When most drivers think of a Jeep, they’re probably reminded of going off-road through treacherous mountain trails and taking the doors off so that they can feel the breeze while driving down the highway. What you don’t think of is luxury, but that’s exactly what you’ll get if you buy the new 2020 Jeep Gladiator Rubicon.
According to Wards Auto, the Jeep Gladiator Rubicon received one of their coveted 10 Best Interior Awards. Let’s check out why Wards thinks Jeep did such a great job on designing the interior, and why you’ll love it too.
You’re going to have to shell out a lot of money for the Gladiator Rubicon. According to Pickuptrucks.com, you’re looking at about $60,000 if you add in all the bells and whistles. Still, for many owners, it’s totally worth it.
The upright dash is a gorgeous red color that commands attention as soon as you get in. It fits a 7-inch infotainment screen with one USB port that comes standard in the Gladiator. If you want a bigger screen, for $1,595 you can upgrade to the 8.4-inch screen, an upgraded UConnect system with satellite radio and navigation, and a nine-speaker Alpine audio system.
For those who want to leave their Gladiator behind, but still want your tunes, there is a portable speaker. Jeep.com reports, “It’s just as tough and durable as Gladiator with a high level of dust protection and water resistance of up to 3 feet for 30 minutes.” While you probably aren’t going to be listening to music underwater, it’s still nice to know that you have up to 30 minutes to retrieve it if you drop it in.
Keep your treasures safe in the Jeep Gladiator
One of the few downsides of having an open top vehicle is the fact that everything you leave inside is out there for all the world to see, unless you put it away. In the Jeep Gladiator Rubicon, you don’t have to worry about that.
There are tons of storage spaces hidden through the Gladiator, so you can safely put your goods away. What’s even better is that you can lock the storage bins, and leave your Jeep knowing that all your treasures will be protected.
So where are these storage spaces? According to PickupTrucks.com, the rear seats flip up. Underneath are some neat little hidden storage areas. This may be an issue if someone is sitting in the backseat and you need to access the storage area, but you can quickly pull over and grab what you need.
Functional and comfortable
One of the best parts of the Gladiator is that Jeep didn’t forget what it’s all about: going off-road. Yes, you get a really incredible looking vehicle that looks just as great on the inside as the outside, but it’s still designed for easy cleaning after your Gladiator gets its first baptism by mud.
U.S. News reports that the carpet inside is removable, so that you can strip it out before totally immersing yourself and your Gladiator Rubicon in mud. Since you’ll probably need to hose it down afterward, there are drain plugs in the interior so that you can drain out the excess water. While there are definitely people out there who can pick up a truck, for most of us, we need other means besides tipping it to drain the water.
Another great feature is how comfortable the Gladiator is. Many drivers sometimes mention that the Wrangler is not comfortable for day to day driving, but that’s not the case with the Gladiator.
The seats are roomy and comfortable, all the buttons and gadgets you need access to while driving are in reach, and you can fit up to five people. It’s all you need to have that adventure your grandkids will tell their children about.