The 2020 Jeep Gladiator Revealed
The wait is over. The all-new 2020 Jeep Gladiator has officially been revealed! This truck is the most capable midsize truck of its kind, and it bursts around the corner with the well-known and well-loved Jeep heritage. This means that you know it is dependable, tough, and rugged. The Gladiator is instantly recognizable as a Jeep, and the unmatched capability further proves to everyone that this is a truck that will be with us for a while. There truly is no weak point to this truck, as it features best-in-class towing, best-in-class 4×4 payload, and multiple different configurations to give you the options that you’re looking for. If you’re looking for a truck that combines everything you love about a Jeep SUV with a pickup truck, then the answer is right in front of you. To learn more about what the Gladiator has to offer, keep reading down below!
What are the available powertrains?
The standard engine that powers the 2020 Gladiator has a long and storied history of powering Jeep vehicles. That engine is a Pentastar 3.6-liter V6, which can pump out up to 260 pound-feet of torque and 285 horsepower. You’ll also be getting ESS standard with this engine. The transmission that comes standard with this engine is a six-speed manual, while you can opt for an eight-speed automatic if that’s your preference. In 2020, Jeep will be offering a 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6, which can generate up to 442 pound-feet of torque and 260 horsepower. This engine comes standard with an eight-speed automatic transmission and handles the increased torque output perfectly. This diesel engine implements refined turbocharger technology, which helps to improve fuel economy, provide an enhanced combustion system, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
What are some of the off-roading capabilities?
With the name Jeep attached to it, you can already bet that the 2020 Gladiator is an off-roading master, and you’d be right. There are two legendary 4×4 systems that are available with this truck. The first of these is the Command-Trac 4×4 system, which comes standard with the Sport and Overland models. This system includes 3rd-generation Dana 44 front and rear axles and a 2-speed transfer case with a 2.72:1 low-range gear ratio. The other available 4×4 system comes with the Rubicon and is a Rock-Trac 4×4 system which comes with a 4.10 front and rear axle ratio, and heady-duty 3rd-generation Dana 44 front and rear axles. The Rubicon, therefore, has impressive articulation and total suspension travel, thanks to the segment-exclusive electronic sway-bar disconnect. You’ll also be getting a crawl ratio of 84.2:1. The Sport, Overland, and Rubicon models are all Trail Rated and have received the Trail Rated badge. This means they are capable of up to 30 inches of water fording, up to 1,600-pounds of payload capability, and up to 7,650 pounds of towing. As you can see, the real question is, what isn’t the Gladiator capable of when it comes to off-roading?
What technology will I find in the Gladiator?
The power and off-roading capabilities certainly speak for themselves in the Gladiator. This is a truck that demands to be taken seriously, while also offering the fun that you’re looking for. To further boost the Gladiator, Jeep has outfitted this truck with a long list of entertainment and safety features. For starters, there are three Uconnect systems available throughout the model lineup, including Uconnect 5-inch, 7-inch, and 8.4NAV. These systems include the all-important Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Each Uconnect system is the focal point of the interior, helping you with your music, navigation, and communication needs. Along with these features, there are also more than eighty available safety and security features. Some of these features include electronic stability control with electronic roll mitigation, adaptive cruise control, a standard ParkView rear backup camera, forward-facing off-road camera, rear cross path detection, and blind-spot monitoring.
The excitement and buzz surrounding the 2020 Jeep Gladiator is unparalleled, and all of that hype is worth it. This is a truck that combines everything you love about a Jeep SUV with truck features. As we wait for the Gladiator to come to dealerships, we hope you’ll check out the rest of our new Jeep inventory. Every Jeep is crafted with care, and while the wait may seem like forever–the Gladiator will be here in no time.