What Is the 2022 Jeep Gladiator?
The Jeep Gladiator is a mid-size crew-cab pickup truck with room for five people. It has a standard 285-horsepower, 3.6-liter V-6 engine that works with a six-speed manual or eight-speed automatic transmission. An optional 260-hp, turbo-diesel 3.0-liter V-6 pairs with an eight-speed automatic. Part-time four-wheel drive is standard, and competitors include the Ford Ranger, Nissan Frontier and Toyota Tacoma. You can see how the Gladiator scored in our Car Seat Check here.
What’s New on the 2022 Jeep Gladiator?
A 7-inch touchscreen multimedia system is now standard, and Jeep says the cabin air filter can remove 95% of particulates.
Which Features in the 2022 Jeep Gladiator Are Most Important?
Standard features include:
- Folding soft top
- Fold-down windshield
- Removable doors
- Push-button start
- Cloth seats
- Cruise control
- Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity
Available features include:
- Three-piece hard top
- Spray-in bedliner
- Household power outlet in cargo box
- Adjustable cargo tie-downs
- Power locks, mirrors and windows
- Remote start
- Leather-trimmed seats
- Heated front seats
- Heated steering wheel
- Alpine premium stereo
- 4-inch touchscreen navigation system
- Forward collision warning
- Automatic emergency braking
- Blind spot warning with rear cross-traffic alert
- Adaptive cruise control
Should I Buy the 2022 Jeep Gladiator?
The Jeep Gladiator is a unique entrant in the mid-size pickup truck class. The off-road Rubicon version has the rock-crawling ability of a muscled-up mountain goat, but the Gladiator’s poor straight-line tracking is a problem when driving on paved surfaces. It’s also expensive — especially uplevel trims.