Jeep Debuts 2020 Jeep Gladiator Mojave
The desert is no match for the new 2020 Jeep Gladiator Mojave. The model is the first to sport the brand’s new Desert Rated badge, which shows that the Jeep Gladiator Mojave is designed to expertly handle the unique challenges of a desert landscape.
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Jim Morrison, Head of Jeep Brand – FCA North America, said, “Jeep Gladiator is already the most capable midsize pickup on the planet and, with the addition of the new Mojave model, we are delivering our most passionate customers a new level of capability with the ability to master high-speed desert and sand terrains.”
To achieve high-speed performance and capability off-road, the Jeep Gladiator Mojave is equipped with these standard features:
- 2.5-inch internal bypass shocks with external reservoirs
- FOX hydraulic jounce bumpers (industry-exclusive)
- Suspension upgrades to brand’s legendary 4×4 system
- Reinforced frame
- Silver front skid plate on 1-inch front suspension lift
- Cast-iron knuckles on axles built to be stronger than ever
- Integrated upper bolsters on front seats
- 33-inch Falken Wildpeak All-terrain tires
According to FCA, “With a push of a button, drivers can adjust throttle, transmission shift points and traction control for peak performance on higher speed passes on sand terrain, as well as during low-speed rock crawling.”
The 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 features engine stop-start technology to help with fuel efficiency and performance. It pairs perfectly with the standard six-speed manual transmission or the available eight-speed automatic transmission.
“With the standard six-speed manual transmission, Gladiator Mojave boasts an impressive crawl ratio of 57.3:1 and 52.6:1 on Mojave models equipped with the optional eight-speed automatic transmission – both of which make cresting a dune or scaling any obstacle on the trail easy,” FCA reports.
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The powertrain is rated at 285 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque.
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.