I wonder where you could find a Jeep with a 5-foot bed, tie-down anchors and under-rail lighting? Plus, a frame that measures 30.6 inches longer than the current Wrangler JL four-door and has a 137.3-inch wheelbase? Well, you can’t find that anywhere until this spring because that is when the 2020 Jeep Gladiator mid-size pickup truck will be available. Oh yes, the long-awaited Jeep pickup truck is on the way.
The 2020 Jeep Gladiator offers serious towing and payload capacity without compromising any of the truck’s off-road capability. Rated to tow a maximum of 7650 pounds, the Toledo-built 2020 Gladiator Sport with the V-6 and eight-speed automatic turning 4.10:1 axles surpasses the 3500-pound towing capacity of the most capable Jeep Wrangler JL by more than two tons.
The 2020 Jeep Gladiator is not a Wrangler with a pickup bed. The Jeep Gladiator is a new vehicle. The Gladiator does pay homage to the Wrangler by keeping Wrangler-style rear doors instead of squaring them off. The 2020 Jeep Gladiator cabin does resemble the Wrangler with Sahara trim and true-to-form, the Jeep Gladiator is far from luxurious; it is rugged. The burly gear selector with a red trigger release and a classic Jeep image on top, the chrome-rimmed dash vents, and the “grippy” rubber knobs all tell you that this is not wine and cheese off-roading vehicle; it’s the real deal.
We have been expecting a modern interpretation of a Jeep pickup, but no one saw this coming. This is a fresh new vehicle that does the name Jeep proud. The 2020 Jeep Gladiator is available with a removable soft top, a black hard top, or a body-colored hard top, depending on the trim level. The soft top has a removable rear window, and the hard tops have a manual sliding rear window. These are the kinds of things that make this truck a Jeep. Plus, you can take the doors off. So, you can tell that this truck is not all uptight about going off road.
The Gladiator can be had with a choice of a 3.6-liter V6 or a 3.0-liter turbo diesel engine. The standard engine for the Gladiator is the gasoline-fueled V6, which produces 285 hp and 260 pound-feet of torque. A diesel engine will join the lineup in 2020, with 260 hp and 442 pound-feet of torque.
The new 2020 Jeep Gladiator will be available this spring at Chiefland Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Fiat. Call us at (352) 490-4969 should you have any questions or wish to schedule an appointment. Our website is available 24/7 at CheaperInChiefland.com.