The introduction of the 2020 Jeep Gladiator gives midsize-truck shoppers an exciting option to consider. This 2020 Jeep Gladiator Review will help you decide if this is the right vehicle for you.
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2020 Jeep Gladiator Review
The Gladiator is a four-door Wrangler Unlimited with an extended wheelbase and a 5-foot cargo bed instead of the normal cargo area. This Wrangler DNA promises to give the Gladiator off-road performance that no other truck can match.
But besides off-road, there is plenty of towing and hauling capability. Some Gladiators can tow a class-leading 7,650 pounds. The cargo bed is only available in a 5-foot-long configuration, but it’s easy to access. Plus it has some great features such as a special tailgate position that enables you to haul 4-by-8-foot sheets of plywood.
A Rubicon version is available, just like on the Wrangler. It can come with features such as lockable front and rear differentials, standard 33-inch all-terrain tires, and a disconnectable front stabilizer bar. Being a jeep, it is also made for just cruising around town with the Gladiator’s removable top and doors. It’s the only convertible pickup on the market.
The Gladiator also comes equipped with some really impressive safety features.
- Collision Warning Plus
- Alerts the driver about an imminent forward collision. Can apply the brakes automatically if the driver doesn’t react in time.
- Blind-Spot Monitor w/Cross-Traffic Alert
- Warns the driver of other cars in the blind spot and approaching cars from out of the driver’s view while in reverse.
- Rear Parking Sensors
- Gives audio alerts when approaching objects from the rear, helping to minimize low-speed bumps in parking scenarios.
While a diesel-powered V-6 will arrive eventually currently only a gasoline version is available in the Gladiator.
The 2020 Gladiator lineup starts at just over $35,000.