2020 Jeep Gladiator

2020 Jeep Gladiator Test Drive Review: The Ultimate Adventure Truck

by Jared Rosenholtz

The Jeep brand hasn't offered a pickup truck in the United States since 1992 but with the popularity of the body style rising and an overall sense of pent up demand, Jeep finally decided to give the fans what they've been asking for and revived the Gladiator nameplate. The 2020 Jeep Gladiator arrives as a mid-size truck, competing against the likes of the GM-built Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon, Ford Ranger, and the best-selling Toyota Tacoma among others.

Unlike the company's last pickup, the Comanche, the Gladiator is far more than just a different Jeep model with a truck bed grafted on the back. It may look just like a Wrangler but Jeep says the Gladiator actually rides on its own platform that shares much in common with the Ram 1500. The Gladiator does borrow its styling from the Wrangler though, meaning it is the only pickup truck available with a removable roof and doors. It also retains the Wrangler's signature off-road ability, making it a capable weekend warrior's truck. Jeep has even added a new 'Desert Rated' Mojave trim to the mix and tossed us the keys to a bright orange example for testing in one of Florida's massive national parks.

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🚙What’s New For 2020?

The Gladiator is an all-new arrival for the 2020 model year, although it first hit the market in 2019. Visually based on the well-known Wrangler, it's Jeep's first pickup truck in nearly three decades. The Gladiator is powered by a 3.6-liter V6 producing 285 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque; a six-speed manual transmission is standard but an eight-speed automatic can be equipped. All trims are equipped with four-wheel drive, with either a Command-Trac or Rock-Trac 4x4 system offering excellent off-road capability. A ground clearance of up to 11.6 inches and wading depth of 30 inches ensures that the Gladiator is ready to get dirty. While it is based on a combination of the Wrangler and the Ram 1500, the Gladiator is 31 inches longer than the former. Technology includes the Uconnect infotainment system and, according to Jeep, over 80 available safety/security features.

Pros and Cons

  • Rugged styling
  • It's the first Jeep pickup in almost 30 years
  • Competitive towing capacity
  • Highly capable off-road
  • Novelty of removable roof/body panels
  • Good rear-seat space
  • User-friendly Uconnect infotainment system
  • Road manners could use some refining
  • Unresponsive, woolly steering feel
  • It's pricey
  • Not the quietest cabin
  • Virtually every modern safety feature costs extra

2020 Jeep Gladiator Trims

Trim Engine Transmission Drivetrain Price (MSRP)
Sport
3.6-liter V6 Gas
6-Speed Manual
Four-Wheel Drive
$33,545
Sport S
3.6-liter V6 Gas
6-Speed Manual
Four-Wheel Drive
$33,545
Overland
3.6-liter V6 Gas
6-Speed Manual
Four-Wheel Drive
$40,395
North Edition
3.6-liter V6 Gas
8-Speed Automatic
Four-Wheel Drive
$40,395
Altitude
3.6-liter V6 Gas
6-Speed Manual
8-Speed Automatic
Four-Wheel Drive
$41,835

Gladiator Exterior

Despite the addition of a large cargo bed at the back, the Gladiator is undeniably Jeep in its appearance. At the front, the rounded headlights and seven-slot grille are pure Wrangler. The blocky, exaggerated fender flares add to the chunky appearance, and the back has simple rectangular-shaped taillights. Uniquely, the Jeep's doors can be easily removed, as can the roof, for a rare open-top pickup experience. All trims have fog lamps and LED reflector headlamps are available higher up in the range. The base model has 17-inch steel wheels, with 17- or 18-inch alloys equipped to other trims, except for the High Altitude which rides on a unique set of 20-inch alloys in gloss black. A Sunrider folding soft-top is standard, with other configurations such as a body-color three-piece hardtop being optional. Opting for the Mojave trim adds a slew of off-road accouterments including 33-inch tires with a wider track, a 'Desert Rated' badge, decals, skid plates, and orange accents. The Altitude trim is a late addition to the range and has dark exterior trim with 18-inch Granite Crystal alloy wheels.

