Competes with: Chevrolet Colorado, Ford Ranger, Nissan Frontier, Toyota Tacoma
Looks like: A long Jeep Wrangler with a truck bed
Drivetrain: 285-horsepower, 3.6-liter V-6 or 260-horsepower, turbo-diesel 3.0-liter V-6; six-speed manual transmission (3.6-liter only) or eight-speed automatic; part-time four-wheel drive
Hits dealerships: Spring 2019
It’s back! The Jeep pickup truck, long rumored and the subject of much forum debate and excited anticipation, has fully broken cover at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show. Jeep hasn’t offered a pickup since the old XJ-based Comanche two-door was discontinued in 1992 and the Dodge Dakota was killed in 2011, but given the continued success of the Toyota Tacoma and the rebirth of interest in the Chevrolet Colorado since its redesign four years ago, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles decided the time was right to return to the market with its own mid-size pickup. The new 2020 Jeep Gladiator is a Jeep Wrangler JL-based truck, featuring all the capabilities of the SUV version, now in an even more versatile form.
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