2022 Jeep Gladiator Spied Testing For the First Time This Year

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2022 Jeep Gladiator rear

The redesigned version of the 2022 Jeep Gladiator is on the way. This iconic pickup truck is based on the popular Wrangler SUV, featuring almost identical styling. From plenty of reports recently, the next truck will be more attractive, and we can expect some mechanical improvements as well. Jeep hasn’t revealed the full roster of changes, but it will in the coming months.

Besides the unique design, the forthcoming pickup truck will most likely use the same powertrain as its predecessor. That means we will once again see the same 3.6-liter V-6 that produces 285 horsepower and the diesel 3.0-liter V-6, which develops 260 ponies.

2022 Jeep Gladiator side

2022 Jeep Gladiator First Look

The fresh spy photos of the 2022 Jeep Gladiator doesn’t reveal many changes. At first glance, the upcoming model looks the same as its predecessor. That means, dimension remains the same as the boxy shape. Generally, Gladiator is essentially a Jeep Wrangler pickup version, featuring an identical design. It comes with the same 7-slot grille, foldable windshield, and removable doors.

Depending on the trim level, the styling of the Gladiator will vary. For example, choosing the base Sport trim, buyers will get a 17 inch steel wheels, a body-colored grille, and cargo bed lighting. However, a soft top is standard, while a 3-piece body-colored hardtop comes as optional. The Mojave and Rubicon models are the most favorite ones, featuring larger fender flares and bigger all-terrain tires.

Interior Changes

The interior of the 2022 Jeep Gladiator will keep the same modern styling. Unfortunately, there are no spy photos to unveil what’s new. However, we for sure know that the same trim levels will be available. The Gladiator Sport trim level is pretty basic, and it offers excellent equipment for invested money. This trim features cloth upholstery, a soft folding top, and a 5-inch infotainment display.

Moreover, Overland is the best choice if you seek a bigger 7-inch infotainment touch screen, leather-wrapped steering wheel, and Apple CarPlay/Android Auto support. The Rubicon is the most equipped trim, offering an 8.4-inch touchscreen, stitched seats with lettering, and lots more goodies.

2022 Jeep Gladiator cabin

2022 Jeep Gladiator Engine Specs

We don’t know many details regarding engine options under the new 2022 Jeep Gladiator. From some rumors, the upcoming truck will most likely use the same proven engines as its predecessor. The current model comes with a 3,6-liter V-6 engine that produces 285 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. The power of this unit is routed through a standard six-speed manual transmission or an optional eight-speed automatic.

However, Jeep also offers an optional diesel unit that consists of a 3.0-liter V6 engine generating 260 horses and a mighty 442 lb-ft of twist. This engine is more efficient and is rated with EPA city/highway fuel economy of 22/28 mpg (Sport, Overland), 20/25 mpg (Rubicon).

2022 Jeep Gladiator front

Release Date and Price

The redesigned 2022 Jeep Gladiator will be revealed sometime this year. So, expect that it will hit markets in the first quartal of 2022. Jeep recently reveals that the pricing of the next Gladiator will most likely be slightly higher.

The current Jeep Gladiator starts at $35,040 and can go up to nearly $60,000 for the fully equipped truck. In the same pricing line are the models such as Toyota Tacoma TRD Off-Road and Ford Ranger XLT.

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