Day: June 12, 2020

Take a tour of the $62,000 Jeep Gladiator Rubicon, a rugged departure from every other midsize pickup truck

2020 Jeep Gladiator Rubicon.
2020 Jeep Gladiator Rubicon.

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  • I recently reviewed the 2020 Jeep Gladiator: Jeep’s take on the mid-size pickup truck market.

  • It’s a truck that’s a star at off-roading, but not so much at traversing on highways.

  • My loaner came out to a total MSRP of $62,020.

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It was only after the violently orange 2020 Jeep Gladiator flowed effortlessly down a very steep, grassy, knobby hill near the Appalachian Trail that I finally understood.  

I’d never been much into off-roading. What, I reasoned, was the excitement in going 5 mph when you could instead do many times that at a racetrack? Who wouldn’t want leaps of acceleration so furious they make you feel like you’re falling horizontally?

Off-roading is different. Even in my one-hour sampling of it — and a very light sampling at that; I won’t presume to know anything

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