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2019 Ford Ranger vs 2020 Jeep Gladiator

Gray 2019 Ford Ranger Next to River with Fisherman vs Silver 2020 Jeep Gladiator in a Field at Sunset

New entries in the midsize pickup truck segment have made the popular class even more attractive to car shoppers who require the rugged capability of a pickup truck and the price tag of a family-friendly crossover. With the revival and debut of the 2019 Ford Ranger and the announcement of the all-new 2020 Jeep Gladiator, many car shoppers want to know – what’s the difference? Learn more about what makes the Ford Ranger a best-in-class entry with this 2019 Ford Ranger vs 2020 Jeep Gladiator comparison.

A perfect combination of power, performance, versatility, affordability and technology, the 2019 Ford Ranger promises to be a fan favorite at Marshal Mize Ford and will be available in three trim levels – XL, XLT and Lariat – that start at just $24,300. When the all-new Ford Ranger arrives at the dealership, potential owners will have a choice of SuperCab and SuperCrew® Cab models that can be tailored to fit your lifestyle. Jeep Gladiator entries provide just a Crew Cab option that is similar to the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited.

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2019 Ford Ranger VS 2019 Jeep Gladiator
2.3-Liter EcoBoost® 4-Cylinder Base Engine 3.6-Liter V-6
270 Horsepower/310 Pound-Feet of Torque Horsepower/Torque 285 Horsepower/260 Pound-Feet of Torque
7,500 Pounds/1,860 Pounds Towing/Payload Capacities 7,650 Pounds/1,600 Pounds
SuperCab and SuperCrew® Cab Cab Styles Crew Cab

What Are the Differences Between the Ford Ranger and Jeep Gladiator?

Power, performance and efficient fuel-economy numbers are highlights of the midsize pickup truck segment and the Ford Ranger promises to stand out from the automotive masses in this 2019 Ford Ranger vs 2020 Jeep Gladiator comparison. Armed with Ford EcoBoost® turbocharged engine technology, the Ford Ranger promises best-in-class torque, best-in-class payload and is the most efficient gas-powered midsize pickup truck in the United States.

Under the hood, the 2019 Ford Ranger will employ a 270-horsepower 2.3-liter EcoBoost® four-cylinder engine that makes 310 pound-feet of torque – more torque than competitors that feature six-cylinder engines. Married to a class-exclusive 10-speed SelectShift® automatic transmission, the Ford Ranger will achieve 21 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway. With this combination under the hood, the power-packed Ford Ranger will tow up to 7,500 pounds of cargo and provides a best-in-class payload of 1,860 pounds.

On the other side of the spectrum, 2020 Jeep Gladiator entries are powered by a 280-horsepower 3.6-liter Pentastar® V-6 engine that is paired with a six-speed manual or an eight-speed automatic transmission. A 3.0-liter EcoDiesel® V-6 engine will be available for the Jeep Gladiator later in the model cycle. When properly equipped, the Jeep Gladiator will tow up to 7,650 pounds of cargo with a humdrum payload capacity of 1,600 pounds.

Inside the 2019 Ford Ranger cabin, you will be greeted by a wealth of next-level features that start with a Ford SYNC® 4.2-inch LCD infotainment system that can be upgraded to the 8-inch Ford SYNC® 3 touchscreen infotainment system. With the upgrade to Ford SYNC® 3 technology, you will gain access to Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and on-board Wi-Fi capabilities. Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking is standard for the Ford Ranger, which adds a Lane-Keeping System, Lane Departure Warning, Reverse Sensing and a Blind Spot Information System when you opt for Ranger XLT and Lariat trim levels. When equipped with the FX4 Off-Road Package, the Ford Ranger will add a world-class Intelligent 4WD system with an off-road suspension, all-terrain tires, heavy-duty skid plates, a rear locking differential and a Terrain Management System™ with four terrain modes.


Orange 2019 Ford Ranger Front Exterior Driving on a Highway
Close Up of 2019 Ford Ranger Tailgate
Orange 2019 Ford Ranger Side Exterior
2019 Ford Ranger Steering Wheel, Dashboard and Ford SYNC 3 Touchscreen Display