Are you on the hunt for a capable midsize pickup truck? Are you looking for a midsize pickup truck that can tow your boat, trailer or camper? The 2020 Jeep Gladiator is a welcome addition to the Jeep model lineup and a popular option in the competitive midsize pickup truck class – but how does it stack up against the competition? Find out how the Jeep Gladiator performs against a top-tier competitor in this 2020 Jeep Gladiator vs 2020 Ford Ranger comparison.
The Jeep-brand pickup truck is available in five trim levels – Sport, Sport S, Overland, Rubicon and Mojave – with a price tag that starts at $33,545. The 2020 Jeep Gladiator is available with a spacious Crew Cab and a 5-foot cargo bed. Removable doors and roof panels make the Jeep Gladiator a one-of-a-kind option in the midsize pickup truck class that promises open-air thrills on the trail.
Differences Between the 2020 Jeep Gladiator and 2020 Ford Ranger
A brand-new entry in the midsize pickup truck class, the 2020 Jeep Gladiator is a true automotive masterpiece. Built with a rugged body-on-frame platform, the Jeep Gladiator is born and bred for herculean towing and mud-slingin' adventures on the trail – characteristics that the Ford Ranger cannot match in this 2020 Jeep Gladiator vs 2020 Ford Ranger comparison.
Power is the name of the game in the midsize truck class and the 2020 Jeep Gladiator will check all the boxes. Jeep Gladiator models come standard with a 285-horsepower 3.6-liter Pentastar® V-6 engine that is paired with a standard six-speed manual transmission or an available eight-speed automatic transmission. With this combination under the hood, the Jeep Gladiator will tow a best-in-class 7,650 pounds with a 1,700-pound maximum payload. A 260-horsepower 3.0-liter EcoDiesel® V-6 engine that makes 442 pound-feet of torque is expected to be added to the lineup for the 2021 model year. Ford Ranger models counter with a 270-horsepower 2.3-liter EcoBoost® four-cylinder engine that tows up to 7,500 pounds of cargo.
To deliver the performance you crave on the trail, the 2020 Jeep Gladiator is available with a pair of 4WD systems – Command-Trac® 4x4 and Rock-Trac® 4x4. Highlights of the Jeep Gladiator’s off-road arsenal include heavy-duty Dana® 44 axles, Tru-Lock® electric front and rear locking axles, a Trac-Lok® limited-slip differential, a class-exclusive electronic sway-bar disconnect, FOX® internal bypass shocks and 33-inch all-terrain tires. Armed with 11.6 inches of ground clearance and 30 inches of water fording capability, the Jeep Gladiator is unmatched on the trail.
Inside the 2020 Jeep Gladiator cabin, you will find an impressive list of features. Entry-level Jeep Gladiator Sport trim levels come standard with 17-inch wheels, an eight-speaker sound system, cruise control, a rearview camera and a 5-inch Uconnect® infotainment system with Bluetooth. Available upgrades to the Jeep Gladiator spec sheet vary by trim level and include a 7-inch Uconnect® touchscreen infotainment system, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, a spray-in bedliner, premium leather upholstery, an Alpine® sound system, LED headlights, an 8.4-inch Uconnect® touchscreen display and a detachable Bluetooth speaker in the rear.
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