The all-new 2020 Jeep Gladiator has been named the 2020 North American Truck of the Year. The honor comes from the North American Car, Utility and Truck of the Year Awards. The winners were chosen by a panel of 50 jurors from print, online, radio and broadcast media in the U.S. and Canada. The jurors voted on the finalists based on their leadership, innovation safety, handling, design, driver satisfaction, and value for the dollar. The other two finalists for the 2020 North American Truck of the Year Award were the Ford Ranger and the Ram Heavy Duty.
Lauren Fix, the vice president of the North American Car, Utility and Truck of the Year, said, “these awards would not be possible without the hard work, professionalism and insight of all of our jurors along with the cooperation throughout the year from all of the automotive companies.” Fix also said, “now in our 26th year, we are proud that automakers and consumers recognize the value our awards provide to new car buyers.”
Automotive journalist John Voelcker said, “what’s not to like about a pickup truck with not only a soft-top removable roof but even removable doors? If you want massive cargo-hauling capability or the ability to tow 10,000 pounds, buy something else. The eagerly awaited Gladiator is a one-of-a-kind truck, every but the Jeep its Wrangler sibling is…but with a pickup bed. How could you possible get more American than that?”
The 2020 Jeep Gladiator was engineered to be able to handle nearly any terrain. It has brought back the classic cargo bed, so it can cover all of your on- and off-roading needs. The Gladiator combines high-tech interior and safety features with rugged performance and capability, and it can take you almost anywhere. There are six trims and multiple packages and add-ons to choose from, so you can customize it to fit all of your needs.
Every Gladiator is built with a 285-horsepower 3.6L V6 engine and a standard 6-speed manual transmission. All models have 4×4 capability, reinforced frame and axles, an enhanced suspension, and best-in-its class brakes. There’s also an available 8-speed automatic transmission. With the available Best-in-Class gas towing, you can bring along your boats, campers, or other oversized toys. Some trims can tow up to 7,650 pounds.
The Gladiator has a high air intake and special water sealing, so you can drive through up to 30 inches of water. You can easily adjust your throttle and traction control with the push of a button. The precision steering and optimized wheelbases give you better maneuverability, and the higher levels of articulation help keep all of your tires on the ground. The Jeep Gladiator Rubicon gets over 11 inches of ground clearance, so you won’t damage your underbody when you drive over obstacles.
The interior of the Gladiator has tons of style and comfort for everyone. There are multiple color and trim options, so you can customize the seats, steering wheel, and even stitching. Some trims come with either cloth or leather-trimmed seats. When you fold down your back seats, you have plenty of room for all of your gear. There’s also a lockable storage bin, so you can keep your belongings safe and secure.
Each trim is packing with standard and available features that will keep you and your passengers entertained and connected on the road. These include a Uconnect touchscreen system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration, a dual-zone automatic temperature control system, heated front seats and a heated steering wheel. There’s also a Keyless Enter ‘n Go system, a weatherproof Bluetooth speaker, and SiriusXM Guardian, which gives you remote access to your vehicle from your smartphone.
The Gladiator is also equipped with over 80 safety and security features, so you’ll be protected on every journey. These features include a ParkView rear back-up camera, ParkSense rear park assist, blind spot monitoring, adaptive cruise control with full stop, forward collision warning with active braking, and rear cross path detection. There’s also an advanced high-strength steel chassis that helps direct energy away from the cabin during a crash.
2020 Jeep Gladiator For Sale in Forest Lake, MN
When you’re ready to check out the 2020 Jeep Gladiator for yourself, stop by our dealership in Forest Lake, MN! We can answer any questions you have about the Gladiator, and set you up with a test drive. We can also tell you about any of our other great models, and help you find the perfect vehicle for you everyday needs. Many of our new vehicles include our Lifetime Powertrain Warranty. We’re located near Coon Rapids, Roseville, and White Bear Lake, so stop in and see us soon!
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