2020 Jeep Gladiator
Features & Specs
2020 Ford Ranger
285 HP
Engine Power
270 HP
22.0 GAL
Fuel Capacity
18.0 GAL
10.0 IN
Ground Clearance
8.9 IN
Folding Rear Seats
Not Available

2020 Jeep Gladiator vs 2020 Ford Ranger

Find a midsize vehicle can be a difficult task. It would be best if you had something powerful enough to haul a lot of material, while still handling the rigors of everyday driving. Two of the best midsize trucks out there are the 2020 Jeep Gladiator and the 2020 Ford Ranger. The Gladiator is ready to go as it comes with a powerful engine and a ton of towing ability. On the other side, the 2020 Ford Ranger comes with a ton of fun features and can certainly hold its own when it comes to towing ability. The hardest part is deciding which one of these pickups you should go with. This is where we come in! Continue reading as we compare these amazing pickups and declare a winner.

2020 Jeep Gladiator Power & Handling

All trims of the 2020 Jeep Gladiator come with a spectacular 3.6-liter V6 engine that pumps out 285 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. The engine pairs with either a six-speed manual or an eight-speed automatic transmission. Towing is no problem for the Gladiator, as you can haul up to 7,650 pounds when it's fully equipped. A five-foot bed is standard on all trims, which allows for a payload capacity of 1,650 pounds. Both are class-leading numbers. Even at base level trims, the Gladiator brings you the power.

2020 Ford Ranger Power & Handling

Like the Jeep Gladiator, the Ford Ranger comes with only one engine. It's a turbocharged 2.3-liter four-cylinder that makes 270 horses and 310 lb-ft of torque, which pairs with an automatic transmission. The engine allows the Ranger to tow up to 7,500 pounds, which lags a little bit behind the Jeep Gladiator. Fuel economy is a problem for the Ranger, too, as the 18.0-gallon gas tank is behind the 22.0 that the Gladiator has. Honestly, there is a lot to like about this engine, but if you want more power, you're better off with the Gladiator.

2020 Jeep Gladiator Features & Design

There are five trim levels available for the 2020 Jeep Gladiator, and each comes with an impressive amount of features. Kicking things off is the Sport which comes with 17-inch steel wheels, all-season tires, crank windows, manual door locks and mirrors, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, and cruise control. Tech features for the Sport include a 5-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth, and voice control. Moving up to the Sport S brings more luxury features such as alloy wheels, power windows, power doors, and tailgate locks, heated power mirrors. You also get Apple CarPlay and Android Auto via a Technology Package. Higher-level trims come with 18-inch alloy wheels, body-color wheel arches, side steps, automatic headlights, LED ambient footwell lighting, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. The most off-road ready Gladiator is the Rubicon, which gets a lower crawl ratio for better climbing and crawling, fenders with increased clearance, and 33-inch all-terrain tires. Last up is the Mojave, which has features for desert driving.

2020 Ford Ranger Features & Design

Only three trims are available for the 2020 Ford Ranger, but there are some exciting features here. Starting things off is the XL, which comes with 16-inch steel wheels, a manually locking tailgate, automatic headlights, air conditioning, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, and a Wi-Fi hotspot. A couple of packages are available for the XL with the 101A coming with cruise control, power mirrors, a larger central display screen, and a six-speaker audio system. Moving up to the XLT brings you the 101A package as standard while adding alloy wheels, rear parking sensors, a 110-volt power outlet, keyless entry, dual-zone automatic climate control, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The XLT has a technology package that brings you front parking sensors, a navigation system, and adaptive cruise control. The last trim we will discuss is the Lariat, which adds LED headlights and leather upholstery to the mix, and all other features come standard.


There is a lot to like about both trucks, but we are going to give the victory to the Jeep Gladiator. The Gladiator's powerful V6 engine allows it to have a class-leading towing ability, while the five different trim levels provide you with more features than the Ranger. Are you interested in the Jeep Gladiator? Then head down to Newark Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM and schedule a test drive with one of our representatives. You can also check out our parts department for all the latest gear for your Gladiator. If you can't make it down to the dealership, check out our full inventory here on our website!

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