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posted on May 28th, 2019

Jeep Wrangler + truck = Jeep Gladiator

What does a Jeep Wrangler plus a pickup truck equal?

No, this isn’t some grade school riddle. This is real life. And it’s something many Jeep enthusiasts have wanted for years.

Introducing the 2020 Jeep Gladiator. 100% truck, 100% Jeep 4×4,  there’s never been anything quite like it. With impressive functionality, versatility, and storage, this one-of-a-kind pickup is the perfect combination for anyone looking for function and fun all rolled up in one.

Jeep Gladiator specs

Created to carry you and all of your gear to the ends of the earth, the Jeep Gladiator roars to life with a 3.6L V6 engine producing 285 horsepower. The truck is also equipped with 260 lb-ft of torque routed through a standard six-speed manual transmission (or the optional eight-speed automatic). For our environmentally friendly explorers, a 3..0L EcoDiesel engine is expected to come out sometime in 2020.

All Jeep Gladiators have four-wheel drive, perfect for your next winter adventure or inclement weather conditions.

Jeep Gladiator towing capacity

The eight-speed automatic Gladiator Sport model is capable of towing an impressive 7,650 pounds, with a high-strength steel frame, heavy-duty axles, new coil rear suspension, and the best brakes in its class (be sure to review the different tow packages for each Gladiator trim).

While designed to leave the pavement behind, keep in mind that you’ll have to stick to paved roads and avoid off-roading and towing when driving a Jeep Gladiator on Turo.

Adventure never looked so good

Jeep enthusiasts agree. The Jeep Gladiator looks good.

Designed with the iconic Jeep Brand cues and precision-crafted details, you’ll be riding in style in this four-door, five-passenger mid-size wonder available in ten eye-catching colors.

This isn’t the first attempt at the Wrangler + truck equation

The uninitiated may find it surprising the 2020 Jeep Gladiator, which was unveiled during the Los Angeles Auto Show in 2018, is not the first Gladiator in Jeep’s history.

From 1962 to 1988, Jeep was already producing the vehicle under the same name. The Gladiator was renamed in 1971 to the J series. And while working on the resurrection of Gladiator, Jeep considered other names before finally deciding no other name but “Gladiator” fit.

2020 Jeep Gladiator price

The Gladiator is available in a variety of trims with prices starting at $33,545 for the base model. It’s a little pricier than a Jeep Wrangler or comparable mid-size pickups, but it makes sense considering you’re getting two vehicles in one.

And if you want more than just the base model, choices include the leather-trimmed Overland starting at $40,395 and the always off-road-ready Jeep Gladiator Rubicon, which starts at $43,545 (keep in mind offroading is prohibited for any vehicle booked on Turo).

If you’re not ready to invest that type of money, book a weekend with Hakop’s Gladiator Rubicon in Los Angeles or Matt’s Gladiator Rubicon in Seattle. Take a scenic drive through the mountains or cruise down the freeway to get a feel for the Gladiator’s impressive power and control.

Don’t let the rugged exterior of the Jeep Gladiator fool you into thinking it’s only for outdoor adventures. Matt’s Gladiator Rubicon is equipped with heated seats — a luxury feature ideal for date night or a relaxing weekend cruise.

Take a Jeep Gladiator out for a spin

If you’re like most people, once something has caught your eye, you could go on and on researching and reading all about it. Just like you’re about to do right now after reading this blog post about the Jeep Gladiator.

You might consider researching the difference between a soft-top or a hard-top Gladiator (side note: soft top all the way if you’re driving around Hawaii). Or maybe you’re comparing the standard features of a Rubicon versus an Overland trim, to determine which upgrades you can’t live without. 

But if you really want to understand the Jeep Gladiator, the best way is to experience it firsthand. Search around on Turo and book a 2020 Jeep Gladiator next time you’re planning a vacation. Your next adventure is calling.