All of the Awards the 2020 Jeep Gladiator Has Won – So Far
The year is coming to an end faster than expected, and before you know it, the 2020 models will be available across dealerships. According to the editors of U.S. News & World Report, the 2020 Jeep Gladiator has been named to their “The Best New Pickup Trucks Arriving in the Next Year.” Since first mentioned, the Gladiator has received a lot of attention and awards, and U.S. News & World Report Writer Brian McHugh notes that in true Jeep fashion, the Gladiator “will also be the most off-road-capable truck in the compact segment.”
It’s equipped with best-in-class towing capability (which offers 7,650 pounds, when it’s properly equipped) and it offers a best-in-class payload (which is 1,600 pounds, when properly equipped), the 2020 Jeep Gladiator will be available with four trim levels — the Sport, Sport S, Overland, and the Rubicon. Standard is the 3.6-liter V6, and it’s paired with a six-speed manual transmission which generates 285 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. “An optional, more fuel-efficient diesel V6 will be available in 2020. That engine will produce 260 horsepower and a whopping 442 pound-feet of torque,” McHugh reports.
Based on the Jeep Wrangler, the 2020 Gladiator can accommodate five passengers and under-seat storage is found under the rear seats. It has integrated Voice Command with Bluetooth, remote USB port and media hub are standard. While on the Overland and Rubicon trims are equipped with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability for seamless smartphone integration.
The Jeep Gladiator 2020 Rubicon Named Best Truck At Miami Competition
The 2020 Jeep Gladiator Rubicon won Best Truck at the “Topless in Miami Presented by Haartz” panoramic sunroof and convertible competition. It’s the ninth annual year that the members of the Southern Automotive Media Association have determined the winning vehicles. “Our members especially enjoyed driving the all-new 2020 Jeep Gladiator, which combines pickup truck and Jeep attributes along with the unique experience of open-air driving,” said the president of SAMA, Paul Borden.
“The Jeep Gladiator offers great functionality, versatility, and capability, making it the ultimate vehicle for any outdoor, open-air adventure,” said Borden. The 2020 Jeep Rubicon is powered by a 3.6-liter V6 which is mated to a six-speed manual transmission which generates 285 horsepower and has 260 lb-ft of torque. It features dual vented hood, a steel rear bumper, body-color grille with accents, a red “Trail Rated” badge, “Rubicon” hood decals, molded-in-color fender flares, and cab and bed steel rock rails.
The 2020 Jeep Gladiator offers bright interior accents in the cabin, an off-road switch bank, coat hooks, and rear compartment assist handles as well. It has Uconnect 3 with 5.0-inch touch-screen display which has Integrated Voice Command with Bluetooth. Also featured is a media hub (S.D., USB, and Aux) which is standard as is a remote USB port and the steering wheel-mounted controls help you to make changes quickly.
Safety systems that come standard on the 2020 Jeep Gladiator include Electronic Stability Control, Electronic Roll Mitigation, and Hill Start Assist. It also has Traction Control and Trailer Sway Control. A Parkview rear back-up camera, Sentry Key Theft Deterrent System, and Tire Pressure Monitoring Display also come standard.
The 2020 Jeep Gladiator Earns the GAAMA Best Family Pickup Truck Honor From GAAMA
The 2020 Jeep Gladiator has been gaining attention and winning fans from the moment it was disclosed. In the list of enthusiasts are the members of the Greater Atlanta Automotive Media Association, who deemed the distinct truck the honor of being the Best Family Pickup Truck. The award was presented at the association’s yearly Family Car Challenge.
“The all-new 2020 Jeep Gladiator earned its title of Best Family Pickup Truck with an exceptional blend of both pickup truck and Jeep attributes. [It] offers functionality and versatility with clever storage solutions and a bed that offers even more utility,” said GAAMA president and host of the AutoNsider on News & Talk WAOK, which is an Atlanta-based Entercom radio station, Daryl Killian.
The 2020 Jeep Gladiator is available with four rugged, well-equipped, ready for any adventure trim levels. Those trim levels are the Sport, Sport S, Overland, and Rubicon. The standard 3.6-liter V6 is paired to a six-speed manual transmission which delivers 285 horsepower and also 260 lb-ft of torque.
“All Gladiator models are Trail Rated with a badge indicating that the vehicle is designed to perform in a variety of challenging off-road conditions identified by five key consumer-oriented performance categories: traction, ground clearance, maneuverability, articulation, and water fording,” reports FCA.
The smartphone combination is seamless, and it has available Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The 2020 Gladiator has an available Uconnect 4 infotainment system with a 7-inch touch screen. The Uconnect 3 has a 5.0-inch touch-screen display, steering wheel-mounted controls, Integrated Voice Command with Bluetooth, remote USB port and media hub come standard. The advanced driver assists technologies such as Front Collision Warning-Plus and Blind-spot Monitoring are available.
2020 Jeep Gladiator at the Annual Northwest Automotive Press Association Mudfest
The 2020 Jeep Gladiator made history at “Mudfest,” which is an annual event coordinated by the Northwest Automotive Press Association (NWAPA). It won three major awards. The 2020 Gladiator ruled in the Extreme and Truck Capability categories; the 2020 Gladiator also took the home top prize of the 2019 Northwest Outdoor Activity Vehicle of the Year.
“The 2019 NWAPA Outdoor Activity Vehicle of the Year competition featured the most diverse group of vehicles we’ve seen in its 25-year history,” says President for NWAPA John Vincent of U.S. News & World Report. “The all-new 2020 Jeep Gladiator earned its title of Northwest Outdoor Activity Vehicle of the Year”. It has an exceptionally functional blend of pickup and SUV attributes that the consumers want.
There are a total of 22 vehicles which are represented by 14 of the manufacturers which were evaluated by the NWAPA members. The evaluation took place at The Ridge Motorsports Park in Shelton, Washington. There are several categories which they used as a guide such as the Compact and Midsize Utility, Trucks and Extreme Capability, Subcompact Utility, Premium Utility, and Family Utility.
The 2020 Gladiator comes with a 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine that is rated at 485 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. When it’s properly equipped, the 2020 Gladiator can tow a maximum of 7,650 pounds. The 2020 Gladiator can navigate water that reaches a depth of maximum 30 inches thanks to its customized water sealing and high air intake which takes off-roading adventures to new heights and in preventing damage to the underbody of the Gladiator Rubicon trim Ground, there is a clearance of 11 inches.