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2020 Sport 4dr 4x4 Crew Cab 5 ft. box
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Jeep fans rejoice, because salvation is here; the savior has arrived; the great prophecy has at last come true. That's right: a factory-built Wrangler pickup truck is really, finally, actually joining the Jeep lineup. The 2020 Jeep Gladiator is a new truck designed to do everything a regular Wrangler can do, from scampering over boulders to cruising without a roof or doors. It's the ultimate expression of Jeep's utilitarian image.

What's New for 2020

The Gladiator is all-new for 2020.

Choosing Your Jeep Gladiator

Don’t let anyone tell you that the Gladiator is just a Wrangler with a bed. Behind that familiar seven-slot front end lies a host of updates, changes, and improvements intended to turn a capable off-roader into a capable pickup truck.

The most striking difference is length. Compared to the four-door Wrangler, the Gladiator rides on a wheelbase that's a full 19 inches longer; between the bumpers there's 31 additional inches. Despite being detrimental for off-roading purposes, the extra length allows for a 5-foot bed with a payload capacity of 1,600 pounds. The redesigned underpinnings help give the Gladiator a maximum towing capacity of 7,650 pounds, which is more than double that of the Wrangler.

Like the Wrangler, the Gladiator comes standard with four-wheel drive and a 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 making 285 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. A six-speed manual transmission is standard, but an eight-speed automatic is a $2,000 option. Fuel economy checks in at 16 miles per gallon city, 23 mpg highway, and 19 combined with the manual, or 17/22/19 mpg (city/highway/combined) with the automatic.

Later in the year, a 3.0-liter diesel V6 will join the options sheet. Jeep says this engine should make 260 hp and 442 lb-ft of torque. It'll mate exclusively to the eight-speed automatic, which has been beefed up to handle the additional twisting power.

All Gladiators come as four-door models with the 5-foot bed. A soft top comes standard, though all trims but the base Sport offer a body-color hardtop as an option. In proper Jeep fashion, both roof designs can be completely removed, the doors can be left at home, and the windshield folds down just as it does in the Wrangler.

A number of packages are available across most trim levels. The Cargo Management Group with Trail Rail System ($895) eases cargo concerns with four bed-mounted anchoring points and three box rails, a 115-volt power outlet in the bed, and a lockable storage compartment under the rear seat. Residents of parts of the country that get snow will appreciate the Cold Weather Group ($695), which bundles heated front seats, a heated steering wheel, and remote start. Meanwhile, smokers can get an ashtray and lighter for $30.

Those looking to haul will want to consider the two towing packages on offer. The Trailer Tow Group ($250) includes a class IV hitch, a heavy-duty alternator, and a heavy-duty cooling system. For a bit more pulling power, the Max Tow Package ($995) includes all the former as well as wide-track Dana 44 axles front and rear with 4.10 axle ratios, body-color fender flares, and different tires.

Despite a styling motif that hearkens back to the Eisenhower years, the Gladiator offers modern active-safety features on all trim levels. The available equipment is split into two packages: the Active Safety Group ($995) and the Advanced Safety Group ($795). The former includes audible rear park assist, blind-spot monitoring, and LED taillights; the latter comes with adaptive cruise control and forward collision warning. Notably absent from the Gladiator is automatic emergency braking, which isn't available on any of the four trims.


The base Gladiator is known as the Sport and costs $35,040 to start (all prices include a $1,495 destination charge). This money doesn’t buy much in the way of creature comforts: air conditioning, push-button start, manually-adjusted cloth seats, and a lone 12-volt power outlet are about the extent of it – even power windows and locks are reserved for higher trims. An eight-speaker audio system is standard and can be controlled through the 5-inch touchscreen; the system includes aux, an SD card, and USB hookups.

Available packages include the already mentioned Trailer Tow Package, Max Tow Package, and Smoker's group. Buyers can also opt for the Auxiliary Switch Group ($295) that adds a 240-amp alternator, four programmable auxiliary switches, and a 700-amp maintenance free battery.

Standalone features include a Trac-Lok anti-spin rear differential ($595), an engine block heater ($95), the three-piece hard top ($1,195), deep tinted windows ($495), a spray-in bedliner ($495), a tonneau cover ($495), one year of satellite radio ($295), and slush mats ($150).

Sport S

The $38,240 Sport S is the next in the Gladiator trim order. Additional standard features include power windows and locks, an alarm, a power tailgate lock, deep-tinted rear windows, illuminated vanity mirrors, power-adjustable heated mirrors, keyless entry, and 17-inch silver aluminum wheels.

Here, the Trailer Tow Package, Max Tow Package, Cold Weather Group, Active Safety Group, Advanced Safety Group, Auxiliary Switch Group, and Smoker's Group are all available. The 7-Inch Radio Group ($995) bundles a 7-inch touchscreen with Uconnect 4, a one-year satellite radio subscription, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration, a 7-inch driver display, an integrated center stack radio, USB host flip, and air conditioning with automatic temperature control. The Convenience Group ($395) includes a garage-door opener and, for cars equipped with an automatic, remote start.

