When a Jeep sports the Trail Rated Badge, we know that means that it has been tested and put through challenging obstacles in some of the toughest off-roading terrain to earn that badge. Now, Jeep has expanded their off-roading capabilities by adding another badge to it’s portfolio; The Desert Rated Badge, for Jeeps that are ready to tackle the harshest of desert and sand terrain. Just like the Rubicon is the pinnacle of Trail Rated Jeeps, the all-new Gladiator & Wrangler Mojave will be the top Desert Rated Jeep you can get!
The features that distinguish The Mojave are the bright orange trim inside and out. The front seats are upgraded to hold the driver and passenger in place, and they’re trimmed with orange accent stitching. A Steel Gray interior, meant to keep seats cool so that your seats do not cook in the sun.
Just like the Rubicon, Mojave is equipped with the only powertrain choice so far, the 3.6L Pentastar v-6 engine with 285 hp, and a standard 6-speed manual transmission, or an available 8-speed automatic transmission.
Other features proving the Desert Rated capability is the added Fox 2.5-inch internal bypass shocks, with front and rear shock reservoirs to keep them cool. Fox front hydraulic jounce bumpers are also fitted; they help provide additional damping for ripping through the desert. To make room for the suspension upgrades, the Gladiator's wheelbase has been lengthened by a half an inch and raised an inch in the front. Falken Wildpeak all-terrain tires are standard for the black 17-inch wheels, but the Mojave can be had with Wildpeak mud-terrain tires as well.
As on the Gladiator Rubicon, the Mojave is equipped with a forward-facing off-road camera. The Mojave's Off-Road Plus driving mode, which will make its debut later in the year, includes the ability to lock the rear axle while in 4H. That's something the Rubicon doesn't have.
If you’re one who craves the best off-roading experience, then look no further because the Mojave is designed for all your sandy beach fun and dune-bashing days!