Sorry, the Jeep Gladiator Just Dropped Its Most Efficient Engine
We gather here today with the Jeep Gladiator to commemorate the loss of stout, efficient power. As the EcoDiesel engine is discontinued, only one gas option remains. How will the 2024 Jeep Gladiator recover from this tragic loss?
The Jeep Gladiator EcoDiesel is being discontinued
Your chances to get behind the wheel of a 2023 Jeep Gladiator truck with the EcoDiesel engine are coming to an end. This engine is officially being discontinued for 2024 like it was with the Jeep Wrangler.
The 3.0-liter V6 diesel engine cranks out 260 hp and 442 lb-t f torque. It has the best-in-class torque, but to be fair, there’s not much competition anymore. Diesel engines are dropping faster than flies.
Also, the EcoDiesel gets an EPA-estimated 22 mpg in the city and up to 28 mpg on the highway. With the diesel engine, the Gladiator can tow up to 6,500 lbs.
The 3.6-liter V6 engine provides 285 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque. It gets an EPA-estimated 17 mpg in the city and up to 23 mpg on the highway. It also helps the Gladiator tow up to 7,700 lbs. So, with the EcoDiesel, you get fuel savings at the expense of some towing capacity.
Say Goodbye with the Gladiator FarOut Edition
The 2023 Jeep Gladiator FarOut Edition marks the end of the EcoDiesel with groovy style, baby. We’re sure that ‘FarOut’ actually refers to how far the Gladiator can go in the wild, but it’s the catchphrase of hippies.
However, the Jeep Gladiator FarOut Edition is based on the Rubicon with luxurious, rugged off-roading upgrades. The FarOut Edition features 17-inch low-gloss black wheels wrapped in 33-inch mud terrain tires, a steel front bumper, LED headlights, and a spray-in bedliner.
It features 3.0L Diesel graphics, a black grille, body-colored fender flares, black leather upholstery with red accent stitching, and all-weather floormats. Comfort and capability are increased by the towing, heavy-duty electronics, and cold-weather packages.
But here’s the kicker, only 1,000 models are being made, and it costs $79,995 with a $2,095 destination fee. This could explain the name because the price is out of this world. The regular Rubicon starts at $51,245, and it costs $4,000 to upgrade to the EcoDiesel engine.
You can order the Jeep Gladiator Rubicon FarOut Edition now, and orders will be accepted until September. Deliveries will take place in the third quarter of the year.
What’s replacing the Gladiator EcoDiesel engine?
The Jeep Gladiator EcoDiesel could be replaced by the Jeep Gladiator 4xe. This is just a hunch, but it would be following in the Jeep Wrangler’s tracks.
Jim Morrison, head of Jeep Brand North America, shared that the EcoDiesel is being dropped as the push for electrification continues. By 2025, each Jeep model will offer an electrified variant.
So, we can speculate that the Gladiator 4xe will emerge by 2025, but we hope that it comes sooner. The Jeep Wrangler 4xe pairs a 4.0-liter inline-four engine with two electric motors and a battery pack to generate 375 hp and 470 lb-ft of torque.
It gets an EPA-estimated electric range of 22 miles on a single charge and up to 49 MPGe. It has a driving range of 370 miles between fill-ups, but the EcoDiesel can travel up to 500 miles on a single tank.
While we’re sad to see the EcoDiesel go, the idea of the Jeep Gladiator 4xe is pretty exciting. It could debut by the end of the year, so stay tuned for updates.