The all-new 2020 Jeep Gladiator is one of the most off-road capable midsize trucks ever. It boasts a rich heritage of tough, dependable Jeep trucks with an unmatched combination of rugged utility, authentic Jeep design, open-air freedom, clever functionality and versatility.
We could go and on and talk how much excitement this beautiful truck delivers, but keeping it short just to these seven points.
All Gladiator models are Trail Rated with a badge indicating that the vehicle is designed to perform in a variety of challenging off-road conditions identified by five key consumer-oriented performance categories:
- Ground clearance
- Water fording
Gladiator Rubicon models are equipped with signature red tow hooks, Rock-Trac® 4×4 system, featuring a two-speed transfer case with a 4:1 low-range gear ratio, front and rear heavy-duty Dana 44 axles, Tru-Lok® electric front- and rear-axle lockers, segment-exclusive electronic sway bar disconnect, cab and bed rock rails and standard 33-inch Falken Wildpeak All-Terrain off-road tyres.
No scenario is too dark for the Gladiator to take on with the HID headlamps. Daytime Running Lights with LED accents run at all times to ensure maximum visibility. When visibility drops, the LED fog lamps kick in to illuminate the surroundings in harsher conditions.
Who needs a sunroof when you can remove the entire roof. The 2020 Jeep Gladiator Rubicon pickup is in a sense a full convertible pickup truck and is the only truck in the market to be a convertible. Its as simple as turning a few levers and unlatching. Just push up on the panel gently, and there you go, a convertible Gladiator.
To sweeten the deal, there are two panels up front and one for the second row. This gives individual passengers the option to “open” up their side of the car.
Real-time Off-road Telemetry
Via the easy-to-use UConnect system, the Jeep Gladiator Rubicon features a special set of menus dedicated for off-road driving with a display in real time. Here you can check the oil temp and pressure as well as the engine temperature.
But what makes it really special are the Roll and Pitch monitors. Moving at speeds of less than 40 km/h, the onboard computer system will relay information back to you regarding what angle the vehicle is pointing in.
Other menus in this sub-menu show you the steering degree. This makes for a perfect off-road companion. Doesn’t it?
What better name to have on the industry than FOX. These heavy duty shocks absorb what they can to ensure a smooth ride both on and off-road.
When it comes to off-roading, there are very few cars that stand in the way of the Gladiator. Sure it is massive and handles softly on road, but on the soft sand, the Gladiator Rubicon is right at home with chunky off-road tyres. It has enough ground clearance to even put a kids table underneath.
But that’s not all, the Rubicon comes with a 4-wheel drive selector as standard, adjustable locking diff and sway bar all to help you navigate uncharted terrain. It even has a dedicated off-road button.
Front and Rear Camera
In addition to a rear camera, the Gladiator Rubicon boasts a forward-facing off-road camera for unobstructed trail navigation. This is an awesome feature when you are off-roading on a rocky terrain.