According to the leaked document, the 2020 Jeep Gladiator will come standard with a 3.6-liter V6 engine that can be mated to an eight-speed automatic or six-speed manual transmission. We’d wager it’ll offer the same 285 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque as in other Wrangler
applications. Bigger news is the optional 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6. If it’s in the same state of tune as it is in the Grand Cherokee
, the Gladiator’s diesel
will spin out 240 horsepower and 420 lb-ft of torque.The Gladiator’s spec sheet lists its max tow rating at 7,600 pounds (probably with the diesel engine) and payload at 1,600 pounds. Two four-wheel-drive systems will be available, and beefy Dana 44 axles joined with electronic lockers front and rear should make the Gladiator a well-sorted off-road machine. Other noteworthy bits include an electronic swaybar disconnect and 33-inch tires.
One thing that the Jeep Gladiator will offer that no competitor can match is its open-air capability. We’d expect a soft top to be standard, and this document says two hard tops will also be offered. A five-foot bed offers practicality, and a fold-down windshield ought to please the purists. As for style, well, it’s clearly a Jeep. And we mean that in a good way. See for yourself in the image gallery up above.