Towing Capacity: How Much Can A Jeep Gladiator Truck Tow?


How Much Can A Jeep Gladiator Tow?

How Much Can A Jeep Gladiator Tow? That’s the question this article tries to answer.

The new Jeep Gladiator Truck has the Jeep and truck community excited and for good reason. In this article, we will cover how much you can tow with a new 2020 Jeep Gladiator.

One thing the Jeep brand has been missing is a vehicle with a towing capacity over 5,000 pounds and the Jeep Gladiator pickup truck now delivers a best-in-class towing capacity. So let’s get into the details!

Towing Capacity: How Much Can A Jeep Gladiator Tow?

So, how much can the Jeep Gladiator truck tow? The Jeep Gladiator pickup truck offers a 7,650-pound towing capacity and a 1,700-pound payload when properly equipped.

That’s right, 7,650-pounds of towing capacity for the new 2020 Jeep Gladiator truck! That is more than any other Jeep vehicle on the market (as of the publish date of this article) today. It will be interesting to see if the future 2021 Jeep Grand Wagoneer has a higher towing capacity, but for now, the Gladiator Truck is king of the Jeeps when towing capacity is the measuring stick.


What Jeep Gladiator Should You Buy For Max Towing?

If maximum towing capacity is your primary focus with the new 2020 Jeep Gladiator pickup truck, then your best choice is the Gladiator Sport or Sport S trim level equipped with the max towing package. The Sport and Sports S are the only trim levels that achieve the full 7,650 pounds towing capacity!

If you are thinking about buying a new 2020 Jeep Gladiator, check out our full write up on which Gladiator model to buy.

Keep reading and we will break down each trim level so you know exactly what your towing capacity should be for the Gladiator trim level you are looking to buy.


New 2020 Jeep Gladiator Pickup Truck Towing Capacity

Jeep Gladiator Towing Capacity. How Much Can A Jeep Gladiator Tow?
2020 Jeep® Gladiator Overland (Photo Courtesy of Jeep.com)

Not all Jeep Gladiator trucks offer the maximum towing capacity of 7,650 pounds. Some of the models offer just 4,000 pounds! Yes, that is a big difference.

For that reason, we pulled the towing specifications from FCA’s website to make sure we got it right. Here’s what we found:

2020 Jeep Gladiator Sport Towing Capacity

TransmissionAxel Ratio (Rear)Max Towing Capacity
6-speed manual (D478)3.734,000 pounds
8-speed auto (850RE)3.734,500 pounds
8-speed auto with max tow (850RE)4.17,650 pounds

2020 Jeep Gladiator Overland Towing Capacity

TransmissionAxel Ratio (Rear)Max Towing Capacity
6-speed manual (D478)3.734,000 pounds
8-speed auto (850RE)3.736,000 pounds

2020 Jeep Gladiator Rubicon Towing Capacity

TransmissionAxel Ratio (Rear)Max Towing Capacity
6-speed manual (D478)4.14,500 pounds
8-speed auto (850RE)4.17,000 pounds

2020 Jeep Gladiator Fuel Economy When Towing

I’m a big fan of the TFL Truck YouTube channel, and a while back I saw they put together a video where the test the fuel economy and give first-hand opinions about what it is like to tow a trailer with the new Gladiator truck.

Let’s take a moment and see what they have to say.

Suggested Segments:

  • 5:50 mark – handling while towing at 70 MPH on the highway
  • 6:30 mark – interior cabin sound evaluation with Jeep Freedom Top
  • 7:15 mark – fuel economy towing for 98 miles. Comparing both the computer fuel economy and manual calculation of the fuel consumption

What Is Included In The Gladiator Max Towing Package

If you are looking to maximize your towing capacity with the new 2020 Gladiator, you are going to want to add the max towing package to your Gladiator Sport or Sport S.

Here Is What The Max Towing Package Offers:

Max Tow Package With 4.10:1 Rear Axle Ratio

  • 240-Amp Alternator
  • 4.10:1 Rear Axle Ratio
  • Class IV Receiver Hitch
  • Heavy-Duty Dana® 44 Wide Front Axle and Heavy-Duty Dana 44 Wide Rear Axle
  • Daytime Running Lamps
  • Gross Vehicle Weight Rating—6,250 Pounds
  • Heavy-Duty Engine Cooling
  • Trailer Hitch Zoom
  • All-Terrain tires

Closing Thoughts

I am becoming a fan of the new 2020 Jeep Gladiator truck. A truck in the Jeep lineup has been a long time coming since the brand lost the Commanche model many years ago.

Many truck buyers are hoping Jeep will bring a two-door version of the Gladiator truck to market in the future.

Jeep teased (in a good way) by building a 2 door version for last years Easter Jeep Safari. Maybe this is a sign that one day Jeep will decide to offer a two-door version.

However, 2-doors or 4-doors, this is one cool truck and one that stands out from all other trucks on the market.


Bonus Tip: Check Out Our Buyers Guide for Getting The Besty Price On A New Jeep! While the article is written for the Wrangler, the process works for all Jeep models.


Kern Campbell

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