2021 Jeep Gladiator
- Starting around $34,000 (estimated)
- Fall 2020
What to expect
- We don't expect any significant changes for the 2021 Gladiator
- Part of the first Gladiator generation introduced for 2019
What is the Gladiator?
Look! Up there on the ridge. It's a truck! No, it's a Jeep. Wait, no, it's both. The Jeep Gladiator is classified as a midsize pickup, but it's certainly not your typical truck. It's probably easier to think of it as a longer four-door Wrangler with a 5-foot bed in place of the traditional cargo area. As such, it's not as capable at hauling as it is dominating the wilderness, but it is a good mix of the two.
The Jeep Gladiator enters its third year of production in 2021, and we don't expect much will change. Considering the high-performance desert-taming Gladiator Mojave was introduced for 2020, we'd think that maybe the engineers could use a break. At most, there might be a minor shuffling of features between models or a few additions.
That means if you have your eye on a Gladiator, there's a good chance you won't miss out if you go for a 2020 model.
We're big fans of the Jeep Gladiator. Its combination of rugged, go-anywhere off-road capabilities, a convertible roof, pickup truck flexibility and all of that Jeep character make it one of the most unique vehicles on sale today. Sure, it may not be the most comfortable or refined choice, but that's also part of the charm.