2021 Jeep Gladiator Mojave review

2021 Jeep Gladiator Mojave review

With more automobile manufacturers turning to off-road, race-ready pickup trucks, it was only a matter of time before Jeep jumped into the mix. With the Ford Raptor, Chevrolet Colorado ZR2, and Ram 1500 Rebel TRX on the market, Jeep needed to come out swinging on its race-ready offering. And Jeep did more than that--it hit it out of the park.


The 2021 Jeep Gladiator Mojave takes the best points of the Jeep Gladiator and combines them with an overhauled chassis system that was optimized for high-speed desert running. The 2021 Jeep Gladiator Mojave excels in the areas of ride control and stability, traction, ground clearance, maneuverability, and desert prowess.



Desert Prowess


Vehicles carrying the "Desert Rated" badge have been put through their paces in intense heat, unpredictable driving conditions, and invasive sand. The desert is an unforgiving landscape where drivers cannot be stuck on their own. With the 2021 Jeep Gladiator Mojave, that is not an issue.






Sand is an unpredictable surface, and most vehicles simply spin and sink when trying to drive through it. With the Gladiator Mojave, drivers can strategically manage and deliver power, allowing them to conquer surfaces such as sand, gravel, and loose dirt. Traction is provided by 33-inch Falken Wildpeak all-terrain tires that feature tread well up the sidewall.




Ride Control and Stability


Rolling desert terrain is not an issue with the Mojave's ground-braking Desert-tuned suspension. In addition, the Mojave uses special 2.5-inch-diameter aluminum internal-bypass Fox remote reservoir shocks that dissipate the heat generated by high-speed running over desert humps and bumps. This prevents the shocks from fading and bottoming out, which could cause drivers to lose control or suffer with a rough ride.



Ground Clearance


The overall ground clearance of the 2021 Jeep Gladiator Mojave is 11.6 inches, about a half-inch higher than a Gladiator Rubicon. The rear is not raised, and the front suspension is lifted an inch for added jounce travel on the heavy end of the truck.




A sportier suspension provides quick reactions for drivers bounding through the desert. This nimble and responsive handling allows the 2021 Jeep Gladiator Mojave to become an extension of the driver, quickly correcting to avoid obstacles in its path.


Not Just Performance


The 2021 Jeep Gladiator Mojave will most likely be purchased by people focused on performance, but Jeep also made sure to focus on style and substance in the interior as well. With premium materials and soft-touch surfaces, the Mojave is filled with advanced technology and distinctive styling to keep drivers cool under the hot desert sun. Of course, the interior is also built for racing, featuring aggressive side bolsters in the leather-trimmed seats to help keep occupants in place over the desert's humps and bumps.


2021 Jeep Gladiator Mojave in Calgary


With a starting price around $45,000, the 2021 Jeep Gladiator Mojave is a great value for an extremely capable and unique truck. While it is desert rated, that does not mean it cannot provide great traction control for drivers in Calgary or elsewhere across Canada.

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