2020 Jeep Gladiator Specs and Release Date – Jeep Wrangler fans have been clamoring for a truck version for years. Our last Test of a Jeep truck was in the 1980 when the Jeep Scrambler was sold for a short time. The after-sales conversion kits have made a good deal in the meantime. But after the redesigned Jeep Wrangler debuted last year, the Internet rumor factory began to leak that a factory-manufactured Wrangler truck would soon come. Jeep had tight lips, but then began to appear spy photos with the unmistakable disguise-proof form of a Wrangler truck.
2020 Jeep Gladiator Specs and Release Date
Today the long wait is finally over. Here at the Los Angeles Motor Show, Jeep just pulled the wrapper out of the Wrangler truck we’ve all been anticipating. The thing is, they’ve gone and called it the 2020 Jeep Gladiator instead. The name change suggests the substantial capacity of this new truck. After all, the old Jeep Scrambler wasn’t really that easy to pick up when it came to that, but the Jeep Gladiator is a full size medium pickup. It can tow up to 7.650 lbs of trailer or bag up to 1.600 lbs of payload. And it goes without saying that the Gladiator should be able to eat the competition for lunch when it comes to the ability off the road.
What is the Jeep gladiator? The short answer “a Jeep Wrangler ” is pretty accurate. The Gladiator comes in a single configuration: 4×4 Crew cabin with a short bed. The front half of the so-called JT pill is virtually identical to the new four-door JL Wrangler. And that uniformity extends to the back doors and the position of the rear seats in relation to the fronts. The board, the distribution equipment and the three-fourth front parts of the interior are indistinguishable, and the same can be said for much of the front metal plate.
All 2020 gladiators will be powered by the familiar Wrangler 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine that generates 285 horsepower and 260 lb/ft of torque. The 2.0-liter ETorque turbocharged engine will not be offered, but a 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6 that produces a monstrous torque of 442 lb-ft is ready by the end of next year. Like the Wrangler, a six-speed manual is standard and an eight-speed automatic is optional. As for diesel, automatic will be the only option when it finally arrives.
There are four family equipment configurations: sport, Sport S, Overland and Rubicon. Overland takes the place of the Sahara, but it’s more or less the same. Like the Wrangler, you can choose between a collapsible soft ceiling or a three-piece rigid ceiling with Freedom panels. Both upper parts can be completely removed, as are the four doors, and the front windshield can be folded flat on the bonnet.
2020 Jeep Gladiator Strength and Honor
The front end of the Gladiator can be very familiar, but turn and you will see a back half that is completely new. The cockpit and the back window have been walled, and behind that is a five-foot-long truck. The lower parts of the rear seats open upward to reveal the storage compartments, or you can fold the backs to create a flat, albeit somewhat elevated, load surface.
The spare tire is not visible because it hangs under the rails of the frame, as in other trucks, leaving room for a high-strength steel bed with all the functions that is ready to do the things right of the truck. There are two large and swivel D-ring moorings on the front, a pair of fixed on the back and a 120 volt outlet in a rear corner. A well-integrated mobile taco system is available for the front and sides, and the cushioned tailgate has an intermediate opening position that aligns with the fender covers to support the plywood sheets in flat form.
The frame has been lengthened and reinforced to make it all work. Extra strength helps the gladiator achieve what Jeep says are class-leading towing and payload ratings of 7.650 pounds and 1.600 pounds, respectively. The class in question is the very disputed 4×4 division of the crew cab to petrol. But it is worth mentioning that the next Ranger and even the Tacoma can be configured to support more payload in certain extended cab configurations and 4×2 that are not part of the Gladiator lineup.
As for the additional frame length, that’s what it takes to mount a fully functional 5-foot bed behind the seating package defined by the interior dimensions of the Wrangler. Therefore, the wheelbase of the Gladiator is 19 inches longer than that of the four-door Wrangler. At first glance, that doesn’t sound unreasonable. But the fact is that the wheelbase of 137.3 inches is between 9 and 12 inches longer than the similar versions of Cabin short cabin crew of Colorado, Ranger and Tacoma. The very short front overhang of the gladiator compensates for this somehow in terms of the garageable total length, but it is still nearly 6 inches longer from the stem to the stern than a similar Tacoma.
2020 Jeep Gladiator Price and release date
The Jeep Gladiator pickup truck is ready to go on sale sometime in the spring of 2019, and our first chance to drive one will probably coincide with the Easter Jeep Safari in Moab. But Jeep is not yet ready to share prices. Because of its large size and additional parts involved, the Gladiator can only be more expensive than a four-door Wrangler Unlimited. One of them costs $33.040 in the Sport version and $43.040 in the Rubicon form without options and a manual transmission. It’s hard to guess how much more expensive the gladiator will be, but it’s easy to imagine a price of at least $4.000 or more. That would make the initial price of a 2020 Jeep Gladiator approximately $37.000.
The conclusion is that the Jeep Gladiator is a formidable-looking truck, a legendary brand that faces the local medium-sized trucks. We thought things were warming up with the imminent return of the long-awaited Ford Ranger, but the arrival of a real Jeep truck will surely alter the status quo. It’s a good time to be a medium-sized truck buyer.
In particular, we chose the Jeep Gladiator Rubicon of 2020 as one of Edmunds’s best all-terrain trucks for this year.