Engineering,Jeep | November 19 2019

Truck Tuesday: 2020 Jeep® Gladiator’s payload capacity just got better

When the 2020 Jeep® Gladiator was first introduced at the Los Angeles Auto Show, it did so with the title of best-in-class payload. 

Nearly a year later, the payload capacity got even better.

The 2020 Jeep Gladiator now has an available payload rating of up to 1,700 pounds, which is up from the original rating of 1,600 pounds.

The 2020 Jeep Gladiator now has an available payload rating of up to 1,700 pounds.

Engineers initially set a target for the Gladiator to be best-in-class for payload (1,600 pounds) and towing (7,650 pounds).  As they worked to meet those goals, engineering was conservative with their weight tracking through the development of the midsize truck.

During this process, the team at Jeep balanced their capability targets with light weighting efforts to optimize performance and weight.  

2020 Jeep® Gladiator Rubicon

One example of the light weighting efforts was to give the Gladiator an aluminum tailgate. This not only contributed to a lower weight for the truck, it also reduces closing efforts for customers.  

By coming in under their target weight for the Gladiator, Jeep engineers were able to increase the payload rating for all of the Gladiator models. The top-rated model is the Gladiator with the Sport package, which features a max payload of 1,700 pounds.

With this rating, customers can haul a variety of payloads in the rugged, all-steel five-foot cargo bed, including dirt bikes and ATVs. 

2020 Jeep® Gladiator Rubicon

For more information about the 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.