Everything You Need To Know About The 2022 Jeep® Gladiator!

Jeep Continues Its Formula From 2021, With Minor Improvements...

It’s 2022, and the Jeep® brand has released details on its 2022 Jeep Gladiator midsize pickup lineup. Engineered to be the most capable Jeep pickup ever, the Gladiator continues to offer rich Jeep heritage with rugged utility, an open-air design, full of functionality, and versatility. So we figured we would go through the new changes to the lineup for the new model year and get you all caught up to speed with everything surrounding the 2022 Jeep Gladiator.

2022 Jeep® Gladiator Willys. (Jeep).

First off, both the 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 and the 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6 return to the lineup. Both engines offer Engine Stop-Start (ESS) capability and are offered with 8-speed automatic transmissions (the Pentastar comes standard with a 6-speed manual transmission). The Pentastar delivers 285 horsepower and 260 lb.-ft. of torque, while the EcoDiesel produces an impressive 260 horsepower and 442 lb.-ft. of torque. Those Gladiator models equipped with the Pentastar feature up to 1,700 lbs. of payload and up 7,650 lbs. of towing capacity thanks to the available Max Towing Package available on Sport and Sport S models.

2022 Jeep® Gladiator High Altitude in Snazzberry. (Jeep).

Equipped with a versatile box, a body-on-frame design, front and rear five-link suspension system, solid axles, and electronic lockers, Gladiator is one of the few midsize trucks to still offer a manual transmission. Gladiator is built to handle the demands of an active lifestyle while delivering an open-air driving experience in a design that is unmistakably Jeep.

2022 Jeep® Gladiator Rubicon. (Jeep).

A multitude of technology features, such as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and safety features, such as Blind-spot Monitoring and Rear Cross Path detection, Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), and Forward Collision Warning-Plus (FCW+), enhance Gladiator’s appeal. Combining traditional Jeep attributes with strong truck credentials, the Jeep Gladiator is a unique vehicle with unsurpassed capability. 

2022 Jeep® Gladiator Overland. (Jeep).

The Gladiator lineup is based on 5 core Gladiator models. Those models include the Sport, Sport S, Overland, Rubicon, and Mojave. There are several other special edition buzz models that help complete the lineup. Those models include…

  • Willys Sport (Based on the Sport) –
    • 17-Inch Black Wheels and 32-Inch Mud-Terrain Tires
    • Trac-Lok® Limited Slip Rear Differential
    • Cab Rock Rails
    • Black Grille
    • Body-Color Fender Flares
    • Willys Hood Decals and 4WD Tailgate Decal
    • All-Weather Slush Mats
  • Altitude (Based on the Sport S) –
    • 17-Inch Gloss Black Aluminum Wheels
    • Black Freedom Top® Hardtop
    • Black Grille and Exterior Accents
    • Body-Color Fender Flares
    • Trailer Tow Package
    • Remote Proximity Keyless Entry
    • Remote Vehicle Start System
  • Willys (Based on the Sport S) –
    • 17-Inch Black Wheels and 32-Inch Mud-Terrain Tires
    • Trac-Lok® Limited Slip Rear Differential
    • Cab Rock Rails
    • Uconnect® 4 with 7-Inch Touchscreen, Apple CarPlay® Support, and Android Auto™ Compatibility
    • Remote Proximity Keyless Entry
    • Willys Hood Decals and 4WD Tailgate Decal
    • All-Weather Slush Mats
  • High Altitude (Based on the Overland) –
    • Including Body-Color Freedom Top® Hardtop
    • Quilted Nappa Leather-Trimmed Seats with Caramel Stitching and Wrapped Instrument Panel Bezel with Caramel Stitching
    • Signature LED Headlamps, Fog Lamps, and Taillamps
    • Uconnect® 4C NAV with 8.4-Inch Touchscreen, Navigation, Apple CarPlay® Support, and Android Auto™ Compatibility
    • Safety Group with Blind Spot Monitoring and ParkSense® Rear Park Assist
    • Remote Proximity Keyless Entry
2022 Jeep® Gladiator Overland. (Jeep).

For 2022, Jeep continues its same formula as 2021 with just a few minor improvements. On the front of infotainment, the Gladiator Sport now comes standard with a 7-inch Uconnect 4C infotainment touchscreen (replacing the old 5-inch Uconnect 3 radio). Overland, Rubicon, and Mojave models all come standard with an 8.4-inch Uconnect 4C infotainment touchscreen with Navigation and 9-speaker Alpine sound system.

2022 Jeep® Gladiator Mojave. (Jeep).

Overland, Rubicon, and Mojave also now come standard with Remote Proximity Keyless Entry. All Gladiator models now come standard with a new cabin filter that removes 95% of air particulates, something that Stellantis has been updating in their entire lineup for the new model year.

There are 9 exterior colors available for the 2022 Gladiator. Those colors include Bright White, Granite Crystal, Silver Zynith (replacing Billet Silver), Black, Firecracker Red, Sting-Gray, Hydro Blue, Sarge Green, and Snazzberry.

For more information about ordering or availability on the 2022 Jeep Gladiator, you can contact your local Jeep dealer.

Robert S. Miller

Robert S. Miller is a diehard Mopar enthusiast who lives and breathes all that is Mopar. The Michigander is not only the Editor for MoparInsiders.com, 5thGenRams.com, and HDRams.com but an automotive photographer. He is an avid fan of offshore powerboat racing, which he travels the country to take part in.

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