The Jeep Gladiator is getting the Wrangler’s optional diesel engine, with the arrival of the 2021 Gladiator EcoDiesel.
If you’re a diesel fan, the Gladiator EcoDiesel is sure to please with its 3.0-liter V6 that generates 260 horsepower and 442 pound-feet of torque, that’s mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. The EcoDiesel engine is available on the Gladiator Sport, Overland and Rubicon models.
The EPA hasn’t released the fuel economy specs for the Gladiator EcoDiesel yet.
All Gladiator EcoDiesel models feature Dana 44 front and rear heavy-duty axles with a 3.73 axle ratio. The Rock-Trac two-speed transfer case with a 4.0:1 low-range gear ratio is standard on Rubicon models and the Command-Trac part-time two-speed transfer case with a 2.72:1 low-range gear ratio on Sport and Overland models.
Jeep hasn’t announced the pricing for the Gladiator EcoDiesel, but it will go on sale in the third quarter of this year. The diesel engine commands a $4,000 premium on the Wrangler, so the pricing will likely be similar with the Gladiator.