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2024 Jeep Gladiator Diesel: Review, Specs & Release Date – A 2024 Jeep Gladiator has been spotted in Michigan, sitting outside a Kroger. It looks like the Gladiator will borrow some of the features from the new 2024 Jeep Wrangler.
The dash was the only part of this truck that had camouflage. Dash was hidden completely.
In the video embedded below you can see the photos that show the Wrangler 2024’s new front grille with seven slots.
The Gladiator keeps its antennae, whereas Wrangler integrated it into the windscreen.
The Jeep lettering is different on the back and there’s only one tow-hook. Prior to this generation, there were two tow hooks on either side of the license plate.
The interior is camouflaged and only the transmission and 4WD shifting levers can be seen. The screen shape behind the camouflage appears to be similar in size to the 12.5-inch display of the Wrangler 2024.
Jeep hasn’t changed the Gladiator Rx for 2024 much, but they have added a special Freedom package available for $3295, which is only offered on Sport S trims. Freedom Package brings military exteriors to honor US Servicemen and Women. It studies the trucks by adding a steel front bumper, rock sliders, and a winch-capable steel front bumper. The High Altitude trim is offered with a Capability Package that comes equipped with a steel bumper capable of being winched, rock sliders made from steel, and an off-road front camera. Willy’s mid-tier models will receive additional standard features in 2023 such as remote start and keyless entry. Snazzberry maroon paint has been replaced with a High-Velocity Yellow.
The Sport S would be the ideal canvas for our perfect Gladiator. For better traction on the blacktop, we would choose all-terrain wheels and an anti-spin differential. We’d also add side steps for easier entry and exit. The three-piece roof is also a good choice because it can be opened quickly. We’d upgrade the 5.0-inch screen to an 8.4-inch one, which has navigation, and spec the headliner inside for improved noise and temperature isolation. Other options we prefer include the Cargo Management Pack (400-watt inverter with under-seat bin and bed-mounted 115-volt outlet), and upgraded charging systems for lightbars and accessories.
The Gladiator’s dashboard is upright, similar to the one on the Jeep Wrangler. It also has user-friendly controls. A waterproof push-button start is one of the durable details. Other conveniences include heated seats and steering wheels. Jeep claims that the extended wheelbase of the pickup truck provides more legroom for the backseat compared to the Wrangler four-door. Gladiator’s body panels and roof can also be removed easily to make an open-air interior. The Gladiator has a variety of clever interior storage solutions, including a five-foot cargo area. The Gladiator’s interior has several places to store a phone and an under-seat compartment that is handy. Seats can be stored in a variety of ways, and locked securely in place when conditions become treacherous.
All models come standard with a touchscreen. However, only those larger displays of 7.0 and 8.4 inches are compatible with Apple CarPlay or Android Auto. A subwoofer or portable wireless speaker can be added to the stereo system. The front-seat passenger will have access to multiple power outlets, including two USB ports and one USB-C. A 115-volt socket is also provided.
It is unlikely that the new interior or minor changes to the exterior will be enough for the 2024 Jeep Gladiator. It will be the engines.
Jeep Gladiator is currently available with two engine options: the 3.6-liter EcoDiesel and the 3.0-liter V-6. Gas engines can come with an automatic 8-speed transmission or manual 6-speed transmission. Diesel only has the automatic 8-speed transmission.
Jeep Wrangler comes in four different powertrain options, including the plug-in 4xe hybrid and a 6.4-liter engine.
Rumors suggest that a plug-in hybrid is coming. The Jeep Gladiator 4xe will be available in 2024. That sounds like a done deal.
What is the bigger question about the diesel engine and the V-8 6.4 liter? Which of these will make the Gladiator 2024? It’s unlikely due to the low volumes, but you never know. Jeep is known for doing things you wouldn’t anticipate.
The Gladiator is available with either a manual six-speed transmission or an automatic eight-speed, which are both linked to the standard 4-wheel drive.
The Gladiator comes with a 3.6-liter engine that produces 285 horsepower and 260 pounds-feet of torque. The 0-60 mph time for Gladiator Rubicon automatic models ranged between 8.1 seconds and 8.7. The Sport manual transmission was faster at 7.9 seconds, but it is difficult to operate. Fuel economy is rated by the EPA at 17/22 mpg for city/highway when the automatic transmission is used, and 16/23 mpg when the manual transmission.
A 3.0-liter V-6 turbodiesel engine is available for the Gladiator. EcoDiesel is a 260-horsepower engine that produces 442-lb-ft torque. It’s sent to the transmission via an eight-speed auto. The acceleration to 60 mph is 7.6 seconds. The Gladiator’s EcoDiesel is rated at 22/28mpg or 21/27mpg for Rubicon specs. We expect the EcoDiesel to be dropped soon from the Gladiator lineup as well, given that it is leaving the Wrangler line. 2024 Jeep Gladiator Diesel
We still have a long way to go before the Gladiator Electrified is released. Jeep has not given us an estimated release date. However, it is fairly certain it will debut after the new Wrangler. The new Gladiator is likely to be released in late 2023 or even early 2024.
It’s reasonable that prices will increase from Gladiator’s MSRP, which is currently $39,680.