All-New Jeep Gladiator at Mudfest

May 10th, 2019 by

All-New Jeep Gladiator at Mudfest

The new Jeep Gladiator has been called the most capable midsize truck ever. Learn what happened when it splashed into Mudfest in Washington State.

Annual Mudfest Excites

Mudfest in Shelton, Washington is always a people-pleaser.

It’s an exciting annual event where two-dozen plus members of the print, online, radio and television media get to let loose by going off-roading.

This year they tested out 22 vehicles from 14 different manufacturers.

The new Jeep Gladiator won big.

2020 Jeep Gladiator Hits a Grand Slam

Adding to the excitement at Mudfest is how the 2020 Jeep Gladiator hit an award grand slam.

Never one to wallow in the mire, the open-air truck took home awards for Pickup Trucks (2020 Jeep Gladiator Rubicon), Extreme Capability (2020 Jeep Gladiator Rubicon), NW Outdoor Activity Vehicle of the Year (2020 Jeep Gladiator Rubicon), and Top Overall Vehicle.

“The all-new 2020 Jeep Gladiator earned its title of Northwest Outdoor Activity Vehicle of the Year with an exceptionally functional blend of SUV and pickup attributes that northwest consumers crave,” NWAPA President John Vincent said.

What is the Northwest Automotive Press Association (NWAPA)

The Northwest Automotive Press Association—or NWAPA—is a group of journalists from across the media spectrum.

Founded in 1991, NWAPA journalists provide stories to media outlets like AAA, Automotive News of the Pacific Northwest, Motor Trend, DRIVE! Magazine, and

They are involved with/ put on major auto events like Drive Revolution, Run to the Sun, and Mudfest.

Gladiator Capabilities

But back to the 2020 Jeep Gladiator. The first ever open-air truck, this unicorn invites you to not just push boundaries but to erase them. With the Gladiator, you’re able to bring more on every adventure thanks to a Best-in-Class available 7,650-pound towing capacity,* a Best-in-Class available 1,600-pound payload,** and multiple ways to help you keep it all secure.

The Gladiator’s trim levels consist of Sport, Sport S, Overland, and Rubicon.

While all of these are unicorns in their own right, we’re particularly impressed with the Jeep Gladiator Rubicon.

The Rubicon is the most off-road capable midsize pickup truck ever.***

It gives you a monumental equipment combo of front and rear Tru-Lok® locking differentials, branded FOX shocks, and an available forward-facing TrailCam Off-Road Camera.

Jeep Gladiator For Sale

Rairdon’s of Monroe should have the new Jeep Gladiator by the end of Summer 2019.

Check in with our sales department at 844-412-6786 for updates on when you can get into one.

In the meantime, you can check out our other great Jeep models here.


*Based on the FCA US LLC Midsize 4×4 Crew Cab Segment. When properly equipped. See dealer for details.

** Based on the FCA US LLC Midsize 4×4 Crew Cab Segment. When properly equipped. See dealer for details.

*** Based on the FCA US LLC Midsize 4×4 Crew Cab Segment. When properly equipped. See dealer for details.

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