New JEEP 2021 Jeep Gladiator vs Ford Ranger Shippensburg PA for Sale in Shippensburg, PA
2021 Jeep Gladiator vs Ford Ranger
Are you in the market for a big truck with a ton of towing and hauling power? Then there are only two models you need to look at, the 2021 Jeep Gladiator and the Ford Ranger. Not only do these two trucks come with amazing engines and massive towing number and payload capacities, but there are also several tech, off-road, and performance-enhanced features that make these pickups very well-rounded. We here at Shively Motors of Shippensburg think either of these trucks would make a wonderful addition to your driveway, but which one has the advantage? For the answer, continue reading our comparison down below!
2021 Jeep Gladiator Power & Handling
Two impressive engines are available for the 2021 Gladiator, and you can’t go wrong with either one of them. Standard on all trims is a 3.6-liter V6 that delivers an amazing 285 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. This engine pairs nicely with either a six-speed manual or an eight-speed automatic transmission, and both provide you with a very smooth ride. New to the Gladiator lineup this year is an exciting diesel option! This engine is available on most trims and is a diesel-powered 3.0-liter V6 that delivers 260 horsepower and a massive 442 lb-ft of torque and connects exclusively to the eight-speed automatic transmission. All trims of the Gladiator come with a 5-foot bed and four-wheel-drive. Looking to haul around a massive amount of material? The Gladiator has you covered as it comes with a 7,650-pound towing capacity and a 1,700-pound payload, which keeps it among the class leaders.
2021 Ford Ranger Power & Handling
Only one engine is available for the Ford Ranger, but a good amount of power is available. It’s a turbocharged 2.3-liter four-cylinder that kicks out a decent 270 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque while paring with a ten-speed automatic transmission. Power can be sent to either the rear wheels or all four if you prefer. Unfortunately, there is no diesel option available for the Ranger at this time, so you’re going to be limited when it comes to horsepower, torque, and transmission options. Also, the Ranger can haul up to 7,500 pounds which is good but less than what the Gladiator offers.
2021 Jeep Gladiator Features & Design
Four trim levels are available for the Jeep Gladiator, and you get some advanced features on each one. The base trim is the Sport which comes with cruise control, a manually adjustable tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, an eight-speaker audio system, a 5-inch central display with voice control capability, a standard soft folding top, removable doors, and a fold-down front windshield. Adding to this is the Overland with automatic headlights, power windows, heated power mirrors, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, automatic climate control, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and a 7-inch central display with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. One of the best things about the Gladiator is its off-road capability, and you can get the most off-road features with the Rubicon trim as it comes with a 4.10 rear axle ratio, 33-inch all-terrain tires, fenders with increased clearance, FOX shock absorbers, locking front and rear differentials, and body-protecting rock rails and skid plates. Then there is the desert-rated Mojave with a reinforced frame, FOX internal bypass shock absorbers, and Desert Rated badge.
2021 Ford Ranger Features & Design
Three trims are available for the Ford Ranger, so upfront, you know it will have fewer available features than the Gladiator. Kicking things off is the XL with 16-inch steel wheels, a manually locking tailgate, air conditioning, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, and a wi-fi hotspot. You have the option of a 101A package with cruise control, power mirrors, dual-zone automatic climate control, and Ford’s Sync 3 system. Next is the XLT, which adds to the mix with alloy wheels, keyless entry, and an 8-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. A few optional packages for the XLT bring in a leather-wrapped steering wheel, remote ignition, power-folding mirrors, front parking sensors, navigation, and adaptive cruise control. Topping the Rangers trim levels is the Lariat which rounds things out withLED headlights and leather upholstery.
After careful consideration, we have decided that the 2021 Gladiator is the superior pickup! We love the diesel engine option and the four trim levels loaded with features more than the Ranger. Want to take a test drive of the Gladiator? Head down to Shively Motors of Shippensburg and schedule one with our friendly sales team! We know you’re not going to be disappointed with all the Gladiator has to offer and if you find a trim you like, be sure to check out our finance department, where we will work together toward a great deal. If you are unable to make it down to the dealership right now, be sure to check out our complete Gladiator inventory here on our website!
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