Here are the official details.
What was a nearly confirmed rumor last month is official: The 2022 Jeep Gladiator can now be ordered with insanely cool half doors for an "enhanced driving experience." The off-road brand has only released one image of the truck equipped with this feature. Jeep says these Mopar-supplied doors have been engineered, tested, and are backed by the factory, meaning they're included as part of the warranty.
The lightweight, high-strength aluminum units, which are part of the Dual-Door Group option package, feature lower window ledges that are said to improve visibility while driving on- and off-road.
The Jeep Wrangler has been offered with these same doors since last winter and, so far, we haven't heard any complaints. All Gladiator trims can get them through the Mopar Custom Shop. They match the body color and can be stored within the truck itself. What's more, they're designed to work seamlessly with features like power mirrors, blind-spot detection, passive and non-passive entry handles, and power locks.
Switching from full doors to half doors is extremely easy and takes only a few minutes. They utilize the same hinge locations and wiring connections as the full-size units and require zero tools. Another reassuring design feature are the upper-window assemblies.
These things offer a weather-tight seal and have zippered plastic windows for fast and easy removal. In fact, the assemblies are offered in two materials: base vinyl or a more premium acrylic. Both match the soft-top in color. The base half-doors with the vinyl window assemblies cost $4,590 and the upgraded units run for just $400 more.
"Open-air freedom is a hallmark of the Jeep brand," said Jeep vice president Jim Morrison. "Following our introduction of new half doors for Jeep Wrangler earlier this year, we are now giving passionate Gladiator owners an opportunity to let even more of the outside in." Sales should begin any day now if they haven't already.