The Jeep Gladiator is the new kid on the block in the mid-size truck segment, so how does it compare against competitor trucks? As an all-new entrant, the 2020 Jeep Gladiator has shot to the head of the pack, most significantly in off-road capability, towing, size and technology. In our comparison, we put the Gladiator up against the Ford Ranger, Chevrolet Colorado and Toyota Tacoma, to show how the Jeep advantage has so easily transitioned into the truck market. Read on with us at Great West Chrysler as we pit these trucks against each other, and find out what makes the Jeep Gladiator so unique!
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Jeep Gladiator Vs. Ford Ranger
The Jeep Gladiator and Ford Ranger are both extremely capable, with neck-and-neck performance features. The Gladiator has a towing capacity of 7,650 lbs. with the Ranger coming up just behind with 7,500 lbs. For the payload capacity in the truck box, the Ranger squeaks just out ahead with 1,650 lbs. of capacity with the Gladiator nipping at its heels with 1,600 lbs. of payload capacity at a maximum. The Jeep’s upper-edge, though, is how it wraps all this performance capability up into a premium package. The Ford Ranger still looks like a pickup from yesteryear, with dated design elements inside and out, while the Gladiator makes sure its functionality looks as high quality as possible, all while providing that typical rugged Jeep style.
Jeep Gladiator Vs. Chevrolet Colorado
Jeeps are made to go off-road, and the Jeep Gladiator is no exception. It looks the part and backs it up as well, tackling rough terrain unlike any other. The Gladiator has an approach angle of 40.8 inches, while the Colorado is only at 17.6 inches.On the other side of things the departure angle of the Gladiator is 25-degrees, with the Colorado at 22.3. When you need that extra amount of space underneath, with a tough environment lurking below, the Gladiator offers up 10 inches of ground clearance, while the Colorado only provides 8.3 inches. Built to handle the off-road to the level the name Jeep demands, the Gladiator is your off-roader giant.
Jeep Gladiator Vs. Toyota Tacoma
The Jeep Gladiator is all about what’s fresh and new when it comes to pickups. Unfortunately, that’s exactly the opposite of what the Toyota Tacoma brings to the table. A mainstay on the mid-size market for decades, the Tacoma offers an uninspired basic truck design that eschews anything modern in favour of what traditional pickups have always looked like. The Gladiator, on the other hand, takes what works so well in the Jeep lineup, the classic Wrangler style, and built upon it to create a unique beast with a truck bed and added capability. The Jeep Gladiator mends the dependability of their traditional style with modern accoutrements to usher in a new era of pickups.