2024 Jeep Gladiator
The 2024 Jeep Gladiator is fueled by a 3.6-liter V-6 engine that generates 285 horsepower and produces 260 pound-feet of torque. It is paired with a standard six-speed manual transmission or an optional eight-speed automatic. Every Gladiator comes equipped with a 5.5-foot truck bed. Compared with the regular Wrangler, the Jeep Gladiator has an extra 19.4 inches between the front and rear wheels, which improves the truck’s ride and handling. It is both a trail-ready tool and a legitimate pickup truck. Indeed, the vehicle’s off-road equipment ranges from numerous skid plates to rock-crawling axle ratios to the ability to ford up to 30 inches of water.
What’s new for 2024?
Jeep has refreshed the Gladiator for 2024 and made some subtle equipment modifications. For example, the Gladiator receives a rounder grille, a windshield-integrated antenna, and new wheel designs. Anvil is also a new paint color for the 2024 model year. Moreover, Jeep adds Rubicon X and Mojave X, which provide equipment from their existing trims in the form of 12-way power-adjustable leather seats and steel bumpers. The brand has also included side-curtain airbags for front and rear passengers as standard equipment in 2024.
The 2024 Jeep Gladiator exterior is refreshed with its burly body forms and aggressive proportions. Its new, rounded grille retains seven slots in keeping with Jeep tradition. The windshield-integrated antenna is a much-needed upgrade because the previous freestanding one could snag on branches while off-roading. Even though it is a midsize pickup truck, the Gladiator has several removable parts, such as the doors and roof. The windshield also folds down. Additionally, the vehicle has a four-door crew cab and, although it is less visible, the underbody protection for the transmission transfer case and the fuel tank is equally welcome.
Inside, the Gladiator has an upright dashboard that supports user-friendly controls. A waterproof push-button start is a durable detail incorporated in the pickup, and there are optional comfort features such as heated front seats and a heated steering wheel. Of note, the truck’s stretched wheelbase improves back-seat legroom. The Gladiator also has body and roof panels that can be easily removed to create an open-air cabin. Along with its 5.5-foot cargo bed, the Gladiator is filled with clever interior storage options. Its cabin has a useful compartment hidden under the back seat and a handful of locations to place a smartphone. As a matter of fact, the seats themselves can be stowed in various ways and then securely locked in place for when the trail turns rugged.
Every 2024 Gladiator relies on a 12.3-inch infotainment touchscreen display with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility. The stereo system can be upgraded with an optional subwoofer and portable wireless speaker behind the back seat. Front-seat passengers will have access to multiple power points, which include two USBs and a USB-C port. A 115-volt outlet is also available.
Safety Features and Warranty
Designed to take it slow off-road, the Gladiator still has a host of features to keep occupants safe on the street. For 2024, every trim adds side-curtain airbags in both rows. Jeep has also made structural alterations to improve side-impact performance, and the second row has outboard seat belts. Furthermore, the Sport S and above now have standard adaptive cruise control and forward collision warning. Blind-spot monitoring and rear parking sensors are also available. Meanwhile, the Rubicon trim has a handy front-facing camera that is beneficial when crawling over rocks or blazing trails. As far as the Jeep Gladiator pickup’s warranty is concerned, the limited warranty covers three years or 36,000 miles, and the powertrain warranty covers five years or 60,000 miles. It also has the competitive edge of three years of free maintenance.