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The Jeep Gladiator (Jeep JT in Mexico) is a mid-size pickup manufactured by the Jeep division of Stellantis North America. It was first introduced in 2018 and went on sale in 2019. It is based on the Jeep Wrangler JL‘s platform and is Jeep’s first pickup since the Comanche ceased production in 1992.
This model owes its name to the original Jeep Gladiator, produced between 1962 and 1988, also known as the J-Series after 1971. Other names such as ‘Comanche‘ and ‘Scrambler‘ were considered, but Jeep ultimately decided on ‘Gladiator‘, as it seemed a better fit for the pickup truck.
This new Jeep Gladiator has four doors and seating for five passengers. It features exterior and interior design elements from the Wrangler JL. Four roof options are available: black vinyl Sun-Rider soft top, black premium fabric Sun-Rider soft top (both fully retractable), black three-piece Freedom-Top hard top and black three-piece Freedom-Top hard top (both with removable roof panels). The truck has removable front and rear doors and a folding soft top, unique among trucks. The Gladiator also features a forward-facing trail camera and the “Off-Road Pages” app to aid in off-road driving. It is a fully modular vehicle with a very well thought-out design in every aspect.
This pickup is offered in five different trim levels: Sport, Sport S, Overland, Mojave and Rubicon. The Gladiator’s luxury trim level is called Overland, which includes leather upholstery and a soft-touch stitched dashboard. A limited Rubicon Launch Edition model is also available with a limited production run of 4,190 units.
Regarding engines, there are two options: a 3.6-liter V6 gasoline engine and a 3.0-liter V6 diesel engine. The gasoline engine has the option of a 6-speed manual or 8HP automatic transmission, while the diesel engine is only available with an 8HP75 automatic transmission. The Gladiator has 4-wheel drive as standard and offers four different systems: Command-Trac, Selec-Trac and two versions of Rock-Trac on the Rubicon. These systems are derived from the Jeep Wrangler JL.
Some of the alternatives to the Jeep Gladiator include the Nissan Frontier, Toyota Tacoma, Ford Ranger and Chevrolet Colorado among others.
Jeep Gladiator. Timing Belt or Timing Chain?
Down below you will see a list with all Jeep Gladiator models that have been produced. They are classified by model identifier, year and type of bodywork. Above each list, we show you a series of pictures so that you can have a visual reference for each model. In some cases, both the original and its updated design are displayed to help you identify them with ease.
In this guide you will find all Jeep Gladiator.
■ Timing Belt / Cam Belt (Correa / Faja de Distribución)
■ Timing Chain (Cadena de Distribución / Cadena de Tiempo)
■ Gear Driven (Distribución por Engranajes)
■ 100% Electric, No Timing (Sin Distribución)
■ Unknown / Not Updated (Información desconocida)
If a car model is specified in blue, it means its motor engine has a timing chain; that is, it has no timing belt. The rest of the vehicles marked in grey have a timing belt/cam belt.
Jeep Gladiator / JT I – First Generation (JT) (2019)
- EXJ 3.0 D 4WD 264 CV (2021)
Petrol / Gasoline Engines
- ERC 3.6 VVT 290 CV (2019)
- ERC 3.6 VVT All-wheel Drive 284 CV (2020)