At Machens Auto—your new car dealership near Columbia, MO—our Jeep® models are some of our top selling vehicles. At the recent LA Auto Show Jeep unveiled a fantastic 2020 Jeep pickup, the Jeep Gladiator. This lightweight truck, built on a Jeep Wrangler frame, stands out as an incredible ride full of options.

Under the hood of the new Jeep Wrangler, you’ll find a 3.6-liter V6 engine that gets 285 horsepower. With a max payload of 1,600 pounds and max towing capacity of 7,650, hauling toys for off-road play or a trailer for longer camping trips has never been easier. Jeep also announced that they’ll introduce a diesel engine in 2020. This 3.0-liter diesel V6 offers 260 horsepower and a performance-heavy 442 lb-ft of torque.

Of course, one of the unique features of the Jeep Gladiator is that it’s a convertible all-wheel pickup truck. That’s right, you can remove the roof and collapse the windshield for increased outdoor fun. With a five-foot bed and a 115-volt power outlet, you could sleep in your truck bed while camping or use it to haul even more equipment and supplies.

While the 2020 Jeep Gladiator won’t arrive at our Missouri new car dealership for a few more months, we have several Jeep Wrangler models for you to test drive. Check out how the Jeep Wrangler handles on rough terrain and the various trim levels. Then decide if you want to wait for the new Jeep Gladiator or go with a Jeep Wrangler.