2020 Jeep Gladiator Named Winter Truck of New England
The 2020 Jeep Gladiator is wowing critics and customers right out of the gate. In its first year of eligibility, the new pickup truck took home the top prize at the New England Motor Press Association’s winter vehicle competition.
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“The Jeep Gladiator is the Swiss Army knife of Jeep, it is a serious off-road vehicle, useful pickup truck, comfortable passenger vehicle, competent highway cruiser that easily dominates winter in New England,” said John Paul, president, New England Motor Press Association. “The Jeep Gladiator proves itself as the best all-around pickup truck and makes it the clear choice as the 2020 New England Motor Press Association Winter Pickup Truck of the Year.”
Thanks to the Gladiator’s Trail-Rated status, which is famous for its rugged capability and strong performance, especially over difficult terrains, the Gladiator expertly responded to the harsh weather typical of New England. NEMPA isn’t the only critics impressed with the Jeep Gladiator, though. Members of the Texas Auto Writers Association named the Jeep Gladiator Overland the top Mid-Size Truck of Texas. The Gladiator is the winner of the 2020 North American Truck of the Year title.
Members of NEMPA were also impressed with another Jeep model at its annual competition. The Jeep Trackhawk, a trim level of the Grand Cherokee, won the NEMPA Driver’s Choice Award. The Trackhawk delivers a punchy performance, reaching 60 miles per hour in approximately 3.5 seconds. This responsive performance is possible thanks to a Supercharged 6.2-liter V8.
This year’s jurors included journalists from Vermont, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Maine. They work in a range of media outlets including radio, online, print, and television. Members of the panel cast their votes in February. NEMPA is headquartered in Middleborough, Massachusetts.
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Whether you live in a snowy climate or not, you’ll benefit from the features, capability, and power of the 2020 Jeep Gladiator, which elevate any on-road and off-road adventure.
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.