2021 Jeep Gladiator

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  • Impressive passenger space
  • Choices of engines, including a diesel
  • Impressive off-road abilities


  • Ride can get a bit jiggly
  • Base version feels like it lacks features

Mileage (EPA estimate)

16 city, 22 highway, 19 combined

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What is new for the 2021 Jeep Gladiator?

  • The Gladiator is available in a variety of new trims, including the 80th Anniversary, California Edition, Freedom, High Altitude, Texas Trail, and Willy's.
  • The Altitude and North Edition trims have been discontinued for 2021.
  • Gladiator trims have been upgraded with Leatherette & Cloth, Blind Spot Monitor, Leather Seats, 6002, 20 Inch Plus Wheels, and Turbo Diesel Engine as standard equipment this year.
  • The Sport S trim now comes with Smart Key, Soft Top, 6001, Satellite Radio Ready, Android Auto, and Apple CarPlay as standard equipment.
  • The Sport trim now comes with Satellite Radio Ready as standard equipment.

2021 Jeep Gladiator trims

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80th Anniversary:


Sport S:

California Edition:

  • Includes all features available on the Sport S
  • Rear Defroster
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Hard Top


  • Includes all features available on the California Edition
  • 6002
  • Leatherette & Cloth


Texas Trail:




High Altitude:

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5 reasons to buy the 2021 Jeep Gladiator

1. Choice of two powerful V6 engine options

The 2021 Jeep Gladiator is available with a choice of two V6 engine options, each having unique characteristics and both offering strong power output. Look out for the base 3.6L gasoline V6 engine, producing 285 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. Additionally, every 2021 Jeep Gladiator model aside from the Mojave trim can also be found with a 3L turbocharged diesel V6, producing 260 horsepower and upping torque output to a formidable 442 lb-ft.

2. Excellent off-road capabilities

Being a Jeep, you can expect the 2021 Gladiator to be more than capable when the road stops and the going gets rough—and it more than delivers on that front. High ground clearance and a solid front axle combine large wheels and excellent traction on rough surfaces. Additionally, the Rubicon and Mojave trims offer further features focused on off-road driving, including locking front and rear differentials on the Rubicon and a reinforced frame and internal bypass shock absorbers on the Mojave.

3. Available in convertible form

The 2021 Jeep Gladiator is technically classified as a midsize pickup truck, but in reality, it's more a unique combination of a truck and an off-road focused SUV. Not only does this give the Gladiator a distinctive look and body style, but it also means you get something truly unique for a pickup truck: a convertible roof! All 2021 Jeep Gladiator models feature a folding soft-top roof, removable doors, and a fold-down front windshield as standard, allowing you to fold the roof down and enjoy the sunshine and fresh air as you drive.

4. Spacious back-row seating

Speaking of road trips, not only will there be enough room for everyone's luggage and supplies in the rear pickup bed, but you and your friends will have plenty of space to enjoy the journey in comfort and style. There's seating for five inside, a total of 103 cu-ft of passenger volume, 41.2 inches of front seat legroom, and 38.3 inches of rear seat legroom—an impressive amount for a crew-cab-style pickup truck. For those long summer trips with your friends, there are few better ways to travel than behind the wheel of a 2021 Jeep Gladiator.

5. Strong pulling power

So the 2021 Jeep Gladiator has more than enough storage space for camping supplies and gear for your next adventure, but what if you want to bring something a little bit larger along? No worries, the 2021 Jeep Gladiator also has the pulling power to haul a trailer of extra equipment with ease. With the 3.6L gasoline V6 engine and six-speed manual transmission, the 2021 Jeep Gladiator can tow an estimated 7,650 lbs when properly equipped.

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Jeep Gladiator features and specs

Texas Trail 4WD/AWD 4D Crew Cab

Standard Features

  • 4WD/AWD
  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Cruise Control
  • Hard Top
  • Leather Seats
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Windows
  • Rear View Camera
  • Running Boards
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Traction Control
  • Turbo Diesel Engine
  • Alpine Sound System
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Bed Cover
  • Bed Liner
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Navigation System
  • Parking Sensors
  • Power Locks
  • Rear Defroster
  • Remote Start
  • Tow Hitch

Drive Wheels


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Torque (ft-lbs)


Engine type

Turbo Diesel

Fuel capacity




Overall length






Leg room

F 41.2"/R 38.3"

Head room

F 40.8"/R 40.8"

Front tires


Rear tires


Seating capacity


Max towing capacity

400/4000 lbs.



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