With the launch of their first pickup truck in nearly 30 years, Jeep has the potential to bring new buyers into their community. While the Gladiator JT has its foundations in the Wrangler JL, it’s a vehicle all its own. As such, it has a unique set of exterior paint choices.
The 2020 Jeep Gladiator offers nine total colors. Six of the colors are from the JL Wrangler, while Hydro Blue and Gobi were borrowed from the JK. There’s also a new color that’s exclusive to the Gladiator: Gator. Each is available on all trim levels.
The Gladiator’s shades are a bit more subdued than the Wrangler’s. You can't choose Hellayella, Punk’n Orange, or Bikini (teal), which is a slight disappointment for those who like the fun flavors of the Wrangler. As a pickup truck, perhaps the Gladiator is simply meant to be more reserved and less in-your-face.
2020 Jeep Gladiator Exterior Colors
Since the Gladiator is new for the 2020 model year, almost all of its colors were borrowed from previous or current Wranglers. The only shade unique to the Gladiator is Gator. Six paint shades are included in the base MSRP, while three will cost you extra.
Take a look at the full list of 2020 Jeep Gladiator color options below.
2020 Jeep Gladiator Paint Colors
Sample colors are for representative purposes and may not accurately portray actual paint color due to screen settings, metallic finish, etc.
Black is an understated color that looks great in all lights. It’s easy to customize it with bright accents to make your Gladiator stand out. Or, you can go for a blackout build with all black accessories and wheels for a mean-looking rig.
Sting-Gray is a flat gray reminiscent of a naval vessel. Given Jeep’s military heritage, it looks great on the Gladiator. The clear-coat finish almost looks matte in the right light, making this one of our favorite choices. Red accents would be a natural complement, but black accessories add a stealthier look. Black wheels are definitely a must-add.
Firecracker Red Clear-Coat
Firecracker red is one of the brightest shades you can get for the Gladiator. This all-American color is for those who aren’t afraid to catch a few eyes. It also pairs well with black accents and accessories.
Granite Crystal Metallic Clear-Coat
This dark gray has a metallic finish that helps it gleam in the sunlight, while still looking subdued. It suits the Gladiator well and is a top pick for those that want a subtle paint color. Add some red or orange accessories to brighten up the aesthetic.
Bright White Clear-Coat
In white, the Gladiator is like a blank canvas. You can add contrasting black wheels or accessories of any color to help complete the look. Plus, white is the best color to show off the mud splatter from your last adventure.
Billet Silver Metallic Clear-Coat
Billet Silver gives the Gladiator a metallic, almost aluminum-looking finish. It’s a rugged shade that will look good in any light. The red trim on the Rubicon edition adds a nice finishing touch, as does a black roof.
Hydro Blue Metallic Clear-Coat
Hydro Blue was an option for the JK Wrangler before being replaced by Ocean Blue for the JL. The Gladiator brings Hydro Blue back, and we’re big fans. It’s brighter and doesn’t have the same depth as the new Ocean Blue. It looks especially good in sunlight. This color can match the best blues from VW and BMW and is a fantastic choice for the outdoorsy Gladiator.
Possibly our favorite shade, this is a color unique to the Gladiator. Debuting with this model, this dark green-tan evokes both mud and military vehicles. It’s subtle, yet manages to stand out due to how unique it is. It’s also lighter and more tan in most lights than it appears in the Jeep configurator.
Also in the tan range, Gobi is a light sandy color. It’s another neutral color that still makes a statement because of how rare it is to see on the road. For dune-running in the desert, there’s no paint we’d rather have.
Jeep Gladiator Interior Colors
The Gladiator comes with two cloth color options for 2020, black or tan. If you upgrade to leather, you can choose from black or dark saddle. The dark saddle leather is more of a chestnut brown.
Dashboard panels are gray polymer for the Sport and Sport S trims and red polymer for the Rubicon. The Overland trim gets black stitched leather panels. If you have the polymer panels, it’s simple to paint your Jeep's dashboard a custom color of your choice. You can even match it with your exterior paint.
What’s Next for the Gladiator’s Colors?
The upcoming Gladiator High Altitude will add another color to the list: Snazzberry. It’s a dark red with the slightest hint of fuchsia.
Jeep could also bring over some brighter colors from the Wrangler if demand is high enough. The Gladiator has been shown in Punk’n Orange at auto shows before, and the shade is rumored for late delivery. Either way, we expect at least one new color for the 2021 model year.
Punk'n still isn't available. We've seen Gladiators wearing this paint at auto shows, and the color is still rumored for late release.
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Sources: Jeep | AutomotiveTouchup | Mopar Insiders