In recent years, few vehicles have been as highly anticipated as the 2020 Jeep Gladiator. The brand’s first pickup since 1992, the Gladiator was an immediate hit with demand so radically outstripping supply that some buyers paid an extra $10,000 to jump to the front of the line. Hysteria for the pickup has leveled off, however. It’s still popular, but there’s no longer a need to pay a king’s ransom to get your hands on one.
A mid-size pickup with a traditional steel bed, the Gladiator is based on the popular Jeep Wrangler Unlimited SUV and competes with a growing number of trucks in an ever-increasingly competitive class. Rivals include the Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon, Nissan Frontier, Honda Ridgeline, the similarly new Ford Ranger, and the sales leader of the segment, the Toyota Tacoma. Here are 10 things you need to know about the 2020 Jeep Gladiator.