2020 Jeep Gladiator vs 2019 Toyota Tacoma
For years, the Toyota Tacoma has claimed rank as the undisputed sales leader for the mid-size truck segment. With Jeep’s recent entry into the segment, does the fresh new Jeep Gladiator pickup have what it takes to challenge the Tacoma for its top spot? See for yourself when we pit these two models against each other in this comparison of the 2020 Jeep Gladiator and the 2019 Toyota Tacoma.
Depending on the cab configuration, the 2019 Toyota Tacoma offers seating for 2 to 4 passengers. All Gladiators use a 4-door Crew Cab build with seating for 5 passengers. In the spirit of Jeep, the Gladiator goes top-down easily with a standard cloth roof that slides backward or an optional composite hardtop with three removable panels.
2020 Jeep Gladiator
2019 Toyota Tacoma
|5 passengers||Seating Capacity||2 - 4 passengers|
|7,650 lbs.||Max Towing||6,800 lbs.|
|1,600 lbs.||Max Payload||1,620 lbs.|
Comparing the Engine Specs and Capability of the 2020 Jeep Gladiator and 2019 Toyota Tacoma Lineups
Both the 2020 Jeep Gladiator and the 2019 Toyota Tacoma offer two engine options:
2020 Jeep Gladiator Engines
- 3.6-liter V6 (285 hp, 260 lb.-ft. of torque)
- 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6 (260 hp, 442 lb.-ft. of torque)
2019 Toyota Tacoma Engines
- 2.7-liter inline 4-cylinder (159 hp, 180 lb.-ft. of torque)
- 3.5-liter V6 (278 hp, 265 lb.-ft. of torque)
While the 2019 Toyota Tacoma sticks to a standard 6-speed automatic transmission, the 2020 Jeep Gladiator offers the option between a 6-speed manual or 8-speed automatic. It’s also worth noting that each Gladiator model features four-wheel drive, while the Tacoma sticks with two-wheel drive as standard. When equipped with the optional Max Tow Package, the 2020 Jeep Gladiator achieves a best-in-class towing capacity of 7,650 lbs.