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2024 Jeep Gladiator Debuts As Updated Ford Ranger Rival

Back in April, the refreshed 2024 Jeep Wrangler debuted as a newly revised Ford Bronco rival, one with a handful of updates including a new grille design, revised headlights, a standard 12.3-inch touchscreen with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto running Uconnect 5 software, soft touch materials and contrast stitching for the instrument panel, as well as its Trails Offroad feature and a few other tweaks. Now, the pickup version of that SUV – the 2024 Jeep Gladiator – has followed suit, presenting the redesigned 2024 Ford Ranger with an updated rival, too.

2024 Jeep Gladiator - Exterior 001 - Front Three Quarters

As most expected, the 2024 Jeep Gladiator sports many of the same updates as its SUV counterpart. On the outside, the pickup has received a new seven-slot grille design, an integrated windshield antenna in place of the old whip unit, and seven new wheel designs. Two new trims have been added to the lineup as well – Mojave X and Rubicon X – which add a bevy of optional features as standard equipment, such as Nappa leather and the Off-Road+ drive mode.

2024 Jeep Gladiator - Interior 001

Inside the cabin, the 2024 Jeep Gladiator receives a revamped instrument panel just like the Wrangler, along with a 12.3-inch display running Uconnect 5 with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and the Trails Offroad feature. Jeep has also added standard curtain airbags to the open-air pickup, while the front seats get 12-way power adjustment.

2024 Jeep Gladiator - Exterior 003 - Rear Three Quarters

In terms of powertrains, the big news is that the diesel engine has been removed from the 2024 Gladiator lineup, which means that it comes equipped with the 3.6L V6 – no plug-in hybrid 4xe model has been revealed just yet, though it’s expected to arrive at some point in the near future. Jeep hasn’t yet revealed pricing for the refreshed Gladiator, but it’s expected to launch later this year, at least.

We’ll have more on everything Ford’s competition is up to soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for around-the-clock Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. Francois

    Unless it gets a soup to nuts refresh on the suspension, steering, and transmission, Ford has nothing to worry about. This does and will appeal to the ardent Jeep fans and no one else. A simple test drive will seal that deal. I rented the SUV equivalent last January and it was the single worse steering / handling car I have driven in over 3 decades. Any pick-up truck drives far better on the road than those Jeeps. For sure.


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