Jeep is tossing its hat back into the pickup ring with the 2020 Jeep Gladiator. Like the ever-popular Wrangler, the Gladiator sports removable soft and hard tops, round headlights, a folding windshield and similar-looking doors and interior design.
The Gladiator maintains a unique silhouette, however, with a frame 31 inches longer than the Wrangler Unlimited model, and solid front and rear axles. That being said, the Wrangler’s 3.6-liter gas V6 is under the hood for now, offering 285 hp and 260 pound-feet of torque — it will eventually be replaced with a 3.0-liter turbodiesel V6, which will drop the horsepower to 260 while boosting torque up to an impressive 442 pound-feet.
Offered in Sport, Sport S and Rubicon models, only the latter Gladiator will elevate off-road functionality with a reinforced rear bumper and steel rocker guard. On the other hand, the Sport model will allow for a 7,650 pound towing capacity, 1,600 pound payload capacity and a 5-foot-long bed.
The Jeep Gladiator will go on sale in the second half of 2019, with prices yet to be announced. Check out Kelley Blue Book’s official reveal video below.