2020 Jeep Gladiator Engine Specs and Details

October 11th, 2019 by

A 2020 Jeep Gladiator Driving on a Dirt Road in the Country

Has the 2020 Jeep Gladiator caught your eye, but you’re still uncertain what’s under the hood? The Gladiator has understandably made a mark on the pickup truck market due to its style and impressive performance. If you’re looking for the Jeep Gladiator engine specs and performance configurations, our Bettenhausen CDJR experts have parsed out what Orland Park drivers can expect in this guide.



2020 Jeep Gladiator: Engine Specs

Balancing capability and versatility, the 2020 Jeep Gladiator had been in development for years before finally hitting the streets. It’s easy to see why it took so long to perfect the Gladiator—pickup trucks aren’t meant to be this capable both on %%target-city_2%% roads and off-road. What kind of engine does the Jeep Gladiator come with?

Every Jeep Gladiator comes standard with the venerable 3.6L Pentastar® V6 engine! 

This engine has proven its worth time and time again in models like the Jeep Wrangler and Jeep Grand Cherokee. Check out how it fares in the Gladiator below.

Jeep Gladiator Performance Specs

  • 285 horsepower
  • 260 lb-ft of torque
  • EPA Estimated 16 mpg city and 23 mpg highway
  • Variable Valve Timing
  • Engine Start/Stop technology
  • Standard 6-Speed manual transmission
  • Optional 8-Speed automatic 850RE transmission

2020 Jeep Gladiator: Capability

The 2020 Jeep Gladiator shares much of the same legendary Jeep DNA as the Jeep Wrangler, meaning this capable midsize pickup truck is Trail Rated®—you’ll see for yourself on New Lenox trails. The Jeep Gladiator also has a towing capacity that competes with other trucks of its size; the same is true for the Jeep Gladiator payload capacity.

Jeep Gladiator Towing Capacity, Payload Hauling, and 4×4

  • Best-in-Class* max. towing capacity of up to 7,650 lbs.
  • Max. payload capacity of up to 1,600 lbs.
  • Trail Rated® off-road capability
  • Dana® 44 heavy-duty solid axles
  • Standard 4×4 wheel-drive systems across all trims

The Gladiator benefits from the Command-Trac® part-time 4WD system across the Jeep Gladiator Sport, Sport S, and Overland configurations. Upgrade to the off-road-focused 4:1 Rock-Trac® Heavy-Duty part-time 4WD system with the Jeep Gladiator Rubicon trim level.

Test Drive a 2020 Jeep Gladiator in Tinley Park Today!

Joliet and Chicago drivers are welcome to explore the Jeep Gladiator even more with Bettenhausen CDJR, in our online inventory or in person in Tinley Park! If you have any questions about the Jeep Gladiator, Jeep special offers, new vehicles specials, or anything else Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram related, don’t hesitate to call us at 708-801-3118!

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