They say lightning never strikes the same place twice. Jeep begs to differ. Few vehicles are as iconic as the Jeep Wrangler, thanks to its distinctive design and unapologetically dominant 4x4 drivetrain. The Jeep Gladiator builds off of the Wrangler base, literally. It’s a truck version of the Wrangler. But which Gladiator model is worth getting? Let’s take a look.
Today, we’re comparing two 2021 Jeep Gladiator trims: the entry-level Sport and the off-road Rubicon. Below, you’ll find a table comparing price, powertrain specs, and fuel economy for each trim. Beneath that, you’ll see the features that separates each model. Which model do you prefer?
2021 Jeep Gladiator Sport
2021 Jeep Gladiator Rubicon
|285 hp / 260 lb-ft||
Horsepower / Torque
285 hp / 260 lb-ft
|6MT or 6AT||
|6MT or 6AT|
The Sport is the no-frills, entry-level model. It is equipped with a 5-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth, SiriusXM satellite radio, an eight-speaker stereo system, and two USB ports. Air condition and a rearview camera are also standard. Some notable available options include a 3.0L turbodiesel V6 that produces 260 horsepower and 442 lb-ft of torque, a six-speed automatic transmission, a limited-slip rear differential, towing packages, rock sliders, and LED off-road lighting.
The Rubicon has many more features, reflected by its increased price tag. It adds a 7-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, automatic climate control, remote keyless entry, and more. It gets a lot of off-roading gear, too, like Fox off-road shocks, an electronic sway bar disconnect, 33-inch all-terrain tires, locking front and rear axles, and rock rails. It also gets the signature black fenders, hood vents, and Rubicon decals. It has all the same available options as the Sport.
For more details on the 2021 Gladiator, give Palmen Motors a call.