The mid-size truck market has caught such fire Jeep has introduced its first pickup since 1992. The all-new 2020 Jeep Gladiator competes with the Ford Ranger, Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon, Nissan Frontier, Honda Ridgeline, and the sales leader of the segment, the Toyota Tacoma. But it’s based on the extremely popular Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, so it’s unlike its rivals in many ways.
First of all, the Gladiator is the only truck in its class with standard four-wheel drive. It’s also the only convertible pickup offered by any brand, and it’s the only one with removable doors. The unique design has proven popular. The Gladiator debuted to strong sales and it has collected a long list of prestigious accolades, including the North American Truck of the Year award. Jeep has also given the Gladiator class-leading off-road capability. In particular, the Gladiator Rubicon model shares much of its design and components with the Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon, universally regarded as America’s premier off-roader.