Jeep bills it the "most capable mid-size truck ever." If the all-new pickup earning the title of 2019 Northwest Outdoor Activity Vehicle of the Year says anything, it's that the brand might just be onto something.

The annual Northwest Automotive Press Association's big event didn't just end with that accolade, either. 2020 Gladiator also took top honors in the Truck and Extreme Capability categories. The real mind-blower: it was the first time that one vehicle, let alone a mid-size pickup, won all three.

How did a Jeep truck achieve such a feat? In, shall we say, gladiatorial combat. A panel of more than 25 automotive journalists spent two grueling but fun-and-adventure-filled days testing 22 different vehicles from 14 manufacturers on paved and off-road courses at the famed Ridge Motorsports Park in Shelton, WA. At the end of the day (or days), nobody put the rationale for the verdict better than NWAPA President John Vincent by way of U.S. News & World Report: the new Gladiator was an "exceptionally functional blend of SUV and pickup attributes that northwest consumers crave."

The team here at Landmark Chrysler Jeep Fiat in Springfield, IL can see how they concluded that too.

2020 Jeep Gladiator offers a combination of hard-wearing construction, versatility, utility, multifunctionality, and above all, exciting open-air freedom that's unbeatable for Illinois orienteers from Jacksonville to Decatur and everywhere between. It helps, too, that all Gladiator trims come Trail Rated for excellence in traction delivery, maneuverability, articulation, water fording, not to mention for the towering ground clearance to enable avoiding Mother Nature's obstacles around Chatham, IL. Bring three different powertrains, flexible cargo storage options, best-in-class ratings for towing and payload hauling with a 4x4 system like Rock-Trac into the mix. Suddenly, lugging that trailerful out on that Taylorville road trip you've been planning becomes a matter of course.

There's much more to 2020 Jeep Gladiator than the experts and we let on, too! Contact our 2331 Prairie Crossing Drive showroom or drop in and see for yourself -- we'll put you on the books for a test drive unlike any other you've ever had!

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