The biggest addition to the list of extras is a $2,295 Dual Top Group that gives buyers both the soft top as well as the hardtop, while the soft top becomes available on its own for $595 as does a hardtop headliner for $555. Side steps are now available for $695, a wireless Bluetooth speaker is $295, and a nine-speaker Alpine audio system becomes available for $1,295 if you opt for the bigger touchscreen.


Things begin to get ritzy with the $41,890 Overland. Standard features include 18-inch wheels, side-steps, body-color fender flares, automatic headlights, dual-zone automatic climate control, LED ambient footwell lighting, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a universal garage door opener, an additional 115-volt power outlet, two additional USB ports, and the 7-inch touchscreen with upgraded Uconnect.

Two additional packages appear on the options sheet at the Overland level. The Premium LED Lighting Group ($995) upgrades all exterior lighting to LED. The 8.4-Inch Radio and Premium Audio Group ($1,595) adds an 8.4-inch touchscreen with Uconnect 4, the Alpine audio system, navigation, one year of satellite radio, satellite traffic and travel services, HD radio, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, and an SOS emergency call button.

A new body-color three-piece hard top is available for $2,295, as is remote proximity keyless entry for $495. The Overland is also the first trim where leather upholstery becomes available as a $1,495 option. Remote start is available for $495 with the automatic transmission selected.


The $45,040 Rubicon tops the Gladiator hierarchy, and the hardware here is just as impressive as that included on the Wrangler Rubicon. Standard equipment includes an extra helping of skid plates and rock rails, high-clearance fender flares, wide-track Dana 44 axles front and rear, a two-speed transfer case with more aggressive ratios, electronically-locking differentials with 4.10 axle ratios, electronic sway-bar disconnect, 33-inch all-terrain tires, a steel rear bumper, and two tow hooks in both the front and rear. Other non-functional upgrades include premium cloth seats and additional LED ambient lighting for the center console.

No new packages are available, but two notable standalone options are. Exclusive to the Rubicon are a winch-capable steel front bumper ($695) and a forward-facing TrailCam mounted in the grille ($595), giving drivers the ability to view the terrain directly ahead of the tires on the trail.

CarsDirect Tip

There’s no questioning the virility of the 2020 Jeep Gladiator in any guise. But which trim makes the most sense from a financially practical standpoint? We’d argue the Overland. The $3,650 premium over the Sport S brings a boatload additional features, including the 7-inch touchscreen that’s a $2,085 upgrade on the lower-spec rig. Just add one of the tow packages and you’ll have a highly capable hauler that’s ready for work and play.

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Expert Review

  • Truly off-road capable
  • Can tow up to 7,560 lbs
  • More rear legroom than Wrangler
  • Diesel option coming next year
  • Poor fuel economy
  • Handling lacks precision
  • Bed size limited to 5ft
  • Towing capabilities vary by trim
Expert Rating
2.6 (Fair)

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Wrangler in the front, pickup truck in the back. We Americans love to have our cake and eat it too. In the spirit of offering it all, Jeep has smashed together two beloved American vehicles: the Wrangler and the mid-size pickup truck. The result is the all-new 2020 Jeep Gladiator.

Though it comes with serious compromises, there’s no doubt that the Gladiator is unlike any other truck on the road. The front is nearly identical to the four-door Wrangler, and it can drop the roof like one, too. The Gladiator picks up three extra inches of leg room in the second row, though the doors remain unhelpfully narrow.

Tacked onto the rear is a 5-foot steel bed with a traditional tailgate. This puts the Gladiator in competition with other popular mid-size trucks like the Ford Ranger, Chevrolet Colorado, and Toyota Tacoma.

Limited options. Speaking of the bed, it’s the only one you get – the Gladiator offers just the one cab and bed configuration. If you’re in the market for a longer bed or a shorter cab, you’ll have to look elsewhere.

Although a turbodiesel engine is on the way sometime in the next year, for now, the Gladiator gets a single engine choice as well. Luckily, the 285-horsepower V6 is capable enough, especially paired with the eight-speed automatic transmission (a six-speed manual is standard).

All Gladiators come with a part-time all-wheel-drive system controlled by a lever next to the transmission. The lever is charming, but some rivals do have automatic systems.

The Gladiator’s hardware pairs with a Ram-derived suspension to help it tow up to 7,560 pounds. That’s good for the class, but it’s only possible on the lowest trim with a trailering package and the automatic transmission. Other configurations can have drastically lower hauling abilities, so shop carefully if you need to tow.

Best away from pavement. Although the Gladiator’s approach and departure angles aren’t quite as spectacular as the Wrangler’s, the pickup remains a remarkable off-road machine. Even base Gladiators get solid axles and high clearance, and an optional limited-slip rear differential grants even more traction.

For the trail connoisseur, the Rubicon trim offers a beefed up transfer case with a lower crawl speed, large off-road tires, locking differentials, and automatically disconnecting sway bars. There’s even an optional grille-mounted camera to scope out the trail ahead.

