2020 Jeep Wrangler vs. 2020 Jeep Gladiator

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


3.6L V-6 3.6L V-6


295 285

  MPG (City/Highway)

17/25 * 16/23 *

2020 Jeep Wrangler vs 2020 Jeep Gladiator

Serving Merrillville, IN

The 2020 Jeep Gladiator has arrived to challenge the 2020 Jeep Wrangler on the trail. These siblings have standard CommandTrac four-wheel drive and available RockTrac crawl control. However, the Gladiator isn’t merely a truck version of the Wrangler.


The two models share Jeep’s tried-and-true 285-horsepower engine. It generates 260 pound-feet of torque at low speeds for extra punch. Wranglers are also offering a turbo engine that produces 270 horsepower. This allows the Wrangler to claim the best fuel economy. Tow ratings are 2,000 or 3,500 pounds for Wranglers, while Gladiators can tow 4,500 or 6,000 pounds. A new diesel will allow the Gladiator to tow up to 7,650 pounds. The diesel powertrain generates 260 horsepower and 422 pound-feet of torque. Wranglers and Gladiators come with four-wheel drive, skid plates, and an all-terrain dial. Both Rubicon editions are even better equipped for the trail. The Wrangler still has an advantage because it is shorter and needs less room for maneuvers.


The Wrangler has an iconic, sporty appearance in a variety of distinctive colors. Everything is built high to keep it away from debris on the trail. There are two soft tops and two hardtop choices. Gladiators come in the same sporty colors with the same roof choices. While many visual cues are similar, the Gladiator has a throwback style. The truck’s 137-inch wheelbase allows for three more inches of second-row legroom than the Wrangler Unlimited (118-inch wheelbase). Gladiators swap a cargo hold for a five-foot pickup bed, adding 19 inches beyond the wheels. A three-position tailgate is fully damped for easy placement. Gladiators allow you to fold the rear seats, either stadium-style or flat, to accommodate cargo.


Sport models of both styles offer illuminated cup holders, a five-inch display screen, and a rearview camera. If you choose the Wrangler Sahara or Gladiator Overland, you can enjoy stylish options in upholstery. Both have Rubicon models that offer a black and red interior. The more extensive UConnect system has Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Gladiators have a unique second-row storage system. They also provide a removable Bluetooth speaker. A towing package can upgrade the truck’s camera to include a zoomed view for easier trailer hookup.

With the latest in safety and dash technologies, both models are sure to please shoppers. You may need to try on both for size. Take a test drive at Bosak Jeep dealer.

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