2020 Jeep Gladiator Named North American Truck of the Year
After evaluating the design, safety, innovation, segment-leading features, value, and driver satisfaction of vehicle finalists, 50 automotive experts from a range of outlets in the U.S. and Canada — TV, print, radio, and digital — have chosen the 2020 Jeep Gladiator as the North American Truck of the Year.
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“The Jeep Gladiator is not only the world’s most capable midsize pickup, it’s now the North American Truck of the Year as well,” said Jim Morrison, Head of Jeep Brand – FCA North America. “This honor is a testament to our customers who demand the very best and the Gladiator delivers with all of the 4×4 capability and versatility expected of a Jeep vehicle.”
The 2020 Jeep Gladiator is powered by a 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine rated at 285 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. When properly equipped, the Jeep Gladiator can tow a maximum weight of 7,650 pounds. It earns an EPA-estimated rating of 23 mpg on the highway and 16 mpg in the city.
Syncing your smartphone to stay connected on- and off-road is easy with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, which is controlled through the user-friendly Uconnect system.
The Jeep Gladiator is highly capable, uniquely styled, and powerful. Additionally, it offers advanced systems — 80 available and standard technologies — to help safeguard your journey. You’ll have greater perspective of your surroundings with Blind Spot Monitoring and Rear Cross Path Detection. Accidents can be prevented or minimized with Forward Collision Warning with Active Braking. Parking is less stressful thanks to systems such as ParkSense Rear Park Assist and the Parkview Rear Back-Up Camera.
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The Jeep Gladiator was determined the winner after voters completed three rounds of evaluations, which began in June of last year. 2020 marks the 26th year of the NACTOY awards.
DeAnn Owens is a Dayton transplant by way of the Windy City, yet considers herself to be a California girl at heart even though she’s only visited there once. To get through the dreaded allergy season unique to the Miami Valley, she reads, writes, complains about the weather, and enjoys spending time with her husband, two sons, and their newest addition, a Boston terrier puppy that is now in charge of all their lives. In the future, she hopes to write a novel and travel through time. See more articles by DeAnn.