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

  Engine

3.6L V6 3.6L V6

  Horsepower

285 285

  MPG (City/Highway) *

17/25 16/23

  Towing Capacity **

2,000-3,500 lbs. 6,000-7,650 lbs.

2020 Jeep Wrangler vs 2020 Jeep Gladiator

Serving Seneca, SC

In your search to find a well-equipped vehicle that is rugged enough to keep up with your lifestyle's demands, you may have easily narrowed down your options to the Jeep Wrangler and the Jeep Gladiator. With a glance at these two popular models, some of their shared traits are immediately noticeable. However, the Wrangler SUV and the Gladiator truck are different in essential ways, and these differences could drive your vehicle selection process. Notably, the Wrangler has been impressing drivers with its abilities for more than 30 years, and it has evolved dramatically over the years. The Gladiator is currently in its second year, so it has modern features and current styling. This truck is directly named after and designed from the original Jeep Gladiator truck, which was popular for 26 years before it was removed from the lineup in 1988. Are you ready to learn about these models' other differences and similarities?

Performance

Regardless of what your plans are for your next Jeep, you can feel confident that both of these models can meet your needs. The Wrangler and the Gladiator have off-road capabilities with available equipment like four-wheel drive and heavy-duty axles. They also both meet Jeep's criteria for its Trail-Rated certification. To obtain this important badge, the vehicle must meet exceptional standards in the areas of maneuverability, ground clearance, articulation, water fording, and traction. For 2020, the Jeep Wrangler is available with your choice of one diesel engine and four gas engines. The 260-horsepower diesel engine is a 3.0-liter EcoDiesel powertrain. The most powerful gas-powered engine in the Wrangler is also the only engine available for the 2020 Gladiator. It is a 3.6-liter, Pentastar V6 engine that delivers 285 horsepower behind the wheel.

Appearance

When you compare the Gladiator and Wrangler to the other Jeep vehicles in the lineup, their shared style elements will immediately come into focus. Some of these shared features are also found on some or most other Jeep models, such as the bar-themed grille on the front end. Others are unique to these models, such as the circular headlights, the removable doors and windows, the cube-like cabin, and the square lights in the rear. However, they also have unique features that improve their functionality while highlighting their individuality. The Gladiator, for example, has a spacious truck bed, wide wheel fenders, and a few types of removable roofs. The Wrangler, on the other hand, has smaller wheel fenders and a removable windshield. Some of its roof styles are a single-touch Power Top and a Sunrider soft top.

Features

These Jeep models also share some of their interior design elements and features. For example, they both accommodate five passengers and are available with leather material and heated seats. The large dashboard stands perfectly vertical in both models. Throughout the dashboard and the center console, both vehicles provide you with two gear shifter knobs, USB ports, a touch display screen, a heated steering wheel, remote vehicle access, a sound system, and other items. If you prefer to drive the Wrangler, your SUV will have special features like various storage features at the rear, removable carpet, and more. Some of the unique features found in the Gladiator are concealed storage compartments in the second row, a removable Bluetooth hands-free speaker, and other items.

Are you eager to check out the Gladiator and Wrangler in person? At Lake Keowee Chrysler Dodge Jeep, our associates are waiting to hear from you and will happily tell you more about these Jeep models as well as their trims and features. Schedule your dedicated appointment time with our sales team today.

* EPA-estimated. Actual mileage may vary.
** When properly equipped. See dealer for details.