2021 Jeep Gladiator vs. Its Competition

2021 Jeep Gladiator
Brian Wong Brian Wong West Coast Editor

Mid-size pickup trucks are a very competitive segment that’s set to welcome even more contenders soon.

For now, the Gladiator goes up against a strong set of rivals, starting with the longstanding Toyota Tacoma and its robust resale value.

The Ford Ranger returned in 2019 with a strong turbo-4 engine, while the Chevrolet Colorado debuted a few years before that and offers a diesel engine of its own.

The Honda Ridgeline is a very practical choice, with a unibody platform that gives it a larger cabin and more comfortable ride than competitors.

And the Nissan Frontier treks on, set for its own (well overdue) redesign shortly.

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Quick Specs
4.8
The 2021 Jeep Gladiator, for better or worse, is a Wrangler with a bed. Nothing else will satisfy those who seek exactly that, but competitors are more comfortable and more affordable.
5.0
The 2021 Chevy Colorado’s many configurations give shoppers the kind of choice typically reserved for full-size trucks, but Chevy skimps on safety features.
5.2
The 2021 Ford Ranger ventures further off the pavement this year with oversized off-road packages for the mid-size truck.
6.8
The 2021 Honda Ridgeline is the just-right pickup most users really need.
5.0
The 2021 Toyota Tacoma wears its age like a badge of honor.
MSRP From     
$34,040$25,200$24,820$36,490$27,190$26,400
Gas Mileage     
16 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Regular Unleaded V-6Gas I4Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded V-6Regular Unleaded V-6Regular Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
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Style Name     
80th Anniversary 4x42WD Ext Cab 128" Work TruckXL 2WD SuperCab 6' BoxSport AWDKing Cab 4x2 S AutomaticSR Access Cab 6' Bed I4 AT (GS)
Drivetrain     
Four Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveAll WheelRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
544544
Passenger Doors     
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Body Style     
Crew CabExtended Cab PickupSuperCabCrew CabKing CabAccess Cab
Transmission     
Automatic w/ODAutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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