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The Jeep Gladiator Mojave has already started shipping.

Here in time to help Jeep fans make the most of summer 2020, the off-road brand's first-ever "Desert Rated" model, the Jeep Gladiator Mojave, has officially started landing on US dealer lots. The Mojave is essentially the high-speed, desert-running "yin" to the Gladiator Rubicon's rock-crawling "yang," not slotting above the Rubicon in the lineup, but instead carrying an identical starting MSRP, and giving would-be Ford F-150 Raptor buyers and Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 fans another sand-slinging, dune-climbing option.

It's frankly stunning that Jeep is able to offer the Gladiator Mojave at the same starting price as the Rubicon model, given what all you get.

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The Mojave's parts list includes specially tuned 2.5-inch external reservoir dampers made by Fox, Fox front hydraulic jounce bumpers, a one-inch suspension lift up front, and stronger axles. Even the frame has been reinforced - in case you were concerned with whether the Gladiator Mojave could indeed stand up to some abuse.

Despite all those modifications, the 2020 Jeep Gladiator Mojave carries a relatively affordable $43,875 starting MSRP - exactly identical to the Gladiator Rubicon's, and several thousand below the base MSRP of the range-topping High Altitude model. That said, the price tag will swell pretty readily as soon as you start piling on the options; load it up as far as it'll go and you're looking at a $64,025 MSRP before tax or destination.

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Given how US dealers tend to favor keeping highly optioned, high-priced examples in stock, we expect that a great number of the examples out there will have MSRPs closer to the top end of that price range. Nearly all are bound to have the $2,000 8-speed automatic transmission option, the $995 Cold Weather Group, and the $1,845 Premium Audio Group with 8.4-inch Uconnect infotainment screen.

The new Jeep Gladiator Mojave is just the first of what could be several "Desert Rated" models to come from FCA's rugged off-roader brand, and the iconic Jeep Wrangler is also expected to get the full Mojave treatment in the not-too-distant future.

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