Jeep Gladiator (New)
STATUS: New for 2020 - The four-door Wrangler Unlimited spawned the Gladiator pickup that delivers greater hauling and towing capacities. In designing the Gladiator, Jeep built a new and stronger frame that's more than 30 inches longer than the Unlimited's. Wheelbase was also increased by about 20 inches. Behind the second-row seat is a five-foot-long box capable of transporting up to 1,600 pounds. Trailering capacity with the proper package tops out at 7,650 pounds. As with other Wranglers, the Gladiator's removable doors, hood, fenders, tailgate and fold-down windshield frame are made of aluminum. The steel hardtop can be unbolted and replaced with an optional folding soft-top, or with a hardtop with dual removable roof panels. A sliding rear-window is standard for either top. The Gladiator's 285-horsepower V-6 will be familiar to Wrangler fans, but a V-6 turbo-diesel option with 260 horsepower and 442 pound-feet of torque will become available for 2020. A six-speed manual transmission or optional eight-speed automatic can be harnessed to the V-6, while the automatic is standard with the turbo-diesel. Command-Trac four-wheel-drive, which is standard with the Sport and Overland, uses a two-speed transfer case with low-range gearing. The Rubicon trim's Rock-Trac system has locking front and rear differentials plus steeper low-range gearing for dealing with steep inclines.
Base price (incl. destination): $35,000
Type: Four-door pickup
Engine (h.p.): 3.6-liter V-6 (285); 3.0-liter V-6, turbo-diesel (260)
Transmissions: Six-speed manual; eight-speed automatic (opt.)
Base mpg (city/highway/combined): 16/23/19
Base weight (lb.): 4,670