A pickup truck based on the Wrangler SUV is a perfect idea. For that reason, Gladiator pickup is about to arrive. The upcoming 2020 Jeep Gladiator Sport is just one of the trim levels. More precisely, sport trim is a more expensive version of the new mid-size pickup truck. It comes with plenty of premium stuff and it looks very modern and upscale.
On top of that, performances are better than the base model has to offer. It is the first year of the production for the Gladiator model. However, we can expect further improvements in the future as the Ford plans to deliver new Bronco Pickup.
2020 Jeep Gladiator Sport Exterior
The forthcoming 2020 Jeep Gladiator Sport will depart from the base trim level in terms of design. Of course, the body is similar to the Wrangler SUV in many ways. However, the pickup truck looks more rugged and aggressive.
On top of that, longer wheelbase is in the offer too. Gladiator Sport will arrive with four doors and numerous body-colored features. That includes the wheel arches, bumpers and much more. The design looks truly unique and Sport like the Overland will get larger 18-inch wheels. If you unlock a couple of optional features, Gladiator Sport basically becomes the Overland model. However, Overland will be much more affordable.
The 2020 Jeep Gladiator Sport will offer an impressive interior. Comfort is truly great and four-door configuration provides easier second-row access. A five-foot-long bed is the only bed choice which is perhaps a bad thing. When it comes to tech, the Sport trim level comes with a standard 7.0-inch touchscreen. Optionally, you can buy an 8-inch display. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are in the offer as standard. Moreover, you will get dual-zone climate control and power-adjustable features.
Optionally, heated steering wheel and heated front seats are available as well. We recommend the Trail Rail cargo management system. This will improve the overall towing capacity. The safety rating is good, even with the base model. However, the Sport model unlocks some additional safety aids. For the best possible safety rating, you’ll have to buy an Active Safety Group that costs $2,000.
2020 Jeep Gladiator Sport Powertrain
It comes as no surprise that the Jeep will offer a 3.6-liter V6 engine. Jeep likes to offer this unit everywhere is possible. Powerful V6 produces 285 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. New 2020 Jeep Gladiator Sport will offer both 6-speed manual and 8-speed automatic gearbox. Thanks to the stretched wheelbase, Gladiator will offer better ride quality than the Wrangler. Moreover, Sport trim delivers even more comfort. Handling is superb for a pickup truck and stability is impressive.
If you buy optional Trailer Towing Package, Gladiator will tow 7,700 pounds. With these figures, Gladiator offers better towing capacity than Chevy Colorado and Ford Ranger. The off-roading pickup delivers 17 mpg in the city and 22 mpg on the highway. Four-wheel-drive setup is optional and it slightly lowers the fuel efficiency.
Price and Release Date
The brand-new Gladiator will start at $33,500. However, the 2020 Jeep Gladiator Sport trim will cost around $45,000. If you equip Sport trim with a couple of optional features you can get Sahara model for less money. The all-new mid-size pickup truck will hit the markets in the coming months.