2024 Jeep Gladiator — 'World’s most off-road capable midsize truck'

(September 14, 2023) DETROIT — The Jeep brand is taking the world’s most off-road capable midsize truck and making it even better. Revealed at the 2023 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, the new 2024 Jeep Gladiator adds greater capability, more refinement, new technology and more standard safety features to a midsize pickup that is both 100% truck and 100% Jeep.

Ranked No. 1 for new vehicle quality among midsize trucks in the J.D. Power 2023 U.S. Initial Quality Study (IQS), Jeep Gladiator continues to offer an unmatched combination of unsurpassed towing and best-in-class 4x4 payload, legendary Jeep 4x4 capability, open-air freedom, and clever functionality and versatility.

Building on its identity as a lifestyle tool of freedom and adventure, the new Gladiator embodies its loyal enthusiast fan base.

“The new 2024 Jeep Gladiator epitomizes the power of the Jeep community and how it continues to push for greater capability, advanced technology and more refinement,” said Jim Morrison, senior vice president and head of Jeep brand North America.

“The new Gladiator makes the best even better, with a more advanced and comfortable interior with a standard 12.3-inch touchscreen and available power seats tested for water fording, more safety and technology, including standard side-curtain airbags, and a fresh exterior with a new seven-slot grille, seven new wheel designs and a windshield-integrated trail-ready antenna. Combine all of that with its folding windshield, three roof choices, two different door options or taking the doors off altogether, and Gladiator is the only truck in the business that can celebrate this kind of open-air freedom and still do real truck stuff.”

The 2024 Jeep Gladiator will be available in Sport, Willys, Mojave and Rubicon models. Ordering is open now and vehicles will start to arrive in U.S. Jeep dealerships at the end of this year.

The 2024 Jeep Gladiator delivers 4x4 capability no other midsize truck can match, including unsurpassed towing, best-in-class 4x4 payload and, new for 2024, standard rear locking differential and Off-Road+ on the Willys model. Its ability to conquer the extreme off-road trails from Moab to the Rubicon Trail or the most extreme dessert terrain is unmatched, built on legendary Jeep 4x4 systems, including:

    •    Four advanced 4x4 systems: Command-Trac part-time transfer case with 2.72:1 low range ratio; Selec-Trac full-time transfer case with 2.72:1 low range ratio; Rock-Trac part-time transfer case with 4:1 low range ratio; Rock-Trac full-time transfer case with 4:1 low range ratio.

    •    Best-in-class 84:1 crawl ratio standard on Rubicon

    •    Water fording of up to 31.5 inches

    •    Uncompromising approach, departure and breakover angles and ground clearance.   

    •    Unsurpassed 4x4 max towing and best-in-class payload up to 7,700 pounds max towing and up to 1,725 pounds max payload.
Every Gladiator model’s Trail Rated or Desert Rated badge reflects an unmatched spec list that includes Dana 44 heavy-duty front and rear axles, two-speed transfer case, traction control, tow hooks (two front, up to two rear), four-wheel disc brakes, three skid plates and a minimum tire size of 32 inches.

Mojave — King of the Desert

To earn its Desert Rated badge, the Gladiator Mojave features specially tuned high-performance FOX 2.5-inch internal bypass shocks to optimize handling, ride comfort and bottom-out resistance on high-speed sand runs. The FOX shocks contain internal passages that allow fluid to bypass the piston through regulated ports as it moves through the suspension travel. The result is a predictable ride over normal off-road driving conditions, with the ability to ramp up damping force in extreme use.  

Front and rear external shock reservoirs keep shock fluid cool, preventing shock fade during long runs through the hot desert at high speed. Military-grade suspension fluid maintains performance at extreme temperatures and is the same fluid used in off-road racing shocks.

FOX front hydraulic jounce bumpers act as a secondary pair of shocks, providing additional damping force as the suspension reaches maximum compression, to soften impacts and prevent bottoming out in off-road situations at speed. They combine race-proven technology with cutting-edge features to deliver increased damping performance and bottom-out control in the last few inches of suspension travel.

An Off-Road+ button allows drivers to take Gladiator Mojave to the next level of tractive capabilities. With a push of a button, drivers can adjust throttle, transmission shift points and traction control for peak performance on higher speed passes on sand terrain, as well as during low-speed rock crawling. The Off-Road+ drive mode on Mojave also allows drivers to lock the rear axle at high speeds while in 4HI.

The Mojave’s Desert Rated badge is a natural extension of the brand's legendary Trail Rated designation and represents the ultimate in high-speed, off-road capability and performance in grueling desert and sand environments.  

The Desert Rated Gladiator Mojave has been developed against a series of strenuous tests in five categories: ride control and stability, traction, ground clearance, maneuverability and desert prowess.

    •    Ride Control and Stability: With a groundbreaking desert-tuned suspension, Gladiator Mojave tackles undulating desert terrain with uncompromising control and comfort

    •    Traction: By strategically managing and delivering power, Gladiator Mojave conquers unpredictable surfaces, such as sand, gravel and loose dirt, with confidence

    •    Ground Clearance: Maximized running clearances with an optimized suspension allow Gladiator Mojave to crest dunes, blast through whoops and anything else the desert can throw at it

    •    Maneuverability: Nimble and responsive handling allows Gladiator Mojave to become an extension of the driver when swiftly navigating desert terrain and climbing extreme angles

    •    Desert Prowess: Tested and proven to withstand the intense heat, coarse sand, loose gravel and intrusive dust that accompany unforgiving desert environments

The Jeep Gladiator’s standard 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine delivers 285 horsepower and 260 lb.-ft. of torque and features engine stop-start (ESS) as standard equipment. It is engineered to provide a broad torque band with a focus on low-end torque, essential for off-roading, hauling heavy loads or towing a trailer. For off-road enthusiasts who love a manual transmission, a six-speed manual transmission is standard and an eight-speed automatic transmission is optional.

With the standard six-speed manual transmission, Gladiator boasts an impressive best-in-class crawl ratio of up to 84:1. With the optional eight-speed automatic transmission, Gladiator offers a crawl ratio of up to 77:1.