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!
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
Heated Seating and Steering Wheel
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!