2020 Jeep Gladiator: Reviving the spirit of pick-up trucks in the Jeep family

Updated Mar 20, 2020 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

What can the new 2020 Jeep Gladiator bring to the table? Should Jeep just retire the Gladiator and put the car in the history books? Or the decision was right to continue its legacy in today’s time.

Did you know that the last pickup truck Jeep made was dated way back 1992? Surprising! Well, now you know. The last pick-up truck made by Jeep was the 1992 Jeep Comanche.

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The reason why Jeep stopped making the Comanche is because of low sales and Chrysler wanted Jeep to adapt their designs.

Fans have been asking for a pick-up version of the Wrangler–now they have it. So it has been almost 3 decades before Jeep made another pick-up truck.

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Jeep Gladiator 2020: An odd-looking pick-up truck?

Judging by the looks of it, it looks a lot like the Jeep Wrangler.. but a cut-out version. To tell you quite honestly, it looks a bit awkward. I honestly think that the design is risky.

The design worked a lot well for the Jeep Wrangler. But for the Jeep Gladiator 2020? It may take a lot of time for us to get used to it because it doesn’t look like any of the traditional pick-up truck we know.

Tube doors customization option of the Jeep Gladiator

Tube doors option surely brings a whole new definition to off-road look

I’m glad they kept the design of the headlights and grille. Jeep knew that the engines would have high scorching temperatures every time the Gladiator will tow. For that, they had to widen the grille a bit for better airflow.

Jeep Gladiator 2020: Off-road capabilities

The off-road capabilities of the Gladiator are undoubtedly the key strength of the car. This SUV has a 4x4 transmission that runs on a 3.6L engine V6 with 285 hp–gasoline.

If you are a diesel fan, then next year is the year. Jeep said that they will be making a diesel variant with 260 hp next year.

The enormous 33” off-road tires will surely help you with your off-road adventures. Have you ever heard of off-road cruise control? Jeep calls it Select Speed.

2020 jeep gladiator gallery capability offroad

The off-road capabilities of the Gladiator are undoubtedly the key strength of the car

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It basically configures your Gladiator wheels and power for the current road condition your Jeep is on. The Gladiator comes with a front cam and rear cam for you to see where you are heading.

You’re probably thinking, “what if it gets dirty from all the mud and dirt?” Well, on the infotainment system there is a ‘clean the camera’ button that signals the car to spray water to the cameras.

There are three more features to help you have a great off-road experience; the locking differentials, Off road+ for sand mode or rock mode, and ‘Sway Bar’ button to disconnect the sway bar.

2020 jeep gladiator gallery exterior parked

There are three more features to help you have a great off-road experience

Jeep Gladiator 2020: Final take

The Gladiator is a pick-up truck, off-road SUV, and a convertible all at the same time. That sure sounds like a lot of fun. This car went outside the box and it is cheaper than expected.

Just remove the roof and doors then you’re off to a great open-air experience. Not to mention the Gladiator comes with a portable Bluetooth speaker. Great off-road experience just got greater.

Jeep Gladiator without its roof and doors

Gladiator showing off its stripped-down look

The Jeep Gladiator is said to debut in the Philippine market around mid-2020. It is said from reviews that the Gladiator is cheaper than they thought it would be. It may not be a fast car but it surely is a fun, versatile and reliable car to own.

While waiting for the official price of the 2020 Jeep Gladiator, you can check on the price list of the other Jeep vehicles

Rex Sanchez

Rex Sanchez


Rex Sanchez grew up in Saudi Arabia where he saw and got into the automotive scene. He started his career for an aviation company in the said region, writing about turbines and rotors which are later distributed for educational purposes. And now, he joined Philkotse.com as a staff writer. Currently, he is the youngest on the team and is more than ready to grow in the field.

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