Jeep has decided to make the Gladiator even better for the 2024 model year as it follows in the footsteps of its recently revealed SUV sibling, best known as the Wrangler. The 2024 Jeep Gladiator will be available in Sport, Willys, Mojave, and Rubicon models. Ordering is open now, and vehicles will arrive in U.S. Jeep dealerships as early as the end of this year.
2024 Jeep Gladiator: Details
Starting with the powertrain for the 2024 Jeep Gladiator, customers will quickly note that there is no 4xe option available for the midsize truck, something that many, including us, believe to be on the way with this new generation. Additionally, the EcoDiesel is no longer found on the truck, so customers are left with a single powertrain option: a Pentastar V6 engine that delivers 285 horsepower, 260 lb-ft of torque and features engine stop-start as standard equipment. A six-speed manual transmission is standard, and an eight-speed automatic transmission is optional, which is pretty cool as the 2024 Toyota Tacoma is the only other midsize truck that offers a manual.
If you want a 4xe PHEV, or a Hemi V8, there’s always the Wrangler.
The new 2024 Jeep Gladiator builds on a sculptural design aesthetic immediately recognizable as a Jeep 4×4 with its traditional Jeep design cues. The pickup features the iconic seven-slot grille, which now wears an updated look with black textured slots, neutral gray metallic bezels, and body-color surround (gloss black slots and bezels on Willys). Slimmer both visually and literally, the new grille’s black textured vertical slots improve cooling. Additionally, a new trail-ready stealth antenna integrated into the front windshield replaces the previous steel mast antenna, streamlining the Gladiator’s appearance and eliminating brush or tree limb snags on the trail.
As with the 2024 Jeep Wrangler, the new Gladiator has been given a refined interior loaded with premium features and technology, along with Jeep 4×4 functionality and versatility. New-for-2024 12.3-inch touchscreen at its core, the heritage-inspired center stack features a clean, sculpted form that complements the horizontal dashboard design. A wrapped instrument panel features new soft-touch surfaces in fabric or polyurethane, with contrast accent stitching. New AMPS bracket provisions are now features on top of the dash for mounting accessory electronics.
The new Gladiator is well-equipped to keep vehicle occupants connected while on the go. Functionality is enhanced for front-row passengers with standard dual USB Type C ports that allow devices to charge up to four times faster. The Gladiator delivers up to seven USB Type A and Type C ports for both rows. Standard 12-volt accessory outlets are located throughout the 2024 Gladiator, and a 115-volt AC outlet is available to power select three-pronged home electronics.
Finally, the Jeep offers Jeep Adventure Guides featuring Trails Offroad, a built-in off-road adventure trail guide downloaded directly into the Jeep Gladiator’s Uconnect 5 Nav system. The available Jeep Adventure Guides deliver detailed guides and maps for the 62 Jeep Badge of Honor trails, which include the Rubicon Trail in California, Hell’s Revenge in Utah, and Jericho Mountain in New Hampshire. For even more adventures, owners can upgrade to a premium subscription to unlock Trails Offroad’s entire catalog of 3,000-plus trail guides, which span a variety of difficulty levels and terrains and boasts an unmatched level of information and quality.
Jeep is working to keep up with the competition with its new midsize truck offering. While it won’t be sold in Europe, we are still very excited to get a refreshed Gladiator to match the Wrangler, even if it has fewer powertrain options.