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.
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.
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.
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.