2020 Jeep Gladiator vs 2019 Ford Ranger

The Gladiator has arrived, and it is set to shake things up in its category. Just because you want a truck smaller than a RAM 1500, doesn’t mean you should be penalized with a weak engine in a vehicle that isn’t even close to rugged. If you didn’t know, the Gladiator is based on the Wrangler, which means body on frame, high approach and departure angles, and a design that’s built to handle the toughest conditions the earth has to offer? The Ford Ranger? Not so much, and we can prove that with our 2020 Jeep Gladiator vs 2019 Ford Ranger comparison.

If you are looking for a Gladiator here in Alberta Canada, then try Stony Plain Chrysler near Edmonton. We have the options you need, and we can even lift to your taste. Check our Gladiator inventory below or keep reading to learn more about these two models.

2020 Jeep Gladiator


2019 Ford Ranger

285 Standard Horsepower 270
4x4 Standard Drivetrain RWD
11.1 Inches / 28.2 cm Max Standard Ground Clearance 8.9 Inches / 22.6 cm
Standard Removable Roof Not Available

How do the Gladiator and Ranger compare?

It’s clear looking at the figures and facts above, that the Gladiator is a real animal the likes of which the Ranger can’t compete with. In part, this is due to a more powerful V6 engine that outdoes what the Ranger’s standard four-cylinder can muster. Speaking of muster, the Ranger can tow up to 7,500 pounds or 3,402 kgs when properly equipped and the Gladiator outdoes it there too with up to 7,650 pounds or 3,470 kgs of towing capacity.

In addition to that, the Gladiator shows off its real off-road heritage with a standard four-wheel-drive drivetrain as your only option and a huge amount of ground clearance that makes this machine ready to conquer any trail. We can’t say the same for the Ranger which was made for the road and not much else.

The Gladiator even retains much of its off-roading spirit from the Wrangler including a fully removable roof and doors as standard equipment on every Gladiator sold. Not to mention, you’ve got more standard room for your passengers too with up to 103 cubic-feet of passenger room in the Gladiator and only 89 cubic-feet of standard passenger room in the Ranger.