2021 Jeep Gladiator Diesel Now Available to Order
Jeep has said it will introduce a diesel version of the Gladiator this year, and despite the global situation, the automaker is keeping its word. The 2021 Jeep Gladiator diesel will arrive at dealerships in the third quarter of the year, and Jeep is now taking orders.
As previously noted, the truck’s 3.0-liter turbocharged V6 diesel produces 260 horsepower and 442 lb-ft of torque. This mill is associated with an eight-speed automatic transmission calibrated for low speed changes. Gladiator diesel will compete with Chevrolet Colorado diesel, which delivers 186 hp and 369 lb-ft. The Jeep has yet to announce official fuel economy figures, but to beat the Chevy it will need to deliver more than 23 mpg in city and highway combined driving.
All Jeep Gladiator 2021 diesel models have a rear axle ratio of 3.73. Sport, Overland and Rubicon diesel engines get Dana 44 front and heavy axles. While rubicons come standard with a transfer case with a low-end 4: 0: 1 gear ratio, Sport and Overland models get a part-time transfer case with a low-end gear ratio 2.72: 1.
We have high hopes for Jeep Gladiator diesel, given our experience with the same engine in Wrangler diesel. We congratulated the smooth eight-speed model and its smooth and fast acceleration. Torque arrives early in the power band, eliminating turbo lag. One thing we didn’t like about Wrangler diesel: its $ 6,000 higher price compared to the standard V-6.
Jeep has not yet announced prices for Gladiator diesel. But we’re gearing up to be a little more expensive than the gas model, which started at $ 35,040 for the 2020 model year. Stay tuned for pricing information and additional specifications. closer to the truck’s release date.
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