New 2020 Jeep Gladiator: Which Model Should You Buy?🔥🔥🔥

Which Jeep Gladiator Should You Buy? [Buyers Guide]

Jeep Pickup Truck: Everything You Need to Know About Buying The Hot New 2020 Jeep Gladiator

One of the most anticipated new vehicles on the market this year is the new 2020 Jeep Gladiator truck released by Jeep. The question on many peoples mind is if I get a Jeep Truck, which Jeep Gladiator should I buy?

For this reason, I did a lot of research into the new 2020 Jeep Gladiator, listened to what current owners like and dislike and put everything together in one place to make your decision on which Gladiator to buy easy!

Which Jeep Gladiator To Buy?

2020 Jeep® Gladiator Rubicon
2020 Jeep® Gladiator Rubicon

There are four trim levels for the new 2020 Jeep Gladiator. These trims start out with the base Sport model and move up in features from there. The other trim levels include the Sport S, Overland and Rubicon.

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Price: How Much Does A New 2020 Jeep Gladiator Cost?

So, how much does the new 2020 Jeep Gladiator cost? The new jeep pickup truck starts at an MSRP of $33,545 for the base Sport trim and moves up to the most expensive Rubicon edition which has a starting MSRP of $43,545.

Jeep Gladiator MSRP Comparison

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Gladiator Sales & Discounts: How To Get A Good Deal On A New Gladiator Truck

2020 Jeep® Gladiator Overland
2020 Jeep® Gladiator Overland

The new Jeep Gladiator pickup is a H.O.T. (🔥,🔥,🔥) vehicle right now. It’s amazing the interest in the new truck that some people are paying above MSRP for their trucks, but don’t let this happen to you.

I’ve got some special insight into how to get the best deal on a new 2020 Jeep Gladiator truck.

SPECIAL DEAL: Earlier this year, I published an article about how to get the best prices on a new 2019 Jeep Wrangler. I showed you how to get over 7% below invoice on the Wrangler. You can use this same process to get the very best deal on a new Gladiator truck and throw in a few truck accessories too!

Gladiator Features: Exterior & Interior Options

In addition to their being four different trim levels [Sport, Sport S, Overland & Rubicon), there are many exterior and interior features and color combos for you to select from.

Let’s start by discussing the optional features on the Gladiator.

2020 Jeep Gladiator Color Options

Jeep Gladiator Truck Factory Color Options for 2020
  • Punk’n Metallic Clear-Coat Exterior Paint
  • Gobi Clear-Coat Exterior Paint (Late Availability)
  • Gator Clear-Coat Exterior Paint (Late Availability)
  • Firecracker Red Clear-Coat Exterior Paint
  • Granite Crystal Metallic Clear-Coat Exterior Paint 
  • Hydro Blue Pearl-Coat Exterior Paint (Late Availability) 
  • Black Clear-Coat Exterior Paint 
  • Sting-Gray Clear-Coat Exterior Paint 
  • Bright White Clear-Coat Exterior Paint 
  • Billet Silver Metallic Clear-Coat Exterior Paint (Late Availability)

2020 Jeep Gladiator: Factory Wheels and Tires

17-Inch x 7.5-Inch Black Steel Styled Wheels17-Inch x 7.5-Inch Tech Silver Aluminum Wheels18-Inch x 7.5-Inch Granite Crystal Aluminum Wheels17-Inch x 7.5-Inch Granite Crystal Aluminum Wheels
Gladiator Sport Wheels RimsSport-S-Wheels-RimsGladiator Overlander wheels and rims
245/75R17 All-Season Tires

245/75R17 All-Terrain Tires
245/75R17 All-Season Tires

245/75R17 All-Terrain Tires
255/70R18 All-Season Tires33-Inch LT285/70R17C All-Terrain Tires (Standard)

33-Inch LT285/70R17C Mud-Terrain Tires


Jeep Gladiator: Soft & Hard Top Options

The 2020 Jeep Gladiator provides buyers with four different roof options. They consist of a dual top option, a premium soft top, 3 part hardtop and a body-colored 3 part hardtop.

Dual Gladiator Top Group:


Premium Black Gladiator Sunrider Soft Top:


Black Freedom Top® Gladiator 3-Piece Hard Top:


Body Color 3 Piece Gladiator Hard Top


Jeep Gladiator: Exterior Factory Accessories

Three popular exterior accessories include:

  • Roll-Up Tonneau Cover
  • Spray-In Bedliner
  • Remote Proximity Keyless Entry

Jeep Gladiator Truck Interior Options

While your friends, family, and neighbors usually see and judge your truck from the outside and how it looks, I suspect most of your time will be spent noticing the fine details of the interior of the new Jeep pickup truck.

For this reason, we need to do a deep dive into the interior features.

