For its second yr in the marketplace, Jeep is enhancing the Gladiator pickup truck by making a diesel powertrain accessible.
The diesel is the acquainted 3.0-liter turbocharged V-6 branded an EcoDiesel and used throughout a handful of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles merchandise, together with the Gladiator’s Wrangler sibling.
Here it will get the identical score as within the Wrangler: 260 horsepower and 442 pound-feet of torque. Jeep hasn’t mentioned what mileage to count on however did say the diesel will deliver probably the most vary of any Gladiator mannequin. As a information, the Wrangler with the identical engine returns an EPA-rated 22 mpg metropolis, 29 freeway and 25 mixed.
From our time within the diesel Wrangler, we all know the engine’s energy comes on easily with no need for revving, and the low-end torque supply is sort of like what you get in an electrical automobile.
2020 Jeep Wrangler EcoDiesel
The diesel is offered within the 2021 Gladiator’s Sport, Overland and Rubicon grades, and with the 8-speed automated solely. The transmission has obtained some distinctive calibrations to deal with the low-end torque and works along with an ordinary 2-speed switch case (4.0:1 low vary for Rubicon and 2.72:1 low vary for Sport and Overland).
Also distinctive to the diesel Gladiator is a 5.1-gallon DEF tank good for round 10,000 miles of urea that’s splashed into the exhaust to scale back emissions. A gauge for the DEF options within the entrance cluster. And the engine additionally sports activities a novel sound-deadening package deal to assist scale back a few of the diesel clatter coming into the cabin.
Big torque delivered at low engine speeds is an simple asset off-road, so we will think about the diesel will likely be a preferred possibility on the Gladiator. It also needs to make for sturdy towing, although Jeep hasn’t talked about a tow score.
Pricing info will likely be introduced nearer to the market launch within the third quarter of the yr.