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The brand new 2020 Jeep Gladiator, the most efficient off-road-capable midsize truck ever, builds on the continued tradition of strong, capable Jeep trucks with an unprecedented combination of powerful utility, classic Jeep design, outdoor freedom, innovative functionality and adaptability with best-in-class towing and 4x4 payload. This much anticipated, brand new Jeep Gladiator surpasses its midsize-truck capacity with its rugged, lightweight design, best-in-class 7,650 pounds of towing power, and outstanding 1,600-pound payload capacity. Continue reading to see how this incredible new truck can make even your biggest jobs incredibly easy.
Best-in-class towing and 4x4 payload
3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine
Eight-speed automatic transmission
80 available advanced safety features
Rear Cross Path detection
Adaptive Cruise Control
Fourth-generation Uconnect system
full-color LED instrument cluster
What are the design features of the Gladiator?
The interior has the look and feel that is familiar to drivers of the Jeep Wrangler JK generation, with the familiar center stack and console. The circle gauges and air vents make you nostalgic for the classic Jeeps of the past, which is a nice flourish if you’ve been a Jeep owner in the past. It’s comfortable inside, and has some plush leather-wrapped surfaces, but doesn’t feel like it’s going to become an issue if it gets muddy. There are some terrific storage places in the rear, located under and behind the seats. It has multiple seating arrangements, regular for passengers, stadium seating when seat when you put the cushions upright, and the backs lay flat as well. Behind the rear-right seat hides an optional wireless speaker which is a neat extra feature. As for the exterior, the Gladiator is designed with the classic Jeep style in mind, which should please fans. The base Gladiator Sport trim comes with innovative in-bed cargo lighting, 17-inch steel wheels, black one-piece fender flares, and the Sunrider folding soft-top with the sunroof. The Sport S trim adds 17-inch alloy wheels, automatic headlights and tinted windows.
What engines can I get for the Gladiator?
There’s a 5-link coil suspension system at both ends of the vehicle, both have different control setups, with dampers working hard to give you the smoothest possible ride. Though it may feel like a Ferrari, but Jeep continues to make the driving experience better and better. Highway driving feels free and easygoing without a ton of vibration. The available low torque on both systems is as good as you’ve come to expect from previous Jeep models. Under the hood, you can expect a single engine option is available for the Gladiator, a 3.6-liter V6 engine that makes 285 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque and is matched with a 6-speed manual transmission. An 8-speed automatic transmission is also available if you desire. Eventually there will also be a 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6 that makes 260 horsepower and 442 lb-ft of torque. The 8-speed automatic will be the diesel engine’s only transmission.
What safety features are standard?
Safety and security were of the utmost importance in the manufacturing of the 2020 Jeep Gladiator, which includes over 80 available active and passive safety and security features. The best features include Blind-spot Monitoring, Rear Cross Path detection, forward-facing off-road camera, standard ParkView rear backup camera with dynamic grid lines, Adaptive Cruise Control and electronic stability control (ESC) with electronic roll mitigation.
Final Thoughts on the 2020 Jeep Gladiator
The 2020 Jeep Gladiator is a brand new model. It’s not just a previous model with a truck bed slapped on the back, Jeep different variations of the excellent 2019 Ram 1500 to the mix, including the rear suspension, to give it legitimate truck chops. Combine this with the best-in-class towing power and the outstanding payload capacity and you will see that it’s the best entry-level midsize truck available but with a classic Jeep styling. It’s a great off road vehicle that can do heavy lifting, but also a smooth ride on road as well.