2021 Jeep Gladiator at Newark Chrysler Jeep Dodge

When the Jeep Gladiator was introduced to the Jeep lineup in 2020, it certainly made some waves. For the first time, a pickup truck was made available by Jeep. Not just any truck, though, this one has the Jeep's legendary off-road capability, the open-air design of the Wrangler, and a five-foot bed! The 2021 Gladiator comes in five trim levels, Sport, Overland, Mojave, Rubicon, and High Altitude. 2021 also brings the special 80th Anniversary Edition with Granite Crystal accents, commemorative badging, and premium features. There is a lot to love about the 2021 Gladiator! Continue reading to learn more!



The available Keyless Enter 'n Go™ passive entry system automatically unlocks the door upon grabbing the handle, provided the key fob is within five feet of your truck.


The ParkSense® Rear Park Assist System uses sonar sensors located in the rear bumper to detect obstacles behind you. It will sound an alert when you get close to a potential hazard when parallel parking or backing into a parking spot.



The rugged all-steel 5-foot cargo bed with a three-position tailgate and LED cargo lighting offers a Best-in-Class 4x4 payload


Take everything to the adventure. Tow your boat or camper with ease thanks to available Best-in-Class gas towing



Higher levels of articulation help keep all four tires on the ground to help ensure they remain stable and engaged.


Thanks to precision steering and optimized wheelbases, the Gladiator can swiftly veer around narrow gaps and maneuver around rocks, logs or tight spots.



Get closer to the wind, dirt, sun or sand. The Segment-Exclusive fold-down windshield can be quickly lowered to deliver the ultimate open-air experience for those who can't get enough of the outdoors.


Lower the Segment-Exclusive zipperless Sunrider® soft top with easy one-handed operation or pop the removable lightweight panels of the available Freedom Top® hardtop or a true open-air experience. Lightweight aluminum doors can be easily removed for an extra dose of freedom.

Choose Your 2021 Jeep Gladiator


  • Best-in-Class Gas Towing
  • 17-Inch Aluminum Wheels
  • Available 7-Inch Touchscreen
  • Apple CarPlay®/Android Auto™


  • Premium Exterior with 18-Inch Wheels
  • Side Steps
  • Refined Leather Trim Interior Details
  • Available Selec-Trac® 4x4 System


  • FOX 2.5-Inch Internal Bypass Shocks
  • Front Hydraulic Jounce Bumpers
  • Off-Road+
  • Locking Rear Differential


  • Locking Front and Rear Differentials
  • Electronic Disconnecting Sway Bar
  • Forward-Facing TrailCam Camera
  • High-Clearance Fender Flares


  • 20-Inch Gloss Black Wheels
  • Quilted Nappa Leather-Trimmed Seats
  • Body-Color Exterior Appearance
  • Uconnect  with 8.4-Inch Touchscreen

What Are the Engine and Drivetrain Options for the 2021 Gladiator?

Two engines are available to come under the hood of the 2021 Gladiator. The standard engine is a 3.6-Liter V6 that kicks out an impressive 285 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. Also available is a 260 horsepower 3.0L V6 EcoDiesel with a whopping 442 lb-ft of torque. Power is sent to all four wheels by a 6-speed manual transmission on the V6 variants, while an 8-speed automatic is an available option. The diesel engine comes out of the factory mated to an 8-speed automatic that is calibrated for low RPM shifts to manage the extra torque. Some features that give the Gladiator its off-road capabilities include FOX 2.5-inch internal bypass shocks, Rock-Trac two-speed transfer case, electronic front and rear locking differentials, disconnecting front sway bars, and the Off-Road+ switch to adjust traction control, transmission shift points, and throttle.

2021 Jeep Gladiator Trim Levels and Features

The Sport trim kicks off the five gladiator trim levels with 17-inch steel wheels, underbody skid plates for the transfer case and fuel tank, four-wheel drive, manual windows and door locks, a 5-inch infotainment touchscreen, and a washout interior with drain plugs. All Gladiator's come with a removable soft top, removable doors, and a fold-down windshield for an open-air experience. The Overland trim brings a 7-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay/Android Auto connectivity, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, power windows and locks, 18-inch alloy wheels, and heated side mirrors. The Desert Rated Mojave trim comes with FOX suspension components, high clearance fender flares, 33-inch all-terrain tires mounted on 17-inch alloy wheels, a wider track, and an electronic locking rear differential. The Rubicon trim tops off the lineup with an off-road front-facing trail camera, off-road cruise control, Rock-Trac part-time 4x4 with a transfer case, and electronic front and rear differentials.

What Safety Features Are Available for the 2021 Jeep Gladiator?

The Gladiator is equipped with a high-strength steel frame and all-around airbag protection. Electronic Roll Mitigation is also standard on all Gladiator trims. As part of the stability control system, this will reduce engine power and even apply the brakes if the system detects a possible rollover situation. A ParkView rearview camera is standard across the lineup as well. More driver aids are also available across the Gladiator lineup, including adaptive cruise control, blindspot monitoring, rear park assist, forward collision warning, and active braking.

Get Your Hands on a 2021 Jeep Gladiator at Newark CDJR

Built to mirror the iconic Wrangler's appearance and capability, Jeep fans had high expectations of the Gladiator. After reading this review, it should be clear that the Gladiator meets and exceeds them! With unbeatable off-road capability and a five-foot truck bed, there are very few things you can't do with the 2021 Jeep Gladiator. If you want to get behind the wheel of a 2021 Jeep Gladiator, come on down to Newark CDJR and speak with any member of our friendly sales team who will show you our full inventory, accompany you on a test drive, and let you try out all the Gladiator's amazing features. You can also find our full inventory right here on our website to shop from the comfort of your own home. We look forward to serving you!

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