In 2020, Jeep introduced a special off-road variant of its Gladiator pickup. The go-anywhere landing concept dubbed “Farout” came with 37-inch wheels, a 12,000-pound winch and a fully functional galley. The Gladiator concept has also been painted in a new color, and after a great response from fans, the grayish hue is now an option.
The 2023 Jeep Gladiator Gets a New Color
In the 2023 Jeep Gladiator lineup, “Earl” will be an official color for customers. Jeep calls the color “a bold shade of gray with hints of aqua”; thus “Earl” presumably means “Earl Grey”.
automatic blogging reports that the novelty shade will be a $695 option, which is $300 more than the other colors. The Gladiator palette includes Black, Firecracker Red, Granite Crystal, High Speed, Hydro Blue, Sarge Green, Silver Zynith, and Crushed Grey. Each color is $395, but Bright White is free.
Interestingly, Earl also appears in the Wrangler and Wrangler 4xe in the Jeep. build configurator. However, the color is only a $395 option.
What’s new for the 2023 Jeep Gladiator?
Jeep isn’t changing much for the 2023 Gladiator. However, they have added a limited-edition Freedom package, available on Sport S trims for an additional $3,295. car and driver reports.
Honoring US military personnel, the Freedom Package features a military-themed exterior with an “Oscar Mike” badge on the rear tailgate or swing door. The package also includes a steel front bumper with winch, steel rock rails, and 17-inch black wheels.
A capability package for the High Altitude trim also includes the winch front bumper and rock sliders. However, it also adds a forward-facing off-road camera so drivers can mark their trail lines.
Willys models receive more standard features this model year, including keyless entry with remote start. Also, the Snazzberry maroon paint color is replaced with a high speed fluorescent yellow.
How much does the 2023 Jeep Gladiator cost?
To get into a trail-conquering four-door pickup, the base Gladiator Sport will cost $40,570, which includes destination fee. The most expensive of the nine trim levels is the Gladiator High Altitude, which costs $55,875.
Car and Driver says the Gladiator they would pick is the Sport S, which starts at $43,970. They added a three-piece hardtop, the larger 8.4-inch touchscreen, and Trail Rail Management system for added “Jeepness.” These additions bring the price up to $49,575. However, for those who want their Gladiator with off-road tires, it may be better to get them after the fact.
Choosing them in the Jeep configurator will have you swapping the six-speed manual for an eight-speed automatic. It’s also a $2,000 upgrade, and you can’t row gears yourself.
Whichever specification Gladiator buyers choose, everyone will enjoy the truck’s standard equipment and off-road capability. From abundant skid plates to the ability to soak up up to 30 inches of water, each one has ample ground clearance. The Gladiator will allow any driver to entertain aggressive approach and departure angles to conquer any terrain.