Meet the 2020 Jeep Gladiator and Wrangler
The Jeep Wrangler is an iconic outdoor recreation vehicle specifically designed for people who fancy outdoor living. Here’s what you need to know about the Wrangler.
Although its outdoor capabilities are impeccable and it features impressive dynamics, its cozy, luxurious interior will offer you everything from leather seats to air conditioning.
The launch of the 2020 Jeep Gladiator gives pickup truck drivers a new and intriguing option to choose from.
To put it simply, the 2020 Jeep Gladiator is a 4-door pickup adaptation of the Jeep Wrangler Ultimate, which features a 5-foot cargo bed rather than a normal cargo area as well as a stretched wheelbase.
While it shares lots of features with Wrangler, the 2020 Jeep Gladiator promises to give users outdoor performance that no pickup truck can match.
- Sport – $33,545
- Overland – $40,395
- Rubicon – 43,545
- Sport – $ 29,790
- Sport S – $32,990
- Unlimited Sport – $33,290
- Rubicon – $39, 790
This brand-new Wrangler is a capable off-road runner which is available in two powertrain options: a 3.6L Pentastar V6 producing 285 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque, which gets transmitted to every four corners through the four-wheel-drive system.
It’s available in both eight-speed automatic transmission and 6-speed manual transmission. This Two-door model can accelerate to 60mph in just 6.1 seconds. This is quite impressive for an outdoor SUV.
There’s also a 2L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine. Although you’ll lose the manual transmission option, you’ll still feel like you’re in full control of the vehicle. This option produces a respectable 270 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque.
There’s also a 2020 version with a diesel engine that produces about 260 hp and a stunning 442 lb-ft of torque. This additional torque boosts Wrangler’s performance.
We can’t say Jeep Wrangler is a perfect pickup truck, but it has great towing capabilities. The two-door models can reach a towing capacity of up to 2000 lbs, irrespective of the trims. Whereas the Unlimited Wrangler model can tow up to 3,500 lbs.
The 2020 Jeep Wrangler is suitable for cruising the highway and driving in town. It provides drivers with a quality ride and improved handling.
It feels stable around turns and its steering is responsive. This SUV’s eight-speed transmission is quite responsive and if you’re a sucker for manual transmission, you’ll surely enjoy the 6-speed manual transmission. The brakes also have good stopping power.
On the trail is where the Wrangler belongs and this new Jeep lives up to its reputation. Its array of off road options and the way power is delivered to the axels suggests this model is made for rugged terrain instead of open roads.
The Rubicon trim is the most off-road capable model. It’s equipped with numerous heavy-duty enhancements like rock rails and a front bumper made of steel. But these upgrades add mass, making it the slowest trim option in the collection.
While the Jeep Gladiator is a pickup adaptation of Jeep Wrangler, it can tow an impressive 7,650 lbs. Even its weakest trim can-tow a trailer that weighs 4,000 lbs.
Millage and Fuel Economy
Wranglers with a turbocharged 4-cylinder engine received an EPA-rate of 24 mpg on the highway and 22 mpg in the city. The trims with V6 manage just 23 mpg on the highway and 18 mpg in the city. These rates dip for Wrangler’s Unlimited trim.
The Gladiator gets poor fuel economy as compared to Wrangler. Models with a standard manual transmission receive a rate of 23 mpg on the highway and 16 mpg in the city. The automatic gearbox drops its highway rate to 22 mpg and increases the city rate to 16 mpg. Its overall rate stands at 19 mpg.
Infotainment and Connectivity
The 2020 Gladiator and Wrangler come with a user-friendly Uconnect infotainment System. Drivers will enjoy a huge 8.4-inch touchscreen, which includes navigation. They also have access to Android Auto and Apple CarPlay integrations.
The menus are easy to understand and use, and the touch screen has a fast response time to inputs. Additionally, there are physical knobs and buttons on the dashboard that allow drivers to adjust the car’s audio system and climate.
These cars also come with a USB port, eight-speakers, cruise control and a push start button.
The Wrangler also features a nine-speaker Alpine sound system. Although this option is not available for the Gladiator, you can receive a detachable Bluetooth speaker that pops easily from the backseat. You can take advantage of this impressive feature when you’re camping or tailgating.
Even though you won’t get cooled seats with the new Jeep Wrangler, you receive heated front seats that will surely keep you warm during winter.
Although both the Jeep Wrangler and Gladiator 2020 models haven’t been rated by the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS) and the National Highway Transportation Authority (NHTSA), they still provide users with impressive driver–assistance and collision avoidance technologies.
Those people who spend most of their time in the city or on highways can take advantage of the blind-spot monitoring feature. This way they can confidently move in between lanes. To help drivers to back out of packing spaces safely, Jeep provides them with a rear cross-path detection feature.
Other driver–assistance features include:
- Active Braking and Full-Speed Forward Collision Warning
- Adaptive cruise
- Rear parking sensors
- Standard Backup camera with guidelines
Unlike most of the common SUVs today, which are often hard to distinguish, the Wrangler and Gladiator 2020 models feature unique, stylish and rugged looks. They come in cool paint options including Hellayella and Punkn Metallic. This further sets them apart.
Both the Wrangler and Gladiator roof are entirely removable. This feature is available in all trims. Now you can enjoy a pleasant and affordable open-air driving experience. The doors are removable too and the front windshield can fold down.
Great for family adventures
Jeep Wrangler and Gladiator 2020 models are sturdy and more accommodating than most SUVs. The 4-door Wrangler Unlimited trim contains enough backseat space to hold kids during camping trips.