Which truck won the North American Truck of the Year award?

By Product Expert | Posted in Jeep, Jeep Gladiator on Friday, January 24th, 2020 at 1:27 pm
Side view of silver 2020 Jeep Gladiator

The all-new 2020 Jeep Gladiator is a compelling choice for the midsize pickup truck segment, with its rugged styling, off-road prowess, high towing and payload capacities, and a multitude of advanced technologies. Recently, the 2020 Gladiator won the North American Truck of the Year award. 

North American Truck of the Year Award for the 2020 Jeep Gladiator 

The North American Truck of the Year award for the 2020 Jeep Gladiator, which was announced at a news conference at the TCF Center in Detroit, is a highly coveted honor. It was voted on by a diverse mix of 50 independent automotive journalists from the United States and Canada. The jury looked at many different elements when deciding which vehicle would receive the award. This includes design, safety, handling, driver satisfaction, value for the dollar, segment leadership, and innovation.  

“The Jeep Gladiator is not only the world’s most capable midsize pickup, it’s now the North American Truck of the Year as well. This honor is a testament to our customers who demand the very best and the Gladiator delivers with all of the 4×4 capability and versatility expected of a Jeep vehicle.” – Jim Morrison, Head of Jeep Brand – FCA North America.  

Overhead view of red 2020 Jeep Gladiator driving on a dirt road

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2020 Jeep Gladiator Engine Specs and Towing and Payload Capacities 

Buyers of the 2020 Gladiator have a choice of two powerful engines. The 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine generates 285 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque, while the 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6 engine churns out 260 horsepower and 442 lb-ft of torque. The Gladiator boasts a best-in-class maximum towing capacity of 7,650 pounds. Also, you can haul a heavy load in the pickup bed with a best-in-class maximum payload capacity of 1,600 pounds.

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