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Jeep Wrangler Unlimited vs. Jeep Gladiator

In comparing the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited to the Jeep Gladiator, the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing and interior volume. The Jeep Gladiator has the advantage in the area of typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars. The Jeep Wrangler Unlimited and Jeep Gladiator have the same fuel efficiency base engine power. Based on this comparison of the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited versus the Jeep Gladiator, the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited is a better car than the Jeep Gladiator.

Jeep Wrangler Unlimited versus Jeep Gladiator Pricing

A used 2023 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited ranges from $46,877 to $97,199 while a used 2023 Jeep Gladiator is priced between $43,495 to $79,433. For a new model, the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited's price is between $42,360 and $82,278, with the Jeep Gladiator priced between $45,114 and $67,189.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the base engine of both the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited and the Jeep Gladiator makes 285 horsepower. Both the Wrangler Unlimited and the Gladiator are rated to deliver an average of 19 miles per gallon, with highway ranges of 495 and 506 miles respectively. Both models use regular unleaded.

Passenger Space Comparison

The Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, 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 and rear head room. The Jeep Wrangler Unlimited and Jeep Gladiator are comparable in regards to front leg room and rear leg room.

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2023 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

2023 Jeep Gladiator

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$42,360 - $82,278

Used Asking Price:

$46,877 - $97,199

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

10.4%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$45,114 - $67,189

Used Asking Price:

$43,495 - $79,433

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

23%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.8 / 10

Reliability:

7.8 / 10

Retained Value:

9.8 / 10

Safety:

Not available

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

Not available

Reliability:

Not available

Retained Value:

8.5 / 10

Safety:

Not available

iSeeCars Rankings

Small SUVs with Best Resale Value

2 / 24
3 / 24
3 / 14

Most Reliable Small SUVs

7 / 24
19 / 24

iSeeCars Rankings

Midsize Trucks with Best Resale Value

2 / 11
2 / 10

Summary Review

Not yet available

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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Pros and Cons

Not yet available

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

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Body Styles

Pickup Truck

Available Cab Types

Not applicable

Available Cab Types

Crew Cab

Available Bed Length(s)

Not applicable

Available Bed Length(s)

60.3 inches

Available Drivetrain Options

Diesel, Gasoline, Plug-In Hybrid

Available Drivetrain Options

Diesel, Gasoline

Trim Levels

Freedom, High Altitude, High Tide, Rubicon, Rubicon 392, Rubicon 392 20th Anniversary, Rubicon FarOut, Sahara, Sahara Altitude, Sport, Sport Altitude, Sport RHD, Sport S, Willys, Willys Sport

Trim Levels

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

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 / 100000 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 @ 4800 rpm

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

0.068 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not yet available

Max Payload:

Not applicable

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

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 / 23 / 19

Range (city/hwy):

366 / 495 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):

16 / 23 / 19

Range (city/hwy):

352 / 506 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:

N/A

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:

42.6 inches

Front Leg Room:

41.2 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

55.8 inches

Rear Head Room:

41.7 inches

Rear Leg Room:

38.3 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

55.8 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

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

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

4196 lbs

Width:

73.9 inches

Height:

73.6 inches

Length:

188.4 inches

Wheelbase:

118.4 inches

Ground Clearance:

9.7 inches

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

4650 lbs

Width:

73.8 inches

Height:

75 inches

Length:

218 inches

Wheelbase:

137.3 inches

Ground Clearance:

10 inches

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

17.0 x 7.5 inches

Wheel Type:

painted steel

Tire Size:

P245/75R17

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

17.0 x 7.5 inches

Wheel Type:

painted steel

Tire Size:

245/75R17