Jeep Gladiator May See Altitude Trim Addition

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With seven available trims and numerous optional packages, the Jeep Gladiator is available in a dizzying number of configurations. and offers an incredible amount of customization. If a new report by Mopar Insiders is to be believed, Jeep will add another trim for the Gladiator in the form of the Altitude that will slot in between the Sport S and Overland trims.

Just like the Wrangler Altitude that Jeep has offered on its SUV since 2012, the new Gladiator trim is expected to come with a few exterior goodies over other trims. Bridgestone all-terrain tires, 18-inch granite crystal aluminum wheels, a black three-piece hardtop, body-colored fenders, black badges, and the front bumper from the Overland trim will be standard. On the inside, the trim benefits from black accent stitching and black trim pieces for the instrument panel.

The Gladiator Altitude will be powered by the truck’s trusty 3.6-liter V6 engine that will be paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission. Pricing for the trim is expected to start at $41,835 including destination.

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If that price holds true for the Gladiator Altitude, it will be $1,595 more than the Sport S that costs $40,240 (with the eight-speed automatic) and $2,055 less than the Overland trim, which carries a starting price tag of $43,890 when configured with the automatic gearbox. Over the Sport S trim, the Altitude does add a few more features that make it more than just an appearance package. Additionally, if you were to spec a Sport S with all-terrain tires and a three-piece hardtop, you’re looking at adding $1,490 to the truck’s price tag. So, the Altitude is a good value for consumers, especially when you consider that it comes with an automatic transmission as standard.

For the extra money, the Overland only brings a few features as standard. Side steps, body-color fender flares, a 7-inch touchscreen, and 18-inch granite crystal aluminum wheels are standard on the trim. But unlike the Altitude, the Overland can be fitted with leather-trimmed seats and LED exterior lighting. If you’re not interested in those optional features and don’t want the larger touchscreen, the Altitude is a better value option than the Overland trim.

Furthermore, what the new Altitude trim will do is give consumers the look of the range-topping High Altitude without the lofty price tag and the luxury features. The outlet doesn’t state when the new Gladiator Altitude will go on sale, but an appearance for the 2021 model year makes sense, as the new model year is expected to be introduced this fall.

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, Automotive Editor

Based out of the Washington, D.C. area, Joel Patel is an automotive journalist that hails from Northern Virginia. His work has been featured on various automotive outlets, including Autoweek, Digital Trends, and Autoblog. When not writing about cars, Joel enjoys trying new foods, wrenching on his car, and watching horror movies. 

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