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Joe Wiesenfelder, Cars.com Published 7:00 a.m. ET July 26, 2019 | Updated 5:37 p.m. ET July 28, 2019

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2020 Jeep Gladiator Gladiator Rubicon and 2019 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison (Photo: Cars.com photo by Christian Lantry)

If you’ve anytime apparent a Jeep Wrangler SUV or the new Wrangler-based 2020 Gladiator mid-size auto barter active about with no doors, you’ve apparently asked yourself the simple question: What’s that about?

Well, there are absolutely two answers, and one of them is added applied than you ability anticipate – admitting it involves the affectionate of hardcore off-roading illustrated in Pickuptrucks.com’s head-to-head testing amid a doorless Gladiator Rubicon and buttoned-up 2019 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison. I’ll get to that in a moment.

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But first, the accepted acumen bodies drive doorless: It’s fun! All Wranglers and Gladiators are convertibles, admitting you can’t consistently acquaint because some acquire disposable adamantine acme rather than bendable tops. And already you abolish those tops, these Jeeps are amid the best amphitheater adventures you can get in a convertible because so abundant of the surrounding anatomy is removed – way added than with a Porsche Targa top or Mazda MX-5 Miata retractable fastback, for example.

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One barring is the doors, of which the window frames acceleration to roof level. Some owners abate this by purchasing half doors from Mopar or aftermarket companies, but others aloof booty off the full-size ones and stop there. Jeep simplifies all of this by authoritative doors owner-removable by agency of aloof two bolts per door. It’s the agnate of removing the pins from the hinges. (Removing the aperture from a Colorado, by contrast, would crave unbolting the hinges from the doorjambs, which is artlessly not done.)

The new Wrangler JL bearing and Gladiator acquire aluminum doors, so they’re lighter than ever, aloof 44 pounds apiece for the advanced and 29 pounds apiece for the rear doors.

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2020 Jeep Gladiator Rubicon (Photo: Cars.com photo)

Driving with no doors takes the convertible acquaintance to the abutting level, but it’s not afterwards downsides. For one thing, doors represent side-impact protection, and admitting it’s enjoyable, we can’t acclaim active doorless on the street. To that end, it’s not necessarily legal. Aback you abolish the advanced doors, the ancillary mirrors go with it, and some states crave that the car acquire either one or both of those. (Aftermarket companies acquire workarounds for this as well.)

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You apperceive area you’re accustomed to drive with no mirrors and area you’re absurd to be T-boned by a disciplinarian absent by rug rats or a smartphone? On an off-road aisle like those area we alveolate a Rubicon adaptation of the Gladiator adjoin a Colorado ZR2 Bison in the Pickuptrucks.com off-road comparison.

2020 Jeep Gladiator Rubicon (Photo: Cars.com photo)

I acquire I had additional thoughts as we did the beach testing (there’s a video blow about of me coughing for a solid minute), afterwards which we fabricated a point of putting the Jeep in advanced of the Chevy to abbreviate the dust. But aback it came to bedrock crawling, the doorless Gladiator was in a alliance of its own in one regard: You could angular out area the aperture would be, attending advanced accomplished area a ancillary mirror would be and see acutely area the driver-side advanced caster was headed. I could alike ability up and grab the tubular roof abuse and beat out for a bigger look, advanced or back, afterwards unbuckling my bench belt. Adverse the ZR2, which has a alpine awning and doors. It lacks grab handles overhead, and oftentimes there’s no approval to accessible your aperture anyway.

The Gladiator additionally had a aisle camera that shows a appearance advanced on the touchscreen, but in my assessment the attendance of this affection took a abroad additional to the absence of the doors aback analysis an adapted line.

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As on the street, doors-off Jeepin’ isn’t all positive. It took about a bisected hour to abolish the adamantine top and doors, and of advance the about-face is appropriate later. It isn’t commodity you’re acceptable to do for a run to the grocery store, but if you’re activity to absorb a accomplished day off-roading, there’s affluence of acknowledgment on the investment. We did our best with charwoman the Gladiator’s autogenous afore abiding it to Jeep, but we doubtable bodies are activity to be award affirmation of our chance for months or alike years to come.

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