Jeep unveils the all-new 2020 Jeep Gladiator Pickup! | McLarty Daniel CDJR of Bentonville

December 21st, 2018 by

It’s been sixteen years since the last Jeep vehicle with a truck bed last rolled off the assembly line and into a dealer showroom, but Jeep fans have kept the dream of a new Jeep pickup alive ever since.

They won’t have to wait much longer, it seems, with Jeep taking the wraps off one of their most anticipated projects in decades: the all-new 2020 Jeep Gladiator truck! Based on the mechanicals and styling of the legendary Jeep Wrangler — including the Wrangler’s removable top and doors(!) — the crew-cab Jeep Gladiator mixes great styling and unstoppable drivetrain components to create what Jeep promises will be the most capable mid-size pickup ever, including best-in-class towing capacity, on or off-road.

If you love the styling of the new 2019 Jeep Wrangler JL, the look of the 2020 Jeep Gladiator should have you stoked to get truckin’. The differences between Wrangler and Gladiator from the rear doors forward are subtle, with the Gladiator’s iconic seven-slot grille sporting slightly wider grille slots than Wrangler for increased airflow while towing, plus a gently swept back grill shell for improved aerodynamics.  

Out back is where the truck magic happens. Lopping off the standard 4-door Jeep Wrangler body tub and lift-off top just behind the rear doors, Jeep designers have installed a real-deal five-foot cargo bed. Gladiator’s frame is 19.4 inches longer than the four-door Wrangler to accommodate the box. With a 218 -inch wheelbase, the 2020 Jeep Gladiator is the longest vehicle in the Jeep lineup.

In addition to up to 30 inches of water fording capability, the 2020 Jeep Gladiator will offer maximum payload of 1,600 pounds, and best-in-class maximum towing of 7,650 pounds — over three and a half tons.

At the rear, rectangular, surface-mounted tail lamps should be familiar to Wrangler lovers, while the dampened tailgate with three individual stop points is all-new, as is under-bed lighting, an available AC power source, integrated high-strength tie downs, and an optional spray on bedliner. A full-size spare tire mounts under the bed just behind the rear axle, with the space able to accommodate up to a 35-inch tire.

It’s been almost two-decades since a true convertible pickup graced American streets (looking in your direction, Dodge Dakota convertible) but the 2020 Gladiator continues the Wrangler’s carefree, topless ways with removable Freedom Panels over the front seats that come off easily with the twist of a handle, and the ability to blow the whole roof off that sucker just by removing a few Torx bolts with the supplied wrench kit. The all-aluminum doors, shared with Jeep Wrangler, are similarly easy to remove with just a few bolts.

If the ease of a cloth convertible top is more your thing, the 2020 Jeep Gladiator has one of those available too: the premium Sunrider soft top, which folds easily, and can be opened partially or fully in minutes. In addition, you can remove four more bolts and fold down the windshield onto the hood, with the windshield frame and rear view mirror remaining in place and ready to provide protection and views of those you’re leaving in the dust.

Coolest of all for serious off-roaders, the 2020 Gladiator Rubicon can be equipped with all the bombproof off-road components that make the 2019 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon such an off-road beast, including the unstoppable Rock-Trac 4×4 system, third-gen Dana 44 axles with electronic swaybar disconnect, Tru-Lock electric front and rear axle lockers, a lifted stance, a 77.2-to-1 crawl ratio, and Rubicon’s more generous fender flares and 33-inch all-terrain tires, plus steel front and rear bumpers and skid plates.  

Standard power in the 2020 Jeep Gladiator is the reliable and efficient 3.6-liter Pentastar V6, with 285 horsepower and 260 lb.-ft. of torque on demand, backed by either a six-speed manual or optional eight-speed automatic. Coming in 2020 is the all-new 3.0-liter EcoDiesel engine, with a whopping 442-lb.-ft. of mud-hungry torque, 260 horsepower and a diesel’s legendarily fuel-stingy economy.

The 2020 Jeep Gladiator truck will be available in four trim levels: Sport, Sport S, Overland and Rubicon, with manufacturing soon to begin at the historic Jeep plant in Toledo, Ohio. Jeep says they will begin arriving in showrooms in the second quarter of 2019, just in time for summer!

Wanna buy a 2020 Jeep Gladiator in Bentonville? Of course you do! Just look at that thing! Well then, the next step is to stop by McLarty Daniel Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Bentonville and let our finance specialists get you pre-approved and on the list to take the keys to this incredible new Jeep the moment they roll off the transports. This one is going to be hot, and they’re going to go fast. So come in today and let us help you be the first kid on your block with the all-new 2020 Jeep Gladiator truck!


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