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I drove a $62,000 Jeep Gladiator Rubicon — here are the rugged pickup truck’s best features (FCAU)

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I recently tested a $62,020 Jeep Gladiator Rubicon, the much-anticipated midsize pickup truck from Jeep.
The Jeep Gladiator is an insanely robust competitor in the midsize pickup arena.
In top Rubicon trim, it’s also a feature-fest. Here’s a rundown of all the goodies.
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The midsize pickup-truck segment had for some time been left to the popular Toyota Tacoma and the ancient Nissan Frontier. But about five years ago, automakers decided to liven it up. Chevy brought back its Colorado pickup (as well as a GMC version, the Canyon). Then Honda revamped its Ridgeline, and Ford reintroduced the Ranger.

Jeep has done a small pickup in the past, so when it announced that it would restore the Gladiator nameplate to an all-new truck, there was much rejoicing.

The pickup arrived last year, and I recently tested it. The upshot was that it gives the off-road-focused Chevy Colorado Bison ZR1 a run for its money.

The Gladiator Rubicon, with its stout 4×4 setup and premium extras, is perhaps the full-featured midsize pickup money can buy.

Here’s why:

I tested a 2020 Jeep Gladiator Rubicon, with a sticker price of $62,020 (base price was $43,545, and cheapest Gladiator is the Sport trim, at $33,545). Cool feature number one is the snazzy orange paint job — “Punk’n,” in Jeep-speak.

Read the review.

The Gladiator is Jeep’s much-anticipated midsize pickup truck, and the segment has become extremely competitive in the past five years, with Chevy and Ford jumping into the game, after having left the space to Toyota.

Read the review.

Being a pickup, the Gladiator’s most notable feature is obviously the five-foot bed. Jeep didn’t just bolt a box onto the back end of a Wrangler, by the way — the Gladiator got its own, dedicated platform.

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