While the casual driver thinks off-road is, well, off the road, those who are serious about the pastime know that having the right horse for the right course is critical to their success, fun, and, in extreme cases, their survival. A vehicle that is perfectly fitted out for rock-crawling might not have the right stuff when it comes to high-speed capability over desert sand.
And that’s why Jeep has introduced the Gladiator Mojave. This pickup is the first Jeep vehicle designed to traverse desert terrain at elevated speeds, and it is the first vehicle to be emblazoned with Jeep’s Desert Rated badge, signifying what it brings to the table. The logical outgrowth of Jeep’s well-known and well-respected Trail Rated designation, the Desert Rated badge indicates that the Gladiator Mojave has been engineered and equipped with the powertrain, frame, suspension, and tires that will get the job done in the sand and grit of the desert. Every Desert Rated Jeep vehicle has been put to the test in five critical categories: ride control and stability, traction, ground clearance, maneuverability, and desert prowess.