2020 Jeep Gladiator Review – More Than a Wrangler With a Bed

The Gladiator is the first Wrangler variant you’d actually want to tow a trailer with, and Jeep knows. Stick-shift models are limited to 4000 lbs, but with an automatic and optional 4.10 gearing, a Gladiator Sport is rated for 7650 lbs, or 7000 lbs in an automatic Rubicon. A short drive hauling a 5500-lb boat-and-trailer combo showed the Gladiator to be a calm and capable towing rig, the eight-speed automatic keeping the engine from lugging and doling out downshifts on steep descents.

The Gladiator starts at $33,545 for the Sport model, $40,395 for the Overland, and $43,545 for the Rubicon. Sales will begin in the second quarter of 2019.