The 2020 Jeep Gladiator gives Jeep lovers an intriguing new option to consider. The mid-size truck has increased capabilities. It is the only pickup truck with removable doors and a roof.
What's New in the 2020 Jeep Gladiator
The 2020 Jeep Gladiator produces 285 horsepower and 26 lb.-ft of torque. Powered by a 3.6-litre V6, the six-speed manual transmission is standard. The eight-speed automatic is also available.
All trims of the new Gladiator get equipped with a four-wheel drive. The Rock-Trac 4x4 system or Command-Trac offers impressive off-road capabilities. The wading depth and ground clearance have got enhanced in the new model. The wading depth of 30 inches and a ground clearance of 11.6 inches make the Gladiator an ideal choice for off-road adventures. The new Gladiator is 31 inches longer than the former model.
Jeep Gladiator Trims
Trim Engine Transmission Drivetrain Price
Sport 3.6L V6 6-Speed Manual Four-Wheel Drive $33,545
Sport S 3.6L V6 6-Speed Manual Four-Wheel Drive $33,545
Altitude 3.6L V6 8-Speed Automatic Four-Wheel Drive $33,545
North Edition 3.6L V6 8-Speed Automatic Four-Wheel Drive $40,395
Overland 3.6L V6 6-Speed Manual Four-Wheel Drive $40,395
A large cargo bed is a new addition to the 2020 Gladiator model. The seven-slot grille and rounded headlights at the front are a pure delight. The fender flares add to the rugged appearance of the Jeep. The back has rectangular shaped taillights.
You can choose to remove the roof and doors of the Jeep. All trims have LED reflector headlamps and fog lamps. The base trim model has 17-inch steel wheels. The other trims get equipped with 17- and 18-inch alloy wheels. Altitude trim has unique gloss-black 20-inch alloy wheels. The other standard feature is a Sunrider folding soft-top. The three-piece hardtop is optional.
The Gladiator is around 218 inches in length. It is one of the lengthiest pickup truck. It is available in one body size and four doors. The other vital dimensions include a height of 76.1 inches, a width of 73.8 inches and a wheelbase of 137.3 inches. With the tailgate closed, the box length is 60.3 inches. The distance between the wheelhouses is 44.8 inches.
You can order the 2020 Gladiator in any one of the 11 colours. The bold shades include the Punk's Metallic, Hydro Blue, and Firecracker Red. The other shades you choose include Gobi, Sting-Gray, Gator, Billet Silver Metallic, Granite Crystal Metallic, Bright White, and Black. Most of the colours will not cost you anything. You might have to pay $245 if you opt for Hydro Blue, Billet Silver Metallic, and Granite Crystal Metallic.
Engine and Transmission, Performance
The 3.6 Liter V6 that powers the Gladiator is the only engine available. The automatic version reaches 60 mph in 7.2 seconds. The engine produces 285 horsepower and 26 lb.-ft of torque.
The most impressive performance is towing capacity. The pickup truck tow capacity is 7,650 lbs. The pickup Jeep provides good acceleration.
The gas mileage is 17 mpg in the city, 22 mpg on the highway and 19 mpg combined with the automatic transmission. With the manual gearbox, the mileage is 16 mpg on the city, 23 mpg on the highway and 19 mpg combined.
The interiors provide plenty of space in both rows. Manually adjustable side mirrors and manual windows give it a rugged look. The focus is more on capability instead of a luxury.
The other features include remote keyless entry and dual-zone automatic climate control. All trim versions have a shift on the fly transfer case and trailer sway control. A hill start assist and backup camera are also available on every trim.
Adaptive cruise control, rear park assists, and blind-spot monitoring are optional. Leather upholstery is optional, but it gives a good luxurious feel.
All trim versions of the 2020 Gladiator feature seating for five passengers. There is storage space in the second row. The front seat occupants get 41.2 inches of legroom and 42.8 of headroom.
In the rear seat, the occupants get 38.3 inches of legroom and 42.8 of headroom. You can altogether remove the roof panels. You can also remove the back seats of the Jeep to reveal hidden storage.
Trunk and Cargo Space
The 2020 Gladiator has a five-foot cargo bed space. The low bed rails make it easy to load and unload cargo. The three-position tailgate, when closed, helps increase the box length to 60.3 inches. A centre console armrest is available in all trims.
The Cargo lighting feature is standard. Spray in bed liner, and roll-up tonneau covers are also available. The most payload that the pickup truck can carry is 1,700 lbs. There are many interior storage compartments available. It will help store small cargo items.
The Sport trim gets equipped with many unique features. It includes cruise control, telescoping steering column, six-way manually adjustable driver's seat, push-button ignition, fog lamps, halogen headlamps, rear ventilation ducts, and single-zone air conditioning.
The 2020 Gladiator gets equipped with front and rear airbags, tire pressure monitoring, hill start assists, and a rearview camera. The expensive trim features include power heated mirrors, front and rear power windows, and dual-zone climate control.
The Sport, Sport S, and Altitude trim models have a standard 5-inch U connect system. The U Connect system has a USB, SD card slot, and auxiliary ports connected to eight speakers. The base Sport model has two USB outlets. It has a 12-volt port. The Bluetooth speaker is optional and can get placed behind the rear seats.
There are four airbags. Two are there in the front and two in the side to offer protection from a collision. Hill-start assists, electronic stability control, tire pressure monitoring, and rearview mirror are standard safety features.
The 2020 Gladiator enables you to get ready for your next adventure. From payload capacity to skid plates, the different trim models will help change your expectations and perspective. The trial friendly Jeep is a mighty off-road warrior. The roomy pickup truck offers a slew of features that enhance the performance and gives you the comfort you always desired.