The Jeep Brand Brings Back the Pickup With the New Gladiator

By Justin Cupler | December 26th, 2018

There has been a lot of rumbling about a potential Jeep Wrangler pickup in recent years, and now we have it… sort of. No, it doesn’t carry the name Wrangler Pickup, but its Wrangler-based design is unmistakable. Meet the 2020 Jeep Gladiator.

The 2020 Jeep Gladiator arrives with an unmistakable Wrangler front end, which is expected since it’s based on the new-generation Wrangler Unlimited. The 2020 Jeep Gladiator has all the off-road ruggedness one expects from the brand with its Command-Trac and Rock-Trac 4×4 systems, third-generation Dana 44 axles, Tru-Lock electric front- and rear-axle lockers, a Trac-Lok limited-slip differential, electronic sway-bar disconnect, and 33-inch off-road tires.

All these off-road goodies give it an insane crawl ratios of up to 84.2-to-1 to handle steep declines and trekking over rocks. It’s 11.1 inches of ground clearance and strategically placed components allow this pickup to travel through up to 30 inches of water without harming the powertrain or electronics. Off-road credentials aren’t all the first Jeep Brand pickup since 1992 has; it also has superior hauling abilities with its 7,650-pound towing and 1,600-pound payload capacities.

Under its hood, the 2020 Jeep Gladiator will initially come with a 285-horsepower 3.6-liter V-6 engine paired to a standard six-speed manual or optional eight-speed automatic transmission. In 2020, the Jeep Brand plans to add the thrifty 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6 that cranks out 260 horsepower and 442 pound-feet of torque. This engine will pair exclusively with an eight-speed automatic transmission.

Ruggedness and off-road capabilities are great, but commuters want a comfortable midsize pickup for their daily trek through the urban jungle to work. The 2020 Gladiator delivers this with its available keyless ignition, leather upholstery, high-end rear seat materials, 7-inch driver-information center, 7- or 8.4-inch infotainment screens, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, two USB ports, a 115-volt household outlet, and much more.

The 2020 Jeep Gladiator will show off its attention to occupants with over 80 advanced safety features. Some highlights include blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, a forward-facing off-road camera, a rearview camera with dynamic guidelines, adaptive cruise control, and more.

You can check out the Jeep Gladiator at  Garber Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM serving Saginaw, Michigan in late 2019. Keep an eye on our online inventory to be the first to know when the 2020 Gladiator is ready to tackle the streets and trails of Frankenmuth, Midland, and Bay City.

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