Jeep Wrangler vs. Jeep Gladiator

February 3rd, 2020 by

It has become clear that Jeep is capable of building some of the best off-road worthy vehicles ever known to man. Of the most popular are the Jeep Wrangler and Jeep Gladiator. Although these sport utility vehicles are said to be fraternal twins, some differences set these siblings apart. The good news is both vehicles are cool rides, extremely stylish, and are great means of transportation. Through our comparison of the Jeep Wrangler and Jeep Gladiator, you’ll learn of characteristics that set them apart and make them so sought after!


In a nutshell, both the Gladiator and the Wrangler are comprised of very similar features, with their engine size, transmission, and drivetrain being nearly the same. The only difference in the engine is that the Wrangler offers a 270-hp, 2.0-liter engine, unlike the Gladiator because Jeep doesn’t deem it necessary. Both vehicles offer a 285-hp, 3.6-liter V-6 gasoline engine. Standard four-wheel drive is essential on the Jeeps, and the same two choices of transmission options, a 6-speed manual, or an 8speed automatic, are offered.


Whether it’s available or standard, both the Jeep Wrangler and the Jeep Gladiator are very convenient. Both sport utility vehicles have cruise control, cup holders (front and back), and handy USB ports, standard. A differentiation between the two is that the Jeep Wrangler has a useful cargo light, made to enhance the illumination behind the vehicle and inside of the cargo area.


Most enthusiasts care about the off-road equipment offered on a truck. If any aspect significantly differentiates these vehicles the most, it would be their capability. The impressive payload offered by the Wrangler is nearly 900lbs, with a towing capacity of 3,500 pounds. Blowing the Wrangler away, the Gladiator has a whopping 1600-pound payload and a jaw-dropping towing capacity up to 7,650 pounds. How much weight the Gladiator can pull proves that it’s a legitimate pickup truck.


Another significant difference between these vehicles lies in their exterior. Of course, the Gladiator has a bed, and the Wrangler doesn’t. Besides this feature, both vehicles are very similar as they each offer soft or hard removable tops, removable doors, and a folding windshield.


Whether you decide to choose the Jeep Wrangler or the Jeep Gladiator, you can’t go wrong with either of them. Both vehicles come with a litany of off-road characteristics that outclass other sport utility vehicles. Stop into Plaza Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM to view our impressive lineup of used and new vehicles. We encourage all enthusiasts to test-drive all of the Wrangler’s and Gladiator’s trim levels. If you are interested in a truck that is a bit more robust, consider one of the exciting RAM 1500 trim levels with our team.


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