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Jeep Gladiator Earns ‘Excellence Award’ from Popular Mechanics

The editorial staff at the popular publication Popular Mechanics works every year to curate its Automotive Excellence Awards. The award aims to recognize vehicles that best combine affordability with high-end features and positive reviews. The 2020 Jeep Gladiator handily claimed the Mid-Size Truck of the Year award.


Popular Mechanics writer Ezra Dyer was particularly impressed with the 2020 Gladiator’s versatility and its ability to switch between everyday commuting and off-road adventuring; a trait Jeep strives for in every model. He wrote, “It’s a rare combination of whimsical fun and everyday usefulness, a workhorse that doubles as a weekend toy.”


Popular Mechanics is not the only organization to bestow honors upon the Jeep Gladiator. The Gladiator’s trail-ready and worksite-ready capabilities, blend of truck and SUV features, and unique Jeep look landed it the North American 2020 Truck of the Year award as determined by 50 automotive experts in the U.S. and Canada.


The New England Motor Press Association named the Gladiator the Winter Truck of New England, while the Rocky Mountain Automotive Press Association called it Truck of the Year. FOUR WHEELER awarded the Gladiator Rubicon as the 2020 Pickup Truck of the Year to add to the Gladiator’s list of accomplishments.


To learn more about the award-winning 2020 Jeep Gladiator — or the new 2021 model — check out our extensive online inventory at Rothrock Motors.

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Terry Balliet is a Business Development Specialist at Rothrock Motor Sales.

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