The trade-off is that the Gladiator is mediocre on actual roads. The ride is unpredictable and easily unsettled, and handling lacks precision. Additionally, the steering is light and requires frequent adjustments at speed.

Efficiency isn’t stellar either. The Gladiator’s current engine is EPA rated at 19 miles per gallon combined (with both the manual and the automatic), which pales in comparison to the Ford Ranger and its up to 23 mpg combined.

Jeep Gladiator

Scarce features, scarcer value. Although the Gladiator technically starts at just over $35,000, you’ll rarely see one for less than $40,000. This is because the base Gladiator is shockingly sparse – even power locks and windows are optional. Add in the alloy wheels, smartphone compatibility, and the automatic transmission, and price inflates in a hurry.

Safety isn’t a priority either. The Gladiator gets just four airbags, which is low for modern cars. Active safety is bundled into more packages, and modern features like automatic emergency braking and adaptive cruise control require multiple selections. That’s another ding for the Jeep, as Ford and Toyota make most of their safety tech standard across the board.

The price doesn’t buy much luxury, either. The Gladiator Overland can be equipped with leather upholstery and heated seats, but it never feels plush. The driveline tunnel takes up a good deal of space in the cabin, making seating feel narrow despite the Gladiator’s size.

Even in similar cab and bed configurations, rivals start thousands cheaper, and they’re often more comfortable for the price. The Jeep trades largely on its classic styling (and its ability to lose the roof). These virtues may be enough for some buyers, but utilitarian shoppers will find better value elsewhere.

Final thoughts. In the quest to marry two worlds, Jeep kept the primary elements intact. The brand’s legendary off-road prowess is still on display, and the 2020 Jeep Gladiator makes a functional and charismatic pickup.

But the compromises are many. Configuration is limited, comfort is so-so, and the on-road driving experience isn’t great. It all gets wrapped in a hefty price premium, made harder to swallow by limited standard features.

Will the Gladiator have its devotees? Yes, and deservedly so. But we don’t think the established segment heavyweights should be too worried.

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Specs & Features

Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Available
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
3.6L V-6 / 285 HP / 260 ft.lbs.
Standard: 6-spd man w/OD
Available: 8-spd sequential shift control auto w/OD
Drive Type
Command-trac Part-time Four-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
16 / 23 / 19 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
3.6L V-6 / 285 HP / 260 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Command-trac Part-time Four-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
16 / 23 / 19 Mpg
4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
Leading Link
Rear Suspension
Rigid Axle Trailing Arm
Spare Tire And Wheel
Full-size Steel
Fuel Tank
22.0 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Regular Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
Passenger Volume
103 Cu.ft.
Exterior Length
218.0 "
Exterior Width
73.8 "
Exterior Height
75.0 " / 73.1 "
Front Headroom
42.8 " / 40.8 "
Rear Headroom
42.8 " / 40.8 "
Front Legroom
41.2 "
Rear Legroom
38.3 "
Front Shoulder Room
55.7 "
Rear Shoulder Room
55.7 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
4,650 Lbs. / 4,691 Lbs. / 4,671 Lbs.
Wheel Base
137 "
Turning Radius
22.3 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
17.0 " Black Styled Steel / 17.0 " Silver Aluminum / 18.0 " Polished W/painted Accents Aluminum
Clearcoat Monotone / Clearcoat Monotone With Decal / Metallic Monotone / Pearlcoat Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Manual / Dual Power Remote Heated
Black With 2 Front Tow Hook(s) / Front Body-colored With 2 Front Tow Hook(s)
Grille Moldings
Rear Spoiler
Stainless Steel
Interior Features
Passenger Capacity
Seat Trim
Cloth / Leather
Front Seat Type
Heated Front Seats
Driver And Front Passenger Heated-cushion, Heated-seatback
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
Front Armrests
Rear Armrests
Rear Seats
60-40 Split-bench
Radio & Infotainment
Am/fm, Clock, Seek-scan / Am/fm/satellite, Seek-scan / Am/fm/hd/satellite, Seek-scan / Siriusxm Am/fm/satellite, Seek-scan / Siriusxm Am/fm/hd/satellite, Seek-scan / Am/fm, Seek-scan / Clock
8 / 9 Alpine
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Telescopic Tilt
Climate Control
Automatic Air Conditioning
Cruise Control
With Steering Wheel Controls
Sun Roof
Rearview Mirror
Day-night / Auto-dimming Day-night
One Touch Open Window
Driver And Passenger
Tinted Windows
Light / Deep
Vanity Mirrors
Dual Illuminated
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Seat Mounted
Knee Airbag
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Seat Mounted
Rear Side Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Forward Collision Warning-plus Forward Collision Mitigation
Blind Spot Sensor
Blind-spot Monitoring Blind Spot
Lane Departure Warning
Autonomous Cruise Control
Pedestrian Detection
Driver Attention Alert
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
Auto High-beam
Adaptive Headlights
Parking Sensors
Parksense Rear
Security Systems
Security System
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Sentry Key
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Major Components Months
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
24 Months / Unlimited Miles
Roadside Assistance Months
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Corrosion Perforation
60 Months / Unlimited Miles
Accessories Months

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