2020 Jeep Gladiator vs 2020 Jeep Wrangler
2020 Jeep Gladiator 2020 Jeep Wrangler

  Engine

3.6L V-6 3.6L V-6

  Horsepower

285 295

  MPG (City/Highway)

16/23 * 17/25 *

2020 Jeep Gladiator vs 2020 Jeep Wrangler

Serving Geneva, NY

The 2020 Jeep Gladiator may remind you of the 2020 Jeep Wrangler, but some exciting differences go beyond the Gladiator's helpful bed. For sure, these two open-air rides are trail-ready. That means there's fun ahead whether you choose the Wrangler or Gladiator.

Performance

The Gladiator shares the same tried-and-true engine as the Wrangler. This powertrain cranks out 285 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. The Wrangler also offers a turbo four that generates 290 pound-feet. A mild hybrid version of the V6 is an option on the Wrangler Unlimited Sahara. Both the Wrangler and Gladiator will be offering a turbodiesel that generates 480 pound-feet of torque.

The gas-powered Wrangler can tow 2,000 pounds. Wrangler Unlimiteds can handle 3,500 pounds. Gladiators tow as much as 7,650 pounds. That's certainly in keeping with their role as a working truck.

Four-wheel drive is standard on both vehicles. Wrangler enthusiasts will be familiar with the basic 4x4 system, Command-Trac, and the upgrade, Rock-Trac. They will also know instinctively that the Gladiator Rubicon is the top off-roader among these Jeep trucks just as the Wrangler Rubicon is the top trail rider for the popular SUV.

Appearance

The Gladiator has a distinct throwback appearance. Still, there's a definite family resemblance between it and the Wrangler. This is due to the high-built bumpers, tall wheel arches, and other off-roading architecture that makes these vehicles safer on the trail. A wide range of colors offered for both, and class-leading customization throughout both lineups.

Gladiator cabins are more massive than the four-door Wrangler Unlimited interior. This means that Gladiator passengers have even more wiggle room. If you are choosing an off-roader, then the fact that the Gladiator's extra inches may matter to you. Wranglers still rule when it comes to the tightest turn circles and wheel articulation.

On the other hand, the Gladiator 80-x-45-inch bed is ready to service those who need to work and play. Jeep has designed a unique 3-position tailgate. The manufacturer also supplies LED bed lighting, hitch-related equipment, and tie-down hooks.

Features

The trims include Sport, Sport S, and Rubicon editions of the Wrangler and Gladiator. However, the lineup also consists of the fancy Gladiator Upland and the Wrangler Unlimited Sahara. Standard dash tech includes a five-inch UConnect touch screen.

Higher trims have a seven-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto supplement UConnect apps, which allows owners to download smartphone specific apps. You can use Google Maps or Apple Maps with this connectivity. You may also upgrade to the 8.4-inch touch screen with built-in navigation.

Premium cloth seats can be upgraded to leather as you climb the trim ladder of either vehicle. Comforts such as heated seats and a heating steering wheel are on the menu. The second row of any cabin can be folded to expand in-cab storage.

Visit D’Amico Chrysler Dodge Jeep Today

The best way to decide between these Jeep models is to see them side by side. Contact the D'Amico Jeep staff and to schedule a test drive today. Our sales team will happily assist with any questions or concerns you may have regarding both vehicles.

* Based on 2019 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.