Press Kit: 2021 Jeep Gladiator

2021 Jeep® Gladiator Fact Sheet

Auburn Hills, Mich. September 1, 2020 - The 2021 Jeep® Gladiator, engineered from the ground up to be the most off-road capable Jeep truck ever, builds on a rich heritage of tough, dependable trucks with an unmatched combination of rugged utility, authentic Jeep design, open-air freedom, clever functionality and versatility. Powertrain options include a 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 with engine stop-start (ESS) and, new for 2021, the 3.0-liter EcoDiesel engine with ESS. Equipped with a versatile box, a body-on-frame design, front and rear five-link suspension system, solid axles and electronic lockers, Gladiator is one of the few midsize trucks to offer a six-speed manual transmission in addition to its available eight-speed automatic.

Gladiator is built to handle the demands of an active lifestyle while delivering an open-air driving experience in a design that is unmistakably Jeep. A multitude of technology features, such as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and safety features, such as Blind-spot Monitoring and Rear Cross Path detection, adaptive cruise control and Forward Collision Warning-Plus, further Gladiator’s appeal. Combining traditional Jeep attributes with strong truck credentials, the Jeep Gladiator is a unique vehicle capable of taking passengers and cargo anywhere.

New for 2021:
  • Diesel power will be offered across the Gladiator lineup with a 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6 with ESS
  • Gladiator 80th Anniversary Edition and Willys models join the lineup:
    • Gladiator 80th Anniversary Edition features 18-inch wheels with Granite Crystal finish, Neutral Grey Metallic exterior accents, 8.4-inch touchscreen, berber floor mats and commemorative exterior badging
    • Gladiator Willys features a limited-slip rear differential, rock rails and aggressive 32-inch Mud-Terrain tires
  • Full-time four-wheel drive is now available on all Gladiator models:
    • On Sport, Overland and Mojave models, the Selec-Trac two-speed transfer case with full-time four-wheel drive delivers a 2.72:1 low-range gear ratio
    • On Rubicon, the Rock-Trac full-time two-speed transfer case provides a 4:1 low-range gear ratio
  • Gladiator Overland models now offer a TrailCam forward-facing off-road camera that can be accessed through the available Off-road Pages
  • Gladiator Sport now offers LED headlamps and fog lamps as optional equipment

Highlights:
  • Jeep Gladiator’s 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine with ESS delivers 285 horsepower and 260 lb.-ft. of torque and is engineered to provide a broad torque band. A six-speed manual transmission is standard and a TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission is optional
  • Gladiator will offer the 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6 engine, rated at 260 horsepower and 442 lb.-ft. of torque, with ESS
  • To handle greater torque loads, the EcoDiesel V-6 connects to a TorqueFlite 8HP75 eight-speed automatic transmission, calibrated for low rpm shifts
  • Gladiator models, equipped with the 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine, feature up to 1,700 pounds of payload and up to 7,650 pounds of towing capacity with the available Max Towing Package
  • Jeep Gladiator Mojave models represent the ultimate in high-speed off-road capability and performance in sand environments and is the first to earn the brand’s newly minted Desert Rated badge. Mojave is equipped with high-performance FOX 2.5-inch internal bypass shocks with reservoirs and industry-first FOX front hydraulic jounce bumpers to maximize handling in addition to a rear locking differential and 33-inch tires
  • Approach angle of 43.6 degrees, breakover angle of 20.3 degrees, departure angle of 26 degrees and ground clearance of 11.1 inches. Up to 30 inches of water fording capability
  • Gladiator models feature lightweight, high-strength aluminum doors, hinges, hood, fenders, windshield frame and tailgate to help reduce weight and boost fuel economy
  • The capable driveline of the Sport and Overland models include the Command-Trac NV241 part-time, two-speed transfer case, which features a 2.72:1 low-range gear ratio. In addition, an optional Trac-Lok limited-slip rear differential provides extra torque and grip in low-traction environments, such as sand, mud or snow
  • The Gladiator Rubicon model features the Rock-Trac NV241OR two-speed transfer case with a 4.0:1 low-range gear ratio. Gladiator Rubicon also includes electric front and rear locking differentials, a disconnecting front sway bar, off-road winch-capable bumpers with removable end caps and 33-inch tires, taking the Gladiator to the highest level of capability
  • Gladiator offers a Selec-Trac two-speed transfer case with full-time four-wheel drive and a 2.72:1 low-range gear ratio across the lineup. This full-time two-speed transfer case is intuitive and allows the driver to set it and forget it, while constantly sending power to the front and rear wheels
  • Jeep Gladiator features include iconic round headlamps, seven-slot keystone grille, trapezoid wheel flares, removable doors, exposed hinges with the Torx tool-bit size stamped into it, a fold-down windshield and innovative removable tops
  • Fourth-generation Uconnect system includes Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and the choice of a 7.0- or 8.4-inch touchscreen with pinch-and-zoom capability. A 5.0-inch screen is standard on Sport
  • Standard electronic stability control (ESC), electronic roll mitigation, trailer-sway control, Hill-start Assist and brake traction control are among more than 80 available safety and security features

Model Lineup
For 2021, the Gladiator lineup consists of five models:
  • Sport
  • Sport S
  • Overland
  • Mojave
  • Rubicon

Available Exterior Colors:
  • Bright White
  • Granite Crystal
  • Billet Silver
  • Black
  • Firecracker Red
  • Sting Gray
  • Hydro Blue
  • Sarge
  • Snazzberry
  • Nacho
Available Interior Colors:
  • Black
  • Dark Saddle 
  • Heritage Tan
  • Steel Gray

More Information
Please visit the Jeep Gladiator newsroom for the latest product information, photography and videography, plus access to specifications and feature availability documents.
 

Jeep Brand
Built on nearly 80 years of legendary heritage, Jeep is the authentic SUV with capability, craftsmanship and versatility for people who seek extraordinary journeys. The Jeep brand delivers an open invitation to live life to the fullest by offering a full line of vehicles that continue to provide owners with a sense of security to handle any journey with confidence.

The Jeep vehicle lineup consists of the Cherokee, Compass, Gladiator, Grand Cherokee, Renegade and Wrangler. To meet consumer demand around the world, all Jeep models sold outside North America are available in both left- and right-hand drive configurations and with gasoline and diesel powertrain options. Jeep is part of the portfolio of brands offered by global automaker Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. For more information regarding FCA (NYSE: FCAU/ MTA: FCA), please visit www.fcagroup.com.

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