2021 Jeep Gladiator Hercules: What We Know So Far

When you put such “huge” names into the nameplate such as Gladiator and Hercules, you know that expectations are pretty big, even though these two names don’t make too much sense together. One comes from Rome, other from Greece but together they promise spectacular off-road performances. This is what most truck enthusiasts expect from the 2021 Jeep Gladiator Hercules, which has been rumored for the next year. Details are still unknown, but we count on an ultimate desert runner, which has the potential to outshine even the F-150 Raptor.

The reason for such high expectations lays in the upgrades we are about to see in the new version. Off-road performances have never been an issue, but motorization was. Allegedly, this will be fixed with the new Hercules, as we are about to see a completely new, turbo-six unit under the hood. Furthermore, we could see several more upgrades, even more extreme than those specs you can find in the Rubicon model.

2021 Jeep Gladiator Hercules hood

2021 Jeep Gladiator Hercules Engine

When it comes to 2021 Jeep Gladiator Hercules specs, the first thing that comes to mind is the engine. The testing model has been spotted one of the first details you can notice is that the hood cover features a pretty big hump. This clearly indicates that the test model comes with a hood scoop, which means there’s a turbocharger under the hood.

This leads us to FCA’s new engine, which will feature six cylinders and a turbocharger. The new inline-six is expected to debut soon and the latest reports suggest multiple output versions. The most powerful one will be good for about 525 horsepower. That’s exactly what we expect from the 2021 Jeep Gladiator Hercules, to come with an engine that will push this chassis to its limits.

At this point, we are still waiting to hear something from the officials on this matter.

2021 Jeep Gladiator Hercules Design

As we’ve just mentioned, the testing model has been spotted on the road. However, it doesn’t show too much, as it still wears a complete camouflage. Still, we can clearly see new 6-spoke, heavy-duty wheels, which measure 17 inches in diameter. We presume that the production version would come with some pretty serious tires, maybe even more extreme compared to the Rubicon trim. The whole 2021 Jeep Gladiator Hercules should be a step up over the Rubicon model, though it seems really hard to outshine this version in terms of mechanical upgrades. It already comes with goodies like front and rear locking differentials, a sway bar, rock rails, skid plates, 33-inch off-road tires and similar things. The 2021 Jeep Gladiator Hercules should come with even more extreme suspension setup, with higher ground clearance and more travel.

2021 Jeep Gladiator Hercules

Styling and Interior Design

Of course, we have no doubt that the 2021 Jeep Gladiator Hercules will come with loads of new styling details that will emphasize the model’s hi-performance character. From the outside, we count on revisions on bumpers, new wheels and similar upgrades. Exclusive colors and graphics are also expected, while we count on familiar features like removable top and doors, and similar things.

On the inside, a couple of interesting upgrades are expected as well. Some of the first things that come to mind are new seats, while exclusive color schemes are an option as well. of course, we also count on loads of standard equipment, including lots of latest tech goodies.

Jeep Rubicon
Gladiator Rubicon

2021 Jeep Gladiator Hercules Release Date and Price

Although the company is still quiet on this matter, we presume that the 2021 Jeep Gladiator Hercules will hit the market by the end of the year. It’s still early to talk about the price but some sources suggest a sum between 55.000 and 60.000 dollars.

No 2-Door Version For the Next Year

One of the most anticipated things for the next year was the introduction of a single cab model. However, we are pretty sure this won’t happen. The 2021 Jeep Gladiator will carry on with the same layout, with familiar crew cab design.  Other than the new Hercules, we will hardly see bigger updates for the next year. This truck will carry on in the same way, with familiar design characteristics and features. Of course, additions to the list of standard equipment are always possible, but we don’t expect too much in this aspect either.

The same thing goes for the engine lineup. The standard Gladiator will carry on with two familiar powertrain options. Of course, there is a well-known 3.6-liter gasoline V6 that puts out around 285 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque. It comes standard with a six-speed manual, though an automatic transmission is in the offer as well. With this engine, you may count on respectable 7.500 pounds of max towing capacity. The recently introduced turbodiesel will be available too.



Timothy has been an FCA enthusiast way before the two major companies merged. With an innate passion for muscle cars from the golden era, Ram trucks and anything that has a huge engine under the hood, it’s not hard to presume that Timothy is a true motorhead. On the other side, classic Italian sports cars have always had a special place in his heart, as a sense of style and sophistication is an integral part of his persona. For Timothy, FCA is a perfect match.

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