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2020 Jeep GladiatorFeatures & Specs2020 Ford Ranger
285 hpEngine Power270 hp
four-wheel-driveDrivetrainrear-wheel-drive
22.0 galFuel Capacity18.0 gal
42.8 in.Front Head Room39.8 in.

2020 Jeep Gladiator vs 2020 Ford Ranger

When you have a larger job you need to get done, you're going to need a powerful truck. Ford has always been a mainstay when it comes to potent pickups, but now Jeep is entering the fray with the all-new Jeep Gladiator. The Ford Ranger is a powerful truck that is more than capable of handling the toughest jobs, but the Jeep Gladiator is more than up to the task with its impressive payload capacity and robust V6 engine. If you're looking for a truck with features, both of these vehicles come with many trim levels and the latest gadgets. Seeing as how you only need one, you're going to need to know which one to buy. Read on to find out which one of these massive pickups is best for you!

2020 Jeep Gladiator Power & Handling

All versions of the Jeep Gladiator come with a 5-foot bed and a massive 3.6-liter V6 engine that pumps out 285 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque, which comes connected to either a six-speed manual or an eight-speed automatic transmission. The towing capacity is the best-in-class at 7,650 pounds, and the payload capacity is an agreeable 1,700 pounds. Coming later in the year is a 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6 that makes 260 horsepower and an astounding 442 lb-ft of torque. If you're looking for fuel efficiency, the Jeep Gladiator has it as the pickup gets up to 22 mpg on the highway with the automatic transmission and 23 mpg with the manual.

2020 Ford Ranger Power & Handling

Much like the Jeep Gladiator, the 2020 Ford Ranger comes with only one engine. In this case, it's a 2.3-liter four-cylinder with 270 horsepower that connects to an automatic transmission. The engine allows the Ranger to tow up to an agreeable 7,500 pounds, which is nice but less than the Jeep Gladiator. The Ranger comes with stop/start technology, which turns off the engine in situations that it would otherwise idle, thus providing a better fuel economy. If the driver dislikes the restarts, the feature can be turned off with the simple touch of a button.

2020 Jeep Gladiator Features & Design

Four trim levels are available for the Jeep Gladiator, and each comes with an impressive set of features. Starting with Sport, the Gladiator comes with 17-inch steel wheels, all-season tires, crank windows, manual door locks and mirrors, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, cruise control, an eight-speaker audio system, a 5-inch central display, and a rearview camera. Also coming standard is a convertible folding soft top, removable doors, and a fold-down front windshield. The next trim level is the Sport S, which adds more power and luxury items such as alloy wheels, power windows, power door and tailgate locks, heated power mirrors, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror. Going with the Sport S opens you up to more options such as a Technology Group Package that includes a 7-inch touchscreen, satellite radio, and Apple CarPlay/Android Auto compatibility. Also available is a Cargo Group Package which provides you with a rail-based cargo management system and a 115-volt power outlet in the bed. The next level up is the Overland, which adds more style and function features in the form of 18-inch alloy wheels, body-color wheel arches, side steps, and tinted rear side and rear windows. Additional features include automatic headlights, LED ambient footwell lighting, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. Last up is the off-road-ready Rubicon, which adds impressive features such as a locking front and rear differentials, an electronically disconnectable front stabilizer bar, Fox shock absorbers, and body-protecting rock rails and skid plates.

2020 Ford Ranger Features & Design

Only three trim levels are available for the Ford Ranger, which means its features list is going to be less impressive. The XL is sparsely equipped as it comes with 16-inch steel wheels, a manually locking tailgate, automatic headlights, air conditioning, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a Wi-Fi hotspot, and a four-speaker stereo system. Two feature packages are available for the XL. The 101A has a few exciting options, including cruise control, power mirrors, a larger central display screen, and a six-speaker audio system. Also available is the Co-Pilot 360 system, which adds specific safety amenities such as blind-spot monitor with cross-traffic alert, lane-keeping assist, and pedestrian detection. The next trim level is the XLT and it has the 101A and the Co-Pilot360 packages as standard and then adds alloy wheels, rear parking sensors, a 110-volt power outlet, keyless entry, dual-zone automatic climate control, an 8-inch touchscreen, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The highest level Ranger is the Lariat which comes with LED headlights and leather upholstery as well as a 501A package that comes with remote engine start, automatic wipers, and a 10-speaker Bang & Olufsen audio system. A few optional packages are available which come with a few more amenities such as auto-dimming mirror, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, power-folding mirrors, and your choice of the Sport, Chrome or Black exterior appearance package, plus remote engine start.

Conclusion:

Though both pickups certainly have their merits, we are going to go with the Jeep Gladiator! The V6 engine allows the Gladiator to have a higher towing capacity, and the four trim levels provide the car buyer with a ton of impressive features and options. The best way to experience the Jeep Gladiator is to head down to the dealership and take a test drive! Our knowledgeable and friendly representatives are here to answer any questions you may have so that we can put you in the pickup of your dreams. You can also browse our complete inventory right here on our website!


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