2020 Jeep Gladiator vs 2020 Toyota Tacoma

The Jeep Gladiator is an oddity within the American automotive market of pickup trucks. This is not due to just its entry into the Jeep catalog as the brand’s first pickup truck model to hit the USA in over 20 years, however. It is also unique because of its size and mechanics. While technically a midsize pickup, the specs and features of the 2020 Jeep Gladiator position it as a midpoint between many midsize trucks and their full-size counterparts, such as the Colorado and the Silverado.

Obviously, this weighty compromise, providing the power and performance synonymous with full-size trucks in an adventurous and more manageable midsize build, has proved very popular despite the Gladiator being a very recent addition, if sales are any indication. However, it’d still be helpful to see how the 2020 Jeep Gladiator compares to its competition of other midsize pickup truck models.

For today’s comparison, we’ve chosen the Toyota Tacoma, which has dominated the midsize truck market in America for over a decade. With a redesigned 2020 model year on the horizon, the Tacoma felt like a very relevant and challenging competitor. So, let’s see how the Gladiator fares! It’s the 2020 Jeep Gladiator vs the 2020 Toyota Tacoma!

2020 Jeep Gladiator vs 2020 Toyota Tacoma

2020 Jeep Gladiator


2020 Toyota Tacoma

3.6L V6 Baseline Engine 2.7L Inline 4
285 hp / 260 lb-ft Horsepower / Torque 159 hp / 180 lb-ft
N/A Upgraded Engine 3.5L V6
N/A Horsepower / Torque 278 hp / 265 lb-ft
7,650 lbs Maximum Towing Capacity 6,800 lbs


2020 Jeep Gladiator Kenosha, WI

The 2020 Toyota Tacoma model does nearly match up to the 2020 Jeep Gladiator in terms of power, but that’s after a very expensive upgrade. Its baseline model very much underwhelms when compared to the specs of the Gladiator. Additionally, the Jeep Gladiator has plenty of new and exclusive features to premiere as a brand-new model to entice its audience, including:

  • 1,600 lb Maximum Payload Capacity
  • Freedom Top® Hardtop Customization
  • Alpine® Premium Audio
  • Uconnect® Infotainment with Voice Commands
  • Dual-Zone Automatic Climate Control
  • Occupant Detection System
  • TrailCam Off-Road Camera
  • Trailer Brake Controller
  • Trail Rail™ Cargo Management System
  • Weatherproof Removable Bluetooth® Speaker
  • Leather-Trimmed Upholstery
  • Heated Seating and Steering Wheel
  • And More!

For more information on the 2020 Jeep Gladiator model, or to shop for your own, please browse the online inventory here at Palmen Motors and contact us with additional questions and concerns. Our staff can be reached online, by phone, or with a visit to our dealership located in Kenosha, Wisconsin!