We found out a while ago that the 2023 Jeep Gladiator will be available in the can’t-miss High Speed Yellow, which replaces Snazzberry on the exterior color scheme. There are also a number of other more subtle modifications for the off-road pickup. On the color side, Mopar Insiders says there are two special edition colors coming next year. The first, called Earl, will be available on January 2, 2023, and Punk’n will be available on August 28, 2023. Additionally, every Gladiator for 2023 will feature an American flag decal on both fenders. There are some savings to be had, but prices generally go up by small amounts. The MSRPs for the full line after the $1,595 destination charge are:
- Sport: $38,970 ($190 less than 2022)
- Willys Sport: $41,675 ($205)
- Sport S: $42,765 ($205)
- Freedom: $44,870 (new version)
- Willy: $46,810 ($1,355)
- By land: $48,570 ($2,000)
- Rubicon: $51,310 ($605)
- Mojave: $50,915 ($185 less than 2022)
- High Altitude: $56,070 ($395)
The biggest update is the Freedom Special Edition which joins the lineup where the Altitude version was, costing around $4,000 more than the Altitude but with more standard equipment. The Freedom Edition gets amenities like LED headlights and fog lights, body-color fender flares, winch-compatible steel front and rear bumpers, steel rock rails, wheels and black accents and an Oscar Mike badge on the tailgate. The interior is fitted with cloth seats trimmed in leather and black stitching. The story goes that Jeep only plans to make 2,000, so place your orders.
Starting at the bottom with further changes, the Sport and Sport S are upgraded to the Overland’s front bumper as standard when equipped with the manual transmission. The bad news for the Sport S is that it loses stock body-color fenders; they will be part of the convenience package at $695. On the other hand, the Sport S’s maximum payload jumps ten pounds to 1,710 pounds. The 2023 Gladiator Willys gets the proximity keyless entry standard, a $695 standalone option in 2022, and the seven-inch instrument cluster display, remote start and garage door opener that were part of the $1,095 technology group. This explains the $1,355 increase in MSRP. And the High Altitude gets an optional $1,795 capability package that includes a forward-facing trail camera, winch-ready steel front bumper, rock rails, and painted rear bumper. .