2020 Jeep® Gladiator Rubicon 

Design,Engineering,Jeep | August 22 2019

Truck Thursday: 2020 Jeep® Gladiator designed with off-road capability in mind

The all-new 2020 Jeep® Gladiator was designed to conquer any terrain and be “The Most Off-Road Capable Midsize Pickup Truck Ever.”

Jeep designers and engineers were able to achieve this off-road distinction by putting Gladiator through a series of grueling tests and conquering those challenges thanks to a number of features that protect vital components on the midsize truck.

Some of these features are obvious, such as the 11.1 inches of ground clearance between the underside of the Gladiator Rubicon model and the terrain below.

2020 Jeep® Gladiator Rubicon

On the driver’s side of each Gladiator is a Trail Rated badge that states the vehicle came out victorious against a series of tests in five key categories: traction, water fording, maneuverability, articulation and ground clearance.

Then there are the rock rails on the Gladiator, which aren’t as conspicuous as the badge or height, but still play an important role. 

Underneath the Gladiator, and hidden from plain sight, are high-strength steel skid plates to protect the underbody. These skid plates are featured on all Gladiators and cover key components like the transfer case and fuel tank from hazards on the trails.

2020 Jeep® Gladiator Rubicon

Gladiator Rubicon models are equipped with protective cab and cargo bed rock rails. 

These are just some of the off-road features available on the Gladiator. To learn more about these and others on the all-new Gladiator, visit Jeep.com.

Edward Cardenas

Hello from the Motor City! I’m Edward Cardenas and I’m multimedia editor for FCA US. As a lifelong Detroiter, I have been surrounded by the automotive industry. I’ve had members of my immediate and extended family work in the industry. I’ve covered it as a journalist and advocated for it
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Hello from the Motor City! I’m Edward Cardenas and I’m multimedia editor for FCA US. As a lifelong Detroiter, I have been surrounded by the automotive industry. I’ve had members of my immediate and extended family work in the industry. I’ve covered it as a journalist and advocated for it as a communications professional. I have also experienced the thrills of the industry while riding in a race car at nearly 200 miles per hour. Having this breadth of experience, I look forward to drawing upon my experiences to bring a wide range of stories, photos and videos about Chrysler, FIAT and Alfa Romeo to FCA Digital Media. When I’m not covering my brands, I’m spending time with my wife and two boys.