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Dimensions

At 218 inches in length, the Gladiator is around seven inches shorter than the lengthiest, Crew Cab version of another popular pickup: the Chevrolet Colorado. Unlike the Chevy, the Gladiator comes in just one body size with four doors. The Jeep's other key dimensions include a width of 73.8 inches, a maximum height of 76.1 inches (for the Rubicon equipped with the soft top), and a wheelbase of 137.3 inches. The Gladiator's box length is 60.3 inches with the tailgate closed, and the distance between the wheelhouses works out to 44.8 inches.

Off-road junkies will be interested in the Gladiator's ground clearance, which works out to a healthy 11.6 inches in the case of the Mojave trim. Maximum approach/breakover/departure angles are 44.7/20.9/26 inches, respectively. The pickup's curb weight varies between 4,650 pounds for the lower trims in manual guise and goes all the way up to 5,072 lbs for the Rubicon trim equipped with the automatic gearbox.

  • Length 218.0 in
  • Wheelbase 137.3 in
  • Height 75.0 in
  • Max Width 73.8 in

Exterior Colors

The Gladiator can be ordered in one of 11 colors, including bold shades like Firecracker Red, Hydro Blue, and Punk'n Metallic. Other shades to choose from are Black, Bright White, Granite Crystal Metallic, Billet Silver Metallic, Gator, Sting-Gray, and Gobi. Some colors, such as Gator and Hydro Blue, are subject to late availability, while Snazzbery will be available later and only on the High Altitude trim. Most colors won't cost extra, but the likes of Granite Crystal Metallic, Billet Silver Metallic, and Hydro Blue carry an additional charge of $245. This is, by far, the most boldly-styled truck in the midsize segment, so we suggest an outrageous color like the Punk'n Metallic of our tester.

  • Billet Silver Metallic Clearcoat
  • Granite Crystal Metallic Clearcoat
  • Hydro Blue Pearlcoat
  • Punkn Metallic Clearcoat
  • Punkn Metallic Clearcoat, Build Out:02/12/2020
  • Bright White Clearcoat
  • Black Clearcoat
  • Firecracker Red Clearcoat
  • Sting-Gray Clearcoat
  • Gator Clearcoat
  • Gobi Clearcoat

Gladiator Performance

The 3.6-liter V6 powering the Gladiator is the only engine available for now, and it produces a healthy 285 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. It was thought that a 3.0-liter V6 diesel with 260 hp and a useful 442 lb-ft would be offered on the 2020 model, but this engine will only be available for the 2021 Gladiator. For now, the gas-fed V6 must do all the work and, based on independent testing, the automatic version can reach 60 mph in 7.2 seconds. This is acceptable rather than class-leading; for instance, the turbocharged Ford Ranger can reach 60 in under seven seconds. Some rivals also offer the option of 4x2, but every Gladiator sends power to all four wheels. More impressive is the Gladiator's towing abilities: it can tow up to 7,650 lbs, which nearly matches the Chevrolet Colorado (7,700 lbs) and is over 800 lbs more than what the Toyota Tacoma can manage.

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Engine and Transmission

Making use of the 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine, the Gladiator produces outputs of 285 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. A six-speed manual gearbox is standard, with an eight-speed automatic being available. According to Jeep, the engine has been tuned for a focus on low-end torque, a trait that helps it cope with off-road conditions admirably. On the road, however, the Gladiator can feel occasionally sluggish as the V6 works hard to move the pickup's heavy body around. Acceleration is not unacceptable, but some overtaking maneuvers do make one wish for more grunt. Around town, the V6 is a perfectly adequate performer. Although an old-school manual transmission is welcome, it's not the smoothest stick shift around and this makes the eight-speed automatic the transmission of choice.

  • Engine
    3.6-liter V6 Gas
  • Transmissions
    6-Speed Manual, 8-Speed Automatic
  • Drivetrain
    4X4

Handling and Driving Impressions

Much like its sibling, the Jeep Wrangler, the Gladiator doesn't possess the most refined road manners amongst midsize pickups. It was built with off-roading in mind. The steering is vague and offers 1970s levels of play, causing the truck to feel loose at highway speeds. Of course, the vague, tractor-like steering can be forgiven when you experience it off the pavement, where direct inputs are discouraged as the steering wheel could be ripped from the driver's hands or cause unintended veering. In fact, while the vague steering works to the Gladiator's detriment on the road, it is an advantage when driving fast on dirt or sand.

