The 2020 Jeep Gladiator combines pickup-truck utility with the Wrangler’s unmistakable swagger and off-road prowess, for better or worse.
The 2020 Gladiator costs more than its rivals and is a compromised hauler in some ways, but it can trudge off-road exceptionally well, its top comes off, and it won’t be mistaken for anything but a Jeep.
On our scale, we award it 5.2 out of 10 points. (Read more about how we rate cars.)
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Three Gladiator trims are on offer: low-frills Sport, tony Overland, and massively capable Rubicon. All share a standard 285-horsepower 3.6-liter V-6 teamed to either an 8-speed automatic transmission or a 6-speed manual and part-time four-wheel drive. Properly equipped, the Gladiator can tow 7,650 pounds. Fuel economy should be slightly worse than the Wrangler but in line with mid-size pickup truck rivals. Jeep estimates that it will…