When comparing the Ford Ranger's and the Jeep Gladiator's specifications and ratings, the Ford Ranger has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing, typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, and fuel efficiency. The Jeep Gladiator has the advantage in the areas of resale value, interior volume and base engine power. Based on this comparison of the Ford Ranger's and the Jeep Gladiator's specifications and ratings, the two cars are fairly comparable.
Ford Ranger vs. Jeep Gladiator Pricing
A used 2023 Ford Ranger ranges from $35,421 to $48,005 while a used 2023 Jeep Gladiator is priced between $41,956 to $73,868. For a new model, the Ford Ranger's price is between $33,000 and $48,559, with the Jeep Gladiator priced between $43,222 and $65,742.
Ford Ranger vs. Jeep Gladiator Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the Ford Ranger loses 27.5 percent of its value and the Jeep Gladiator loses 23 percent of its value. This means the Jeep Gladiator retains 4.5 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the Ford Ranger.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the Ford Ranger’s base engine makes 270 horsepower, and the Jeep Gladiator base engine makes 285 horsepower. The Ranger is rated to deliver an average of 22 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 468 miles. The Gladiator is rated to deliver an average of 19 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 506 miles.This gives the Ford Ranger the advantage in fuel efficiency and the Jeep Gladiator the advantage in maximum range. Both models use regular unleaded.
Passenger Space Comparison
While both models are midsize trucks, the Jeep Gladiator has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front head room, rear head room, rear shoulder room and rear leg room. The Ford Ranger has the advantage in the areas of front shoulder room and front leg room.
Available Cab Types and Bed Lengths
The Ford Ranger is available in a Crew Cab or an Extended Cab configuration, and the Jeep Gladiator is available in a Crew Cab configuration. The Ford Ranger offers bed lengths of 61 and 72.8 inches, and the Jeep Gladiator offers a bed length of 60.3 inches.
Safety Ratings Comparison
The Ford Ranger has an average safety rating of 4 out of 5 Stars based on NHTSA's crash test ratings.