Keeping the Gladiator pointed in one direction at high speed is remarkably easy and with the Mojave trim, the truck floats over bumps like a Rolls-Royce. Whereas the Rubicon trim level is built for slow-speed rock crawling, the Mojave was designed for high-speed desert running, like the Ford F-150 Raptor. It features 2.5-inch FOX internal bypass shocks with front and rear external shock reservoirs to keep the suspension from overheating. Jeep also added industry-first front hydraulic jounce bumpers, which act as a form of secondary suspension to keep the Gladiator from bottoming out when jumped. All of these changes result in a pillowy ride that protects the occupants from tremendously large surface impacts. Even if you take a bump at outrageous speeds, the Mojave falls back to the Earth's surface with a ballerina's grace. It takes some getting used to but eventually, you learn to stop bracing for impact.

High-speed off-roading is the Mojave's forte but like all Gladiator models, it is still Trail Rated. The Command-Trac 4x4 system features a two-speed transfer case with a 2.72:1 low-range gear ratio. An Off-Road Plus mode alters the throttle positioning, making it easier to control the truck when crawling over thicker terrain. Managing to get the Gladiator stuck in any situation is likely the fault of the driver, not the truck.

Gladiator Gas Mileage

Because the Gladiator does not offer FCA's mild-hybrid V6 engine and only comes with standard 4WD, it isn't as economical as some competitors that offer smaller-capacity engines and the availability of 2WD. With that in mind, the Gladiator returns 17/22/19 mpg on the city/highway/combined cycles with the automatic transmission, and 16/23/19 mpg with the manual gearbox. We failed to manage 16 mpg during our week of testing. Both the Ford Ranger and the Chevrolet Colorado manage a best combined rating of 23 mpg. However, rivals with V6 engines return similar figures to the Jeep. The Gladiator's 22-gallon gas tank allows for a cruising range of about 418 miles.

  • Fuel Tank Capacity
    22.0 Gallons
  • Fuel Economy
    City/Hwy: 16/23 mpg
* 2020 Jeep Gladiator Sport S 4x4

Gladiator Interior

The Gladiator's flat, industrial-style dashboard closely resembles that of the Wrangler. In general, the layout is logical and the materials are solid and rugged. It is also clearly built for adventure junkies, with features such as drainage plugs, a waterproof start button, and carpets that can be removed. There is plenty of space in both rows, and the Gladiator benefits from the highly regarded Uconnect infotainment system that, unlike many other systems, doesn't require a steep learning curve. Jeep has focused more on capability than luxury, so the base Sport model is as rugged as it gets, with manual windows and manually adjustable side mirrors, but higher-spec trims are fitted with features like dual-zone automatic climate control and remote keyless entry. All versions have trailer-sway control and a shift-on-the-fly transfer case. As far as safety goes, you get a backup camera and hill-start assist on every trim, while blind spot monitoring, rear park assist, and adaptive cruise control are optional.

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Seating and Interior Space

All versions of the Gladiator feature seating for five passengers with flexible storage space in the second row. Front-seat occupants get 42.8 inches of headroom with 41.2 inches of legroom while in the rear seats, these figures are rated at 42.8 inches and 38.3 inches respectively. Of course, the roof panels can be removed, opening up all occupants to the entirety of Earth's beautiful blue sky. In the rear quarters, the seat bottoms can be lifted to reveal hidden storage while the seatbacks can be folded down to create a loading zone or reveal an optional built-in Bluetooth speaker.

  • Seating capacity
    5-seater
  • Front Leg Room 41.2 in
  • Front Head Room 42.8 in
  • Rear Leg Room 38.3 in
  • Rear Head Room 42.8 in

Interior Colors and Materials

Once again, it's more about durability than luxury in the Gladiator's cabin, but this approach suits the vehicle's positioning. Lower-spec models have cloth seats, with premium cloth and available leather-trimmed seats higher up in the range. The base Sport's interior can be had in either Black or Black/Heritage tan, and this variant also has a urethane-trimmed steering wheel. Moving up to the Sport S introduces a leather-wrapped steering wheel, while the Altitude has black cloth seats. The Overland has the option of leather-trimmed seats in either Black or Black/Dark Saddle, an upgrade that costs $1,595. The Rubicon uniquely has red accent stitching and a striking 'Redical' dash insert. Finally, on the Mojave, a cloth or a leather interior in Global Black/Steel Gray can be equipped with orange acting as the accent color. Mojave seats are also more aggressively bolstered and the steering wheel offers different grips. While the High Altitude takes a step back in terms of aggressive bolstering, it does get a fully leather-clad interior in either black or Steel Gray, while the seats receive quilted Nappa leather for added luxury.

