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$38,988 - $99,995
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2022 Sport 4dr 4x4 Crew Cab 5 ft. box
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Price:   -  From $37,170
2022 Overland 4dr 4x4 Crew Cab 5 ft. box Price:   -  From $44,580
2022 Mojave 4dr 4x4 Crew Cab 5 ft. box Price:   -  From $49,110
2022 Rubicon 4dr 4x4 Crew Cab 5 ft. box Price:   -  From $49,110
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2.6

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Overview

What's New

There are minor changes to the five-trim Gladiator truck range for 2022, including a new cabin filter and a replacement silver paint color. Sport models benefit from an upgraded radio, while the Overland, Rubicon, and Mojave trims now have remote keyless entry plus a nine-speaker Alpine audio system and navigation.

Choosing Your Jeep Gladiator

The 2022 Gladiator range starts at $36,910 (all prices including destination) for Sport models with a six-speed manual transmission and a 3.6-liter V6 engine. Adding an eight-speed auto ‘box costs $2,000, but you’ll need to move up to Sport S to be given the choice of a three-liter V6 turbodiesel engine – it adds $4,010 to the sticker price. Mid-range Overland models are available from $45,015, while the go-anywhere Rubicon and Mojave trims both start from $48,855.

Engine Choices

The most affordable Gladiator engine is Jeep’s 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 unit, which generates 285 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. This is supplied to all four wheels through a standard six-speed manual transmission, with an eight-speed automatic gearbox available as an option.

The other powerplant is a three-liter V6 turbodiesel, churning out 260 hp and 442 lb-ft of torque through a slightly different eight-speed automatic transmission. Fuel economy in the diesel is an EPA-estimated 24 miles per gallon combined, while the automatic’s 22 mpg city and 28 highway go one better than the manual’s 21/27 figures.

Despite having engine stop/start, the manual manages just 19 mpg combined, with automatic versions returning 17 city and 22 highway compared to figures of 16 and 23 for the manual.

Engine TypeHorsepowerTorqueFuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined)
3.6 V6285 hp260 lb-ft

16/23/19 MPG (man)

17/22/19 (auto)

3.0 V6 turbodiesel260 hp442 lb-ft

21/27/24 MPG (man)

22/28/24 (auto)

Passenger and Cargo Capacity

The open-backed Gladiator has a five-foot cargo bed, while its cabin seats five.

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Safety Features

The entry-level Gladiator Sport comes with a 110mph maximum speed calibration, electronic roll mitigation and trailer sway control, hill start assist and front/side airbags. That’s pretty much it across the range, though two available safety packs on every other model add everything from adaptive cruise control to cross path detection for less than $1,800. We’d strongly recommend raiding the options list to bring the Gladiator up to modern off-roader safety standards.

Connectivity

Compared to its sparse safety roster, the Gladiator’s infotainment setup isn’t as basic as you might expect. Even Sport models have a seven-inch Uconnect touchscreen display, eight speakers, smartphone mirroring, and satellite radio with audio and USB ports.

That said, Sport S gains a superior version of the Uconnect setup and can be configured with GPS navigation as a cost option. Mid-range Overland models get an Alpine audio system with navigation, controlled through a bigger 8.4-inch touchscreen.

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2022 Jeep Gladiator Sport – MSRP From $36,910

You don’t buy a Gladiator expecting much in the way of luxury, and there’s an awful lot of manual adjustment on this base trim. Plastic dominates the cabin, and even the instrument display is monochrome. The only creature comforts of note include air conditioning, bucket front seats, and a decent infotainment system.

There are no packages on Sport models.

2022 Jeep Gladiator Sport S – MSRP From $40,310

Riding into battle on 17-inch silver aluminum wheels, Sport S automates a number of formerly manually-operated functions. The windows, doors, tailgate and mirrors all gain power, while the latter are also heated. Remote keyless entry and an upgraded Uconnect infotainment system are other standard features.

This is the first model with available packs, and the safety systems are worth every cent. Adaptive cruise control and forward-collision warning are bundled together with automatic high beams and advanced braking assistance for $795. The Jeep Active Safety Group costs $995 but blends LED tail lamps and rear park assist with blind spot and cross path detection.

The 8.4-inch Radio and Premium Audio Group brings a larger touchscreen powering an Alpine sound system with GPS navigation, HD radio, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, and automatic temperature control, though it does cost $2,095. A cheaper option is the $695 Cold Weather Group, which heats the front seats and steering wheel while offering a remote start option on most configurations.

2022 Jeep Gladiator Overland – MSRP From $45,015

There are modest improvements in Overland guise, from a leather-wrapped steering wheel to automatic temperature control and remote proximity keyless entry. However, the biggest change centers on its 8.4-inch touchscreen, which controls everything from HD and satellite radio through to navigation and a nine-speaker Alpine audio setup. The wheels are larger, the headlamps come on automatically, and side steps make access to the cabin easier.

The adaptive cruise, cold weather, and active safety packs outlined for Sport S are identically priced on Overland as they are on Rubicon and Mojave models.

