The off-road segment is heating up, and FCA is ready to make some important updates on the upcoming 2022 Jeep Gladiator. To remind ourselves, Jeep Gladiator is a great off-roader that is placed in the mid-size truck segment.
This model is based on the popular Jeep Wrangler SUV, and it uses the same platform. According to the latest gossip, the refreshed model will look more attractive, and it will be introduced next year as 2022YM.
2022 Jeep Gladiator Exterior
In the crowd of pickup trucks, the Gladiator has its own place. As mentioned, this legendary off-roader is based on the popular Jeep Wrangler and underpins the same platform. Generally, alongside that, it also shares plenty of elements with Wrangler. It comes with the same Jeep 7-slot grille, foldable windshield, and removable doors.
The base Sport model features some of the changes including steel wheels, a body-colored grille, and cargo bed lighting. A soft top is standard on all models, while a 3-piece body-colored hardtop is among the options. The Mojave and Rubicon models are the favorite models, and both include larger fender flares to house bigger all-terrain tires.
Interior Upgrades and Changes
Regarding the mild exterior updates, we think that cabin will mostly remain unchanged. That means the new 2022 Jeep Gladiator will come with the same layout as the two-year-old model. The Gladiator Sport trim is a basic one with great equipment. This trim features cloth upholstery, a soft folding top, and a 5-inch infotainment display.
Overland is the best one if you are looking for something different. It comes with a leather-wrapped steering wheel, tinted rear glass, 115-volt outlet, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, two USB-C ports, and a much bigger 7-inch infotainment touch screen. The Anniversary Edition package is also available, featuring an 8.4-inch touchscreen and Berber mats.
The safety will pretty remain the same as before, so expect a forward-collision warning, blind-spot monitoring, and adaptive cruise control.
2022 Jeep Gladiator Powertrain Specs
At this moment, we don’t know too much regarding the engine of the 2022 Jeep Gladiator. The new model could, alongside two previous engines, introduce some new ones from some leaked information. The current model uses a 3.6-liter V6 producing 285 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. This engine sent power to all four wheels through a 6-speed manual transmission.
The next engine is a 3.0-liter diesel V6 available on Sport, Overland, and Rubicon trims. However, unlike the first engine, the diesel version produces 260 horsepower and 442 lb-ft of torque. Also, it uses an 8-speed automatic transmission providing smooth shifting.
How Much Could the 2022 Jeep Gladiator Cost?
The 2022 Jeep Gladiator will probably keep the same range of pricing. That means the base Sport trim that comes with a 6-speed manual transmission should cost $33,545. The price is without a destination charge of $1,495.
Going to upper trims, buyers can get a Rubicon or Mojave trims, both priced from $45,370. However, adding a few more options, and the price goes up to nearly $60,000. For context, in the same segment are Toyota Tacoma that cost $26,050, and Ford Ranger that is around $27,000.