2020 Jeep Gladiator Rubicon red at a river crossing

What does the Rubicon trim add to the Gladiator?

Features of the 2020 Jeep Gladiator Rubicon

The Wrangler is known for its legendary Rubicon trim. The 2020 Jeep Gladiator is an epic machine, but just like the Wrangler, it can be made even more epic with the Rubicon trim. See what we mean as we go through the features of the 2020 Jeep Gladiator Rubicon.

2020 Jeep Gladiator Rubicon black wheelGladiator Rubicon off-road features

All Gladiator trims come with four-wheel drive as a standard feature, but the Rubicon upgrades the off-road performance a bit with the 4:1 Rock-Trac heavy-duty 4×4 system. The Rubicon is also the only Gladiator trim to get the performance suspension trim.

The Rubicon trim also comes with exclusive 17-inch black aluminum wheels mounted with 33-inch all-terrain tires standard. You can also opt for mud-tires from the factory. All this does affect the towing capability, but you still get up to 7,000 pounds of towing capacity.

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With these upgrades to the suspension and tires, you get improved clearance metrics. The Gladiator already has legendary ground clearance specifications, but the Rubicon trim manages to improve it even further. Check out these specs below.

Specifications Gladiator Gladiator Rubicon
Approach Angle: 40.8 Degrees 43.4 Degrees
Breakover Angle: 18.4 Degrees 20.3 Degrees
Departure Angle: 25.0 Degrees 26.0 Degrees
Ground Clearance: 10.0 Inches 11.1 Inches

Exterior color options for the 2020 Gladiator


2020 Jeep Gladiator Rubicon gray going down hill front viewExterior differences for the Gladiator Rubicon

On the outside, the Rubicon looks much like other Gladiator trims. You’ll notice the more aggressive tires and possibly the suspension, but the one exterior feature that stands out the most is the Rubicon decal at the bottom of the hood on either side of the truck.

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2020 Jeep Gladiator Rubicon black back seatsInterior differences for the Gladiator Rubicon

The Rubicon comes with exclusive Rubicon-styled cloth bucket seats, but the seats are also available with black leather seats that also feature Rubicon styling. Just like all other Gladiator models, the Gladiator Rubicon offers seating for five.

Where does the Rubicon name come from?

Whether you are new to the Jeep world or just unfamiliar with the Rubicon trim, you may not know what Rubicon means. It’s actually a 22-mile long off-roading trail located in the Sierra Nevada. It begins with an obstacle known as the Devil’s Postpile.