2022 Jeep Gladiator Rubicon – MSRP From $48,855

Designed for additional load-lugging and durability, Rubicon Gladiators come with a 4:1 low transfer case offering up to an 84:1 crawl ratio. It’s possible to lock the front and rear diffs or disconnect the electric sway bar, while 33-inch all-terrain tires rest on two-inch shocks. Remote keyless entry and the upgraded 8.4-inch touchscreen setup are among the internal creature comforts.

2022 Jeep Gladiator Mojave – MSRP From $48,855

Taking Rubicon’s ruggedness one step further, flagship Mojave models are desert-rated. They have 2.5-inch shocks with external reservoirs, rock rails, and a locking rear differential. Otherwise, there are no changes from Rubicon.

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For the money, Sport S looks like the best value. If you have cash left over, investing in one or two available packages will significantly improve day-to-day practicality and safety.

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Expert Review

Pros
  • Removable doors and roof
  • Highly capable off-road
  • Looks like a Wrangler
  • 7,650-pound towing capacity

Cons
  • Minimal features with base trim
  • Harsh ride
  • Uncomfortable interior
  • Only available with one bed and body
  • Boy is it expensive
Expert Rating
2.6

Our expert ratings are based on seven comprehensive criteria: quality, safety, comfort, performance, fuel economy, reliability history and value.

You can interpret our ratings in the following way:

: Outstanding vehicle. Only the most exceptional vehicles achieve this rating.

: Very Good vehicle. Very good and close to being the best vehicle in its class.

: Good vehicle. Decent, but not quite the best. Often affordable, but lacking key features found in vehicles of the same class.

: Below average vehicle. Not recommended, and lacking attributes a car buyer would come to expect for the price.

: Poor vehicle. Simply does not deserve to be on the road.

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Built For Adventures. The 2022 Jeep Gladiator is a pickup truck that’s built for a niche subset of consumers. Just like other Jeeps, the Gladiator is built to do one thing: go off-roading. Even the base Gladiator offers plenty of off-roading capability thanks to a standard four-wheel-drive system, a low-range transfer case, skid plates, and solid axles.

For drivers really looking to go off-roading, Jeep offers the Gladiator in Rubicon and Mojave trims. The Rubicon is a serious rock-crawler, meant for tackling grueling terrain at low speeds. The Mojave is at the other end of the spectrum, meant to be driven at high speeds over sand and dirt trails. The two trims come with 33-inch all-terrain tires, rock rails, and heavy-duty Fox shock absorbers. While the Rubicon comes with locking front and rear differentials, as well as an electronic sway bar disconnect, the Mojave has a specially tuned Fox suspension, an extra one-inch lift, and a reinforced frame.

With other features like removable doors and roof, the Gladiator lets you enjoy the wilderness to the fullest. It really is a Wrangler with the body of a pickup truck.

Serious Towing Capacity. The Gladiator comes with some of the most powerful engines in the class. Additionally, it’s one of the few pickups to be available with a diesel engine. For serious off-roading and towing, we prefer the optional diesel engine, though it’s hard to live with in regular driving.

The standard engine in the Gladiator is a 3.6-liter V6 that produces 285 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. The V6 offers plenty of grunt for regular use and even for off-roading. Jeep offers the engine with a six-speed manual transmission and an eight-speed automatic. For extra torque, the Gladiator is available with a 3.0-liter turbodiesel V6 that’s rated at 260 horsepower and 442 pound-feet of torque. The diesel is only available with an eight-speed automatic transmission.

While we prefer the diesel engine, it’s a $4,010 upgrade, is incredibly loud at highway speeds, and brings lower towing and payload capacities. When equipped with the V6 engine, the Gladiator can tow up to 7,650 pounds and haul up to 1,700 pounds. With the diesel engine, towing capacity drops to 6,500 pounds and payload capacity falls to 1,325 pounds. Despite the decreases, the diesel engine feels punchier than the V6 when hauling large cargo.

Jeep Gladiator

Rugged, Straight-Forward Design. Jeep’s designers took the Wrangler and pasted a five-foot bed onto the back. Some won’t like the design, but the Gladiator expresses its purpose from the get-go. With its boxy lines, massive fender flares, and upright design, the Gladiator has a design that screams Jeep. It also lets you know that it’s meant to get dirty.

On the inside, the Gladiator is a Wrangler clone with nearly identical styling and layout. The straightforward dashboard and simplistic center console layout make all of the Gladiator’s controls easy to use. The boxy design of the pickup truck gives drivers a commanding view out of the vehicle, making it easy to see any obstacles ahead.

Despite being a rugged pickup truck with a simple design, Jeep offers the vehicle with some impressive tech features. A seven-inch touchscreen is standard, while a larger 8.4-inch unit is optional. The Uconnect infotainment system is simple to use and well-laid out, while the physical controls make the audio and HVAC systems easier to use.

Not Built For Comfort. The major downside to the Gladiator is that it skews a little too heavily to the rugged side of things. The seats force passengers to sit in an upright position that reminds us of being back in elementary school. While the seats are nicely shaped, they could use some more cushioning, as long trips result in numb rear ends. The rear seats offer enough space for two adults to sit comfortably, offering more space than the four-door Wrangler.

