The 2020 Gladiator might be Jeep’s first pickup truck, but it performed more or less as expected.
The 2020 Gladiator is the most expensive midsize truck, but very likely the most capable off-road too.
Based on the Rubicon trim and loaded with many extras, the Launch Edition is the most expensive Gladiator.
This is our first taste of the 2020 Gladiator pickup shortly before Jeep lifts its driving impressions embargo.
The Gladiator comes standard with a 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 and a six-speed manual or eight-speed auto ‘box.
The Gladiator should land in the first or second quarter of 2020, though Jeep didn’t stipulate which engines it will use.
Jeep owners can also win a Katzkin leather interior upgrade for their rides, as part of a competition.
The Gladiator will compete in the King of Hammers off-road race which kicks off tomorrow.
Jeep used an inoperable 1963 Gladiator for the crushing scene before the all-new model flexed its muscles.
Jeep is said to have begun building prototypes, but the project hasn’t been given the green light yet.
The 2020 Gladiator configurator has gone online but it doesn’t include pricing information yet.
Jeep says the company’s 3.6-liter engine can better handle the temperatures seen while towing.