The Jeep Gladiator Prepares to Land in Shorewood, IL

Folks, the time has finally come! In the coming weeks we'll start adding a new addition to our new Jeep lineup. Can you guess what it is? If you're a big Jeep brand fan then you know that the newest arrival is the "all-new" 2020 Jeep Gladiator truck!

The Jeep brand Truck History

This isn't the first time the Jeep brand has built a truck for civilian shoppers. Since the 1940's there's been several trucks, like the Jeep Pickup, the FC-150/170, the Gladiator, the Scrambler, and the Comanche! The last time the Gladiator name was used was from 1963-1972, and we're glad to have it back.

Does it just "look" like a truck?

Structurally and feature wise, the Jeep Gladiator is essentially a Jeep Wrangler with a 6-foot truck bed. That said, the Gladiator isn't just masquerading as a pickup in looks only. If you want a midsize that can tow and haul between Joliet and Naperville, then you'll want to visit our dealership to checkout the Gladiator. When properly equipped, it can tow up to 7,650 pounds and carry a payload of 1,600 pounds. So, what do those numbers mean in real-world performance? They equal out to best-in-class specs! Pretty impressive for a return year, right?

Off-roading chops

The 2020 Gladiator is ready to do double duty. When you aren't towing, you can get off the Plainfield IL and Lockport IL roads and take the Gladiator off-roading just like you would with the Jeep Wrangler or any other Jeep SUV that comes in the Trailhawk® trim. Like the Wrangler, the Gladiator is ready to go from the moment you sign the paperwork to buy or lease, and you'll have off-road ready features:

  • A capable 4x4 system
  • High & low range, plus an optional manual transmission
  • Dana® 44 axles

As you move up the trims you'll get more advanced engineering, as well as useful technologies like a TrailCam that's specific to the off-roading lifestyle and spotting obstacles. If you're wondering whether you can take the top and doors off the Gladiator like you can with the Wrangler, you'll be happy to know that that functionality carries over, and it makes off-roading and even driving on paved backroads more enjoyable during the warmer months.

Contact us so you can be one of the first to come in and test drive the "all-new" and upcoming 2020 Jeep Gladiator.

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