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2024 Jeep Gladiator 329: Review, Spec & Price – The Ford F-150 Raptor and Ram 1500 TRX are two of our favorite monster trucks. Now, midsize vehicles could join the fray. Jeep Gladiator could become an entirely new beast. Ford Ranger Raptor beware, the Jeep Gladiator Rubicon 392, could soon arrive.
Our Easter Safari has been a busy one. Jeep has released some of its most innovative concepts here, including the Jeep Magneto which is an electric Jeep Wrangler.
Undoubtedly, a teaser video for the 2024 Jeep Gladiator 329, has just been released. The silhouette appeared to be a Gladiator with an aggressive hood and accessories.
The massive 392-hp engine would not only cause fuel shortages but would also improve the truck’s performance in desert races. It would also level the playing field with the Ford Ranger Raptor.
In a couple of weeks, we could be able to see the Jeep Gladiator Rubicon 392 concept at the Easter Jeep Safari. The event is scheduled to take place in Moab from April 9-17. Jeep lovers can go off-roading and enjoy the Jeep culture.
Gladiator Rubicon may be tested on trails. The public could get a chance to sit in the driver’s seat. Jeep also uses this event as a way to test customer reactions to new concepts.
We hope that production will begin soon if fans enjoy the truck. Another truck that can rival Ford Ranger Raptor is something we would love to see. The Ranger Raptor is expected to arrive in America before other countries.
The Gladiator 392 Rubicon could still have time to catch up. As we continue to learn more about these two monster trucks, you will be kept informed.
Jeep Gladiator needs a major update, not just a cosmetic one. It’s time to upgrade the off-road capabilities and appearance. 2024 looks like it will be that year. We don’t anticipate many changes in the design — maybe just a few tweaks to bumpers or running lights. But we do see some under-the-metal changes. Most anticipated is the Gladiator’s plug-in hybrid powertrain. This powertrain was expected to arrive by 2023. However, industry reports indicate that it will debut in 2024.
Standard Gladiator weighs almost as much as the Wrangler. Any plug-in engine will have to take into account the Gladiator’s greater mass, as well as its towing capability (up to 7,700 lbs when fitted with the gas motor). Wrangler’s 4xe has a 4-cylinder engine with dual motors that generate 470lb-ft. Any Gladiator hybrid system would require more torque, closer to 500-510lbft.
A plug-in engine would improve fuel economy for the Gladiator, regardless of its capacity. The Gladiator’s EPA-estimated fuel efficiency is only 19 mpg. A rechargeable battery could help the Gladiator achieve this by providing about 20 miles of electric driving and taking on some of the load of the gas engines at lower speeds. Wrangler’s 4xe is, for instance, rated 49 mpg-e — an efficiency measure that includes both electric and gas operation — as opposed to 20 mpg in gas-only mode.
The Jeep Gladiator Rubicon 392, if it is coming, will be a very powerful vehicle. Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 comes with a V8 6.2-liter HEMI engine with 470 horsepower and 470 pounds-feet of torque.
This engine’s power may be reduced due to the Gladiator’s size and weight. It will be a fantastic upgrade. Wrangler Rubicon 392 accelerates from 0-60 mph in 4.0 seconds. The truck is a rocket.
Ford Ranger Raptor 2023 is powered by a V6 3.0-liter engine that produces 392 horsepower and 430 pounds-feet of torque. This engine may not be offered in the United States.
The engine is only confirmed in other countries with lower emission standards.
The Ranger Raptor could be the one to leave Toyota Tacoma and Chevy Colorado ZR2 behind. Gladiator Rubicon 392, however, could be a serious competitor.
Ford Ranger Raptor comes with a lot of features, including 3.1-inch Fox Racing adjustable shocks, Beadlock-capable 17-inch wheels, 33″ BF Goodrich K02 All-Terrain tires, a 2-speed transfer case and locking differentials at the front and back.
A Gladiator Rubicon powered by a V6 was tested. From 0-60 mph, our test vehicle took 8.5 seconds. It’s not a fast pickup for its size, but you won’t notice it when driving it. It’s easy to reach highway speeds with the V6. Automatic transmissions are also quick.
Gladiator Rubicon excels when pavement becomes dirt. The Gladiator Rubicon has enough ground clearance to get you over or through any obstacle. It’s a bit less maneuverable than a Jeep Wrangler because of its longer wheelbase, but not by much.
The same massive tires and solid axles that allow the Gladiator to excel on-road also compromise its handling when driving it in the city. Crosswinds, road ruts, and lack of precision in the steering make it difficult to drive. It’s still easier to drive compared to a Jeep Wrangler.
You can tell by its bulky design that the Gladiator wasn’t designed to achieve high fuel efficiency. Gladiator V6 with automatic transmission is estimated to get 19 mpg in combination by the EPA. That’s on par with other six-cylinder-equipped midsize 4WD pickups.
Jeep does not offer an engine with a four-cylinder that is more fuel efficient, but the diesel V6 available offers a fuel efficiency of 24 mpg.
Gladiator’s controls are logically laid out and easy to access. This classic Jeep upright position is comfortable, and it offers a superior amount of backseat room compared to other crew-cab trucks. Gladiator Rubicon trim, the one we drove, was tall and hard to get into. But ample grab handles, and large opening doors, made it easier. Did we also mention that it is a convertible car?
The visibility is great from the rear and front, allowing drivers to easily position their tires. Standard rearview cameras can be combined with an option forward-looking camera for off-road crawling.
Gladiator is superior to its rivals, with an impressive towing rating (including the Rubicon), and a large payload. The bed has been thoughtfully designed with low-profile bedsides and an electric tailgate. Consider adding two mirrors if you are a regular trailer tow. The Gladiator has a narrow body, so you will not be able to see past the wide load when using the standard mirrors.
The volume and foldability of the rear seat make it ideal for both cargo and children’s seats. Lack of personal storage is the Gladiator’s biggest weakness. Gloveboxes and consoles are tiny, while in-door storage is a simple net pocket.
Release Date and Price
Around the summer of 2020, the arrival of the 2024 Jeep Gladiator was anticipated. The Willys Sport is expected to cost $41,000. Sport S will be $42,000. Altitude will be $44,000. And the Willys itself will likely cost $45,000. Texas Trail should be priced at $45,000. Overland at $46,000. Rubicon around $50,000. Both the Mojave and High-Altitude versions cost $55,000.