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For 2023, the Jeep Gladiator has received another price increase, along with a series of minor changes.

Jeep hiked prices of the Night Eagle and Rubicon from July 1 last year to $73,450 and $82,450 before on-roads, or a circa-$3000 increase for both.

For 2023, prices are up again to $78,250 and $87,250 before on-roads – an increase of $4800.

There have also been some detail changes made to both the Night Eagle and Rubicon.

The Night Eagle’s steering wheel is now wrapped in leatherette instead of leather, while its 650 Amp battery has been swapped for a 700 Amp one.

On the Rubicon, the Fox shocks are replaced with Tenneco items and 17-inch machined black wheels replace polished black ones.

The Gladiator Rubicon also loses the option of a Black/Dark Saddle interior.

The front axle disconnect is no longer available, though it still features front and rear electronically locking differentials plus a sway bar disconnect. Jeep also notes fuel economy is unchanged.

Pricing

  • 2023 Jeep Gladiator Night Eagle: $78,250 (+$4800)
  • 2023 Jeep Gladiator Rubicon: $87,250 (+$4800)

Prices exclude on-road costs.

Drivetrains

All Jeep Gladiator models in Australia are powered by a naturally aspirated 3.6-litre petrol V6 engine producing 209kW of power and 347Nm of torque. It’s mated with an eight-speed automatic transmission and four-wheel drive.

The Night Eagle has Jeep’s Selec-Trac active on-demand four-wheel drive system, while the Rubicon upgrades to the Rock-Trac system with locking front and rear differentials, electronic front stabiliser bar disconnect, and Tenneco shocks front and rear.

All models have skid plates to protect the fuel tank, transfer case and ransmission.

Efficiency

The 2023 Jeep Gladiator uses 12.4L/100km on the combined cycle.

It requires 91RON regular unleaded fuel and has an 83L tank.

Dimensions

The 2023 Jeep Gladiator measures 5591mm long, 1894mm wide, and between 1905mm and 1909mm tall. It rides a 3488mm wheelbase.

It has 249mm of ground clearance, and approach, departure and breakover angles of 40.7 degrees, 25.1 degrees and 18.4 degrees, respectively.

Unbraked towing capacity is 750kg, while braked towing capacity is 2721kg. Maximum tow ball download is 272kg.

Tare weight is 2135kg in the Night Eagle and 2195kg in the Rubicon.

Servicing and Warranty

The Jeep Gladiator is backed by a five-year, 100,000km warranty.

Servicing is required every 12 months or 10,000km, whichever comes first. The first five services are capped at $399 each.

Safety

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 2023 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

Standard Equipment

There are two trim levels to choose from.

The Night Eagle comes standard with the following equipment:

  • Automatic LED headlights
  • LED fog lights
  • Removable hard top
  • Removable doors
  • Body-colour fender flares
  • Black grille
  • 17-inch alloy wheels
  • Tyre pressure monitoring
  • 8.4-inch touchscreen infotainment system
  • Satellite navigation
  • DAB digital radio
  • Wired Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
  • 7.0-inch instrument cluster screen
  • 9-speaker Alpine sound system
  • Cloth upholstery
  • Leatherette-wrapped steering wheel
  • Wash-out interior with drain plugs, removable carpet
  • Remote start
  • Keyless entry and start
  • Tilt and telescopic steering column adjustment

The Rubicon adds:

  • Steel rear bumper
  • Black fender flares
  • Body-colour grille
  • Bonnet decal
  • Heated front seats
  • Leather upholstery
  • Leather-wrapped shifter, parking brake handle
  • Heated steering wheel
  • LED interior lighting
  • Illuminated vanity mirrors

Options

Three option packages are available.

The Lifestyle Adventure Group, available on all Gladiators, adds:

  • 4 x programmable AUX switches
  • 240 Amp alternator
  • Trail Rail system
  • Lockable rear underseat storage
  • Spray-in bedliner
  • Wireless Bluetooth speakers

The Rubicon Premium Package adds a body-colour hard top and fender flares to the Rubicon, while the Trail Ready Package is also available on the top-spec Gladiator and adds 17-inch machined black wheels and a steel front bumper.

Colours

Black and Bright White are standard, with all other finishes a $895 option.

These comprise:

  • Granite Crystal
  • Sting Grey
  • Earl
  • High Velocity
  • Silver Zynith
  • Sarge Green
  • Hydro Blue
  • Firecracker Red

All Gladiators have a black interior.

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William Stopford

William Stopford is an automotive journalist based in Brisbane, Australia. William is a Business/Journalism graduate from the Queensland University of Technology who loves to travel, briefly lived in the US, and has a particular interest in the American car industry.

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