2023 Jeep Gladiator
The Jeep Gladiator was a milestone for the off-road automaker when it first released. A Jeep Wrangler with a truck bed? What will they think of next? Getting many special editions and new features added since its release, the Gladiator is here to stay. The 2023 Jeep Gladiator model has few chances this year, but it’s still a solid midsize pickup truck.
3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6
Avail. Engine Type
Uconnect 4C NAV
Jeep is a little confusing when it comes to specs these days. The PR states only four trims are available, but the manufacturer website has nine. Going with the former, the lineup consists of the Sport, Overland, Mojave, and Rubicon models. The website claims the lineup is pretty close to 2022, with the Willys Sport, Sport S, Freedom Edition, Willys, and High Altitude returning. Standard throughout the lineup is a 3.6-liter V6 engine with variable valve timing (VVT) and electric start-stop (ESS) technology, able to generate 285 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. Available on all but the Mojave ad Freedom Edition is the more powerful 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6 engine, able to generate 260 horsepower but 442 lb-ft of torque.
Most trims come with a six-speed manual transmission, offering a fuel economy of 16 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway. The 2023 Jeep Gladiator Overland and High Altitude come standard with an eight-speed automatic transmission (available upgrade on most trims), and this offers a fuel economy of 22/28 mpg city/highway. Across the lineup, all trims but the Rubicon come equipped with a Command-Trac part-time 4WD system able to send torque to all wheels when required, plus a 2.72:1 low range for rock crawling and neutral for flat towing when properly equipped. The Rubicon instead comes with a elec-Trac® Full Time 4WD System is available on select trims, able to lock in 4×4, and with a 2:72:1 gear ratio that can help driving in various terrain, plus the Rock-Trac HD Part Time 4WD System and Rock-Trac Full Time 4WD System with a with a 4:1 low-range gear ratio.
The 2023 Jeep Gladiator returns with many of the same basic standard features for exterior styling, including front door tinted glass is standard, a tinted windshield glass, and a solar control or deep-tint sunscreen glass. Again, convenient features like heated exterior mirrors, automatic headlamps, and power tailgate lock are standard past the Willys Sport trim, available on the Sport and Willys Sport. Only the High Altitude trim comes with supplemental turn signals on the mirrors. Past the Willys Sport trim, the Gladiator comes with LED lighting available for most light sources. Like the Jeep Wrangler, the Gladiator has many customizing options available, ranging from soft tops and hard tops to no tops or even doors, side steps, a roll-up tonneau cover for the truck bed, and spray-in bedliner.
Some outstanding features, the 2023 Jeep Gladiator Freedom Edition includes an Oscar Mike badge on the rear tailgate, LED headlamps and fog lamps, body-color fender flares, winch-capable steel front and rear bumpers, steel rock rails, black wheels and accents, and an American flag decal on each side of the vehicle. The High Altitude trim is able to add the new Capability Package, featuring a winch-capable steel front bumper, steel rock rails, and front off-road camera. Gladiator decals now feature an American flag on the front fender of every model. The standard wheel size is 17 inches, with 18-inch wheels on the Overland, and 20-inch wheels on the High Altitude trim.
Like most Jeep models, the standard upholstery is cloth, with Premium Nappa leather reserved for the High Altitude trim (and the Freedom Edition). Returning standard features include a rear 60/40 spilt-folding rear seat is a lineup standard, along with a reclining manual 6-way adjustable driver’s seat with manual 2-way lumbar adjust. Heated front seats, a leather-wrapped and heated steering wheel, and automatic temperature control start becoming available on the Sport S trim.
Tech features for the 2023 Jeep Gladiator remain the same as 2022. The standard setup is Uconnect 4 on a 7-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay and Google Android Auto, an 8-speaker system, integrated voice command with Bluetooth, and steering wheel-mounted audio controls. Past the Willys trim, the Jeep Gladiator comes with Uconnect 4C with NAV on an 8.4-inch touchscreen standard, available on the Sport S, Freedom Edition, and Willys trim. Past the Sport S trim, consumers can also add SiriusXM, with HD Radio, and a wireless Bluetooth speaker. The Sport S, Freedom Edition, and Willys trim can upgrade to an Alpine Premium sound system, standard on all trims past the Willys trim.
Safety Features and Warranty
All 2023 Jeep Gladiator trims come with an advanced multistage front airbag system, supplemental front seat side airbags, stability, and traction control systems, trailer sway control, anti-lock 4-wheel disc HD brakes, electronic roll mitigation, hill start assist, keyless go, a Parkview rear back-up camera, and a Sentry Key theft deterrent system. Past the Willys Sport trim, blind-spot and cross-path detection, full-speed forward collision warning plus, and a ParkSense rear-park assist system become available. Adaptive cruise control is an available add-on for most trims.
All Jeep vehicles are covered by a 3-year or 36,000-mile basic warranty, a 5-year or 100,000-mile limited powertrain warranty, roadside assistance for five years or 100,000 miles, and rust-through coverage for five years or 100,000 miles.