain will add $4,000 to the cost of the Sport S. Which has a base price of $39,010.

Better yet, a range of available packages will allow you to outfit your Jeep Gladiator as you see fit. These include things like safety packages and a technology package. The tech package will add a 7.0-inch touchscreen featuring Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity. It also delivers on automatic climate control.

At its price point, the Jeep Gladiator Sport S offers a solid value. And a good mix of capability and comfort, without going overboard.

What’s new for the 2022 Jeep Gladiator?

The interior of a mid-size truck from Jeep.
Jeep Gladiator Interior | Jeep Media

There are no major changes for the 2022 Jeep Gladiator when compared to the outgoing model. It would not be surprising if there are some limited editions that are introduced later in the year. Additionally, there is speculation that Jeep will offer the V8 engine that is featured in the Wrangler Rubicon 392. This engine makes 470 horsepower, which is serious power output for a mid-size truck.

What should you add to the Jeep Gladiator before buying?

There is no shortage of accessories to outfit to the Jeep Gladiator. Opting for the anti-spin rear differential will help improve traction. Buyers can also equip their Jeep with side steps to aid with entering and exiting the vehicle. With the Cargo Management pack, according to Car and Driver, Gladiator owners can enjoy a 400-watt power inverter along with under-seat storage. Better yet, this package comes with auxiliary switches. Which will make adding equipment like lightbars and others an easier task. And as any Jeep owner knows, accessories are all a part of the experience.

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