2020 Jeep Gladiator: The Jeep Wrangler Pickup You’ve Always Wanted | Edmunds


DAN EDMUNDS: Ever wish Jeep
made a Wrangler pickup? Well, now they do, and it’s
called the “Jeep Gladiator.” From this point
forward, the Gladiator is just like a Jeep
Wrangler Unlimited. But as you can see, they’ve
lengthened the frame, and they’ve made it stronger. They’ve added 19
inches to the frame, and that allows them to put
a five foot bed back here. It can haul as much as
1,600 pounds of payload and tow 7,650 pounds of trailer. Those two numbers are tops in
the class of the mid-sized 4 by 4 crew cab division. This thing’s a real truck. The Gladiator’s bed is
about five feet long. It’s within an inch
of that of the Tacoma. It’s not uncommonly wide
but the tailgate opening is. And as you can see, it easily
holds a couple of motorcycles. Sitting in the back
you’d swear you were in a Wrangler Unlimited. I mean everything
forward looks the same. But these seats– they’re
in the same position relative to the front seats of
a Wrangler Unlimited as well. So there’s as much room as
there is in that vehicle, but they do fold in
interesting ways. You’ve got a nice flat
load surface here, or you can fold the bottom
up and access a storage compartment. Pretty clever. As you can see,
the top comes off. You can get a three-piece
hard top or a soft top. And the doors come off as well. And the windshield folds
because, after all this, is a Jeep, right? The thing about the
Gladiator’s wheelbase is it’s significantly longer
than that of a crew cab Tacoma, and that could spell trouble
for the break-over angle. I think they’re going to
do a real strong business in skid plates, lift
kits, and oversized tires. But that’s OK, because the frame
rails on the back of this thing are spaced far enough apart
that a 35-inch spare will fit underneath. I’m really excited
about the new Gladiator. I can’t wait to drive it. This thing is really going
to upset the apple cart in the midsize truck segment. If you knew what you
wanted to buy before, you’re going to have
to start all over. This thing’s is pretty cool. If you want to read
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