Did Jeep Ever Make a Pickup Truck?

Jeep is well known for its off-road capabilities, comfortable yet rugged design and its classic 4×4 style. But did you know that Jeep has also dabbled in the pickup truck market?

Well, it’s true! Jeep has made a few pickups in the past, but they have all been relatively short-lived.

The first was the Jeep Gladiator, produced from 1962 to 1988. It was initially designed for commercial usage and was equipped with a powerful V8 engine, which made it popular with those who needed a reliable work vehicle. The Gladiator was also offered in a variety of body styles, including an extended cab and even an open-bed version.

The next attempt at a pickup truck from Jeep came in 1992 with the introduction of the Comanche. This model featured a unibody design and offered three different engines: an inline-four, inline-six and V6. Unfortunately, the Comanche only stayed on the market until 1992 due to slow sales.

After that, there were rumors of another pickup truck from Jeep coming out in 2002 called the Scrambler – but these rumors never materialized into anything tangible. Instead, Jeep decided to focus on its SUV models such as the Grand Cherokee and Wrangler. And so far that strategy appears to be paying off as both models are immensely popular among consumers today.

So while it’s true that Jeep has experimented with pickup trucks in the past, none of them have been particularly successful or long-lasting. So when it comes down to it – did Jeep ever make a pickup truck?

The answer is yes – but they were short-lived and not particularly successful.


In conclusion, yes – Jeep did make a pickup truck in the past but it was short-lived and not very successful. The Jeep Gladiator was available from 1962 until 1988 while the Comanche only saw production between 1992 and 2001 before being discontinued due to low sales figures. After that there were rumors of another model called the Scrambler but this never materialized into an actual product.

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Stephen Dunn