2020 Jeep Gladiator
Features & Specs
2020 Ford Ranger
Best Engine Power (hp)
Best Engine Torque Rating (lb-ft)
Highest Ground Clearance (in.)
Rear Seat Legroom (in.)

2020 Jeep Gladiator vs Ford Ranger Philadelphia PA

Finding a truck that can get tough tasks done in varying areas and terrain settings are important. With the 2020 year models in full production, Jeep and Ford have produced 2 of the hardest working pickup models out there; the 2020 Jeep Gladiator and the 2020 Ford Ranger stand out as two top models on the current market. The powertrain systems in each provide impressive performance, while the interiors are packed with modern features and tech. In this review, we'll take some finer points of each truck to find out which one is the better pick. Keep reading to find out more!

2020 Jeep Gladiator Power & Handling

Under the hood of each 2020 Jeep Gladiator is a top-tier 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine that pushes out 285 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. This engine shines with the supporting powertrain systems, offered with a choice between a 4x2 or 4x4 drive configuration and a choice between a 6-speed manual transmission or optional 8-speed automatic transmission. Thanks to popular request, Jeep also offers a 3.0-liter EcoDeisel V6 to take the Pentastar's place under the hood, which produces an enhanced 442 lb-ft of torque potential! When configured properly, the Gladiator is ready to be put to work, bolstering a top-tier towing capacity of 7,500 lbs of trailer weight.

2020 Ford Ranger Power & Handling

The Ranger comes with a single-engine option under the hood to produce its power and fuel its capability. Under the hood of each 2020 Ranger, you'll find a 2.3-liter turbocharged inline-4 engine. The performance of this turbocharged four-cylinder engine is decent, benchmarking 270 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque. The overall power outputs of this engine are less than the engines we see Jeep bring in with the Gladiator, having less horsepower than the base engine and less torque than the EcoDeisel offered. Ford offers some choices with the supporting powertrain systems but only offers the single four-cylinder engine option, limiting what the Ranger is capable of accomplishing.

2020 Jeep Gladiator Features & Design

Jeep offers a decent level of customization with the 2020 Gladiator, outfitting it with a list of features that is organized between four different trim models offered. Starting off with the stock model offering a solid level of off-road capability from the getgo, with 32-inch all-terrain tires offered, underbody skid plates to help protect vital systems and a full-metal exterior that includes the bed and doors. The Rubicon trim, in particular, is specialized directly towards off-road capability if you have tough tasks in harsh conditions; The Rubicon comes stocked with an off-road-tuned suspension system, a locking differential in both the front and rear of the truck, more underbody skid plates to help further protect the truck, and much more. The Gladiator also comes offered with a number of comforts inside, such as premium upholstery sets, dual-zone automatic climate control, and a state of the art Uconnect infotainment system housed on a touchscreen display that is easy to reach and use.

2020 Ford Ranger Features & Design

The 2020 Ford Ranger is built from the ground up as a modern work-vehicle that skips a number of features in order to streamline the models of the truck. The Ranger XL trim is the stock model that establishes the foundation of features offered with each other model. We see a number of handy features including underbody skid plates, tow hooks, air conditioning, automatic headlights, and a nice selection of safety features. That being said, the Ranger misses out on some of the finer features that we see offered with the Gladiator until you pay more to reach a higher trim level with the Ranger. Ford also only offers a limited set of off-road-oriented features to be built into the Ranger, making the truck a bit more limited with where it can effectively work.


The 2020 Gladiator and 2020 Ranger are two top tier trucks, further showing that Jeep and Ford are producing some of the best models of this 2020 year. The Ranger is well outfitted with its turbocharged inline-4 engine, but doesn't offer any other engine options and falls under in overall performance and power output compared to the Gladiators powertrain options. The Gladiator also is well stocked and offered to be specialized with unrivaled off-road capability, especially with the Rubicon trim model. Overall if we had to select a favorite here in this matchup, we'd go with the 2020 Jeep Gladiator; for its top-tier off-road capability and impressive towing capabilities. Want to learn more about the 2020 Jeep Gladiator and other excellent models? Give us a call or visit us today; our friendly dealers are ready to help, and are happy to answer any questions you may have!

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