2020 Jeep Gladiator vs 2019 Ford Ranger 

2020 Jeep Gladiator vs 2019 Ford Ranger

With the arrival of the all-new Gladiator, Jeep shakes up the segment by resetting the benchmark for midsize trucks. Too often consumers shopping under the full-size bracket are forced to settle for half-baked attempts at power and efficiency. Another recent newcomer to the midsize segment, the 2019 Ford Ranger has caught our attention with its class-leading 1,860-lb. payload capacity. But does this model have what it takes to challenge the Gladiator on other fronts? Find out in this comparison of the 2020 Jeep Gladiator and the 2019 Ford Ranger.

If you are looking for a 2020 Jeep Gladiator here in the Twin Cities area, stop in at Fury Motors of Saint Paul. We have a diverse selection available right on our lot. Check our Gladiator inventory below or keep reading to learn more.

2020 Jeep Gladiator 


2019 Ford Ranger 

3.6-liter V6 (285 hp)  Base Engine  2.3-liter turbo (270 hp) 
4WD  Standard Drivetrain  RWD 
1,600 lbs.  Payload Capacity  1,860 lbs. 
7,650 lbs.  Towing Capacity  7,500 lbs. 

Comparing the Power and Capability of the 2020 Jeep Gladiator and the 2019 Ford Ranger 

Though the Ranger offers just one engine across the lineup, the 2.3-liter turbo (270 hp, 310 lb-ft) can overpower most V6 rivals. The Gladiator steps up to the challenge with a standard 3.6-liter V6 (285 hp, 260 lb-ft). The Ranger wins the game for standard torque, but the Gladiator takes home gold in horsepower. The Gladiator doesn’t let the Ranger take the title for max torque either. The Jeep pickup’s optional 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6 makes 260 horsepower, plus an earth-churning 442 lb-ft of torque.

The 2020 Jeep Gladiator comes out ahead in towing capacity, though the Ranger does come close. When properly equipped, the Gladiator can tow up to 7,650 lbs., while the Ranger caps its abilities at 7,500 lbs.

On top of the engine power and towing perks, the Gladiator offers real off-road capability unmatched by any model in the segment. And of course, it wouldn’t be a Jeep if you couldn’t rip off the roof and doors at your will. Drawing from its Wrangler roots, the Gladiator offers a standard Sunrider folding soft-top or a modular 3-piece hardtop. The Ranger misses the off-road element completely with a package that’s made for the road and not much else.

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