2020 Jeep Gladiator
The 2020 Jeep® Gladiator was one we’ve all been waiting for. Now that’s it’s been released and hitting dealerships, let’s breakdown all the specs that make this midsize pickup truck so great.
Max. Towing Capacity
With only four trims (Sport, Sport S, Overland, and Rubicon), all trims get the same engine and standard six-speed manual transmission. Under the hood is a 3.6-liter V6 engine, optimized with variable valve timing for great performance, and electric start-stop to conserve fuel. Each trim has a fuel economy of 16 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway. An eight-speed automatic transmission is available to all trims.
Because this is a midsize pickup truck, and an off-road vehicle, every trim has some form of 4×4 system by Jeep. The Sport, Sport S, and Overland come with a Command-Trac part-time 4WD system. The 2020 Jeep Gladiator Rubicon comes with a 4:1 Rock-Trac heavy-duty part-time 4WD system for rock-crawling.
Towing capacity surprisingly varies. The 2020 Jeep Gladiator Sport and Sport S have a maximum towing capacity of 7650 pounds. The Overland trim is only capable of 6000 pounds. For the Rubicon, the number goes up to 7000 pounds for the maximum towing cap.
Based on the Jeep Wrangler, the 2020 Jeep Gladiator comes with a lot of style. Consumers get all the usual great features about the Wrangler, such as full doors or no doors; various roof options (no top, zipperless Sunrider soft top, and body color or Black Freedom hardtop), and a foldable windshield. Automatic headlamps can be found on all trims but the base (Sport), LED taillamps are optional on the Sport S, and cargo tie down loops in the truck bed comes standard across the lineup.
The rugged five-foot steel bed has the available option for a spray-in bedliner to keep it looking like new, and a versatile tailgate offers different ways to store cargo in the truck bed. Other options include a Trail Rail Cargo Management System, a tonneau cover, and a weatherproof power outlet. Then, ride on 17-inch or 18-inch wheels, available in various styles.
Inside, cloth upholstery the standard for the Sport and Sport S trims, whereas the Overland and Rubicon have the option of either Leather or Black Perforated Leather by Mopar. This is an available upgrade for the Sport and Sport S trims. Bucket seats are the standard seat type across the lineup, along with a two-way manual lumbar adjustable and manual six-way adjustable driver seat, a four-way adjustable front passenger seat, a rear 60/40 folding seat, reclining front seats, and child seat tether anchorage.
A rear sliding window is available on all trims. An LED Dome comes standard on all trims, but ambient LED interior lighting is only available on the Overland and Rubicon trims. In the rear seating is a safe and secure lockable storage unit and a removable bin. Select trims tome with heated front seats and a heated steering wheel, dual-zone automatic temperature control, and passive entry.
Standard on the 2020 Jeep Gladiator Sport and Sport S is a 5-inch touchscreen, whereas the Overland and Rubicon trims come with a 7-inch touchscreen (8.4-inch touchscreen available on Rubicon). An eight-speaker system is standard across the lineup, with an Alpine premium audio system available as an upgrade on all trims but the base, Sport. In addition, Apple CarPlay and Google Android Auto are standard on the Overland and Rubicon trims but is an available upgrade for the Sport S trim.
HD Radio is optional on the Overland and Rubicon trims, an integrated center stack radio is optional on the Sport S, standard on the Overland and Rubicon trims. Steering wheel-mounted audio controls are a lineup standard. Uconnect 3 comes standard on the 2020 Jeep Gladiator Sport and Sport S, with the Sport S able to upgrade to Uconnect 4 on a 7-inch touchscreen. This is the standard setup for the Overland and Rubicon, but they can upgrade to Uconnect 4C n an 8.4-inch touchscreen. All trims but the base, Sport, come with the option of a wireless Bluetooth speaker with a built-in docking station.
Safety Features and Warranty
Standard across the lineup are the following safety features: an advanced multistage front airbag system, supplemental front seat side airbags, stability, and traction control systems, trailer sway control, anti-lock 4-wheel disc HD brakes, electronic roll mitigation, hill start assist, keyless go, a Parkview rear back-up camera, and a Sentry Key theft deterrent system. Adaptive cruise control with forward collision warning is optional on the Sport S, Overland, and Rubicon trims. Only the 2020 Jeep Gladiator Rubicon comes with the option of blind-spot and cross-path detection and a ParkSense rear park-assist system. Select-speed control is available on the Sport and Sport S trims, and Tip Start is available across the lineup. Remote proximity keyless entry is available on the Overland and the Rubicon trims. Remote start is available on all trims but the base, Sport.
All Jeep vehicles are covered by a 3-year or 36,000-mile basic warranty, a 5-year or 100,000-mile limited powertrain warranty, roadside assistance for five years or 100,000 miles, and rust-through coverage for five years or 100,000 miles.