When something so striking, so unprecedented, shows itself to the world, it can take a little getting used to. However, despite all its novelty, the 2020 Jeep Gladiator pickup truck retains its iconic Jeep roots by offering a range of fun and pragmatic trims. Each one brings its own flavor to the lineup, meaning even the choosiest of Jeep lovers can find the variant that suits their daily life best.
When it comes to the Gladiator, base means anything but basic. Buyers don’t have to pay extra for best-in-class towing and payload. A 7650-pound tow capacity and 1600-pound payload capacity are innate. Moreover, a 4×4 drivetrain and Dana 44 front and rear axles ensure supreme sturdiness from the start.
A bed crafted from double steel pairs seamlessly with a multi-angled tailgate, which you can situate in one of three positions. A configurable soft top, removable doors and a fold-down windshield make for one heck of a transformer.
The Sport S
Take things up a notch with the Sport S and you’ll find yourself amidst even more comfort and capability. Noticeably enlarged 17-inch wheels in a color the Jeep brand accurately refers to as “tech silver” literally heighten the aesthetic of the exterior, all while making the truck’s maneuverability even more deft.
If you’re one for a bit of customization, you’ll like what this trim has to offer. Picking the Sport S grants you access to high-tech amenities like UConnect, the brand’s multimedia interface, which includes perks like a seven-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. You can also add a 115-volt power outlet to the bed of the truck, bringing your tailgate status to a whole new level.
More upscale drivers will enjoy what the Overland has to offer. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto come as a part of the package, and a massive touchscreen (that’s up to 8.4 inches in diameter) is available for upgrade. If you so desire, you can trim your seats in smooth and supple leather upholstery.
Side steps complete the profile of the exterior while 18-inch aluminum wheels heighten the ride even further, making for a machine that’s just shy of intimidating.
The Range-Topping Rubicon
If you’ve seen anything about the 2020 Jeep Gladiator pickup truck, whether it be video evidence of the big LA reveal or media endorsements on the brand’s social media, you’ve most likely seen the Rubicon. This trim firmly holds its place as the flagship of the model, so if you’re one for top-of-the-line, you’ll want to meet the Rubicon head on.
As the apex of performance in the Gladiator family, the Rubicon offers an electronic disconnecting front sway bar for enhanced suspension during off-road excursions. Wide track axles with electronically locking differentials serve to maximize traction. Tires spanning an unbelievable 33 inches carry the body with ease, granting nearly a foot of ground clearance. Amidst all the terrain, the TrailCam serves as an extra set of eyes on the off road.
Holding Out for the Cost
Just like you, we’re awaiting the day when the official prices for the 2020 Jeep Gladiator will be revealed. Seeing as the model is set to release to the public this spring, it shouldn’t be long. In the meantime, you can browse through the Sport, Sport S, Overland and Rubicon right on the Jeep website and decide which one you want to reserve a space for in the garage.