Which truck should you get, the 2021 Jeep Gladiator or the 2021 Chevrolet Colorado? First, you’ll have to ask yourself which truck performance better, which is a more suitable size for you, and which one has the features that you want. We’ve attempted to answer these questions below, putting the 2021 Jeep Gladiator head-to-head against the 2021 Chevrolet Colorado. You can find new Jeep vehicles along with a variety of used makes and models here at Palmen Motors. We carry the 2021 Jeep Gladiator, and you might even find a pre-owned Chevrolet Colorado in our inventory.
In terms of performance specifications, we would say that the 2021 Jeep Gladiator comes out on top, which isn’t really surprising when you consider that it has an available best-in-class rating for towing and payload. For maximum towing, the 2021 Jeep Gladiator is rated at up to 7,650 pounds, while the 2021 Chevrolet Colorado is rated at up to 7,000 pounds. For payload, the 2021 Jeep Gladiator is rated at up to 1,700 pounds, while the 2021 Chevrolet Colorado is rated at 1,550 pounds. They’re both pretty capable trucks though, and to give you an idea of a third competitor, the 2021 Toyota Tacoma rates at 1,445 pounds of payload and up to 6,800 pounds of towing capacity.
The 2021 Jeep Gladiator is bigger than its competitors in two ways: its brakes and its best-in-class rear legroom. It has the largest brakes in its class as 12.9 inches in front and 13.6 inches in the rear. Larger brakes can translate into more stopping power. The Chevrolet Colorado has a similarly large 12.2 inches in front and 12.8 inches in the rear. As for legroom, the 2021 Jeep Gladiator comes in best-in-class yet again with a full 38.3 inches of rear legroom. The Chevrolet Colorado is one of its closest competitors in this category again, with 35.8 inches of rear legroom.
Both the 2021 Jeep Gladiator and the 2021 Chevrolet Colorado are modern trucks, which means that they will both come with a lot of technology. We wouldn’t say that one beats the other since it really depends on what you’re looking for in this category. However, we can objectively say that the 2021 Jeep Gladiator has the largest available touchscreen in its class. It features an available 8.4-inch touchscreen, while many competitors have a slightly smaller 8-inch version. The class discussed in all comparisons on this page is the midsize truck class.