2020 Jeep Gladiator vs Ford Ranger Waynesboro GA

2020 Jeep Gladiator
Features & Specs
2020 Ford Ranger
285 hp
Engine power
270 hp
Four-wheel drive
Four-wheel drive
22.0 gal.
Fuel capacity
18.0 gal.
506 miles
Range (hwy)
432 miles

2020 Jeep Gladiator vs Ford Ranger

Buying yourself the perfect midsize pickup truck doesn’t have to be a hard or stressful task. At Waynesboro CDJR, we have made it our mission to make the car-buying experience as easy as it can possibly be. We’re starting by giving you all of the information you need before even stepping onto the lot. In this case, we’re helping to break down the options that are available to you. The 2020 Jeep Gladiator is a great option, giving you off-roading capabilities, comfort for five passengers, multiple engine options, and best-in-class towing. We are also looking at the 2020 Ford Ranger, which adds new paint colors, makes dual-zone automatic climate control available to the XLT and Lariat trims, and throws in Sync 3 for the XLT and Lariat trims. Keep reading to figure out which midsize truck is right for you.

2020 Jeep Gladiator Power & Handling

The Jeep Gladiator has managed to balance a Wrangler-type styling with everything you want out of a truck. That is why we’re so excited to discuss the engines that are available with this impressive machine. The base engine is a 3.6-liter V6, which can output up to 260 pound-feet of torque, and around 285 horsepower. Two transmissions are available here, including either a six-speed manual or an eight-speed automatic if that’s your preference. The other available engine, coming standard with an eight-speed automatic transmission, is a 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6. This engine can create as much as 260 horsepower and 442 pound-feet of torque. Power is the name of the game.

2020 Ford Ranger Power & Handling

Only one engine is offered with the 2020 Ranger. This isn’t the best selection, especially when the Gladiator even has an EcoDiesel option. The engine itself is a turbocharged 2.3-liter 4-cylinder, which produces around 310 pound-feet of torque and 270 horsepower. The standard drivetrain is rear-wheel drive, while all-wheel drive is available. There is no four-wheel drive option. The standard transmission is a ten-speed automatic, which is perhaps the only strong point with the powertrain.

2020 Jeep Gladiator Features & Design

Jeep is making sure that you’re getting more than just a great engine. Balance is key, and with all of that power comes a great trim lineup for you to choose from. Standard features, which you’ll find with the Sport trim, include air conditioning, cruise control, Bluetooth, and a 5-inch touchscreen. For something that really puts off-roading capabilities at the top of the list, you’ll want the Rubicon model. This trim includes electronic sway bar disconnect, rock rails, tow hooks, a Rock-Trac 4×4 system, and front skid plates. Another trim, Overland, includes dual-zone climate control, 18-inch wheels, automatic headlights, Android Auto, and Apple CarPlay.

2020 Ford Ranger Features & Design

The trim lineup for the Ranger is just as lackluster as the one engine. Some of the standard features include power windows and door locks, FordPass Connect, pre-collision assist, automatic emergency braking, and a rearview camera. A higher trim, XLT, adds in cruise control, front and rear parking sensors, dual-zone automatic climate control, and a tilt/telescoping steering wheel. The highest trim is Lariat, which includes heated side mirrors, leather seats, LED headlights, and eight-way power and passenger heated front seats.


It should be easy to tell that there is one vehicle here that completely dominates the other. The 2020 Jeep Gladiator has already made its mark, giving you true off-roading capabilities and trim options that can’t be matched. Stop by our dealership today to get yourself behind the wheel of your perfect match.