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2024 Jeep Gladiator Release Date: When Will the 2024 Jeep Gladiator Be Released? – Jeep announced last year that it would make an electrified Gladiator truck. Automaker initially denied the initial rumors but confirmed it when a prototype appeared in June. The electric truck won’t be available until 2024, so we may have to wait a little longer.
Jeep has not said whether the truck will be an electric vehicle or a hybrid, but it could include the powertrain if the Gladiator 2024 follows the Wrangler. The Wrangler has two electric motors, a turbocharged 4-cylinder engine, and an eight-speed TorqueFlite automatic transmission. This delivers 375 horsepower and 470 lb.-ft. of torque. We don’t know if this powertrain will be used in the next Wrangler, or if Jeep will make improvements.
Jeep’s Gladiator was created to satisfy the Wrangler owners that wanted an off-road SUV equipped with a pickup truck bed. The Gladiator is based on the Wrangler and has removable doors and tops. It also comes with an additional 1000 pounds in towing capability. Its handling and ride behavior, like its Wrangler brother, makes it more suitable for trail use than conventional mid-size trucks such as the Honda Ridgeline or Chevrolet Colorado. On paved roads, you pay with a less refined driving style. Each Gladiator comes with a four-door cab, a bed of 5.0 feet, and an efficient four-wheel drive system. Gladiators come with a six-speed manual transmission and an optional turbodiesel engine that improves fuel efficiency. All models come with standard trail-conquering capabilities.
Jeep hasn’t changed the Gladiator RX for 2023 much, but they have added a limited edition Freedom package available on Sport S trims at an extra $3295. The Freedom package adds a military theme to the exterior of the truck in honor of US servicemen and women. It also includes a steel front bumper, rock sliders, and a special steel rear bumper. The High Altitude trim is offered with a Capability package that includes a steel front bumper capable of being winched, steel rock slides, 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. The maroon Snazzberry color is replaced with a high-velocity yellow.
The Sport S would be the ideal canvas for our perfect Gladiator. We would choose all-terrain wheels and an anti-spin differential to improve traction on the blacktop. And we’d also add side steps for easier entry and exit. The three-piece hardtop would be our choice for its quick-opening roof. We’d upgrade the 5.0-inch screen to an 8.4-inch one, which has navigation and offers more sophistication. Other options we prefer include the Cargo Management Pack (400-watt inverter and under-seat bin), the upgraded charging system, and the auxiliary switch for any lightbars and accessories.
The Gladiator’s 3.6-liter engine produces 285 horsepower and 260 pounds-feet of torque. It is routed via a six-speed manual or optional eight-speed auto transmission. The automatic transmission on an Overland model took 7.2 seconds to reach 60 mph. It’s a little slower than the majority of competitors. We have also driven the Gladiator diesel 3.0-liter engine, which produces 260 horsepower and 442 pound-feet of torque. The Gladiator is 19.4 inches longer than the Wrangler.
Jeep claims that this improves the pickup’s handling and ride. We’ve now driven several examples and can confirm it drives like the Wrangler. The steering is not precise on paved roads and the ride may be rough. These characteristics, however, are part of what makes the Gladiator a real pickup truck as well as a trail-ready vehicle. Off-road enthusiasts are more interested in the truck’s off-road features, including everything from abundant skid plates to axle ratios that can crawl over rocks to its ability to cross up to 30″ of water. The Gladiator’s generous ground clearance, approach/departure angle, and other features help it conquer unknown terrain.
The Gladiator, when properly equipped, can tow up to 7700 lbs. Even the weakest model can tow a trailer weighing 4000 pounds. The Wrangler can only tow 3500 pounds. Gladiators can be loaded with between 1105 pounds and 1700 pounds.
The Gladiator equipped with a standard manual transmission is rated for 16 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway. The automatic transmission increases the estimated city mpg from 16 to 23 and reduces its highway figure from 22 to 22. The diesel version is rated for 22 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway. The only Gladiators we tested were gas-burning Gladiators equipped with automatic transmissions on our 75-mph highway. This helps us to evaluate real-world fuel efficiency. Overland was the most fuel-efficient version, averaging 21 mpg on the highway. Mojave, on the other hand, returned only 15 mpg. The Mojave was equipped with larger tires and had a higher rear-axle ratio than the Overland (4.0 vs. 3.73).
The Gladiator’s dashboard is upright, similar to the Wrangler, and has user-friendly controls. Waterproof push-button starts are among the durable details. Other convenience features include heated steering wheels and heated seats. Jeep claims that the extended wheelbase of the truck provides more legroom in the backseat compared to the four-door Wrangler.
The gladiator’s body and roof panels can also be removed easily to create an open-air interior. The Gladiator has a variety of clever interior storage solutions, including a five-foot cargo area. The Gladiator’s cabin features a few places to store a smartphone and an under-seat compartment that is handy. Seats can be stored in a variety of ways, and locked securely in place when the trail becomes treacherous.
All models come standard with a touchscreen. However, only the larger 8.4-inch and 7.0-inch screens are compatible with Apple CarPlay. 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 USBs and one USB-C. A 115-volt outlet can also be found. 2024 Jeep Gladiator Release Date
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We still have a long way to go before the electrified Gladiator is released. Jeep has not given us an estimated release date. However, it is fairly certain that the electrified Gladiator won’t be available until after the Wrangler. The new Gladiator is likely to be released in late 2023 or early 2020.