Look! Up in the hills! It’s the Jeep Gladiator High Altitude, the top trim of this rugged and truly amazing vehicle. Drivers who are looking for a Jeep Gladiator for sale should consider the 2023 Gladiator High Altitude. This is a truck that truly has it all, with all the features you will need to enjoy that Jeep “go anywhere, do anything” attitude.
Jeep reintroduced the Gladiator pickup truck for the 2020 model year. Yes, there was a Gladiator truck in the 1960s and 1970s, but it was more of a conventional pickup truck. It didn’t have the rugged features and appearance that scream to the world, “this is a Jeep!”
With the new Gladiator, Jeep took the cab design from the popular Jeep Wrangler Unlimited model. This means you have a standard crew cab with four doors and plenty of room for up to five passengers. In addition, you get the famous Jeep seven-slot grille with a pair of circular headlights, the look that we’ve all associated with Jeep since the 1940s. Best of all, the Jeep Gladiator features removable doors and roof panels, so you can let the outdoors in wherever your Gladiator chooses to do battle.
The New High Altitude Capability Package
How do you make a good thing even better? Well, it seems like Jeep has found the answer. For the 2023 Gladiator High Altitude, Jeep is now offering a new Capability Package. As the name suggests, this package helps boost the capabilities of the Jeep Gladiator High Altitude.
Jeep has added a winch-capable steel front bumper. This will not only increase the sturdiness of the Gladiator’s already rugged front bumper. It will allow you to add a winch that can be used for many purposes, including getting your Gladiator High Altitude out of a tight spot when you are off-roading.
The Capability Package also adds steel rock rails. These will provide added protection for your truck’s frame, especially when you are traversing rocky terrain. The Jeep Gladiator High Altitude is already built tough, but these rock rails add the additional peace of mind that you will need when off-roading on the most challenging trails.
Finally, Jeep includes a front TrailCam off-road camera as part of the Capability Package on the Gladiator High Altitude. Sometimes when you are hitting the trail, you want to be able to survey the ground ahead in greater detail. The TrailCam gives you that capability, so you can see rocks, downed logs, and other obstacles as you approach. The 2023 Gladiator High Altitude has 25.4 cm of ground clearance, which should be enough to clear most obstacles in your path. However, you want to make sure you can get up, over, or around whatever stands in your truck’s way.
High Performance in the Gladiator High Altitude
The 2023 Jeep Gladiator comes with a standard 3.6-litre Pentastar V6 gas engine. This has a dual overhead cam configuration, with 24 valves feeding its six cylinders. An eight-speed automatic transmission also comes standard on the Gladiator High Altitude. This V6 uses port fuel injection to deliver up to 285 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque. Like all 2023 Gladiator models, the High Altitude trim has a 4×4 drivetrain. This means you don’t have to pay extra for four-wheel drive like you do with so many other midsize pickup trucks.
This engine provides decent fuel economy, giving you up to 12.3 L/100 km combined. However, the key to the Gladiator High Altitude is its capabilities. This truck gives you the ability to off-road like you would expect in a Jeep. It also provides solid towing and hauling capabilities. The 2023 Gladiator with the V6 gas engine can tow up to 3,492 kg and haul up to 775 kg in its 1,005-liter payload bed. This is why the Gladiator High Altitude is not just a one-trick pony like so many other off-road models.
If you want to capture better fuel economy, you can opt for the available 3.0-litre EcoDiesel V6 turbo-diesel. This also comes equipped with an eight-speed automatic transmission. Unlike the V6 gas engine, the EcoDiesel uses direct fuel injection to provide up to 260 hp and 442 lb-ft of torque. That added torque will come in handy when attacking hills and rock formations.
The EcoDiesel engine is the way to go if you are concerned about fuel efficiency. This powerplant will provide up to 9.8 L/100 km combined in the 2023 Gladiator. However, that comes with reduced towing and hauling capabilities. When equipped with the EcoDiesel, the 2023 Gladiator can tow up to 2,948 kg and carry up to 601 kg in its bed.
No matter which engine you choose, your Gladiator High Altitude will be riding on a set of 51 cm black aluminum wheels. In addition, the Gladiator High Altitude features signature LED headlights, fog lamps, and taillights. This will provide exceptional visibility for night driving. The fog lamps are an excellent touch as they allow you to go trail running at night if that is your desire.
The Gladiator High Altitude’s Interior Hits New Heights
Jeep has done a really good job of matching the interior of the Gladiator High Altitude to the rugged good looks of its exterior. You and your passengers can stretch out in over 2,900 litres of interior space. The seats feature quilted Nappa leather with caramel stitching. These not only look great but are also incredibly comfortable.
The Gladiator High Altitude features the Uconnect 4C NAV infotainment system. This is the most advanced option to date from Jeep, with pinch-and-zoom technology on its 18 cm touchscreen. This will make it easier for you and your front-seat passenger to find your way through the different apps on the system. Standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto will allow you to connect your smartphone and stream your favourite music while making hands-free calls and texts. Best of all, Uconnect 4C NAV has a built-in navigation system. This will make finding your way easier than ever.
Jeep has made safety standard on all trims of the 2023 Gladiator. However, if you choose the High Altitude, you will get additional driver-assist features that make getting around safer than ever. One of the most common causes of highway accidents happens when changing lanes. Often, there are drivers in our vehicle’s blind spot. This is especially so if you are driving in heavy traffic. Blind-Spot Monitoring on the 2023 Gladiator High Altitude will let you know if there is another vehicle driving in your truck’s blind spot when you go to change lanes. This is especially helpful if you are towing a trailer with your Gladiator. Once the system lets you know the coast is clear, you can safely move over.
The Gladiator High Altitude also features the ParkSense Rear Park Assist System. Many people don’t enjoy parallel parking, especially when driving a pickup truck. The ParkSense system helps you get your Gladiator High Altitude into even the most challenging parking spots. This will really come in handy if you are carrying cargo that obstructs all or part of your rear vision in your Gladiator’s bed. Jeep is dedicated to making driving safer than ever, which is why it has put so many driver-assistance features into the Gladiator.
Go to the Top in the Gladiator High Altitude
If you want to get the most out of your truck, then a 2023 Jeep Gladiator High Altitude is the one for you. If you choose the Capability Package, you will get all the features you need to take your Gladiator High Altitude off-road and know it can handle the challenge. In addition, the Gladiator High Altitude gives you a choice of two exceptional engines. The V6 gas engine provides maximum towing and hauling capabilities, while the EcoDiesel gives you increased torque and solid fuel economy. No matter which you choose, your Gladiator High Altitude provides a unique combination of capability, comfort, technology, and safety. You can truly reach new heights in a 2023 Jeep Gladiator High Altitude.