In the segment for midsize trucks, the Ford Ranger and Jeep Gladiator both offer impressive towing, payload, and features for your investment. That makes choosing the right entry even more difficult.
This guide investigates some of the differences that buyers should consider when choosing between the 2021 Ford Ranger and the 2021 Jeep Gladiator. For a closer look, drivers in the Atlanta area can test drive these trucks side by side when they visit the Akins Ford dealership in Winder, GA.
2021 Ford Ranger
2021 Jeep Gladiator
|270 horsepower||Engine Output||285 horsepower|
|21 city/26 highway mpg||Fuel Economy||16 city/23 highway mpg|
|Up to 2,128 pounds||Payload Capacity||Up to 1,109 pounds|
The 2021 Ranger is only a few years old now, so new owners can expect fresh styling and more cutting-edge features than what you’ll get in the Gladiator. All 2021 Rangers are motivated by a 270-horsepower, 2.3-liter turbocharged engine that gives it a 7,500-pound maximum tow rating and best-in-class payload numbers. For more off-road savvy performance, the new Tremor Off-Road package enhances the Ford Ranger with a Fox suspension, Continental General Grabber all-terrain tires, and a six-switch auxiliary power bank.
The 2021 Jeep Gladiator is a better choice for buyers who want the best off-road capability, a removable roof and doors, and access to a vast range of aftermarket parts. A 285-horsepower, 3.6-liter V6 powers most 2021 Gladiator trucks, but there’s also an optional 3.0-liter diesel V6 that’s rated for 260 horsepower and 442 pound-feet of torque. When equipped with the diesel engine, the 2021 Jeep Gladiator can tow up to 7,650 pounds.
Those interested in buying a new midsize truck in the Atlanta area can find more information on the Jeep Gladiator and Ford Ranger lineups when they speak with the team of experts at Akins Ford.