2021 Jeep Gladiator
Features & Specs
2021 Ford Ranger
285 hp
Engine Power
270 hp
Folding Rear Seats
Not Available
22.0 gal
Fuel Capacity
18.0 gal
10.0 in
Ground Clearance
8.4 in

2021 Jeep Gladiator vs Ford Ranger

Do you have a job that you need to get done? Are you looking to do some off-roading? Then you're going to want a pickup that suits all of your needs! Two of the best out there are the 2021 Jeep Gladiator and the Ford Ranger. Both of these pickups come with some spectacular engine options, tons of advanced features, and some astounding numbers when it comes to towing and hauling. While we here at Grogan's Towne Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram think that either of these pickups would make tremendous additions to your driveway, which one has the advantage? For the answer, please continue reading below as we go over what each of these pickups offers!

2021 Jeep Gladiator Power & Handling

There are two significant engines available for the 2021 Jeep Gladiator, and they both give you the kind of power you expect from Jeep! Standard on all trims is a 3.6-liter V6 engine that kicks out an impressive 285 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. This engine pairs with either a six-speed manual or an eight-speed automatic transmission, and both provide you with a smooth ride. New to the Gladiator this year is a diesel-powered 3.0-liter V6 that pumps out 260 horsepower and an astounding 442 lb-ft of torque, which pairs exclusively with the eight-speed automatic transmission. All trims come with a 5-foot bed and standard four-wheel-drive. Are you looking to haul a lot of material? Then you have come to the right place as the Gladiator can tow up to 7,560 pounds with a payload capacity of 1,700-pounds.

2021 Ford Ranger Power & Handling

Only one engine is available for the Ford Ranger, but it does deliver a decent amount of power. Under the hood is a turbocharged 2.3-liter four-cylinder that comes with 270 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque and pairs with a solid ten-speed automatic transmission. Power can be sent to the front or all four wheels. There is no diesel option for the Ford Ranger, so the torque numbers will be a tad limited. Towing numbers for the Ranger are solid as you can haul 7,500 pounds, which is fine, but a bit less than the Gladiator.

2021 Jeep Gladiator Features & Design

Four trims are available for the Jeep Gladiator, and each one is filled to the brim with tech, luxury, and off-road features. Things start solidly with the Sport, which comes with cruise control, a manually adjustable tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, an eight-speaker audio system, and a 5-inch central display with voice control capability. Also standard is a standard soft folding top, removable doors, and a fold-down front windshield. Then there is the Overland which adds to things with automatic headlights, power windows, heated power mirrors, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, automatic climate control, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and a 7-inch central display with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Want to head off-road? Then go with the Rubicon trim; it comes with a 4.10 rear axle ratio, 33-inch all-terrain tires, fenders with increased clearance, FOX shock absorbers, locking front and rear differentials, and body-protecting rock rails and skid plates. Last up is the Mojave which is geared toward driving in the desert as it comes with a reinforced frame, FOX internal bypass shock absorbers, and Desert Rated badge.

2021 Ford Ranger Features & Design

The Ford Ranger comes with three trim levels, and you do get some exciting features available with each. The first trim is the XL which comes with 16-inch steel wheels, a manually locking tailgate, air conditioning, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, and a wi-fi hotspot. There is an optional 101A package that adds to this with cruise control, power mirrors, dual-zone automatic climate control, and Ford's Sync 3 system. Next is the XLT, which brings in alloy wheels, keyless entry, and an 8-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Some packages are also available for the XLT, including a leather-wrapped steering wheel, remote ignition, power-folding mirrors, front parking sensors, navigation, and adaptive cruise control. The Lariat rounds out the lineup with LED headlights and leather upholstery.


There are many reasons to have either of the trucks in your driveway, but we are going to give the victory to the 2021 Jeep Gladiator! The Gladiator comes with two impressive engines and more features than you can shake a stick at. We highly recommend taking a test drive of the Gladiator by heading down to Grogan's Towne Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram and scheduling one with our knowledgeable and friendly staff. We can even accompany you on the test drive, so you get used to all of the features. If you can't make it down to the dealership right now, be sure to check out our entire Gladiator inventory here on our website.

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