Jeep Gladiator 2020 Overview
It’s quite refreshing to see Jeep’s new take on a cargo-bed model. After the launch of the Comanche in the 90s, the Gladiator really shows a promising performance. The design of the Jeep Gladiator is based on the Wrangler, with a four-door cab, a five-foot box, with a powerful engine, and equipment that is completely off-road ready. Packed with potential, this mid-size pickup is unmistakably versatile and rugged. It has all the quintessential Jeep features with more utility.
Sadly, only the gasoline V6 engine will be released during the launch in the third quarter of 2019. Eventually, the diesel V6 would come out in 2020, but it would have been great to have it alongside the gasoline model for a wider range of option.
Jeep has announced that the Gladiator will have four models, namely the Sport, Sport S, Overland, and Rubicon. The price range for these models are still under wraps, but one thing is for sure, these trucks will definitely cost more than the Wrangler.
Under the Hood
With a promising off-road experience, fans everywhere cannot wait to get their hands on a diesel Jeep Gladiator. According to Jeep, the Gladiator will be available at your nearest dealerships with a 3.6-liter V6 engine capable of producing 285 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque with a standard six-speed manual transmission that can be upgraded into an eight-speed automatic transmission.
Only until the launch can we actually tell how good it is to be behind the wheel and ride in the Gladiator, but until then, we can only speculate about how amazing the specifications of this truck is. The Jeep Gladiator is said to be 31 inches longer compared to the Wrangler, seemingly making the interior spacious in general. Now, this feature is definitely one to look out for, but what has most people excited is the so-called off-road equipment Jeep has developed for the Gladiator.
Jeep has yet to release the EPA estimates for the Gladiator, but they have announced that every model of the Gladiator will have a stop and start system to use fuel efficiently. Diesel will be much more affordable in terms of fuel consumption compared its gasoline counterpart, but the prices for the diesel Gladiator is said to be higher.
The Jeep Gladiator is the epitome of rugged and style rolled into one, it comes with all the fancy features of a regular Jeep, it just has a truck bed at the back. The front seating is said to have several power ports such as USBs and USBc, including a 115-volt outlet, these features are extremely useful while in the great outdoors. With technology definitely playing a big part in the Jeep Gladiator, you can expect quite a few surprises.
The Jeep Gladiator has yet to be tested. However, Jeep has already picked key safety features that they will be included, these are:
● Adaptive cruise control
● Rear cross-traffic alert system
● Blind-spot monitors
Should I Buy It?
If you are looking for a truck, chances are you already have a clear idea of what you want to do. Choosing to buy a Jeep Gladiator, will definitely cost more, but the added features and state-of-the-art technology make it all worthwhile. However, we would suggest waiting for the launch of the diesel engine.