The introduction of the Gladiator has meant that the off-roading world is rejoicing. Not only does it mean that another Jeep has entered the fray, but it's a Jeep with a truck bed in the back. The 2020 Jeep Gladiator lives up to all of the hype and anticipation, and with the classic Jeep front fascia, you already know its off-roading capabilities are out of this world. We're going to be discussing these capabilities to give you a better idea of not only what the Gladiator can do, but why it can do it. Keep reading down below to learn more about this highly versatile mid-size truck, and just how easily it can take on the trails.

What engines power the Gladiator?

This impressive pickup truck is going to be available with two engine options. The standard engine, which will be immediately available, is a 3.6-liter V6. This engine can deliver up to 260 pound-feet of torque and around 285 horsepower. This engine comes with engine stop/start, and focuses on low-end torque which is especially important for off-roading. Paired with this engine is a six-speed manual transmission, although an eight-speed automatic transmission can be added. Later on in the Gladiator's life, it will be available with a EcoDiesel 3.0-liter V6 engine. This engine is rated at around 442 lb-ft of torque and 260 horsepower. The optional eight-speed automatic transmission for the gasoline engine comes standard with this EcoDiesel.

Can you tell me about the 4x4 systems?

You're here to learn about off-roading, and there's nothing more important to go over than the 4x4 systems that make the Gladiator stand out. The first of these systems comes standard with Sport and Overland, and is called the Command-Trac 4x4 system. The features that make this system work include HD 3rd-gen Dana 44 front and rear axles that work with a 3.73 rear axle ratio, and a 2-speed transfer case that works with a 2.72:1 low-range gear ratio. Standard with the Rubicon model is a Rock-Trac 4x4 system. It features the same Dana front and rear axles, but with a "4LO" ratio of 4:1. You'll also get Tru-Lok locking differentials, and a 4.10 front and rear axle ratio. 

What makes up the legendary Jeep 4x4 capability?

In order to receive the Trail Rated badge, all of the Gladiator's models had to live up to the legend that is Jeep's off-roading capabilities. That is why they include features like up to 30 inches of water fording, up to 7,650-pounds of towing, around 1,600-pounds of 4x4 payload capacity, front and rear tow hooks, and skid plates. You'll also find 17-inch off-road wheels, and ground clearance of 11.1 inches. Rubicon models have 33-inch tires, along with a rear steel heavy-duty off-road rear bumper, and removable end caps on the available front steel winch-ready bumper.

The 2020 Jeep Gladiator has finally made its way to dealership, and we hope you'll check out our Gladiator inventory! These beasts can completely control any off-roading environment, and will rejuvenate your love of the outdoors. Don't put off buying the Gladiator, get behind the wheel of one today. You won't regret it.


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