2020 Jeep Gladiator tires – our picks
By: DIscount Tire
Do you love Jeeps? Pickup trucks? Both? You can combine your love for all of them with the 2020 Jeep Gladiator – Jeep’s first pickup truck in over 27 years. Available in trims that include Sport, Sport S, Overland, and Rubicon, this isn’t just a Wrangler with a pickup bed on the back despite some of its shared features and design cues.
If “The Mountain” from Game of Thrones were an off-road pickup, he would be the Gladiator. The maximum towing capacity of 7650 pounds provides plenty of muscle, which is great for towing moderately large boats or campers to wherever your adventures might take you.
And while the Gladiator is based off of the Jeep Wrangler SUV, it’s also the only truck currently available with removable doors, a removable roof, and a foldable windshield. What this means is that you can immerse yourself in the great outdoors while you’re on the most rugged trail to your favorite campground – or if you’re cruising around town when the weather is perfect.
We can already tell how awesome this is going to be, but we know Jeep enthusiasts well enough to predict that you’ll want the biggest and best tires in order to get the full Gladiator experience.
That’s where we come in.
Jeep Gladiator tire recommendations
The Pathfinder All Terrain is a formidable choice for the rubicon trim of the Jeep Gladiator. This tire works just as hard off the road as it does on the road, so it’ll be great whether the roof and doors of your Gladiator are on or off.
The tread design itself is ribbed and hexagonal – great for highway handling and suitable for all weather and driving conditions for a behemoth like the Gladiator.
On top of all of this, its zigzag patterning also creates dependable wet weather traction, even on the most intense off-road trails all while providing year-round use. The Pathfinder A/T is Discount Tire's budget friendly in-house all-terrain tire.
Goodyear Wrangler UltraTerrain AT
If you prefer a nice and comfortable highway ride on the way to your off-road adventure, the is perfect. Using TractiveGroove Technology, you can rely on this tire to take on harsh terrains with assurance. The tread compound and shoulder elements provide resistance to tread chunking and protection from punctures.
Whether you venture off the beaten path or cruise along the highway with the top down and your Gladiator’s speakers blasting, the Wrangler UltraTerrain AT is the tire to make your adventure happen.
Another fun fact: the UltraTerrain is certified for extreme snow and winter traction, making it a great choice if you plan to take your Gladiator to extreme heights or cold weather climates.
GOODYEAR WRANGLER MT/R WITH KEVLAR
Its biggest talking point: this tire has a puncture-resistant sidewall with Kevlar reinforcement.
But what is Kevlar?
Simply put, it’s one of the strongest synthetic fibers in the world. It’s heat resistant, and commonly used in stab-proof vests. So by equipping your new Jeep Gladiator with these Goodyear Wrangler MT/R’s with Kevlar, you’re basically putting four stab-proof vests on its wheels, making for a rig that’s capable of taking on even the most jagged and rocky trails.
Its aggressive tread pattern allows for a consistent grip in mud, rocks, and sand, and its asymmetric tread design allows for good overall day-to-day handling as well. This tire is an excellent choice and is recommended for any trim level of the new Jeep Gladiator when you inevitably throw a lift on it and want to upgrade to some seriously capable mud terrain tires.
While you have many tire options for your Jeep Gladiator, these are some strong choices based on their durability in extreme weather conditions, versatility for various terrains, and their overall fit for the vehicle. Bring your Gladiator by one of our locations to get fitted today!