Gladiator Trunk and Cargo Space

The Gladiator's five-foot cargo bed isn't as capacious as most other pickups. And, whereas rivals offer various cargo bed sizes, the Jeep doesn't, which limits its overall cargo-carrying ability. Maximum box volume works out to 35.5 cubic feet, which falls some way short of the Chevrolet Colorado's nearly 50 cubes with its long bed. The Gladiator makes the most of what it's got, though, thanks to low bed rails that make it easier to load and unload cargo. The three-position tailgate can also increase the box length from 60.3 inches (when it is closed), which is useful for transporting longer items. Cargo lighting is standard, while a roll-up tonneau cover and a spray-in bedliner are available. The Gladiator's maximum payload of 1,700 lbs for the Sport in manual guise is better than the Colorado, but falls short of the Ford Ranger's maximum of over 2,000 lbs.

Jeep has provided a number of interior storage compartments to keep small items secure and out of the way. All trims have a center console armrest along with front/rear cupholders. There's lockable storage found behind the rear seats, along with under-seat storage at the back (optionally, these storage boxes can be lockable and removable).

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Gladiator Infotainment and Features

Features

Straight out of the box, the base Sport model is equipped with manual, single-zone air conditioning, rear ventilation ducts, halogen headlamps, fog lamps, push-button ignition, a six-way manually-adjustable driver's seat, a tilt/telescoping steering column, cruise control, and the Sunrider folding soft-top with a sunroof feature. Along with front and side airbags, the Gladiator is equipped with a rearview camera, hill-start assist, and tire-pressure monitoring. More expensive versions have remote keyless entry, dual-zone climate control, front/rear power windows, and power-heated mirrors. Optionally available driver-assist technologies include blind-spot monitoring, adaptive cruise control, rear park assist, and forward collision warning. Some rivals have more standard or available safety gear than this Jeep.

Infotainment

Standard safety features may not be the Gladiator's strong suit but at least the truck features modern and usable infotainment, provided you opt for it. Gladiator Sport, Sport S and Altitude models feature a standard five-inch basic Uconnect system with an SD card slot, USB, and aux ports tied to eight speakers. Optional on the Sport S and Altitude, and standard on the Overland and Rubicon models, is an improved seven-inch touchscreen display with Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and voice command. We recommend stepping up to the 8.4-inch touchscreen Uconnect with navigation and opting for the $1,845 Premium Audio Group. This adds a stellar nine-speaker Alpine audio system with a rear subwoofer that sounds way more powerful than its speaker count would imply.

Gladiator Problems and Reliability

Despite being new to the market, the 2020 Jeep Gladiator has already been recalled three times. The first issue was for a rear driveshaft which was missing grease in the monoblock joint; besides the potential to lose drive power, this problem could, in a worst-case scenario, see the driveshaft detach from the vehicle completely. Other problems included a clutch pressure plate that could overheat and a lingering rearview camera image on the display screen that could distract the driver. The NHTSA also has a number of individual complaints noted for the Gladiator, with the majority of these related to the steering system. We can only hope that these teething troubles are soon resolved.

Jeep's competitive warranty runs for three years or 36,000 miles, along with a five-year/60,000-mile powertrain warranty. Roadside assistance is included for five years or 100,000 miles, and rust-through coverage runs for the same duration/mileage.

Warranty

  • Basic:
    3 Years \ 36,000 Miles
  • Drivetrain:
    5 Years \ 60,000 Miles
  • Corrosion:
    5 Years \ Unlimited Miles
  • Roadside Assistance:
    5 Years \ 60,000 Miles
  • Maintenance:
    2 Years \ Unlimited Miles

Gladiator Safety

The 2020 Jeep Gladiator has only had limited testing by the NHTSA, scoring an overall four stars for the frontal crash (four stars for the driver side and five stars for the passenger side). The Gladiator is yet to be evaluated for the side crash and the pickup's rollover rating is a rather mediocre three stars. The IIHS hasn't yet put the Gladiator through its paces.

