2020 Jeep Gladiator Brings Adventure to Mid-Size Class: Photo Gallery

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The 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show has more than a few significant debuts this year, but only two pickup trucks — a slick new electric truck called the Rivian R1T and the new 2020 Jeep Gladiator. But what a debut the Jeep had — the new Wrangler JL-based mid-size truck is a knockout, featuring all of the Wrangler SUV's exceptional off-roading abilities but adding a 5-foot steel bed that lets you bring along all manner of toys like dirt bikes or camping gear. And how long do you think it will take for someone to make a slide-in camper shell for that bed? We're betting one is already in the works with some overlanding company, somewhere.

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Our team was on the ground in Los Angeles this week to get an up-close and personal look at the new Gladiator in all of its topless, doorless glory, and they brought their cameras along to document every possible part of the new rig. Of all the items to pay attention to, two areas stand out to us the most: the trick folding backseat that covers lockable storage areas and a removable wireless speaker, and the new bed out back with its under-rail LED lighting.

We're still a couple months away from driving the new Gladiator, but we can't wait for that day. We'll probably be throwing one up against some of the newest top off-road mid-size trucks, too, as soon as we can get our hands on them. Until then, enjoy a closer look at the new 2020 Jeep Gladiator below and learn more about its specs here for an in-depth look.

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Comments

Suspension is everything in the off road environment
No live valve shocks ...very disappointing

Any word on a future extended can version????

I gotta admit the under-hood shot reveals an organized look, unlike the typical Ford that looks like someone took a 5 gallon pail full of tools and wire and dumped it into the compartment.

Very disappointing to see no manual shift, however. The auto shift sounds like it would be great for offroading but it's gotta suck on the street. When will the Big 3 bring back manual box?

If you want to play in the dirt buy a Jeep. This is a pickup.

It will sell. more off road capability that most midsize pickups, ALMOST as good off road as a jeep, With pickup capability that is as comparable to any midsize on the market. Jeep resale value will put it over the top in my opinion.

I can see a ton of these sold to the Overland crowd, not sure if it is what I would want or not. I have a ZR2 now, it is way over built, weights way north of 2 tons whne it should weigh less then 2 tons. Knock off 1,000lbs and I would have a really good truck. If this truck is as heavy as mine I would have to take a pass. Have to see and drive one of these trucks before I make any more comments

Sorry Dave, math is not my strong suit.

Are you saying that you're not looking at a 4wd midsize unless it weighs 3000 lbs or so? (2 tons minus 1000 lbs)

I can't see anything like that on the horizon, it would have to be awfully small. It would have to be all aluminum and fibreglass

Once again, Dave, I gotta admit that V6 plastic engine compartment is sexy! Don't you agree?

Yep is a wrangler truck. With all its Pros and Cons.

Why on earth would anyone want to put the windshield down? I mean shy of it being all shot or busted up.

For anyone missing the little Hummer truck or Wrangler fans who don't need to keep their stuff dry this is your truck.

Jeep Gladiator can be ordered with manual transmission.

Wonder if this would break down like the silverado at the redwings game last night? Probly not

Most people that want a very off road capable truck, probably already own a Wrangler and just resort to a trailer or cargo carrier the few times they need a "bed". I'm not sure what this truck will compete with? Probably why they made the towing capabilities so high? Time will tell. Maybe a few ZR2 sales, but they don't sell a ton of those anyhow. Seems to me it will compete with Unlimited Wrangler sales. Not that it's a totally bad thing, a sale is a sale...

Another yuppie Jeep play toy. Its only going to sell strong towards the Jeep crowd...not people looking to have a practical mid-size pickup. You'll be able to buy a tacoma or frontier for a better price with the option of an extra cab for a 6 foot bed and 4wd. Definitely a niche vehicle. They already make this vehicle anways...It's called a side by side lol.

Likely the most traded in vehicle on this will be the wrangler. In three years the market share of the two (wrangler and gladiator) will settle at about what the wrangler was. Kinda like the clorado and silverado.

Yuppie vehicle alert for liberals!

Looks like ford won't be selling any rangers, everyone will be at the jeep chevy gmc and taco lots LMBO!

"Sorry Dave, math is not my strong suit.

Are you saying that you're not looking at a 4wd midsize unless it weighs 3000 lbs or so? (2 tons minus 1000 lbs)
I can't see anything like that on the horizon, it would have to be awfully small. It would have to be all aluminum and fibreglass
Posted by: papajim"

Dave said "weights way north of 2 tons", not just over the border. The lowest weight that I can find for the ZR2 is 4734lbs with the gas motor. I have seen reports over 5,100lbs with the diesel. So shooting for 3742lbs to 4100lbs may not be unreasonable, especially considering that my full sized, long bed, supercab, fully loaded F150 only weighs 5600lbs.

thanks Walt. Bad math AND bad eyesight.



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