For years, customers asked the folks at the South Bend Jeep dealer when Jeep would release a truck version of the Wrangler. The automaker accommodated pickup buyers with the Jeep Gladiator. This crew-cab truck features a 5-foot cargo bed and provides off-road capability that few other vehicles can match. You’ll find the 2022 Jeep Gladiator to be remarkably similar to the Wrangler, including the removable roof that will let you enjoy the feeling of driving with the wind in your hair.
We’ll take a look at the Gladiator’s different trim levels to help you decide which one is right for you.
The 2022 Jeep Gladiator seats five. There are four trim levels on offer, listed as Sport, Overland, Rubicon and Mojave. All trim levels get standard all-wheel drive. Powering the 2022 Jeep Gladiator is a 3.6-liter V6 engine developing 285 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. Power is fed to the wheels through a standard six-speed manual transmission. Buyers at dealerships like the South Bend Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram dealer can choose the available eight-speed automatic gearbox.
All trims except the Mojave have an optional 3.0-liter turbodiesel V6 engine. This powerplant puts out 260 hp and 442 lb-ft torque. The turbodiesel is teamed to the eight-speed automatic.
Standard features for the base Gladiator Sport trim include 17-inch steel wheels, 32-inch tires, a folding soft top, push-button start, manual door locks and windows, removable doors, a fold-down front windshield, cloth upholstery, a tilt/telescoping steering wheel, air conditioning and a damped tailgate. Also standard is cruise control, trailer sway damping, a 7-inch infotainment touchscreen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, an eight-speaker stereo system, a USB port and voice control.
The Overland trim comes with 18-inch alloy wheels, automatic headlights, power door and tailgate locks, power windows, keyless entry, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, heated power mirrors, rear privacy glass, and dual-zone automatic climate control. The infotainment system features an 8.4-inch touchscreen, a nine-speaker Alpine audio system, a navigation system and rear USB ports.
The Rubicon trim starts with the features of the Overland. It adds 17-inch wheels, 33-inch all-terrain tires, a 4.10 rear axle ratio, fenders with higher ground clearance, Fox shock absorbers, locking front and rear differentials, an electronically disconnecting front stabilizer bar, an exclusive two-speed transfer case, rock rails and skid plates, and upgraded cloth upholstery.
Step up to the range-topping Mojave, and you’ll get many of the features of the Rubicon, minus the disconnecting stabilizer bar and locking front differential. Standard equipment includes a reinforced frame, a unique transfer case, Fox internal bypass shock absorbers with hydraulic jounce bumpers, a lifted front suspension, and a desert-rated badge.
Optional features for all trims include a spray-in bedliner and a semi-rigid roll-up tonneau cover, a black hardtop with removable roof panels or a premium soft top, and an auxiliary switch group for wiring up to four electrical devices.
* All vehicle mileage based on 2021 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.