We've recently seen the 2022 Ford Bronco price hike, now it's time for the pricing changes of another off-roader, albeit a pickup, coming from another American automaker, Jeep.
According to the brand's latest order guide obtained by CarsDirect, the Jeep Gladiator will be facing a $2,020 price increase on most trims. However, the pricing website also discovered that it's for a good reason and it has something to do with the standard equipment that will come with the rugged pickup truck.
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Let's start with the base pricing first. According to the order guide, the 2022 Gladiator Sport will be priced at $36,910 (includes $1,595 destination charge), showing a $355 increase from its 2021 pricing of $36,555. That 2022 pricing is for the stick-shift equipped version; going for the 8-speed automatic will shoot the price up to $38,910.
While the base increase seems normal, the other trim levels will have price hikes of $2,020. That's for the Overland, Mojave, and Rubicon, but CarsDirect discovered that for the 2022 model year, the 8.4-inch Uconnect 4C navigation system will be standard with the aforementioned trims.
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Of note, the 8.4-inch Uconnect 4C navigation system is part of the Premium Audio Group package, priced at $1,995. The standard system is a 7-inch touchscreen display with Uconnect 4, already integrated with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Whether that's good or bad news, that's entirely up to the buyer. If they want a bigger and more functional infotainment system, the price increase for the Overland, Mojave, and Rubicon will equate to just $25.
However, this means those who don't care much for an advanced entertainment system will be forced to pay more, which isn’t ideal.