Sport and Sport S Interior Seating Options

  • Black Interior Color
  • Black / Heritage Tan Interior Color

Overland Interior Options

  • Black / Heritage Tan Interior Color
  • Black Interior Color
  • Black / Dark Saddle Interior Colors
  • Black Interior Color (Version 2)

Rubicon Interior Options

  • Black / Dark Saddle Interior Colors
  • Black Interior Color
  • Black Interior Color (Version 2)

Jeep Gladiator: Stereo System Options

Jeep Gladiator Truck Sport Model Stereo SystemJeep Gladiator Truck Sport S Model Stereo SystemJeep Gladiator Truck Overland Model Stereo SystemJeep Gladiator Truck Rubicon Model Stereo System

Jeep Gladiator: Additional Options You Should Consider

2020 Jeep® Gladiator Rubicon
2020 Jeep® Gladiator Rubicon

With the release of the Jeep Gladiator comes many different trim levels and options. With the Jeep Gladiator being a brand new mid-sized pickup truck for the 2020 model year, it may take us all a while to get familiar with the different packages available for these trucks.

I’ve done some research to understand what is (or will be) available for the 2020 model year.

Here’s what I have compiled from

Trailer Tow Group

  • 240-Amp Alternator
  • Class IV Receiver Hitch
  • Heavy-Duty Engine Cooling
  • Trailer Hitch Zoom

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

LED Lighting Group

  • Daytime Running Lamp LED Accents
  • Front LED Fog Lamps
  • LED Front Turn Signal and Parking Lamps
  • LED Reflector Headlamps
  • LED Taillamps

8.4-Inch Radio & Premium Audio Group

  • 8.4-Inch Touchscreen
  • Alpine® Premium Audio System
  • Emergency / Assistance Call
  • GPS Navigation
  • HD Radio
  • Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror
  • SiriusXM Guardian™ with One Year of Service Included
  • SiriusXM®with One Year of Service Included
  • SiriusXM® Traffic Plus and SiriusXM Travel Link with Five Years of Service Included

7-Inch Radio Group

  • Uconnect® 4 with 7-Inch Touchscreen
  • Apple CarPlay®Support
  • Android AutoIntegration
  • SiriusXM® with One Year of Service Included
  • 7-Inch Driver Information Digital Cluster Display
  • USB Host Flip
  • Air Conditioning with Automatic Temperature Control

Active Safety Group

  • Blind Spot Monitoring
    and Rear Cross Path Detection
  • LED Taillamps
  • ParkSense® Rear Park Assist System

Advanced Safety Group

  • Advanced Brake Assist
  • Full-Speed Forward Collision Warning with Active Braking
  • Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop (Automatic Transmission)
  • Adaptive Cruise Control (Manual Transmission)

Cold Weather Group

  • Heated Front Seats
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Remote Vehicle Start (Unavailable with Manual Transmission)

Cargo Management Group with Trail Rail System

  • 240-Amp Alternator
  • 400-Watt Inverter
  • Truck Bed 115-Volt AC Outlet
  • Lockable Rear Underseat Storage Bin
  • Bed Trail Rail™ System

Auxillary Switch Group

  • 240-Amp Alternator
  • 700-Amp Maintenance-Free Battery
  • Four Programmable Auxiliary Switches

Convenience Group

  • Universal Garage Door Opener
  • Remote Vehicle Start

Gladiator Owners: What Do They Say About Their Jeep Truck?

It’s one thing to take a salesman’s word for the new truck, but I prefer hearing from real Jeep owners about their experience with the new Jeep pickup truck.

As a result, I listened to Gladiator owners and compiled a list of features they both love and hate about the new Jeep. The reality is, there is no such thing as the perfect vehicle. What works great for one person, maybe a detractor for another.

However, there were several common themes about the truck and this is what I found:

2020 Jeep® Gladiator Rubicon
2020 Jeep® Gladiator Rubicon

9 Jeep Gladiator Features Owners Love

9 Jeep Gladiator Features Owners Love #Jeep #Gladiator, #JeepLife, #JeepMafia
  • Information Screen – It gives you so much information including pitch and roll while offroad and the oil temp while towing. It is a great collection of user information all in one easy to read screen.
  • Fuel Door and Gas Cap – unline the new JL Wrangler, the gas cap tether is long enough to get the fuel cap out of the way when filling up with gas (and soon Diesel).
  • Room For Big Tires – From the factory, the wheel wells can handle much larger tires than the Jeep comes with stock from the factory. You can add 33″ tires and there is plenty of room stock. With a small lift, a 35″ or bigger tire looks great (my opinion).
  • Good Gas Mileage – Some owners have complained about the fuel efficiency, but most of those have much larger tires. A Jeep Gladiator Sport with a small lift and 33″ tires is getting 20 mpg in routine daily driving behavior.
  • Max Towing Package – The max towing package allows the Jeep Gladiator Truck to have the best towing capacity in its peer group.
  • The Doors and Roof are Removable – This is the only truck on the market that allows you to remove the doors and roof. It makes the truck a lot more fun when you can change it up. It’s not just a truck, but something you can modify and enjoy great weather with the top and doors down while still towing a camper or trailer.
  • Heated Steering Wheel – If you live in colder climates, the heated steering wheel is a nice feature. This comes as part of the cold weather packing if this is a feature you might want on your Gladiatory.
  • Multi-Directional Folding Rear Seat – This is a feature not many people have considered about the Jeep Gladiator! The rear seat is a split-bench design that folds flat to allow good cargo room in the cab. What’s even more impressive is the fact the seat bottoms and backs fold up vertically giving you full access to the floor. This would be great if you needed to put a big screen TV box or another similar sized item in the back of the Jeep without having to load it into the truck bed.
  • LED Lights In The Truck Bed – The next time you are carrying items to the truck at night, you will be really glad Jeep installed these LED lights into the truck bed. With many competitors trucks, you have to carry a flashlight or install aftermarket lights to be able to have this feature.

