Our Opinion - 2024 Jeep Gladiator Review

Putting a pickup truck bed on the back of a four-door Wrangler led to the creation of the Jeep Gladiator. In the end, they made a medium truck that is fun to drive off-road. The Glad has a car with a top that can be taken off, doors that can be opened, and a glass that can be folded down. He also takes life very seriously. When you’re driving on public roads, it’s not as smooth as a mid-size car like the Chevrolet Colorado or Honda Ridgeline, but its suspension and four-wheel drive system are built to handle rough terrain. Only the Gladiator and the Toyota Tacoma have a six-speed manual gearbox. If neither of those are available, an eight-speed automatic transmission will do the shifting. The Gladiator’s 3.6-liter V-6 engine only makes 285 horsepower, which is less than many newer and more recent cars.

It might need to be clarified, but Jeep remade the Gladiator for 2024 and changed some of its parts. The Gladiator gets a rounded grille, which makes it look a lot like the small Jeep Renegade. This comes after the Wrangler got an update earlier this year. As of now, only the gas 3.6-liter V-6 engine is available. The diesel V-6 engine is no longer available. Before, the Gladiator didn’t come with a big 12.3-inch touchscreen for entertainment, but now all trim levels, even the base Sport, come with one. Jeep has also come up with new tire shapes and a way to build an antenna into the windshield. In 2024, Anvil is a new color of paint that you can get. There are also the Mojave X and Rubicon X from Jeep. These models have more features than the base models, like steel bumpers and leather seats with 12 power changes. The front and back seats of Jeeps will now come with side curtain airbags as a standard in 2024.


  • Off-road king.
  • Gladiator Mojave is very loud.
  • Improvements to the Building in 2024.


  • It was a rough ride.
  • Regarding past actions with towing.
  • The cabin might start to make noise.

The 3.6-liter V-6 engine in the Gladiator makes 285 hp and 260 lb-ft of power. It works with either the base six-speed manual transmission or an optional eight-speed automatic transmission. In our test, the Overland model with an automatic transmission of 7.2 seconds went from 0 to 60 mph. To put it another way, it goes a little slower than most of its rivals. A truck bed that is 5.5 feet long comes with every Gladiator. Between the front and back wheels of the Gladiator is 19.4 inches more space than in a regular Wrangler. Jeep says this makes the pickup handle better and ride better. We have already driven a few of these, and they drive a lot like the Wrangler. The truck is hard to control on smooth roads, and the ride can be rough. These features, on the other hand, help the Gladiator be both a trail-ready tool and a good pickup truck. Fans care more about the truck’s off-road abilities, which include strong skid plates, gear ratios that let the vehicle creep through solid rock, and the ability to cross up to 30 inches of water. The Gladiator can go into uncharted areas thanks to its wide approach departure angles and high ground clearance.

There are more options for driver-assistance systems on the Jeep pickup than on some of its competitors. From 2024 on, all Jeeps will have side-curtain airbags for both the front and back seats. Some of the usual safety features that come with the Sport S and higher trims need to be added to the base Sport trim, which is a shame. The Rubicon model has a useful camera on the front that lets you cut paths or crawl over barriers. Check out the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) webpages to learn more about the Gladiator’s crash test scores. Some important safety factors are:

  • You can get adaptive speed control.
  • There are features for tracking blind spots.
  • There are devices for parking in the back.

Inside the Gladiator, there is an upright dashboard with simple settings, like in the Wrangler. One feature that will last is a waterproof push-button start. You can also get heated front seats and a steering wheel as extras. Jeep says that the truck’s longer wheelbase gives backseat riders more legroom than the Wrangler’s four doors. The Gladiator’s body and top panels can be taken off to make the inside open to the air. The Gladiator has a 5.5-foot cargo bed and a lot of smart storage spaces inside. There are many places in the car where you can put your smartphone, including a useful space behind the back seat. When the ground gets rough, the seats can be locked safely in place and put away in a number of different ways.

Cars with the regular manual engine get 16 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway. It is predicted that the city’s mpg will drop to 17 and the highway’s mpg will drop to 22 with the automatic transmission. We tried a lot of Gladiator models with automatic transmissions on our 75 mph highway to find out how much gas they really used. Finding 21 mpg on the highway was the best for the Overland, while only 15 mpg was good for the Mojave. The second one, on the other hand, had bigger tires and a higher rear axle ratio (4.10 vs. 3.73) than the first one.

Every Gladiator comes with a navigation screen that is 12.3 inches and has Apple CarPlay and Android Auto built-in. An optional subwoofer and a small wireless speaker under the back seat are two more sound system upgrades. People in the front seats can plug their devices into a USB-C port, two USB ports, and a 115-volt jack.

The Gladiator can pull an amazing 7,700 pounds when the right add-ons are used. Any model can pull the trailer that weighs 4000 pounds. The Wrangler, on the other hand, can pull up to 3500 pounds. The Gladiators’ cargo bed can hold things that weigh between 1105 and 1700 pounds.

The Sport S seems like a great base for making our ideal Gladiator. For better grip when the pavement stops, we suggest all-terrain tires and an anti-spin rear differential. It would be easy to get in and out if we added side stairs. The three-piece hard top is also a good choice because it opens the roof quickly. We suggest that you get the 8.4-inch touchscreen instead of the base 5.0-inch touchscreen because it is bigger, has navigation, and is more modern. It would help if you also asked for the headliner to be installed inside to block out noise and heat better. The Cargo Management Pack is another one of our favorites. It comes with a 400-watt power converter, a storage bin under the seat, and a 115-volt outlet fixed on the bed. The improved charging system and extra buttons will come in handy for any lightbars or other Jeep-specific add-ons we decide to buy.

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