2020 Jeep Gladiator - Powertrain & Capability


To say the 2020 Jeep Gladiator has been eagerly awaited would be an understatement. The idea of a Jeep pickup truck has long been talked about, and with the 2020 Gladiator it is finally realized. Slotting into the popular midsize pickup segment, the all-new Gladiator provides unique capability, style, and features.

Based on the Jeep Wrangler platform, the Jeep Gladiator is a powerful midsize pickup with unmatched off-road capability, the highest towing in its class, and truly unique style. There's a lot to talk about when it comes to the 2020 Jeep Gladiator, and below we're going to look at its unique capability and performance.


Off-Road & Towing Features

While other pickup trucks have offered off-road features, there's never been a truck like the Jeep Gladiator. Designed from the ground up to be an off-road champion, the 2020 Gladiator comes with a range of features that make it tough to beat out on the trail. It doesn't hurt that it's based on the all-new Wrangler, which was named SUV of the Year, and offers greater off-road capability than any competitor.

There is a long list of specialty off-road features on the 2020 Gladiator, particularly the Gladiator Rubicon. Some of the off-road centered features include: Off-road transfer case for a lower crawl ratio, increased ground clearance, 33-inch all-terrain tires, locking front & rear differentials, electronic front stabilizer bar, Fox shock absorbers, and body-protecting rock rails and skid plates. This is all on the 4x4 Wrangler platform, with Jeep's unique system that optimizes its 4x4 system based on terrain.

While many buyers would have been perfectly happy with a truck devoted solely to off-road prowess, Jeep didn't stop there. Not only is it off-road king among pickups, but the 2020 Gladiator also bests the competition when it comes to work and practicality. At 7,650 lbs, the Jeep Gladiator's towing capacity is by far the highest in its class. This is higher than some full-size trucks' base numbers, and makes the Gladiator a great choice among midsize pickup trucks, even if you don't plan to take it off-road.

When it comes to the engine that powers this beast of a midsize truck, Jeep employs their 3.6l V6 that puts out 285 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. For purists, the 2020 Jeep Gladiator can be had with a 6-speed manual transmission, but most models will likely be sold with Jeep's new eight-speed automatic.


The Jeep Gladiator: It Stands Alone

The 2020 Jeep Gladiator is unlike anything else on the road today. Not only is it the most powerful and off-road capable midsize pickup, it's also the first convertible pickup truck. Like the Wrangler, the doors and roof are removable, making for a unique driving experience. Whether you're traipsing the backroads of South Carolina, or headed down the highway with friends, the Gladiator will provide the most fun you've ever had in a pickup.

And despite its ruggedness and unique capability, the Gladiator also offers popular features like Android Auto & Apple CarPlay, household outlets, advanced safety features, and more. If you're ready to experience the 2020 Jeep Gladiator for yourself, Benson CDJ in Greer, South Carolina is the place to do it. Whether you're ready to hit the trails in an off-road specialist Rubicon, or want all the creature comforts in the Overland, we have you covered. Schedule a test drive today, and get ready for a drive like none other.

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