The long-awaited Wrangler-based pickup is finally coming next year as 2020 Jeep Gladiator. After years of speculations, the new model is finally here, with an interesting design approach, which will definitely make it distinctive compared to competitors. However, the Gladiator is actually far more than a fancy-looking truck. It offers amazing, class-leading towing and payload capacity, as well as all other kinds of great work characteristics. Judging on the new-generation Wrangler, it will also offer superior off-road capabilities, as well as an upscale cabin. Finally, count on a wide palette of engines. All in all, the 2020 Jeep Gladiator has a lot to show.

Likes:

  • Distinctive design
  • Class-leading capabilities
  • Upscale interior
  • Great off-road capabilities

Dislikes:

  • High price tag
  • Tough competition

Exterior

2020 Jeep Gladiator review

The exterior of the 2020 Jeep Gladiator is kinda expected. It’s not hard to conclude that the legendary Wrangler SUV served as a huge inspiration. Therefore, you can notice an almost identical front end, with subtle changes on the front bumper and a few more areas. Of course, the rear end comes with a five-foot bed. Interestingly, it is made of steel completely, which isn’t a common thing these days when weight saving is crucial for every carmaker. Still, we are pretty sure that FCA management and Jeep engineers know what they are doing. After all, Jeep had a huge benefit to borrowing various kinds of design solutions from Ram. So, it’s no wonder that 2020 Jeep Gladiator offers class-leading towing and payload capacities.

Interior

2020 Jeep Gladiator interior

Just like the Wrangler, the 2020 Jeep Gladiator will also show a bit of distinctive design character. The open-air cabin design will definitely attract many potential buyers. Also, keep in mind that the new truck features pretty much identical interior design as the famous SUV, which is great. You can count on hi-grade materials, as well as on a very long list of standard equipment. Compared to its SUV sibling, this truck features a longer wheelbase, so there is plenty of room at rear seats, even though there is a five-foot bed behind.

Engines

At this moment, we know two engines that will definitely find their place under the hood of 2020 Jeep Gladiator. The first one is a 3.6-liter Pentastar V6, which is good for about 285 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. Count on a diesel version as well. Of course, this means the same 3.0-liter Engine from Ram 1500 and Grand Cherokee, which delivers around 260 hp and 440 lb-ft of torque. As we already mentioned, the 2020 Jeep Gladiator will feature class-leading towing capacity, which will go up to 7.650 pounds. For comparison, that is 650 pounds more than the current class-leader Chevy Colorado.

2020 Jeep Gladiator side

2020 Jeep Gladiator Release Date and Price

The 2020 Jeep Gladiator is coming next year. Considering that classic workhorses with a single-row design and four-cylinder engine won’t be in the offer, the base price will probably go around $30.000.