With an eye on being rugged, easy to clean, and having removable doors, the Gladiator has a loud cabin that becomes deafening at highway speeds. The pickup truck’s rough ride, which comes because of its solid-axle design, is well behind competitors and makes the truck hard to live with.

With a starting price tag of $37,680 with destination, the Gladiator has one of the higher starting price tags in the segment. Despite the high price tag, the Gladiator doesn’t come with a lot of standard equipment. The Gladiator is one of the few new vehicles on sale to come with manual windows and door locks. You also won’t find any advanced safety features as standard equipment on the Gladiator, as a rearview camera is the only noteworthy standard feature on the pickup.

Final Thoughts. The 2022 Jeep Gladiator is a pickup truck that won’t appeal to everyone. It’s aimed directly at consumers that want a Wrangler with a small pickup bed at the back. Rugged, highly capable off-road, and highly competent at towing, the Gladiator is one of the more unique pickup trucks on the market. No other pickups are offered with removable doors, but at the same time, comfort comes second with the Gladiator.

The Honda Ridgeline is the opposite of the Gladiator. It’s comfortable, comes packed with safety features, has a smooth ride, and puts off-roading and towing capacity on the back burner. For more towing capacity, the Chevrolet Colorado can tow up to 7,700 pounds. It’s also available with a diesel engine, a high-performance ZR2 trim, and balanced handling.

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Specs & Features

Highlights
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Available
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
Standard: 3.6L V-6 / 285 HP / 260 ft.lbs.
Available: 3.0L V-6 / 260 HP / 442 ft.lbs.
Transmission
Standard: 6-spd man w/OD
Available: 8-spd sequential shift control auto w/OD8-spd Autostick w/OD
Drive Type
Command-trac Part-time Four-wheel / Selec-trac Part And Full-time Four-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
16 / 23 / 19 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
5
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
Standard: 3.6L V-6 / 285 HP / 260 ft.lbs.
Available: 3.0L V-6 / 260 HP / 442 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Command-trac Part-time Four-wheel / Selec-trac Part And Full-time Four-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
16 / 23 / 19 Mpg
Brakes
4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
Leading Link
Rear Suspension
Rigid Axle Trailing Arm
Spare Tire And Wheel
Full-size Steel
Fuel Tank
22.0 Gal. / 19.0 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Regular Unleaded / Diesel
Average Cost To Fill Tank
$84
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
Passenger Volume
103 Cu.ft.
Exterior Length
218.0 "
Exterior Width
73.8 "
Exterior Height
75.0 " / 73.1 "
Front Headroom
42.8 " / 40.8 "
Rear Headroom
42.8 " / 40.8 "
Front Legroom
41.2 "
Rear Legroom
38.3 "
Front Shoulder Room
55.7 "
Rear Shoulder Room
55.7 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
4,650 Lbs. / 4,691 Lbs. / 4,988 Lbs. / 4,671 Lbs.
Wheel Base
137 "
Turning Radius
22.3 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
Wheels
17.0 " Black Styled Steel / 17.0 " Black Aluminum / 17.0 " Silver Aluminum
Paint
Clearcoat Monotone / Clearcoat Monotone With Decal / Metallic Monotone / Pearlcoat Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Manual / Dual Power Remote Heated
Bumpers
Black With 2 Front Tow Hook(s) / Front Black With 2 Front Tow Hook(s)
Grille Moldings
Body-colored / Black
Rear Spoiler
Exhaust
Stainless Steel
Interior Features
Seating
Passenger Capacity
5
Seat Trim
Cloth / Leather
Front Seat Type
Bucket
Heated Front Seats
Driver And Front Passenger Heated-cushion, Heated-seatback
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
6-way
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
4-way
Front Armrests
6-way
Rear Armrests
Center
Rear Seats
60-40 Split-bench
Radio & Infotainment
Radio
Am/fm, Clock, Seek-scan / Am/fm/hd/satellite, Seek-scan / Siriusxm Am/fm/satellite, Seek-scan / Siriusxm Am/fm/hd/satellite, Seek-scan / Am/fm, Seek-scan / Clock
Speakers
8 / 9 Alpine
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Telescopic Tilt
Climate Control
Automatic Air Conditioning
Cruise Control
With Steering Wheel Controls
Sun Roof
Manual
Rearview Mirror
Day-night / Auto-dimming Day-night
One Touch Open Window
Driver And Passenger
Tinted Windows
Light / Deep
Vanity Mirrors
Dual Illuminated
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
2
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Seat Mounted
Knee Airbag
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Seat Mounted
Rear Side Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Front
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Forward Collision Warning-plus Forward Collision Mitigation
Blind Spot Sensor
Blind Spot Detection Blind Spot
Lane Departure Warning
Autonomous Cruise Control
Pedestrian Detection
Driver Attention Alert
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
Auto High-beam
Adaptive Headlights
Parking Sensors
Parksense Rear
Security Systems
Security System
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Sentry Key
Warranty
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Major Components Months
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
36 Months / Unlimited Miles
Roadside Assistance Months
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Corrosion Perforation
60 Months / Unlimited Miles
Accessories Months

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