A Closer Look at the All-New 2020 Jeep Gladiator

You might have heard some of the buzz around a new Jeep brand pickup truck, which could leave you with some questions, and we are here to clear some of those up for you.

It is true that Jeep is going to release a mid-size pickup truck: the 2020 Jeep Gladiator. This isn't the first Jeep pickup that has been on the market, the last was the Jeep Comanche that was discontinued in 1992, but the new Gladiator brings all the capabilities and all-around excellence that you would expect from the brand.

The focus of the 2020 Jeep Gladiator is two-fold: capability - on and off road - and power. This focus proves to be a great combination, turning the 2020 Jeep Gladiator into a truck that can do it all, even going further than the focus by having a well-connected interior and options that no other vehicle offers.

The trims of the 2020 Jeep Gladiator include the Sport, Sport S, Overland, and Rubicon. The colors available at launch will be Bright White, Firecracker Red, Black, and Billet Silver Metallic, with options like Gobi, Punk'n Metallic, Sting-Gray, Hydro Blue, Gator, and Granite Crystal coming with later availability.

Your Performance Options

To be a top competitor in the mid-size pickup market, you will need to have an engine - or array of engines - that will be able to take on any job that a driver could be looking to take on. The 2020 Jeep Gladiator tackles this by including the proven and proud 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 that makes up to 285 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. This power is directed by either a six-speed manual or an eight-speed automatic, coming with one of the legendary 4x4 systems that Jeep models are known for.

The 2020 Jeep Gladiator allows you to enjoy the Command-Trac 4x4 system and the Rock-Trac 4x4 system on the Rubicon. The 2020 Gladiator Rubicon is going to be the off-roading master of trims, offering a heavy-duty third-generation Dana 44 front and rear axles with 4LO and Tru-Lok Locking differentials. Four skid plates and tow hooks add to the usability of your Jeep Gladiator.

There is still a second engine option for the 2020 Jeep Gladiator to come. It is likely to arrive in 2020, but there is a 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6 engine that will be available for you to choose in your 2020 Jeep Gladiator.

 

Capability

The 3.6-liter engine specializes in everything the 2020 Gladiator aims for: low-end torque for extreme off-roading and towing. This is just one of the things that helps this mid-size truck hit the best-in-class 4x4 towing rating of 7,650 pounds and the best-in-class 4x4 payload rating of 1,600 pounds. This could be considered its "on-road" capability although you might find it just as helpful when you are looking to go on your next adventure.

The Trail Rated badge for the Gladiator Sport, Overland and Rubicon trims mark them as some of the most exciting for off-road performance that you will find, able to have up to 30 inches of water fording, an approach angle of 43.6 degrees, breakover angle of 20.3 degrees, a 26-degree departure angle, and ground clearance of 11.1 inches. There isn't much that can stand between your 2020 Jeep Gladiator and the adventure that you want to go on.

A Body Like No Other

The look of the 2020 Jeep Gladiator is taken from the Wrangler and is blended with the usability of a pickup truck. It has an overall length of 218 inches and the wheelbase is 19.4 inches longer than the Wrangler 4-door. This all puts it in line with other compact trucks, but there are feature that help it stand out, including a removable top, fold-down windshield, and removable doors.

As the only open-air pickup on the market, you will be able to get the full enjoyment of the world around you. The five-foot cargo bed can hold up to 35.5 cubic feet of cargo space, not counting anything you want to stack over the bedwalls. You can include a variety of cargo management solutions, giving you plenty of areas to bungie cord your gear into.

 

What the Inside of the 2020 Gladiator Offers

The cabin of the 2020 Jeep Gladiator is equipped to meet the needs of your lifestyle. Being washable and coming with a removable drain plug to make sure you can keep the interior ready to bring you to work after a weekend of adventuring and exploring.

The driver's seat is your place to control everything you could need. There are many dials, toggles, and knobs, putting every setting and option all within reach, but there are many settings that are controlled through the Uconnect infotainment screens.

The standard screen is five inches, but you will have options to upgrade to a seven-inch or 8.4-inch screen. If you are looking at those bigger screens, you will also get Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, with navigation available on the 8.4-inch screen. You can also find an industry-exclusive removable Bluetooth® wireless speaker in the 2020 Jeep Gladiator.

More Than a Few Safety Features

While the focus is on power and capability, it doesn't mean this truck leaves out advanced safety features. Every adventure is better if you can take it confidently and the Gladiator offers over 80 advanced systems and security features to help you feel secure no matter where you go. Available features include Blind-Spot Monitoring, Rear Cross Path Detection, forward-facing off-road camera, Adaptive Cruise Control, and more.

Many trucks include some of these options, but the 2020 Gladiator offers a combination that you won't find elsewhere, making sure you will feel safe on the highway as well as when you are off-roading.

Keeping an Eye Out for the 2020 Jeep Gladiator Will be Worth it

The 2020 Jeep Gladiator is a truck like no other, not even the previous iterations of a Jeep pickup have offered anything close to what this truck is going to offer. There are already many different options available that drivers will love, and there are still more to come.

If you are looking for a mid-size pickup that will be fun, capable, and that will offer an experience that no other vehicle can, the 2020 Jeep Gladiator is going to be worth more than just a test drive for you.


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