Key Safety Features

For a pickup that is still so new, it's disappointing that Jeep hasn't been more generous with the standard safety specification. The airbag count is limited to four, with dual front and dual side airbags, and the Gladiator comes with a rearview camera, tire pressure monitoring, electronic stability control, and hill-start assist. The driver aids that you can have are all optional - these are blind spot monitoring, rear park assist, adaptive cruise control, and forward collision warning. Many rivals offer more, such as the Honda Ridgeline that has virtually all of these features equipped as standard, plus lane departure warning.

Verdict: 🏁Is the 2020 Jeep Gladiator a good Truck?

A relatively high base price of $33,545 and fully-loaded price that exceeds $60,000 will ensure that the Gladiator will never outsell more mainstream trucks like the best-selling Toyota Tacoma. But Jeep has managed to carve out a niche with vehicles like the Wrangler, proving that more than a quarter of a million people per year are willing to sacrifice a bit of everyday livability for off-road credentials. Some of these Wrangler owners may pivot to the Gladiator and the truck could also attract off-road adrenaline junkies who have always wanted a Jeep but needed the space of a pickup bed.

Jeep didn't set out to break new ground in classic pickup truck criteria such as towing, bed space, and payload capacity. Instead, it wanted to inject the Wrangler's fun features into a midsize pickup truck segment that was seriously lacking a sense of humor before the Gladiator's arrival. Traditional truck buyers may not find the Gladiator's casual approach to capability suitable for their lifestyle but anyone who is looking for the most off-road-ready pickup available and either can't afford or doesn't want the massive bulk of a Raptor, the Jeep Gladiator can't be beaten.

🚘What's the Price of the 2020 Jeep Gladiator?

The 2020 Jeep Gladiator has a starting price of $33,545 for the base Sport trim, making it one of the more expensive midsize trucks. Next in the lineup is the Sport S at $36,745, followed by the Altitude at $40,340, the Overland at $40,395, and the North Edition at $45,915. Topping the range - at least in terms of features and capability - are the Rubicon and the Mojave, both of which cost an identical $43,875. Once the automatic gearbox is added, these two trims cost nearly the same as the North Edition. Right at the top of the pile, the High Altitude carries a base asking price of $51,745.

All prices are exclusive of taxes, licensing, registration, and a destination charge of $1,495. On all trims besides the North Edition, the default six-speed manual gearbox can be upgraded to the eight-speed automatic for an additional $2,000. The North Edition can only be had with the automatic gearbox.

2020 Jeep Gladiator Models

The 2020 Jeep Gladiator is offered in a choice of eight trims: Sport, Sport S, Altitude, Overland, North Edition, Rubicon, Mojave, and High Altitude. All models are powered by the same 285-hp 3.6-liter V6 engine. A six-speed manual gearbox is standard on most trims, and all can be upgraded to the eight-speed automatic. Every version is equipped with 4WD.

The Sport kicks off the range and has four-/seven-pin trailer wiring, a class II bumper hitch, a damped three-position tailgate, black fender flares, and 17-inch steel wheels with all-season tires. Standard spec includes manual air conditioning, manual window winders, four airbags, a rearview camera, push-button ignition, and a five-inch display screen with an eight-speaker audio system.

The Sport S adds 17-inch alloy wheels and provides access to many more optional packages/features such as adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, and automatic high-beam headlamps.

Introduced later in 2020 was the Altitude, which adds numerous blacked-out exterior accents and 18-inch Granite Crystal wheels. It also has a black Freedom hardtop, a Wizard Black instrument panel, and black cloth seats.

Moving up to the mid-range Overland adds automatic headlamps, power heated mirrors, 18-inch alloy wheels, dual-zone climate control, remote keyless entry, and a larger seven-inch touchscreen display.

The North Edition has an 8.4-inch touchscreen with navigation along with winter-ready features like heated front seats and a heated steering wheel. It is only available with the eight-speed automatic.

