2020 Jeep Gladiator Enters The Popular Mid-Size Pickup Truck Realm (222 Pics)

Less than two hours away from the 2020 Jeep Gladiator’s world debut at the LA Auto Show, we can bring you the full specs and new photos of the pickup truck.

We’ve already seen the first official photos of the Gladiator when the first specs also got leaked a couple of weeks ago. Now, however, we’ve got a lot more to see and read.

The Jeep Gladiator will offer four trim levels — Sport, Sport S, Overland and Rubicon. The latter will be the most off-road-focused and will feature aluminum-bodied 2-inch diameter Fox shocks, full-length sidebars, an additional bar for the bed area, and 33-inch mud-terrain Falken M/T tires with C load rating. The Gladiator Rubicon will also offer the option of steel bumpers.

11.1-inch ground clearance, 30-inch fording ability

The JT truck will ride on a 204-inch (5,181-mm) frame, making it 31 inches (787 mm) longer than the Wrangler Unlimited. The truck has a 137-inch (3,480) wheelbase, adding 19.4 inches (492 mm) to the four-door Wrangler’s wheelbase. The added length is necessary to accommodate the 5-foot (1,254-mm) steel bed.

Despite the massive footprint, the 2020 Gladiator will deliver an impressive off-road capability. In top Rubicon trim, it offers an 11.1-inch (282-mm) ground clearance, an approach angle of 43.6 degrees, breakover angle of 20.3 degrees, and departure angle of 26 degrees. It will also have 30-inch (762-mm) fording ability.

Compared to the Wrangler, it features bigger axles, brakes, wheels and a suspension with longer rear link arms set lower for better control and towing ability. As previously revealed, the 2020 Gladiator will have a 1,600-pound (725-kg) payload and a towing capacity of up to 7,650 lbs (3,470 kg).

V6 gasoline and diesel powertrains with six-speed manual or eight-speed auto transmissions

At launch, the 2020 Jeep Gladiator will offer a standard 3.6-liter V6 Pentastar engine rated at 285 hp and 260 lb-ft (352 Nm) of torque. The gasoline unit will be paired with a standard six-speed manual gearbox or an optional eight-speed automatic driving all four wheels.

A diesel option will arrive in 2020 but it will only be available with the automatic transmission. There are no details about that engine, but it is likely to be an improved version of the 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6 that also equips the Grand Cherokee and previous-generation Ram 1500. Said engine is expected to deliver 260 hp and 442 lb-ft (599 Nm) of torque.

The 2020 Gladiator will be the only convertible pickup truck on the market to offer a removable hardtop, a removable soft top or both. It’s also the only truck to offer a fold-down windshield.

Jeep says the bedsides are shorter and lower than on full-size trucks, for easier loading and unloading. The pickup’s tailgate will come with a halfway-down option as well.

The new truck will offer over 80 safety and convenience features, including an “Off Road +” button for driving on sand and rock crawling, a forward-facing camera, Off-Road Pages for the infotainment screen, and more.

* Story has been updated with the full official image gallery and videos

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  • ZYGIUS

    They need an option with striped rear bed ant extended safety bars, then it look like a buggy
    P.s.Those rear doors are just wrong…

  • Jay

    I’ll admit. I like it with all the doors and roof removed but I wish they didn’t cheap out on the rear doors.

    • europeon

      They didn’t. Read my other comment on this article.

      • Jay

        Sorry bud. The front door only has it to accommodate for the wheel well and arch. Its a carry over from the 2-door model. If it were for clearance than all Jeep models would have the same feature.

        • europeon

          What the hell are you talking about? *ALL* Wranglers have the same door design.
          And you clearly never offroaded.

          • Jay

            Exactly. The Gladiator have the doors from the Wrangler to save on costs from having its own doors. The 2 door model has the angle one the door due to the design not for opening the door while off roading. If it were a feature then like I said all Jeeps would have it and not just Wranglers.

          • europeon

            Yes, that actually IS the purpose. Look for the JL launch video, and you’ll see that they literally explain why the doors have that shape.

          • Jay

            So you’d need to open your rear doors to check for clearance when you’re driving from back there? I watched a video to and Mark Allen Stated the rear doors were like that because of the 4 door wrangler and they use the same doors to commonize them. In other words save some costs. So that may very well be true for the front doors but the rears go over the wheel arch like many other SUVs.

  • Christian

    what is the big fuzz about this car? Its just a “JEEp” with a load in the back..jezz

    • Jay

      That’s the big fuzz..

      • Christian

        do you remember 2008? Obama won? That was a big fuzz…not this or 2016

        • Jay

          You’re entitled to your opinion.

          • Christian

            Why do people keep telling me that… Even at my campus they sya that… Jezz

          • Paul

            If they keep telling you that maybe they’re on to something and you’re out of sync with all the others. lol.

          • Christian

            nah… They’re republicans.. You can’t trust “em.

      • Dr Bjorn K. Von Strangefingger

        I love everything about the rear doors! Nice job Jeep!

  • TheBelltower

    Looks like it’s the length of a city block.

  • lagunas3ca

    I love how the front left wheel is sitting on top of a boulder in picture 7 (photo gallery) to prevent it from bottoming out while driving over that hill.

    • HugoTheImpaler

      Even though you greatly exaggerated what is seen in the picture, those who actually drive off-road in such terrain know that is the preferred method of crossing such an obstacle.
      I suppose in the mall parking lot, one can just straddle the parking bumper

      • lagunas3ca

        Yes, as I would sure hope the preferred method for off-road drivers crossing such an obstacle would not be to bottom out. Do tell me more about the breakover angle.

      • Dr Bjorn K. Von Strangefingger

        Dude, sometimes those parking bumpers are big! (LOL)

  • cbATL

    If Jeep was smart, this should be the first in a complete lineup of Jeep trucks.

  • jc914

    The truck has a 137″ wheelbase, that’s 10″ longer than a taco.

  • Carmelo Van Cabboi

    Too cool! I need one in my life beside my Giulia

  • Toronado_II

    A two doors could be nice !

    • WELLO

      couldn’t agree more

    • IT BE BETTER PROPORTIONED.

  • Mr. EP9

    Although I know we will see more variants of the Gladiator; please let the next thing we hear from Jeep be related to the Grand Wagoneer.

    • Belthronding

      goddamn wagooner is the most waited jeep product by far and hope to see it before 22nd century.then its going to be hit for jeep hopefully.

  • Dennis Scipio

    I do not like the rear doors on this Truck.

  • EL CHAPO

    Still going to sell like hot cakes, no matter how bad the car looks.

  • nastinupe

    I don’t like it, I’ll keep my 2018 Wrangler JL Rubicon in Firecracker Red. The only thing I’m jealous about is the towing capacity, but 3,500 lbs isn’t bad.

  • Paul

    A Wrangler pickup. That said, I like it. Glad for the Glad-iator lol.

  • getoffme

    DOA. I’m not talking about sales here.

  • StrangerGP

    Why can’t it have rectangle shaped rear doors? Cost cutting?

    • europeon

      No.
      You don’t want square doors while offroading. You want the door to clear any bouders, rocks, or debris when opened. You can see the same cutout on the front doors as well.

  • no25

    Better name than Scrambler. Looks fantastic too!

  • WELLO

    jeep is going to maul the Ranger, just wait.

  • SteersUright

    Cant understand why you wouldn’t just get the far better looking SUV version with a proper roof back there. Aint nobody gonna use this for farm work or whatever you use a pickup for.

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