The Jeep Gladiator will undergo a mid-cycle refresh next year, and the most exciting news about this truck is that it could be powered by a new fuel-efficient plug-in hybrid system. As far as we know, the new model will be called 2023 Jeep Gladiator 4xe, and it will use the same hybrid technology as the recently introduced Wrangler 4xe. This is great news, considering how much Jeep Wrangler is popular.
Besides the new engine, the forthcoming truck will also introduce a more modern and comfortable cabin, filled with more standard technologies. The sales of the new truck will probably begin next September, and the Gladiator will be assembled in the same factory where the Wrangler is built.
2023 Jeep Gladiator 4xe Design
In terms of design, the forthcoming 2023 Jeep Gladiator 4xe will not differ too much from the regular model. Of course, the manufacturer will separate this model from the rest of the models with some small visual tweaks. The cab of this truck is equivalent to a crew cab, which is also offering four doors.
As the regular Gladiator and iconic Wrangler, the 4xe variant will also come with doors and top that are removable. On top of that, Jeep offers Gladiator with a soft top and sunroof as standard, while a 3-piece hard top is still on the options list.
On the inside, the 2023 Jeep Gladiator 4xe will get only modest changes. However, we can still expect this model to offer the same comfortable layout as the regular one. If you didn’t know, the current Gladiator is able to fit five passengers and even to provide great legroom and headroom behind.
As the upper trims, the 4xe model will come with a seven-infotainment system, Bluetooth, one USB port and an auxiliary audio input, push-button start, cloth upholstery, and air conditioning. Among basics, you’ll also get traction/stability control, plenty of airbags, and a rearview camera.
A new multimedia system and additional driver assistance will be on offer for sure. Gladiator’s safety will be better now, and it will offer a bigger number of standard features. Aside from that, this pickup will essentially remain intact.
2023 Jeep Gladiator 4xe Specs
Unlike the regular Gladiator, the new 4xe model will be available with a fuel-efficient plug-in hybrid system. From available information, the plug-in hybrid turbocharged engine will give Wrangler 4xe an impressive 375 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of instant torque. It will be also able to go on all-electric power alone around 25 miles, thanks to a 17-kWh battery pack .
As mentioned, the same engine is powering the current Wrangler 4xe model. As you can see, performances are great, and this truck should run from 0-60 mph in 6 seconds. Gladiator without the 4xe nameplate, on the other hand, will be still available with 3.6-liter V6 gasoline engine as standard, while 3.0-liter EcoDiesel engine is available as optional.
2023 Jeep Gladiator 4xe Price, Release Date
The current Jeep’s Gladiator entry-level model cost $33,500, while the upcoming 4xe could be slightly over $40,000. As we mentioned, the forthcoming Wrangler-based truck will receive some small visual treatment and reportedly many upgrades inside.
Like the Wrangler model, the Gladiator will be able to tackle any type of terrains with ease. The sales of the new truck will probably begin next September.