2020 Jeep Gladiator vs 2020 Ford Ranger Williamsburg VA

2020 Jeep Gladiator
Features & Specs
 2020 Ford Ranger
285 hp
Engine Power
270 hp
22.0 gal
Fuel Capacity
18.0 gal
42.8 in.
Front Head Room
39.8 in.
Folding Rear Seats
Not Available

2020 Jeep Gladiator vs 2020 Ford Ranger

Need a powerful truck with enough towing and payload capacity to get the job done? Ler’s introduce you to the 2020 Jeep Gladiator and the 2020 Ford Ranger. Both of these trucks have proved themselves with potent engines, best-in-class hauling ability, and several advanced technological featuers. While you can’t go wrong with either of these pickups, only one can call themselves the best of the best. Continue reading as we compare both of these trucks and declare a winner!

2020 Jeep Gladiator Power & Handling

Powering every trim of the 2020 Gladiator is a 3.6-liter V6 engine that makes 285 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque and comes mated to a six-speed manual transmission. You can also get the Gladiator with an 8-speed automatic if you choose. Newly available is a 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6 that produces 260 horsepower and 442 lb-ft of torque, with the 8-speed automatic being the only transmission. Towing and payload ability are a strength for the Gladiator as the mid-size pickup can haul a best-in-class 7,650 pounds with a payload capacity of 1,600 pounds.

2020 Ford Ranger Power & Handling

Only one engine option is available for the Ford Ranger, and it’s a 2.3-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that makes 270 horses and connects to a ten-speed automatic transmission. Unlike the Jeep Gladiator, there is no diesel option, but every trim of the Ranger comes with stop/start technology that shuts off the engine in places where it would otherwise idle, which improves fuel economy. As for towing, the Ranger can tow up to 7,500 pounds, which is undoubtedly impressive though less than that of the Jeep Gladiator.

2020 Jeep Gladiator Features & Design

Each trim level of the 2020 Gladiator comes with an impressive amount of technologically advanced features. The base Sport comes with trailer-sway control, in-bed cargo lighting, LED interior lighting, push-button start, a 5-inch display, cloth seats, and lockable rear and behind-seat storage. Stepping up the Sport S adds power door and tailgate locks, power windows, remote keyless entry, leather-wrapped steering wheel, and illuminated sun visors. To add more luxury for the Gladiator, go with the Overland trim as it has a vehicle theft alarm, a universal garage door opener, and 18-inch wheels with all-terrain tires. Inside the cabin, you’ll find dual-zone climate control, a larger 7-inch display screen, and a 115-volt outlet. Options include a body-colored hardtop, LED lighting, and leather-trimmed seats. The top-of-the-line Rubicon has several off-road features, as well as LED center-console lighting and premium cloth seats. Additionally, the Gladiator comes with some terrific options, including leather-trimmed seats, a hardtop headliner, a remote start, and passive entry.

2020 Ford Ranger Features & Design

Three trims are available for the Ford Ranger, and there are some exciting features available on each. The base XL comes with power windows, 16-inch wheels, and automatic headlights. Additional cabin features include a four-speaker audio system with an AM/FM unit and a 3.5-inch screen as well as a USB and auxiliary cable. Safety features for the Ranger include a pre-collision warning system that can detect cars and pedestrians. Stepping up to the XLT model brings you more safety features through Fords Co-Pilot360, including blind-spot monitoring, lane-keeping assist, and trailer-tow monitoring. You also get 17-inch wheels and an 8-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Topping the Ranger lineup is the Lariat, which comes with leather interior, power-adjustable front seats with heating, push-button start, LED headlights, and 18-inch wheels. You can also option the XLT and Lariat with a navigation system.


While there is a lot to like about both vehicles, we are going to give the victory to the Jeep Gladiator. The engine is more powerful, and there is a more exceptional towing ability. Meanwhile, the four trim levels of the Gladiator offer you more features than the Ford Ranger’s three. Want to take a test drive of the Gladiator? Then head down to Williamsburg Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM and speak with one of our friendly representatives! We have all the latest trims of the Gladiator in stock, so don’t hesitate to check out our complete inventory here on our website or in our showroom. We can’t wait to put you behind the wheel of the remarkable pickup!