Near the top of the range is the Mojave which gains a 4.10:1 axle ratio, a Tru-Lock rear electronic differential, bespoke suspension, and high-clearance fender flares. It also gets premium cloth seats and a competition-inspired leather-wrapped steering wheel.

Finally, the Rubicon tops the range with an electronic front differential and improved capability with a 77.2:1 crawl ratio with the automatic gearbox. It also has rock rails.

A late addition sees the High Altitude take on the role of premium range-topper with all-LED exterior lighting, 20-inch black alloy wheels, leather interior cladding, quilted Nappa leather upholstery, and the full suite of technology.

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Additional Packages

Jeep has created several packages for the Gladiator range that add safety features, enhanced capability, or additional roof options. The base Sport doesn't have access to as many upgrades as the rest of the range but can be enhanced with the $1,245 Max Tow Package with a 4.10 axle ratio (also adding a 240-amp alternator and an anti-spin rear differential). The Trailer Tow Package at $350 adds a 240-amp alternator, a class IV receiver hitch, and heavy-duty engine cooling. The Sport S trim avails the 7.0-Inch Radio Group at $995, adding a larger touchscreen interface, auto air conditioning, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto. The Cold Weather Group ($695) adds heated front seats and a heated steering wheel, while the Active Safety Group ($995) includes blind spot monitoring and rear park assist. On higher trims, the likes of the Premium LED Lighting Group becomes available ($1,195 on the Rubicon) adding LED reflector headlamps, LED front fog lamps, and more. Also on the Rubicon, the 8.4-inch Radio and Premium Audio Group costs $1,845 and adds an Alpine premium audio system, HD Radio, navigation, and more.

🚗What Jeep Gladiator Model Should I Buy?

Jeep offers the Gladiator in a variety of trim levels and equipment packages, knowing that many of its customers will opt for a base truck and turn to the aftermarket for modification. If you want the most "factory modified" Gladiator, we suggest getting the Mojave. Jeep's first Desert Rated model feels plusher out on the road thanks to its over-engineered Fox suspension. Depending on what kind of off-roading you plan to do, the Mojave offers a high-speed advantage over the similarly-priced Rubicon trim, which also looks the part with appropriately sized off-road wheels and tires. Our Gladiator Mojave tester came with an as-tested price of $61,505 with nearly every option installed but the number of looks and approving nods we received while driving it felt like enough to justify the high asking price.

2020 Jeep Gladiator Comparisons

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CompetitorHorsepowerMPGPrice (MSRP)
Jeep Gladiator285 hp16/23 mpg$33,545
Toyota Tacoma 159 hp20/23 mpg$26,050
Jeep Wrangler 285 hp17/25 mpg$28,295

2020 Jeep Gladiator vs Toyota Tacoma

Like the Jeep Gladiator, the Toyota Tacoma is a midsize truck that is a brilliant choice for off-roading. The rugged Tacoma is significantly more affordable, starting at just over $26,000, and like many other trucks, offers different cab configurations and bed sizes. But whereas the Toyota has the option of a bigger six-foot bed, the Gladiator can tow more (over 800 lbs more than the Tacoma, in fact). The Tacoma has the option of a cheaper four-cylinder, but it is rather underpowered, whereas a 3.5-liter V6 with 278 hp gets fairly close to the Gladiator's output. In the Toyota's favor are more standard safety features, and it's expected to be the more dependable truck in the long term. But the Gladiator is newer and has that novel removable roof. Both trucks have their strengths, and while the Gladiator is newer and better for towing, the Tacoma's reliability and greater cargo capacity are aspects that matter in a truck.

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2020 Jeep Gladiator vs Jeep Wrangler

The Gladiator has much in common with the Wrangler, as these two capable Jeeps both share a V6 engine, nearly identical dashboards, and a similar front-end design. They also stand out from rivals with the ability to remove the doors and roof for the most outdoorsy experience possible from inside a vehicle. Being so similar, both these Jeeps share the same weaknesses, though: the lack of standard safety kit is unforgivable, and neither promises to be exceptionally reliable, a bit of a worry when one considers how deep into the bush they can both take you. The difference between the Wrangler comes down to the Gladiator's exposed bed, with the latter offering a lot more space for cargo overall, along with superior space and storage inside the cabin. Both the Wrangler and the Gladiator have tons of personality, and a choice between them will come down to your individual needs.

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