Jeep Gladiator starting price to drop late in 2020

Jeep will lower the cost of entry to the Gladiator later this year, but it will still be one of the priciest dual-cab utes on the market.


Jeep will make the entry point to its dual-cab Gladiator ute range $10,000 cheaper late in 2020.

But even with a sticker price around $65,000 before on-road costs, the Wrangler-based Gladiator Sport S pickup will be among the most expensive utes on the market in Australia.

A range-topping Ford Ranger Wildtrak is priced from $65,390 before on-road costs with a Bi-Turbo diesel engine, while Nissan charges $63,490 before on-roads for its most capable Navara N-Trek Warrior.

“Details and price will be confirmed later this year,” a Jeep spokesperson told CarExpert, but the equivalent model in the USA drops the 8.4-inch infotainment system standard in Australia for a 5.0-inch unit.

It also packs cloth-trimmed seats instead of leather, 17-inch alloy wheels instead of 18-inch units, and a soft top. The Sport S is a mid-range model in the USA, sitting between the base Sport and the Overland.

The off-road hardware is downgraded as standard in the USA, although an uprated Towing Package with tougher differentials and improved cooling is available.

Currently, the entry-level Jeep Gladiator Overland is priced from $75,450 before on-road costs. The most expensive Launch Edition kicks off at $86,450 before on-road costs.

Regardless of spec, Jeep has confirmed the Gladiator won’t be offered with diesel power in Australia.

It will instead only be available with a 3.6-litre petrol V6 making 209kW and 347Nm.

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