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Jeep Gladiator vs. Jeep Wrangler

In comparing the Jeep Gladiator to the Jeep Wrangler, The Jeep Wrangler 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 and interior volume. The Jeep Gladiator and Jeep Wrangler have the same base engine power. Based on this comparison of the Jeep Gladiator versus the Jeep Wrangler, the Jeep Wrangler is a better car than the Jeep Gladiator.

Jeep Gladiator versus Jeep Wrangler Pricing

A one- to five-year-old used Jeep Gladiator ranges from $39,412 to $59,998 while a used Jeep Wrangler from the same model year range is priced between $33,781 to $49,942. For a new model, the Jeep Gladiator's price is between $43,006 and $63,220, with the Jeep Wrangler priced between $34,717 and $52,978.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the base engine of both the Jeep Gladiator and the Jeep Wrangler makes 285 horsepower. The Gladiator is rated to deliver an average of 19 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 506 miles. The Wrangler is rated to deliver an average of 20 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 438 miles. Both models use regular unleaded.

Passenger Space Comparison

The Jeep Wrangler, a compact SUV, has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front shoulder room and rear shoulder room. The Jeep Gladiator, a midsize truck, has the advantage in the areas of front head room, rear head room and rear leg room. The Jeep Gladiator and Jeep Wrangler are comparable in regards to front leg room.

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2023 Jeep Gladiator

2023 Jeep Wrangler

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$43,006 - $63,220

Used Asking Price:

$39,412 - $59,998

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

23%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$34,717 - $52,978

Used Asking Price:

$33,781 - $49,942

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

8.9%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

Not available

Reliability:

Not available

Retained Value:

8.5 / 10

Safety:

Not available

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

9.2 / 10

Reliability:

8.5 / 10

Retained Value:

9.8 / 10

Safety:

Not available

iSeeCars Rankings

2 / 10

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Summary Review

The Jeep Gladiator entered the midsize truck market in 2020 after many decades in retirement. Under its recent owners, FCA America and now Stellantis, Jeep has thrived; and its new models are hits. The new Gladiator is no exception.

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Summary Review

The Jeep Wrangler is a compact SUV with off-road prowess few vehicles can match. The current Wrangler was redesigned for the 2018 model year, with new models costing an average of $41,959 and 3-year-old models averaging $34,489.

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Pros and Cons

  • Rubicon trim tops the off-road segment
  • Diesel option
  • Best-in-class tow rating
  • Jeep wave from fellow owners
  • Included maintenance for three years

  • Polarizing styling
  • Pricey

Pros and Cons

  • Exceptional off-road capability
  • Intuitive infotainment system
  • Powerful engine options

  • Pricing climbs quickly with higher trims and options
  • Fuel economy isn’t great
  • Lots of road and wind noise

Available Body Styles

Pickup Truck

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Cab Types

Crew Cab

Available Cab Types

Not applicable

Available Bed Length(s)

60.3 inches

Available Bed Length(s)

Not applicable

Available Drivetrain Options

Diesel, Gasoline

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Trim Levels

Mojave, High Altitude, Texas Trail, Willys Sport, Rubicon, Overland, Willys, Sport, Freedom, Sport S

Trim Levels

Freedom, Willys Sport, Rubicon, Willys, Sport, Sport S

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

5 years / 100000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

5 years / 60000 miles

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

Not yet available

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

Not yet available

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

285 hp @ 6400 rpm

Torque:

260 foot-lbs @ 4400 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.061 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not yet available

Max Payload:

1700 lbs

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

285 hp @ 6400 rpm

Torque:

260 foot-lbs @ 4800 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.072 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not yet available

Max Payload :

Not applicable

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

3.6 liters

Engine Configuration:

V

Number of Cylinders:

6

Transmission:

Manual

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

4X4

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

16 / 23 / 19

Range (city/hwy):

352 / 506 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular Unleaded

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

3.6 liters

Engine Configuration:

V

Number of Cylinders:

6

Transmission:

Manual

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

4X4

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

17 / 25 / 20

Range (city/hwy):

298 / 438 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular Unleaded

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

N/A

Keyless Entry:

Available

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Available

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

N/A

Leather Upholstery:

Available

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

N/A

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

N/A

Keyless Entry:

Available

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Available

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

N/A

Leather Upholstery:

Available

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

N/A

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Available

Pedestrian Detection:

N/A

Lane Departure Warning:

N/A

Lane Keeping Assist:

N/A

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Available

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Available

360-Degree Camera:

N/A

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

N/A

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Available

Pedestrian Detection:

N/A

Lane Departure Warning:

N/A

Lane Keeping Assist:

N/A

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Available

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Available

360-Degree Camera:

N/A

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

N/A

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

42.8 inches

Front Leg Room:

41.2 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

55.7 inches

Rear Head Room:

42.8 inches

Rear Leg Room:

38.3 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

55.7 inches

Cargo Space:

Not yet available

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

Not applicable

Overall Interior Volume:

103.0 cubic feet

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

42.6 inches

Front Leg Room:

41.2 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

55.8 inches

Rear Head Room:

41.7 inches

Rear Leg Room:

35.7 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

57.7 inches

Cargo Space:

31.7 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

72.4 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

150.4 cubic feet

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

4650 lbs

Width:

73.8 inches

Height:

75 inches

Length:

218 inches

Wheelbase:

137.3 inches

Ground Clearance:

10 inches

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3948 lbs

Width:

73.9 inches

Height:

73.6 inches

Length:

166.8 inches

Wheelbase:

96.8 inches

Ground Clearance:

9.7 inches

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

17.0 x 7.5 inches

Wheel Type:

painted steel

Tire Size:

245/75R17

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

17.0 x 7.5 inches

Wheel Type:

painted steel

Tire Size:

P245/75R17