It’s not just a color, but a new badge. And the badge isn’t just for show either, according to Jeep.

Desert Rated Gladiator

Jeep Gladiator Mojave. Photo: Jeep


Jeep Gladiator Mojave is ‘Desert Rated’

Inspired by Baja racing in the desert. Jeep have brought out a new Gladiator edition that’s ready for ‘high-speed off-road desert and sand terrains’ they said during the reveal.   Gladiator Mojave edition is capable of 50mph in 4-low ( Rubicon’s top out at 32mph).

Test criteria of a Jeep to be Desert Rated;

  1. Ride Control and Stability,
  2. Traction,
  3. Ground Clearance,
  4. Maneuverability
  5. Desert Prowess.

Gladiator Mojave editions have desert-tuned suspension to conquer stability and ride control in desert terrain. Suspension is enhanced with FOX front hydraulic jounce bumpers (to prevent bottoming out). Jeep states that this also while delivers, “a comfortable ride over gravel washboards or broken pavement on the backroads.” (I know the perfect road in Wyoming to test this on!)

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Gladiator Mojave Suspension. Photo: Jeep


Jeep says by strategically delivering power, the Mojave Gladiator is able to gain more traction on unpredictable surfaces such as sand, loose gravel, and dirt.

Ground clearance is 11.6″ which is 0.5″ more than the Rubicon. Maneuverability is achieved with nimble and responsive handling. Desert Prowess is shown through withstanding intense desert heat, coarse sand, dust, and loose gravel.

Gladiator Mojave Off-Road Stats

  • 21″ of articulation
  • Approach angle: 44.7 degrees
  • Breakover angle: 20.9 degrees
  • Departure angle 25.5 degrees
  • Command-Trac 4×4 system
  • 2.72:1 low range gear ratio
  • Dana 44 front and rear axles (4.10:1 ratios)
  • Off-Road Plus mode
  • 33″ Falken Wildpeak A/T tires (M/T’s optional)
  • 1/2″ track increase
  • Front skid plate
  • Crawl ratios: 57.3:1 and 52.6:1 (with 8-speed automatic)
  • Available forward-facing off-road camera
  • Jeep Performance Parts step sand slider side rails



Upgraded bolstered front seats are available in cloth or leather with orange Mojave stitching. Interior color choices are Black or Steel Gray. A competition-inspired leather-wrapped steering wheel is aggressive for extra grip and also features accent stitching.


A heavy-duty hood features a center scoop, Mojave badging, orange tow hooks and unique 17×7.5″ wheels.


Engine and Transmissions

A 6-speed manual with the 3.6L V6 Pentastar with start/stop technology is standard.

Jeep Gladiator Mojave.

Jeep Gladiator Mojave. Photo: Jeep.


Max towing capacity is 6,000lb and payload is 1,200lbs.



For more information on the Jeep Gladiator Mojave edition, contact your local Jeep dealership or build your own at Available spring this year.