7 Jeep Gladiator Features Owners Hate

7 Jeep Gladiator Features Owners Hate #Jeep, #Gladiator
  • Auto Park Feature – From my research, the Jeep Auto Park Feature is probably the most hated feature of all on the Jeep Gladiator. If you push the start button and then step on the brake, auto park engages. If you start, then open the door and then shift into gear, auto park engages. Owners talk about having to turn off the Jeep and start all over even though the display tells them to shift into park and then back to drive. Some will argue this is not a big deal, just close your door, but in the event, you are backing up to a trailer or launching a boat, you may need to get in and out of the Jeep multiple times to check where you are. This gets really annoying when you are only backing an inch or two at a time and it is easier to just leave the door open.
  • The Seats – The seats are terrible when compared to almost any competitor. The manually controlled seats offer no tilt feature. For the price tag of these Gladiators, you would expect the seat to adjust in multiple ways to help accommodate drivers of all sizes. A tall driver may have a hard getting comfortable due to the lack of support for their legs. This is all due to the lack of a tilt feature in the seat.
  • Steering Wheel Controls for the Dash Display – The buttons that control the dash display are counter-intuitive. You press the down button and the menu goes up. If you press the up button the menu goes down.
  • Inner Fender Liners – The liners are getting ripped off running down the road. They are cheap and flimsy. I assume this is something Jeep will need to correct going forward.
  • Side View Mirrors – The side view mirrors are identical to those on the new JL Wrangler. For a truck that is designed to tow trailers, campers, and boats, these mirrors are not adequate for seeing your Jeep, the lane beside you and keeping an eye on your trailer. Jeep may want to consider a new design for the Jeep Gladiator side view mirrors.
  • Rear Tail Light Design – This may be a subjective item on the list, but it seems a lot of people do not care for the rear taillight design. Instead of being seamlessly integrated into the body, they look like they are pods that are simply stuck to the side of the truck bed.
  • Trailer Brake Controller – This feature is hated because it does not exist. As of the time of this article, Jeep has not produced a Gladiator with a trailer brake controller. Many competitors like the Chevy Colorado have had them for years. The trailer brake controller is a feature owners who want to tow with their Gladiator will want to have as part of the max towing package. Clearly Jeep knows they are in the wrong here because they have it listed on their website, but they are not selling it.

Closing Thoughts

Whether you opt for the Sport, Sport S, Overland or a maxed-out Rubicon, I am confident the Jeep Gladiator has the features and ability to be customized to serve almost every need you could want.

Whether you want to put car seats for the family, dirt bikes in the bed, or go on an offroad adventure, this new 2020 Jeep pickup truck has you covered.

It also has what I consider a game-changer for the Jeep brand. It offers amazing towing capacity. I am always thinking about towing capacity because Jeep owners are known for their outdoor adventure spirit, unfortunately, not all Jeep vehicles are great at towing.

Here are a few towing capacity guides that may be of interest:

Recommended Feature: Because most Jeep owners seem to spend time outdoors, one Gladiator option I believe most every buyer should include on their Gladiator build sheet is the maximum tow package.

The maximum tow package will be a key feature for resale purposes in my opinion. Currently, the Gladiator is the only Jeep product with a towing capacity above 5,000 pounds except for the V8 powered Jeep Grand Cherokee.

If you are serious about buying a Gladiator, follow my guide and talk to one of these Jeep Dealerships known for offering the best deals on a new Jeep.

Best of luck on the purchase of your new Jeep Gladiator pickup truck. If you found this article helpful, do me a big favor and share it on social media and with your friends. I want to keep producing helpful content for you and the only way I can continue is to get these articles out into the hands of interested readers!

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Kern C.

Hi, I'm Kern! I've owned Jeeps since the early 1990's and I am passionate about sharing some of the tips and tricks I have learned along the way. What Jeep do you have? Let's Connect! Twitter | Facebook | Instagram

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