There are no two better midsize pickup trucks available to take on the streets of Chicago, Skokie, Park Ridge, and Forest Park, IL than the Jeep Gladiator and the Ford Ranger. Before deciding which one you want as your automotive companion, it’s a great idea to research both trucks so you can make an informed decision.
At Marino Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram, our team has set out to provide all the information you’ll need regarding the Gladiator and the Ranger in this comparison!
Under the hood of every good pickup truck is a high-strength engine, providing the power and the zip needed to complete your daily tasks. So, it only seems fitting that we start by looking at what type of powertrains the Jeep Gladiator and the Ford Ranger offer.
Starting with the Ford Ranger, you’ll have a standard 2.3L EcoBoost® engine that provides 270 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque. This versatile truck can tow up to 7,500 pounds when properly equipped.
On the other hand, the Jeep Gladiator offers different powertrain options with varying degrees of brute force. First up is a 3.6L PentaStar® V6 engine that puts out 285 horsepower, which is more than the Ford’s engine can provide. It can also tow a maximum of 7,700 pounds when properly equipped.
For a best-in-class 442 lb-ft of torque, the 3.0L EcoDiesel V6 engine is at your service.
You may love to drive a rough and rugged truck, but you can still enjoy adding a bit of style to your ride. As you’ll see, your pickup can have both flare and function and remain in command of the road.
If you’re the type of driver who likes to have many trim levels to choose from, you’re going to enjoy what the Jeep Gladiator and the Ford Ranger offer. While each model has multiple trims, the Jeep far outpaces the Ford in this respect. It has nine trims to the three trims in the Ford:
Jeep Gladiator Trims
Ford Ranger Trims
Since the Jeep has more than a few extra trim levels to choose from, you’ll want to make sure you look through them all to see which features they have. That’s the best way to help make your decision!
To further personalize your pickup, both models offer a wide range of exterior colors, from classic to bold: nine for the Ford and 10 colors for the Jeep. Of course, when designing your truck to fit your personality and lifestyle, there’s more involved than simply choosing a paint color.
Big take-on-anything tires and multi-slot grilles are only the beginning. The Jeep Gladiator offers multiple door options to customize your truck, including half doors and fully removable doors. Plus, the Gladiator’s variety of roof styles—including no top—let you experience the outdoors your way.
So, if you want to really stand out from the crowd, there’s no better way than choosing the Gladiator: the only open-air pickup truck in the industry.
No ride is complete without your favorite music and podcasts blaring through high-quality speakers! You’ll be well-equipped in either the Jeep or the Ford since they came to play.
Both models feature many standard infotainment technologies, such as Bluetooth® and Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ integration, to keep the party going.
However, there are some tech differences that separate these two pickups. The first is that the Gladiator offers an available fully customizable 8.4-inch infotainment screen. The Ranger only comes with an available 8-inch infotainment screen. While that may not seem like much of a gap, the screen in the Jeep will make visibility easier.
The Jeep also lets you take your tunes with you, literally, wherever you go. That’s thanks to its available industry-exclusive Removable Speaker! Not only can you take it anywhere, but you also won’t have to worry about charging it since the Gladiator does so automatically as you drive. It can also remain functioning in up to three feet of water for about 30 minutes!
Unfortunately for Ford Ranger drivers, they won’t have the convenience of being able to take their audio with them anywhere they choose.
Now that you know more about the power, the trim level options, and the technology the Jeep Gladiator and the Ford Ranger provide, are you ready to choose your next automotive companion? If you were to ask the team at Marino Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram, we’d say drivers in Chicago, Skokie, Park Ridge, and Forest Park, IL will prefer the Jeep Gladiator.
To truly test the limits of the Jeep Gladiator, you’ll want to take it out for a spin. Contact us today to set up your test drive!
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