Two Gladiators have left the arena, while another has entered.
The 2021 Jeep Gladiator range now opens with a Night Eagle variant, priced at $68,450 before on-road costs and replacing the $3000 cheaper Sport S introduced just four months ago.
UPDATE, 21/06/21 – Jeep has released details of the updated 2021 Gladiator range. We’ve updated this article and brought it forward.
The mid-range Overland has been axed, while the Rubicon has received some additional standard equipment.
The updated range is in showrooms now.
The Night Eagle uses the old Sport S and Overland’s Selec-Trac on-demand four-wheel drive system with heavy-duty Dana front and rear axles, though it includes a 4.10 rear axle ratio like the Rubicon.
Like the Sport S it replaces, it also includes standard autonomous emergency braking blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, adaptive cruise control, LED headlights, and a reversing camera with front and rear parking sensors.
It receives the larger 8.4-inch touchscreen infotainment system of the Rubicon, with satellite navigation and wired Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
For a full list of features, scroll down to the Standard Equipment section.
- 2021 Jeep Gladiator Night Eagle: $68,450
- 2021 Jeep Gladiator Rubicon: $76,950
All prices exclude on-road costs.
All 2021 Jeep Gladiator models use a naturally-aspirated 3.6-litre petrol V6 engine. It produces 209kW of power and 347Nm of torque and is mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission.
All Gladiators are four-wheel drive but there are two different systems. The Night Eagle uses Jeep’s Selec-Trac on-demand system while the Rubicon upgrades to the Rock-Trac on-demand system.
Rock-Trac adds locking front and rear differentials and Fox Performance shocks, plus the ability to electronically disconnect the front stabiliser bar.
Both models use a 4.10 rear axle ratio.
The 2021 Jeep Gladiator consumes 12.4L/100km on the ADR combined cycle.
It uses 91RON regular unleaded fuel.
The 2021 Jeep Gladiator measures 5591mm long, 1905mm tall (1909mm in the Rubicon) and 1894mm wide.
It has an approach angle of 40.7 degrees, breakover angle of 18.4 degrees, and a departure angle of 25.1 degrees.
Braked towing capacity is 2721kg and unbraked is 750kg, with a towball download of 272kg.
Gross combined mass and gross vehicle mass are 5601kg and 2880kg for the Night Eagle, respectively, and 5656kg and 2935kg for the Rubicon.
Payload is 693kg on both models.
The 2021 Jeep Gladiator requires servicing every 12 months or 12,000km, whichever comes first.
In addition to a five-year, 100,000km warranty, Jeep offers five years of capped-price servicing. Each service costs $399.
The Jeep Gladiator has a three-star rating from ANCAP with a 2019 date stamp. ANCAP gave the Gladiator the same rating and category scores as the Wrangler due to the two models’ close relation.
The Gladiator and Wrangler received an adult occupant protection score of 60 per cent, child occupant protection score of 80 per cent, vulnerable road user protection score of 49 per cent, and a safety assist score of 51 per cent.
All 2021 Jeep Gladiator models come standard with the following safety and driver assist features:
- Autonomous emergency braking with forward-collision warning
- Blind-spot monitoring
- Rear cross-traffic alert
- Adaptive cruise control
- Front and front-side airbags
- Reversing camera with front and rear parking sensors
The Night Eagle comes standard with the following features:
- 8.4-inch touchscreen infotainment system
- Wired Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
- Satellite navigation
- LED headlights, daytime running lights and tail lights
- Keyless entry and start
- Remote start
- Automatic headlights
- 7.0-inch driver information display
- Nine-speaker Alpine Premium sound system
- Dual-zone climate control
- Cloth upholstery
- 17-inch alloy wheels
- Black three-piece hard top
- Body-colour fender flares
- Under-body skid plates
The Rubicon adds the following features or substitutions:
- Leather upholstery
- Heated front seats
- Leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter
- Removable, black hardtop
- Steel rear bumper
- Black fender flares
The $2950 Rubicon Premium Package adds a body-colour hard top and fender flares, while the $2000 Trail Ready package adds a steel front bumper and black 17-inch alloy wheels.
A $2950 Lifestyle and Adventure package is available across the range and adds:
- Roll-up tonneau cover
- Cargo Management Group with Trail Rail System
- Lockable rear under-seat storage bin
- Spray-in bedliner
- Wireless Bluetooth speaker
- Auxiliary switch bank with four programmable switches
- 240-amp alternator
- 700-amp maintenance-free battery
Bright White and Black are the standard paint colours on the Gladiator. For an extra $795, you can choose from the following metallic finishes:
- Bright White
- Firecracker Red
- Sting Gray
- Sarge Green
- Granite Crystal
- Hydro Blue