A new Jeep truck has emerged, called the Jeep Gladiator. Sharing a platform with the Wrangler, the Gladiator is the perfect off-road truck.
The Jeep brand has been around longer than most of us have been alive and one aspect of what we’ve loved about the vehicles of this brand from the beginning is the capability on the trails. We’ve loved the Jeep Wrangler for a long time and for the 2020 model year, the Wrangler has been used to create an excellent midsize truck called the Jeep Gladiator. This truck is powerful, strong, and extremely capable. If you’re looking for the vehicle that an offer you the ability to drive on rough terrain and take a load with you, the Gladiator is the right one for you.
The Feeling You Want from Jeep
The Jeep Wrangler platform has always been admirable but has taken a beating when it comes to performance on the road. The newest platform changes that for the Wrangler and is even better in the Gladiator. When you’re looking for a midsize truck, you don’t have to look at the 2020 Jeep Gladiator as simply an off-road machine. This truck is solid on the roads and gives you the driving experience you want from a midsize truck that you ask to do truck stuff when you need it to.
Legitimate Truck Chops in the Jeep Gladiator
If all Jeep did was slap a bed on the back of a Wrangler, you wouldn’t feel that the result was worth mentioning. Instead, the FCA team employed some of the Ram truck expertise into the Jeep Gladiator to make it more capable and allow it to function more like a truck. The influence you’ll see includes a rear suspension from the Ram family and the package of items that make up the Jeep Gladiator allows it to tow up to 7,650 pounds which is a lot more than the Wrangler.
What Features Will You Find?
The Standard Area is Pretty Impressive
The standard model of the 2020 Jeep Gladiator is the Sport trim which offers you trailer-sway control, in-bed cargo lighting, LED interior lighting, push-button starting, a five-inch display, cloth seats, a lockable rear bed, and behind-seat storage behind the passenger area. The Sport S trim adds power door and tailgate locks, power windows, remote keyless entry, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and illuminated sun visors. Choose the Overland model and you can have an anti-theft system, 18-inch wheels, all-terrain tires, dual-zone climate controls, a seven-inch display, and a 115-volt outlet in the center console.
A Few Options for You in the Jeep Gladiator
The first year for any vehicle often makes it difficult for a brand to give us a long list of options to choose from. The Jeep Gladiator has a standard Sunrider top, but you can opt for a Premium version of this top if you want. You can also choose the Freedom Top which is a modular three-piece hardtop with a rear defroster and a sliding rear window. You can also choose a body-colored hardtop, leather-trimmed seats, a hardtop headliner, a remote starter, and passive entry in the Gladiator.
The Power You’ve Known from Jeep
The 2020 Jeep Gladiator will initially only be offered with the 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine that makes 285 horsepower and 260 lb.-ft. of torque. This engine is attached to either a six-speed manual transmission to give you 17 city/22 hwy mpg or an eight-speed automatic transmission which allows you to have 16 city/23 hwy mpg. There will be a 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6 engine that will arrive later to offer more torque and give you the low-end grunt that you desire when driving a truck and allowing it to help you do truck stuff.
Choose this Jeep Gladiator Today
Do you want the capability of a midsize pickup truck blended with the off-road prowess of the Jeep Wrangler? If so, the new 2020 Jeep Gladiator will be the perfect truck for you to have the drive you’re looking for. Take the Gladiator out in the wilderness for some fun, pull a boat or trailer to the lake, and let this truck become the one that handles your daily commute with ease. The team at your nearby Jeep dealership will help you see how this truck can be the one that has the freedom built-in that you’re after.