2020 Jeep Gladiator Vs. 2019 Ford Ranger
The Jeep Gladiator is Jeep’s entrant into the midsize pickup truck market, but how does it compare with a perennial favourite in the segment, the Ford Ranger? Midsize pickups operate within a sweet middle-ground between a large truck for off-roading utility and a versatile cruiser for city driving. Both options are equally apt for the country or city, and are the best options for extra size, storage and ability than an SUV. Great West Chrysler is your prime Jeep Edmonton dealer, so read along with us to see how the 2020 Jeep Gladiator compares against the 2019 Ford Ranger.
2020 Jeep Gladiator Design
The Jeep Gladiator is sure to look similar to most, with a welcome added twist. The Gladiator takes the basic frame-work of the legendary Jeep Wrangler and extends it with a box for a dynamic pickup design. This gives the Gladiator removable four-doors and a rear box, all combining to be the only open-air pickup on the market. This is a truck designed to look at home on rocks and in the dirt, doing so with aplomb.
2019 Ford Ranger Design
The Ford Ranger presents a more traditionally-styled truck. It’s not quite as dynamic as its larger Ford models, but still bigger than the SUV options. Both extended and crew cab options are available for the style that best fits your needs. The Ranger also posits itself as a truck that can drive in the city just like it can off-road, but its design definitely leans more toward the urban area than the rough-and-tumble country driving the Gladiator is primed for.
Exterior Design Specifications
|Models||2020 Jeep Gladiator||2019 Ford Ranger|
|Bed Length (ft.)||5||5, 6|
Both the Jeep Gladiator and Ford Ranger offer differing advantages over the other when it comes to the dimensions of their respective vehicles. The Gladiator takes the edge in length, but the Ranger takes it in width, which can be either a pro or a con depending on how you want to use it, whether you want your vehicle more slight, or bigger. The larger wheelbase of the Jeep Gladiator gives you extra control and stability for your off-road adventuring.
Interior Design Specifications
|Models||2020 Jeep Gladiator||2019 Ford Ranger|
|Interior Volume (cu-ft.)||103||97.6|
|Infotainment Screen Size (in.)||7 – 8.4||4 – 8|
|Smartphone Connectivity||Apple CarPlay, Android Auto||Apple CarPlay, Android Auto|
|Trim Levels||Sport, Sport S, Overland Rubicon||XL, XLT, Lariat|
The 2020 Jeep Gladiator slightly edges out the 2019 Ford Ranger in terms of giving you just that little bit of extra space—and what more do you want out of a pickup? Both incredibly modern vehicles, they offer a selection of infotainment screen size to best interact with your connectivity apps, and come equipped with both Apple and Android functionality to link your smartphone of choice. The Gladiator offers one more trim level option over the Ranger and already comes equipped out of the gate with off-roading utility, while the Ranger requires add-on packages to compete.
2020 Jeep Gladiator Vs. 2019 Ford Ranger Performance
The 2020 Jeep Gladiator is off-road ready as soon as you drive it off the lot. The top level Rubicon trim level is the master of rural travel, with everything from its high quality 4×4 system to its wide track axles, electronic disconnecting front sway bar and even a TrailCam off-road camera. The base-level Ranger is in need of package upgrades to reach the Jeep off-road utility level. On the engine and transmission end, these two trucks counterbalance each other for equal offerings.
Engine & Transmission
|Mode||2020 Jeep Gladiator||2019 Ford Ranger|
|Engine||3.6L V6 Pentastar||2.3L EcoBoost|
|Transmission||Six-speed manual, eight-speed automatic||Ten-speed automatic|
The engine and transmission features of both these midsize trucks put them neck-and-neck with each other. While the Jeep Gladiator has 285 compared to 270 of the Ranger, the Ranger ups the Gladiator’s torque power. The Gladiator has two transmission options, with the ability to upgrade to the eight-speed automatic while the Ranger has aten-speed automatic. Both trucks are similar in engine, but the off-roading features is where the Gladiator truly sets itself apart.
Towing & Off-Roading
|2020 Jeep Gladiator||2019 Ford Ranger|
|Towing Capacity (lbs.)||7,650||7,500|
|Payload Capacity (lbs.)||1,600||1,650|
|Approach Angle (°)||40.8||28.7|
|Departure Angle (°)||25||25.4|
|Ground Clearance (in.)||10||8.9|
On the cargo carrying and hauling side of things, the 2020 Jeep Gladiator takes the towing capacity crown just a hair behind the 2019 Ford Ranger in payload capacity. Primed to take on those uneven country and off-road environments, it has a better approach angle and ground clearance to make it through impediments, while the departure angle is just behind the Ranger.
Which One, the Jeep Gladiator or Ford Ranger?
The 2020 Jeep Gladiator may start at an MSRP of $46,995 while the Ranger starts at $28,977 (with the MSRP of its top trim level, the Lariat, stretching to $39,185), but the Gladiator is a brand-new revolutionary entrant into the truck market tat presenting off-road utility like few models on the market can. The Jeep Gladiator is perfect for those who find themselves in tough environments, and can still easily transition from country driving to city driving. The Ford Ranger, while seemingly equally matched, can’t keep up with the unique Gladiator as it maintains a traditional pickup look that lacks the utility and versatility of the Jeep.
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