How the 2020 Jeep Gladiator is Changing the Truck Game
Like the gladiators of old, the 2020 Jeep Gladiator is entering the arena and conquering all that come before it. The all-new 2020 Jeep Gladiator looks unmistakably like a Jeep, but somehow has morphed into a truck too.
Jeep has designed the Gladiator from the ground up to be a pickup truck you’ll want to drive. Pair that with Jeep’s world-renowned four-wheel drive capability and you have the Gladiator. Here’s a look at what this truck is doing to change the pickup truck game.
This is the first and only pickup truck ever to be Trail-Rated, and with good reason. With standard heavy-duty Dana 44 axles, skidplates, and tow hooks, the Gladiator passed a series of rugged off-road tests to prove it can withstand and conquer the most difficult conditions.
Traction is always important and Jeep’s patented four-wheel drive system delivers power to the wheel that needs it most, which means you keep moving forward. The Trail-Rated Gladiator uses a high air intake system with specialized water sealing to get you through water as deep as 30 inches.
The Gladiator makes use of its optimized wheel base design and precision steering to get through those tight turns on the trail. And when that trail gets uneven, Jeep’s increased articulation helps keep all four tires on the ground, keeping you stable and engaged. With 11.1 inches of ground clearance, this truck can conquer logs and rocks other vehicles cannot.
The 2020 Jeep Gladiator comes standard with a 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine that puts out 285 horsepower and 260 pound-feet torque. It also has Jeep’s Engine Stop-Start Technology for maximum efficiency. It is rated best-in-class for its towing capability of up to 7,650-pounds. Pair this with the Gladiator’s best-in-class payload of 1,600-pounds and you have yourself a workhorse of a truck that can go just about anywhere.
Climb inside the 2020 Jeep Gladiator and you feel like Caesar on his throne. A heated steering wheel, plus heated and ventilated leather-trimmed seats are available, for the ultimate in comfort while driving to work or to the local fishing hole. The wrapped dashboard with highlighted stitching is loaded with soft-touch surfaces, combine this with platinum bezels, knobs, and handles to give you the look and feel of comfortable sophistication.
Jeep knows the Gladiator must sometimes go on the actual road. Jeep also knows the roads can be as dangerous as the trails. That’s why they include a suite of available safety features to keep you out of harm’s way.
Available blind-spot monitoring, adaptive cruise control with full stop, forward collision warning with active braking, and rear cross path detection systems are designed to help keep you safe while navigating the streets anywhere.
The Gladiator also has Jeep’s ParkSense rear park assist system, and Parkview rear back-up camera to help get the Gladiator into parking spots with ease.
So the next time you think you really want a Jeep, but need a truck, now you know you can have both. Come test drive one today and see how well the Gladiator can conquer your life. Your chariot awaits!