Citing vital buyer demand, Jeep has introduced that it’ll now provide the EcoDiesel V6 within the 2021 Jeep Gladiator pickup truck. It will likely be accessible on the bottom Sport, Overland and off-road-oriented Rubicon trim ranges. It will present up in showrooms by the tip of the yr, and sellers are taking orders now.
The engine has the identical specs as what you will discover within the Jeep Wrangler and the Ram 1500. It makes 260 horsepower and 442 pound-feet of torque. It’s additionally paired with the identical eight-speed computerized transmission. Unlike the gas-powered V6, the automated is the one transmission option.
The rear axle ratio on all fashions is 3.73:1 together with the Rubicon. That’s the identical as gasoline Gladiator fashions, however the gasoline Rubicon will get a 4.10:1 rear axle. Transfer circumstances on the diesel fashions get the identical low-range gear ratios as their gas-powered counterparts with a 2.72:1 on the Sport and Overland and a 4.0:1 on the Rubicon.
Two key particulars have not been introduced for the Gladiator diesel but: pricing and gasoline economic system. We anticipate pricing will likely be much like the Wrangler, the place the engine is a $4,000 option, and the transmission that goes with it’s $2,000. That would imply a base Gladiator Sport with solely the EcoDiesel as an option could be priced round $41,000.
As for gasoline economic system, Jeep has acknowledged that the diesel would be the most effective Gladiator accessible. Comparing gasoline economic system numbers between the gas-powered Gladiator and Wrangler Unlimited, the numbers are very related, with metropolis economic system just a little decrease on the Gladiator. The Wrangler Unlimited EcoDiesel manages 22 mpg within the metropolis, 29 on the freeway and 25 in mixed driving. So the Gladiator might get barely decrease metropolis and mixed gasoline economic system, however the freeway quantity would possibly keep the identical. If that is the case, its freeway gasoline economic system would prime the Chevy Colorado diesel, which will get 28 mpg on the freeway. We anticipate full particulars on each gasoline economic system and pricing nearer to the on-sale date.