The world has come to expect high-performance capabilities from Jeep, so it’s no surprise engineers applied that same brand power and performance to the all-new 2020 Gladiator. The Jeep’s all-weather, trail-rated 4x4 capabilities cross over to the newest model to join the club with a 3.6L V6 24V VVT engine coming standard in the Gladiator. The result is impressive horsepower and torque. Performance features include dual overhead camshafts, high-flow intake and exhaust ports, variable valve timing and electronic throttle control. Largely unnoticed by drivers, electronic throttle control improves the execution of gear shifts and dramatic torque changes associated with rapid accelerations and decelerations, making this engine perfect for tackling the trails.
The 2020 Jeep Gladiator offers best-in-class towing and payload, making it not only an adventurous ride when taking it off-road, but also functional in terms of overall drivability and utility. The Gladiator’s durable 4x4 capabilities reign supreme thanks to its heavy-duty, lockable, wide-track axles and six-speed manual transmission featuring a short-throw shifter and low first and reverse gears. These performance enhancements provide enhanced crawl ratios and improved control during off-road driving. Also notable in the 2020 Jeep Gladiator’s transmission is its twin disc clutch with a dual mass flywheel to enhance durability.
For true off-road 4x4 enthusiasts, the 2020 Jeep Gladiator Rubicon is hard to ignore. The highly-rated Rubicon includes the Rock-Trac 4x4 system with up to 84:1 crawl ratio, 33-inch off-road tires with high-clearance fender flares, electronic sway bar disconnect, locking front and rear differentials, FOX shocks, vented Rubicon hood, and steel off-road rock rails for cab and bed. The available TrailCam off-road camera for viewing of oncoming obstacles is sure to have the 4x4 community abuzz with excitement about the Gladiator’s applicable technology.