Following a rigorous testing regimen that covered a wide range of performance categories, the Rocky Mountain Press Association has bestowed the 2020 Jeep Gladiator with the prestigious Rocky Mountain Truck of the Year award.
This award is just the latest in a long list of accomplishments that the Gladiator has managed to rack up since the Jeep pickup initially made its debut sometime ago. The RMNAP voting committee considered four different categories (performance, fuel economy, value, and vehicle features to help narrow the field of contenders down to four finalists. In the Gladiator’s case it has to fend off two GM entries (the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2.7 liter and the 2020 GMC Sierra 1500 AT4,) and its own corporate stablemate the 2019 Ram 2500.
This was a formidable field of entries, but it is yet another example of the unique engineering, features, and identity that was baked into the Gladiator during its long development cycle. In addition to its awards, the Gladiator has also proven to be a solid member of Jeep’s lineup, with sales for the adventure focused pickup being right up there with the Wrangler SUV.
Look for the Gladiator to continue its long track record for the remainder of 2020, with Jeep recently unveiling an all new Mojave spec model that was designed to help tackle the extreme challenges of desert off-roading, and is the first offering to benefit from Jeep’s all new “desert rated badge.”