Ever since the 2020 Jeep Gladiator debuted at the LA Auto Show, everyone has been asked: “How much will it cost?” Now we know, and while it's not cheap, you can get a lot of trucks for your bucks. Here's a comprehensive breakdown of how much you can spend on a Gladiator and how it pricing compares to other mid-sized trucks.
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Jeep Gladiator Sport: $ 35,040
Expect to see a full review next week, but the 285 horsepower, 260 -lb-ft V6 (this powertrain is shared across the whole Gladiator "JT" lineup) manual transmission Sport trim like the one shown above is lovely
It comes with cloth seats, manual windows and doors, single-mode air conditioning , 17-inch black steel wheels, black unpainted fenders, a plastic steering wheel, a 2.72: 1 Command-Trac low-range four-wheel drive system, Dana 44 front and rear axles with 3.73 gear ratios, 245/75 R17 Bridgestone Dueler H / T all-season tires, 5-inch touchscreen Uconnect 3 display, four and seven-pin trailer wiring, Class II bumper hitch (which has a plastic knockout if you want to install a ball), USB and USB-C and auxiliary port In the center stack, USB-outlet in the center console, three-position tailgate, cargo lights, LED interior lights, halogen headlamps and fog lamps, two front tow hooks and one out back, folding soft top, push-button start, cruise control, eight-speaker audio system, and rear rear storage. 19659011] That last feature, by the way, is pretty neat. Here's a look under the seat:
And here's a look behind:
I'll write more about the storage solutions in a separate post, but for now, here's a look at the cheapest Jeep Gladiator's interior:
Jeep Gladiator Sport S: $ 38,240
The next step up the pricing totem pole is the Sport S, which comes in at $ 38,240 (this, and all other base prices, include a $ 1,495 destination fee), which takes what's standard on Sport and adds: 17-inch alloy wheels, power windows and door locks (including a power tailgate lock), remote keyless entry, automatic headlamps, tinted glass, heated power side mirrors, illuminated sun visors, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel.
Here's a look at a Sport S interior with the optional seven-inch Uconnect 4 display:
Jeep Gladiator Overland: $ 41,890
The Jeep Gladiator Overland can be thought of as equivalent to the "Sahara" trim on the Wrangler – it's all about looking good and being comfortable.
It has body-colored fender flares, unique headlight surrounds and grille inserts, unique bumper trim, tubular side steps, 18-inch polished and painted alloy wheels, dual-zone climate control, additional LED mood lighting, seven-inch Uconnect 4 display, 115-volt outlet center console outlet, universal garage door opener, SiriusXM one-year trial subscription, two USBs and two USB-Cs on the back of the center console , and a vehicle theft alarm.
Here's a look inside an overland with the optional leather seats:
Jeep Gladiator Rubicon: $ 45,040
The Rubicon trim, as in the Wrangler, is all about off-road performance. For the most part, it gets what the Overland gets as standard features, with a few changes. It gets 4.10 ratio wide-width Dana 44 axles, electronically locking front and rear differentials, a front say bar disconnect, 4: 1 low range Rock-Trac transfer case, steel rear bumper, Fox monotube shocks, high clearance black fender flares, Rubicon -special headlight surround trim and grille inserts, rock rails instead of tubular side steps, front skid plate, 285 / 70R17 Falken Wildpeak all-terrain tires on unique 18-inch wheels, two rear tow hooks, LED center console ambient lamp, and premium cloth seats.
Here's a look at the interior of a fairly decked-out Rubicon:
Below you can see all the available packages and their contents. The prices, Jeep told me, are essentially the same as the equivalent packages available on the JL. One that many folks might want to know is how much and automatic will cost – like on JL, it's $ 2,000. That auto trans comes with Selec Speed Control, which is basically off-road cruise control.
You can check out what these packages cost on the JL Build and Price. The Max Tow Group, which costs $ 995, and a regular tow group for $ 250
Then there's a bedliner, which costs $ 250, and a tonneau cover that comes in at $ 495.
