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2020 Jeep Gladiator Named Truck of the Year

2020 Jeep Gladiator Named Truck of the Year

The thriving Canadian truck market has no shortage of exciting, powerful models covering all needs and situations. However, the Jeep Gladiator is continuing to carve out a solid reputation in this most competitive of fields, and its standing has been enhanced even more after winning one of the industry's most sought-after awards.

 

The popular midsize pickup has been named 2020 Truck of the Year by Motoring TV, the country's longest-running weekly automotive TV program, showing the Gladiator's strong appeal and value in the real world of daily pickup drivers.

 

Howard Elmer, the program's truck expert, said the award recognized the "style and engineering" quality of the pickup, which "combines the best of two worlds, off-road and utility."

 

But the Motoring TV award isn't the only recent acclaim the truck has received. It was recently named North American Truck of the Year by a panel of leading industry experts. It has also placed highly in many other "best of" lists across the motoring media. What is it that makes the 2020 Jeep Gladiator so special?

 

2020 Jeep Gladiator Capability and Performance

 

The ultimate value of any truck comes down to its capability, and the Gladiator impresses in this area. Its 1.5m steel bed can carry payloads of up to 725kg, while its maximum towing capacity of 3,470kg is at the high end for a midsize truck.

 

Under the hood, the 3.6L Pentastar V6 engine produces 285 horsepower and 260lb-ft of torque. This power is passed to full four-wheel drive through either a 6-speed manual or 8-speed automatic transmission. With both drivetrains there's plenty of performance on tap whether you're on the worksite or the highway.

 

Off-Road Abilities

 

One of the most impressive features of the Gladiator is its superlative off-road performance. The underlying mechanical ability is provided by the powerful drivetrain, plus individual wheel traction control, high ground clearance, and high articulation levels.

 

However, devoted off-roaders will also appreciate the innovative exterior design. As with the Jeep Wrangler, the Gladiator's cabin doors and roof can be removed, quickly transforming a utility truck into a thrilling open-top off-road star.

 

Interior Comforts and Tech

 

2020 Jeep Gladiator

 

There's no reason a modern truck should offer an uncomfortable, workmanlike experience. The 2020 Jeep Gladiator is equipped with the interior features you're more likely expect to see in an upscale sedan than a midsize pickup.

 

For example, infotainment is handled by an 8.4" touchscreen, with streaming audio, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto included. In the closed-cabin mode, comfort is provided by voice activated, dual-zone air conditioning, an air filtration system, and fully adjustable driver and passenger seats.

 

Safety Features

 

Lastly, whether you're hauling heavy loads or adventuring off-road, safety is paramount. The 2020 Gladiator features a full set of front and side airbags, all with occupancy sensors for increased protection.

 

Active safety features include blind spot monitoring, adaptive cruise control with full stop function, forward collision warnings with active braking, and rear cross path detection.

 

Test Drive the Jeep Gladiator in Calgary

 

Contact us now to test drive the Jeep Gladiator in Calgary, and experience the quality of this award-winning pickup for yourself.

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