The Gladiator is the model name of a useful pickup truck from Jeep that stands out from the crowd of its own segment because of multiple reasons, like combining the best of both the worlds of a pickup-truck with its utility factor and off-road prowess of an SUV.
The new 2020 edition of the Jeep Gladiator is now making rounds in the market of pickup trucks because of its exceptionally good off-roading capability, while its dynamic pickup bed options make it a popular truck model for serving almost every business need. This is what a proud seller of one of the most famous New Buffalo Jeep dealer conveyed to us.
Trims and Features for the 2020 Year Lineup
For the year 2020, Jeep has dressed up the Gladiator series in three uniquely equipped trim levels namely the Sport at the base which comes with low-frills, the Overland that has vibrant energy in store, and the Rubicon that can boast of an unmatched off-road capability. All the three trims share the same standard powerline that includes a 285-horsepower making V-6 engine of 3.6-liter capacity but has given them the variety to be paired to either an 8-speed automatic transmission or a 6-speed manual one. Four-wheel drive in all these trims can be availed only as a part time engagement.
With these power option loaded under its hood, the 2020 Jeep Gladiator becomes capable of towing up to 7,650 pounds. But sources say, that a 3.0-liter turbodiesel V-6 engine is on its way to be seen at the end of the year 2020, but the 2.0-liter turbo-4 engine will take its leave from the lineup for now.
The 2020 model year edition of the Jeep Gladiator is now almost a new vehicle with several advancements done on its major parts.
It starts with the exterior styling itself, where now you get to see the grill slots being slightly widened than its earlier models to improve the engine cooling. The next change your eyes can recognize in the windshield that now folds flat against its hood while its fabric soft top or the composite hard top agree to drop down both partially and fully.
Right now the four-door cab model of the 2020 Jeep Gladiator can accommodate a 5-foot steel bed that also comes with a tailgate with a flopping down feature. The current wheelbase of all the 2020 Jeep Gladiator model is about 19 inches longer with an additional 12 inches of solid frame holding the rear wheels. Measuring from bumper to bumper, the 2020 Jeep Gladiator measures 218 inches which is half-an inch longer than its rival models that come with 5-foot beds.
When we drove the 2020 Jeep Gladiator for a test at the Jeep dealer near New Buffalo, it proved its mettle as a hugely capable truck with high ground clearance that gets its strength from its rock solid axles. If you choose the top of the range Rubicon models it will do even better with the newly installed 33-inch all-terrain tires, while features like taller springs, Fox monotube shocks, sway bars locking front and rear differentials will keep it move with ease even through severely off-road surfaces.