Is the 2024 Jeep Gladiator Worth Waiting For?
You might be able to find an excellent deal on a 2023 Jeep Gladiator at the moment. It seems like dealers want to clear them from the lot, which makes sense. They need to make room for the 2024 Jeep Gladiator, which could be refreshed and improved.
Is the 2024 Jeep Gladiator being redesigned?
The 2024 Jeep Gladiator hasn’t officially been revealed, but it could gain a mid-cycle refresh like the 2024 Jeep Wrangler. Reportedly, we needed to wait to see the new Jeep Wrangler before the Gladiaotr got any attention.
We’ve seen the new Wrangler, and we’ve even been off-roading in it! That means the Jeep Gladiator could be next up. Rumors suggest that Stellantis will release two new vehicles during the Detroit Auto Show, also known as the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS).
That’s pretty broad since Stellantis covers tons of different brands. But we could see the new Gladiator, the Dodge Stealth, Ram Dakota, or an electric Jeep.
Because the Gladiator is so closely related to the Jeep Wrangler, it may have been easy to finalize the Gladiator updates in time for the show in September.
The Wrangler has a shorter grille to make room for an available factory-installed warn winch, the radio antenna is now built into the windshield, has a waterproof 12-way power seat, more sound insulation materials, and a new 12.3-inch infotainment screen.
How much power will the 2024 Gladiator have?
We’re still waiting on official specs, but we hope the 2024 Jeep Gladiator 4xe finally emerges. It could be the first plug-in hybrid truck to hit the market. Reportedly, the Gladiator 4xe was delayed until the Jeep Wrangler gained its mid-cycle refresh, so the time could be now.
The Jeep Wrangler 4xe pairs a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with two electric motors and a battery pack to generate 375 hp and 470 lb-ft of torque. It can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in about 5.5 seconds.
It has an EPA-estimated electric range of 21 miles on a single charge and can achieve up to 49 MPGe. Also, it has a 370-mile range between fill-ups.
If we had to guess, the Gladiator 4xe will be available as a more expensive engine, and the current standard engine will be carried over. The 3.6-liter V6 engine provides 285 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque.
The turbodiesel 3.0-liter V6 engine has 260 hp and 442 lb-ft of torque. But the Wrangler discontinued the diesel engine, so it could be dropped with the Gladiator too.
The Gladiator can tow up to 7,700 lbs and carry a payload of up to 1,710 lbs. It has the best-in-class towing capacity and doesn’t need any extra power.
How much will the 2024 Gladiator cost?
Pricing for the 2024 Jeep Gladiator hasn’t been officially released, but we wouldn’t be surprised by a slight increase to cover the fresh upgrades. The 2023 Jeep Gladiator has an MSRP of $38,990. The $1,795 destination fee isn’t included.
The 2023 Wrangler starts at $31,195, and the 2024 model takes the entry-level price up to $31,895. That’s only an increase of $700.
But the Gladiator has a higher starting price than some full-size trucks that are on an entirely different level. The Gladiator has a lot of standard features, such as 4×4, to sweeten the deal. It has a high resale value too.
We should know more about the 2024 Gladiator soon and hope that it has comfort, convenience, and capability upgrades to justify the price.