As Jeep’s first pickup in almost 30 years, the Gladiator concept is derived heavily from the new JL Wrangler. You’re probably wondering how it stacks up to its fraternal twin, and we have the answers for you. Some people might think the Gladiator is just a Wrangler with a bed, but when you look a little closer and compare the two vehicles, you’ll see that the brand’s first truck in more than 27 years is more than just a stretched out Wrangler.
The new pickup has a new name for it’s trim level. It ditched the Sahara trim level name and replaced it with something called Overland. The ‘luxury’ version of the pickup includes 18” wheels and available color to match the hardtop and side steps. If you’re looking to customize your new Gladiator, there are endless options. There are color matched fenders and side steps, refined leather interior and LED headlights and taillights.
Body and Frame
Although Jeeps engineers designed the Gladiator like the JL Wrangler, they didn’t just slice off the area behind the rear seats when creating the Gladiator. The Jeep engineers designed a lightweight, high-strength steel ladder frame for the Gladiator. The suspension also differs from the Wrangler because they used two lower and two upper lower forged control arms, which gives the Gladiator better overall stability. It provides the same comfortable ride whether your are towing cargo or just going for a scenic drive.
Aside from the fact that there is an actual truck bed on the Gladiator, there is an optional front facing camera on the Rubicon edition, which includes a washer nozzle to keep it clean in all conditions. If you’re a fan of off-roading, this feature will assist with visibility, as well as tire placement on more difficult obstacles. The grille face is still the same size as the Wrangler, but the seven grille slots are wider. This helps to promote engine cooling when towing.
If you’re in the market for a new Jeep Gladiator, Barbera’s on the Boulevard has got you covered. Be on the lookout for when this new pickup hits the market this spring, and get to Barbera’s on the Boulevard as soon as you can and purchase the all-new 2020 Jeep Gladiator!