The 2020 Jeep Gladiator is now up on Jeep’s site, ready to be configured. There is still no pricing, but the building tool is available. The Gladiator models available in the configuration tool are Sport, Sport S, Overland and Rubicon. The only engine currently being offered is the Pentastar V6. With tops, the dual top package is available, giving the buyer both the three-piece hardtop and a soft top. The Hardtop is available in both black and matching body color. The Gladiator will provide classic Jeep open-air freedom with fold down windshield and removable doors.
The Sport will have Best-in-Class Towing and Payload, with towing at 7,650 pounds and payload at 1,600 pounds. It will have a durable steel bed with Easy Lower Three-Position tailgate. The Sport earns the Trail-rated capability with Heavy Duty Dana 44 axles and the Command-Trac 4×4 system. Jeep is adding lockable rear seat storage. Auxiliary switches will be an option, which started with the new Jeep Wrangler JL model. This will give buyers a convenient way to add any lighting or aftermarket products. The wheels will be 17 inch Black Steel.
The Sport S adds 17 inch Tech Aluminum wheels, convenience package with remote start, power windows, power heated mirrors, power door and tailgate locks along with keyless entry. It upgrades the infotainment center to a 7-inch touchscreen 4C Nav Uconnect Infotainment center adding Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support. Also, there will be an industry-exclusive removable Bluetooth wireless speaker. Buyers can add an optional 115-Volt power outlet in the truck bed.
The Overland, much like the Jeep Wrangler Sahara, adds leather, upgrades the wheels to 18 inch Granite Crystal Aluminum, introduces side steps and body color fenders. Buyers can add the LED lighting along with adaptive cruise control, collision warning and active braking assist. The infotainment center also is upgraded to the 8.4 inch Uconnect system.
The Rubicon will come with the Rock-Trac 4×4 system with up to 84:1 crawl ratio. The Dana 44 axles are lockable front and rear, paired with Fox shocks and fender flares supporting the 33-inch tires. It will have electronically disconnecting sway bar links. The hood is Rubicon-specific, and the cab and bed have steel rails. With the LED light group, buyers have the option for the “TrailCam”. The forward facing “TrailCam” will help in Off-road navigation.
There is no official date on the release of pricing. Everyone in the industry, plus buyers are waiting to see how Jeep prices the Gladiator.
Written by: Andee Oehm
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