This year the new 2020 Jeep Gladiator enters the market. The price starts at $35,040. A V6 engine and four-wheel drive come standard.
The next iteration of Jeep’s popular midsize pickup truck will cost more than the competitors. The base version got the 4×4 drive, 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 motor developing 285hp and 260lb-ft (353Nm) of torque.
There is a choice of gearboxes: a 6-speed manual or an 8-speed automatic. The model will receive a 3.0-liter 260-hp EcoDiesel V6 (442 lb-ft / 599Nm) next year.
The trim levels and prices are as follows: base ($35,040), Sport S ($38,240), Overland ($41,890), Rubicon ($45,040) inclusive 33-inch tires, a Rock-Trac 4×4 system. What is strange, power windows and door locks are not standard.
With the manual transmission the fuel consumption figures are 16/23/19mpg (city/highway/combined) according to EPA test*. With the automatics EPA rating is 17/22/19mpg respectively. Thus, the Jeep Gladiator’s fuel economy looks quite competitive.
For comparison: the 2019 Toyota Tacoma has 18/22/20 mpg rates, the Chevrolet Colorado – 17/24/19 mpg, both with the V6, four-wheel drive and automatic gearbox.
*The average ratio WLTP/EPA is 1.121.