New JEEP 2021 Jeep Gladiator vs Ford Ranger Waynesboro GA for Sale in Waynesboro, GA

2021 Jeep Gladiator
Features & Specs
2021 Ford Ranger
285 hp
Engine Power
270 hp
22.0 gal
Fuel Capacity
18.0 gal
10.0 in
Ground Clearance
8.4 in
Keyless Ignition

2021 Jeep Gladiator vs Ford Ranger

If you have a big job, you’re going to need a capable truck to get things done. Two of the best pickups out there are the Jeep Gladiator and the Ford Ranger. Both of these pickups have potent engines and solid payload and towing capacities, but you also get a ton of upgraded tech and some solid interior materials. While either of these trucks would make a terrific addition to any driveway, there is one that has a clear advantage. In this article, we are going to compare these two amazing pickups. Continue reading to see which one comes out on top!

2021 Jeep Gladiator Power & Handling

Two excellent engines are available for the 2021 Jeep Gladiator! The first is a powerful 3.6-liter V6 that delivers 285 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. You can pair the engine with either a six-speed manual or eight-speed automatic transmission, which are both smooth. New this year to the Gladiators lineup is a diesel-powered 3.0-liter V6 that kicks out 260 horsepower and an outstanding 442 lb-ft of torque which exclusively pairs with the eight-speed automatic transmission. No matter what trim level you choose, the Gladiator will come with a 5-foot bed and four-wheel-drive. Are you looking to haul tons of material? Then you have come to the right place as the Gladiator comes with a 7,650-pound towing capacity and a 1,700-pound payload capacity.

2021 Ford Ranger Power & Handling

Unfortunately, there is only one engine available for the Ford Ranger. It’s a decent 2.3-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that pumps out 270 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque. The engine pairs with a pretty good ten-speed automatic transmission, which sends power to either the rear or all four wheels. Unlike the Jeep Gladiator, the Ford Ranger does not come with a diesel engine which means your horsepower and torque will be limited. The Ford Ranger can haul up to 7,500 pounds, which is solid but slightly less than what the Gladiator offers.

2021 Jeep Gladiator Features & Design

There are four trims available for the Gladiator, and each one is packed to the brim with features. Kicking things off is the Sport that 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.You also get a soft folding top, removable doors, and a fold-down front windshield. The Overland builds on this 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. Then there is the Rubicon which brings in more spectacular off-road features such as 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 but not least is the desert-rated Mojave which rounds things out with a reinforced frame, FOX internal bypass shock absorbers, and Desert Rated badge.

2021 Ford Ranger Features & Design

There is one less trim level available for the Ranger, so there will be fewer features. The base trim is the XL with 16-inch steel wheels, a manually locking tailgate, air conditioning, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, and a wi-fi hotspot. In addition, there is an optional 101A package that adds to the XL with cruise control, power mirrors, dual-zone automatic climate control, and Ford’s Sync 3 system. The next available trim is the XLT which adds to things with alloy wheels, keyless entry, and an 8-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Again, a few optional packages are available for the XLT, which bring you a leather-wrapped steering wheel, remote ignition, power-folding mirrors, front parking sensors, navigation, and adaptive cruise control to the mix. The top trim is the Lariat, which concludes things with LED headlights and leather upholstery.


Both of these trucks are undoubtedly impressive. But, in the end, we are going to go with the 2021 Jeep Gladiator! The Gladiator has a remarkable diesel engine, and the four trim levels provide you with more features than the Ranger’s three. Want to get behind the wheel of the Jeep Gladiator? Head down toWaynesboro Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram and schedule one with our friendly sales team members. We can even accompany you on the test drive if you like to get the complete feel of the features. 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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