What is the Jeep Gladiator?

January 31st, 2019 by

2020 Jeep Gladiator
The all-new 2020 Jeep Gladiator combines the legendary off-road capabilities of the classic Jeep Wrangler with the towing power and capacities of a mid-size pickup. Drivers who choose the Gladiator will enjoy best-in-class towing power, best-in-class payload capacity, and the ability to depart from the beaten path whenever the mood takes hold. It’s the only open-air pickup truck in the industry, and drivers from Midwest City to Del City have been quick to take notice.

A New Jeep Truck Arrives at Last

The original Jeep Gladiator truck ran from 1962 to 1988, and for 2020, and Jeep has revived the name for a new truck platform based on the Wrangler. There was also the Jeep Comanche, which was in production from 1986 to 1992 — but since that model went into retirement, there hasn’t been a Jeep pickup available to drivers in the Chandler region!

Although the main body and drivetrain of this pickup was developed from the Wrangler, the Gladiator truck adds a 5-foot truck bed, an available roll-up tonneau cover, an available 115-volt in-bed power outlet, and a three-position tailgate for easy cargo loading. Drivers will have four Jeep Gladiator trim levels to choose from:

  • Sport
  • Sport S
  • Overland
  • Rubicon

2020 Jeep Gladiator Towing Capacity

As we noted above, the Jeep Wrangler offers best-in-class towing capacity and best-in-class payload ratings compared to other vehicles in the mid-size 4×4 crew cab segment. When properly equipped, the Gladiator’s capabilities distinguish it from all competitors:

  • Maximum Towing Capacity: 7,650 pounds
  • Maximum Payload Capacity: 1,600 pounds

2020 Jeep Gladiator Performance

The only 2020 Jeep Gladiator engine option that will be offered at launch is a 3.6L Pentastar V6 that can generate 285 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque. However, drivers who plan to do a lot of heavy lifting should note that Jeep has plans to offer a 3.0L V6 EcoDiesel engine that will produce 260 hp and 442 lb-ft of torque.

No matter which you end up equipping in your Jeep Gladiator, you’ll enjoy Trail Rated® 4×4 Capability thanks to the following array of standard and available performance features:

  • Heavy-Duty Dana 44 Axles
  • High and Low Range 4×4 System
  • FOX Shocks
  • 17-inch tech silver aluminum wheels on Sport S
  • 33-inch all-terrain tires on Rubicon
  • Available Adaptive Cruise Control and Forward Collision Warning
  • Electronic Disconnecting Front Sway Bar
  • Tru-Lok Electronic Locking Front and Rear differentials
  • Exclusive TrailCam Off-Road Camera mounted on the Jeep Gladiator grille
  • High-Clearance Fender Flares offering 11.1 inches of ground clearance on Rubicon

The 2020 Jeep Gladiator is Coming Soon!

When is the Jeep Gladiator coming out? The 2020 Jeep Gladiator will arrive at AutoMax Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram in the not-so-distant future, in the second quarter of 2019, so keep an eye on our Jeep Gladiator lease deals and special offers.

Once it’s on our lot, we’re sure that you’ll be eager to see how it handles the roads of Crossroads and Shawnee. Behind the wheel, you’ll be able to enjoy unique Jeep Gladiator interior features like a largest-in-class 8.4-Inch touchscreen, available Uconnect® 4C NAV, and an exclusive removable Bluetooth wireless speaker. Reach out to our team today or test drive the new 2019 Jeep Wrangler to get a better sense of what sets this pickup apart.

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