Compare 2020 Jeep Gladiator vs. 2020 RAM 1500

2020 Jeep Gladiator vs 2020 RAM 1500
2020 Jeep Gladiator 2020 RAM 1500
Ground Clearance
10.0 in. 8.1 in.
Standard Optional
Rear Leg Room
38.3 in. 35.6 in.

2020 Jeep Gladiator vs 2020 RAM 1500

Serving Merrillville, IN

The Gladiator and 1500 are both rugged trucks designed for every job and every terrain. However, Jeep and RAM both put their own unique spin on their vehicles, and the trucks each provide different features that make them stand out. Individual taste will ultimately be the deciding factor in choosing which truck is right for you.


The Jeep Gladiator is Desert Rated, meaning it has been extensively tested and deemed a reliable vehicle in harsh desert conditions. Heat, sand and uneven terrain are business as usual for the Gladiator. The Gladiator is also Trail Rated, able to handle tough off-roading with ease. A high air intake and special water sealing are built in to ensure that water fording is more manageable. This truck can cross streams and creeks with depths of up to 30 inches. The steering and wheelbases are optimized for precision maneuverability, so driving through narrow spaces and avoiding obstacles is easier than ever. A high level of articulation means that the Gladiator will keep all four tires on the ground even in uneven terrain.

The RAM 1500 features an available 5.7L HEMI V8 engine capable of towing 12,750 pounds. The multifunction tailgate is designed with swing-away doors that accommodate forklift loading. The active front air dam automatically extends downward when driving at high speeds to reduce drag. The elevated hood of the RAM 1500 deflects air away from the wipers, and the sculpted roof redirects air to the rear. Features like these give the RAM 1500 a .357 drag coefficient.


The Gladiator comes with a zipper less Sun rider soft top that can be easily lowered with one hand. Above the front seats are lightweight removable panels for open-air driving. The aluminum doors can also be removed, and the windshield can be folded down as well. The 1500’s sleek headlamps and elaborate grille showcase RAM’s commitment to quality truck design, and an active grille shutter and full LED headlamps are also present. The RAM 1500 offers 12 different wheel designs, as well.


The Gladiator has lockable storage in the rear of the vehicle, along with a wrapped dashboard with accent stitching and platinum chrome handles. The available weatherproof Bluetooth speaker not only recharges while you’re driving but is removable too. The U-Connect voice command system allows for safer phone and music operations while on the road. The RAM 1500 has a nitrogen and oil-charged tailgate that provides a consistent assist regardless of the climate, and the power-release tailgate with key fob control allows for much easier loading. Power side running boards make stepping into the truck a breeze.

As you can see, both trucks are great options for anyone with utility or off-roading in mind. Both brands keep things interesting with unique features and design choices, while providing reliable vehicles. If you’re interested in one of these trucks, come on down to Bosak Chrysler Jeep Dodge RAM of Merrillville!