A cool feature on the truck is an available Bluetooth speaker that actually docks and charges behind the rear bench. Check it out:
That speaker costs $ 295. There are also auxiliary switches at the base of the center console that, unlike on the JL, can be optional without having to choose a trailer tow group. They cost $ 295
Up front, there is a forward-facing trail camera that costs $ 595, and comes with a washer. It is awesome for off-roading:
The front steel bumper with removable end caps is $ 695, and is available only on Rubicon (this option is $ 1,295 on the JL Wrangler, in part, because it adds a steel bumper, which is standard on JT):
Then there's a Cargo Management Group, which gets a 115-volt outlet in the bed and what is called Bed Trail Rails – basically sliding hold-downs. The group costs $ 895.
Fully decked out, and gladiator comes in to over 60 grand, and in fact, the Launch Edition — go to sale on April 4 and to limited to 4,190 — will cost $ 62,310. 19659009] First, let's look at the newest mid-size truck on the market in the US, the 2019 Ford Ranger.
It comes with a fairly advanced and competitive powertrain — a 2.3-liter EcoBoost turbocharged in-line that makes a claimed 270 HP and 310 lb-ft of torque, and that is mated to a 10-speed automatic. The base model with a five-foot bed, a SuperCrew (full four-door) cab, and four-wheel drive comes in at $ 31,875, and has some comfort features that the base Gladiator does not have – things like an automatic trans, power windows, and automatic headlamps.
So if you want a cheap, decently-powerful mid-size truck that can carry five people, the Ranger is obviously cheaper than the Gladiator by over 3 grand. Of course, you give up off-road capability and – a huge selling point of the Gladiator — the convertible top.
It's worth mentioning, though, that for $ 1,295, you can add the FX4 pack to the Ranger which adds off -road tires, a rear locker, more underbody protection, additional tow points, and off-road cruise control. But if you have the base trim "XL" you can add the 101A package including alarm, power mirrors, cruise control, and a remote for the tailgate lock. This is the price of a V6 crew cab off-road ish Ranger $ 35,300 — that's more than the cheapest Gladiator.
. The base version of the ZR2 costs $ 43,995 and gets front and rear lockers, fancy shocks, all-terrain tires, a unique front bumper, a shield for the two-speed transfer case, rock rails, wheel flares, and more.
The Bison package comes with unique steel front and rear bumper, heavy underbody skid plates, and AEV wheels for another $ 5,750. That truck comes in at $ 49,745 — significantly more than the Rubicon Gladiator as well as a steel front bumper.
Of course, there's also a less expensive, less off-road-oriented Colorado — a four-wheel drive, crew cab, short box “WT” trim with a 308 horsepower, 275 lb-ft 3.6-liter V6. This truck comes with more comfort features than the Gladiator, with a standard power driver's seat, a seven-inch touch screen, and power windows and locks. It comes in at $ 32,795 — well below the base Gladiator. So if you don't need the off-road chops or the convertible roof, this is a cheaper V6, crew cab 4×4 pickup.
Finally, there's the old-timer in the segment: the Toyota Tacoma. With a 268 HP 265 lb-ft V6, its engine is competitive, though its six-speed car is old-school.
An SR V6 Double Cab (four-door) 4×4 with a five-foot bed starts at $ 33,290, and is fairly spartan, though seemingly not as much as the Gladiator, as it comes with power windows and locks, and a 6.1-inch touch screen.
As for the big-dog off-road model, that's the TRD Pro, and, among its features are skid plates, Crawl Control, Fox shocks, a locking rear differential, power moonroof, and a power sliding rear window. The TRD Pro Taco starts at $ 43,905, and you can snorkel on it for another $ 725.
So in the end, I wouldn't say the Gladiator is "cheap," especially if you care about interior comfort features. But it is convertible, and offers extremely good off-road capability on all trims, it's really not too bad either.