Canada Press Kit: 2021 Jeep Gladiator

FCA Canada: 2021 Jeep® Gladiator Fact Sheet

Windsor, Ontario 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-litre Pentastar V-6 with engine stop-start (ESS) and, new for 2021, the 3.0-litre 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-litre 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 S, 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
  • Gladiator Sport S now offers 8.4-inch Radio & Premium Audio Group as optional equipment
  • Gladiator Sport S now has standard body-colour fender flares
  • Gladiator Overland now has standard Tire Fill Alert
 
Highlights:
  • Jeep Gladiator’s 3.6-litre 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-litre 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-litre Pentastar V-6 engine, feature up to 771 kilograms (1,700 pounds) of payload and up to 3,469 kg (7,650 lb.) 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 28.1 centimetres (11.1 inches). Up to 76 centimetres (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 S 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 four models:
  • Sport S
  • Overland
  • Mojave
  • Rubicon
 
 Available Exterior Colours:
  • Bright White
  • Granite Crystal
  • Billet Silver
  • Black
  • Firecracker Red
  • Sting Grey
  • Hydro Blue
  • Sarge
  • Snazzberry
  • Nacho
  • Gecko
 
Available Interior Colours:
  • Black
  • Heritage Tan
  • Steel Grey (Mojave)


FCA Canada
Founded as the Chrysler Corporation in 1925, FCA Canada Inc. is based in Windsor, Ontario, and celebrates its 95th anniversary in 2020. FCA Canada is a wholly owned subsidiary of FCA, a North American automaker based in Auburn Hills, Michigan and member of the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (FCA) family of companies. FCA Canada has approximately 440 dealers that sell Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep®, Ram, FIAT and Alfa Romeo products, as well as SRT performance products. The company also distributes Mopar and Alfa Romeo parts and accessories. In addition to its assembly facilities, which produce the Chrysler Pacifica, Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid, Chrysler Voyager and Chrysler Grand Caravan (Windsor) and Chrysler 300, Dodge Charger and Dodge Challenger (Brampton), FCA Canada operates an aluminum casting plant in Etobicoke, a research and development centre in Windsor, and has sales offices and parts distribution centers throughout the country.