It features new wheels, all-terrain tires, and commemorative badges amongst other cosmetic changes

Jeep has introduced 80th Anniversary Edition on a few of its vehicles, with the Gladiator being one of them. This special edition brings about new additions on the outside and inside the cabin, but things are the same under the hood. The Gladiator hasn’t been a runaway success for Jeep, despite the hype it garnered before its launch. Will this edition shake-up the Gladiator and bring in sales for the automaker?

What Makes The Gladiator 80th Anniversary Edition Special?

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Like I mentioned earlier, the changes pertain only to the exterior and interior. It is still powered by the same 3.6-liter, V-6 mill that dishes out 285 horses and 260 pound-feet of torque. Power is sent to the wheels via a six-speed manual gearbox as standard, but an eight-speed automatic can also be had.

2020 Jeep Gladiator specifications
Engine 3.6-LITER PENTASTAR V-6
Type and Description 60-degree, V-type, liquid-cooled
Displacement (cu. in. / cc) 220 cu. in. (3,604 cu. cm)
Bore x Stroke 3.78 x 3.27 (96 x 83)
Valve System Chain-driven DOHC, 24 valves and hydraulic end-pivot roller rockers
Fuel Injection Sequential, multiport, electronic, returnless
Construction Aluminum deep-skirt block, aluminum alloy heads
Compression Ratio 11.3:1
Power 285 HP @ 6,400 RPM
Torque 260 LB-FT @ 4,400 RPM
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This special edition Gladiator will be available in Granite Crystal, Bright White, Black, Firecracker Red, Hydro Blue, Sarge, and Snazzberry exterior shades. The other add-ons include:

  • 80th Anniversary badging on the body
  • Neutral Grey Metallic grille bezels, new headlamp rings, and fog lamp bezels
  • Body-color fender flares
  • 18-inch wheels in Granite Crystal
  • Bridgestone Dueler 255/70 section All-Terrain tires
  • 8.4-inch, fourth-generation Uconnect touchscreen infotainment system
  • With Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, and SiriusXM satellite radio
  • Black diamond embossed cloth seats with 80th Anniversary tag
  • Berber floor mats with Light Tungsten accent stitching
  • Remote start

Final Thoughts

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The 80th Anniversary Gladiator will arrive at the dealerships from next month and is priced at $41,740 plus $1,495 destination charges. We’re yet to hear from Jeep if this is a limited-edition model or not. It seems unlikely, though, and could continue to sell even next calendar year.

Sidd Dhimaan
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