Race Off-Road with the Desert Rated Jeep Gladiator

Race Off-Road with the Desert Rated Jeep Gladiator

Go Fast Girls (GFG) love jeeps — including off-road jeep racing. And now Jeep has given GFG a bigger reason to spin some wheels in the desert this weekend.

Jeep has added a hardcore machine — a desert prowess — to its lineup. At the 2020 Chicago Auto Show, Jeep unveiled its first Desert-Rated vehicle, the Jeep Gladiator Mojave. 

The new Gladiator Mojave put you on the fast track to rock and roll over high-speed off-roading sandy terrain. From its matchless high-performance suspension, a tougher chassis, and larger tires, the Gladiator is breaking ground — literally. 

Newly Minted Desert Rated Badge

It’s the first Jeep vehicle to carry the brand’s newly minted Desert Rated badge. It’s time to traverse the grueling desert and sand.

“4x4 capability has always been the foremost pillar of the Jeep brand and the new Gladiator Mojave is a natural extension of our legendary Trail Rated 4x4 capability leadership,” stated Jim Morrison, Head of Jeep Brand – FCA North America.

“Jeep Gladiator is already the most capable Jeep pickup on the planet and, with the addition of the new Mojave model, we are delivering our most passionate customers a new level of capability with the ability to master high-speed desert and sand terrains.”

Off-Road Racing with a Gladiator

Jeep's new Gladiator Mojave — is shouting to the mountain tops. The sports performance upgrades make it better equipped for high-speed off-roading than any other jeep.

Let’s take a look inside:

  • Six-speed manual, 3.6-liter V6 rated at 285 horsepower and 260 foot-pounds of torque
  • Beefier frame that is reinforced by extra welds
  • Axles help manage uneven desert terrain at high speeds
  • One-inch front suspension lift to improve approach angle and ground clearance
  • 7-degree approach angle and 11.6 inches of clearance underneath
  • Fox shocks to help the vehicle stay level and under control when racing over irregular terrain
  • External shock reservoirs keep the new shocks cool under high stress
  • Hydraulic jounce bumpers provide extra damping when suspension bottoms out
  • Skid plate up front to protect the undercarriage from nasty rocks
  • 33-inch all-terrain Falken Wildpeak tires
  • Handles the sand, gravel, dust, and heat associated with off-roading in desert climates
  • Able to slog in 30 inches of water, matching its Rubicon cousin.

Got rocks? Where is your jeep? Look pretty. Play dirty. Jeep life. Go fast girls.