2020 Jeep Gladiator vs 2020 Ford Ranger Pinckney MI



2020 Jeep Gladiator Features & Specs 2020 Ford Ranger
285 hp Engine Power 270 hp
22 gal Fuel Capacity 18 gal
42.8 in Front Head Room 39.8 in
11.1 in Ground Clearance 8.9 in

2020 Jeep Gladiator vs 2020 Ford Ranger

If you’re in the market for a new pickup, you need one that’s powerful enough to get the job done. Two trucks with amazing capabilities are the 2020 Jeep Gladiator and the 2020 Ford Ranger. Both of these pickups have powerful engines, a few different trim levels with amazing features, and class-leading numbers when it comes to towing and payload capacity. While there are a ton of similarities with both of these trucks, there are a few crucial distinctions. Since you need to know what vehicle to buy, we are going to break down both of the trucks and let you know which one is best.

2020 Jeep Gladiator Power & Handling

All versions of the Jeep Gladiator come with a 3.6-liter V6 engine that pumps out 285 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque that pairs with either a six-speed manual or an eight-speed automatic transmission. Later in the model year, consumers will have the option of a 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6 with 260 horsepower and 442 lb-ft of torque that mates exclusively with the eight-speed automatic. Towing power is where the Gladiator shines as it has a class-leading 7,650-pound capacity. Payload numbers are also outstanding at 1,600-pounds.

2020 FordRanger Power & Handling

Like the Jeep Gladiator, only one engine is available for the Ford Ranger. Standard on every trim is a turbocharged four-cylinder that makes 270 horsepower connected to an automatic transmission. While the Jeep Gladiator provides consumers with an undoubtedly better V6, the Ranger’s four-cylinder isn’t bad in terms of towing and payload capacity. The Ford Ranger can haul up to 7,500 pounds, which while not bad, is decidedly less than the 7,650 pounds that the Gladiator can pull.

2020 Jeep Gladiator Features & Design

The Jeep Gladiator has seating for five occupants and comes in four different trim levels. Starting things off is the Sport, which comes with some outstanding features including 17-inch steel wheels, all-season tires, cruise control, an eight-speaker audio system, a 5-inch central display, a rearview camera, Bluetooth, and voice control capability. The Sport also includes a convertible folding soft top, removable doors, and a fold-down front windshield. Stepping up to the Sport S gets you more luxury features, including alloy wheels, power windows, power door and tailgate locks, heated power mirrors, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror. The Sport S also has a few option packages, including a Technology Package with a 7-inch touchscreen, satellite radio, and Apple CarPlay/Android Auto. Other packages include a Cargo Group package that has a rail-based cargo management system and a 115-volt power outlet in the bed, and the Safety Group and Advanced Safety group with a host of driver-assist options. More style can be had the Overland as it comes with 8-inch alloy wheels, body-color wheel arches, side steps, and tinted rear side and rear windows. Also included are automatic headlights, LED ambient footwell lighting, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. Last, but not least is the Rubicon trim which adds more off-road features such as a different transfer case that provides a lower crawl ratio for better climbing and crawling, and fenders with increased clearance. Also standard are locking front and rear differentials, an electronically disconnectable front stabilizer bar, and Fox shock absorbers.

2020 FordRanger Features & Design

Only three trim levels are available for the Ford Ranger, but there are some excellent features to be had. The base XL is sparsely equipped but still comes with16-inch steel wheels, a manually locking tailgate, automatic headlights, air conditioning, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, and a Wi-Fi hotspot. There are also some exciting safety features, such as forward-collision warning with automatic emergency braking. Two packages are available for the XL. The first is a 101A package that has cruise control, power mirrors, a larger central display screen, and a six-speaker audio system. If you’re looking for more driver’s aids, the Co-Pilot360 package has you covered with a blind-spot monitor with cross-traffic alert, lane-keeping assist, and pedestrian detection. Stepping up to the XLT provides more amenities such as alloy wheels, rear parking sensors, keyless entry, dual-zone automatic climate control, an 8-inch touchscreen, and Apple CarPlay/Android Auto capability. A few options packages are also available for the XLT, including a 301A package with an auto-dimming mirror, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, power-folding mirrors. The 302A package has a remote engine start, a manual sliding rear window, and power-adjustable and heated front seats. Finally, a third package, known as the Technology package, has front parking sensors, a navigation system, and adaptive cruise control. The final trim level is the Lariat, which has headlights and leather upholstery. There is also a Technology package with a remote engine start and automatic wipers.


Both of these pickups are outstanding, but we are going to choose the 2020 Jeep Gladiator. The Gladiator brings the power with a V6 engine and a 7,650-pound towing capacity. Additionally, while the Ranger has some beautiful features, they are offered as option packages, while on the Gladiator, it mostly comes standard. For more on the Jeep Gladiator, check out our full review and then head down to the dealership to take a test drive. You can also browse our entire inventory here on our website.