While the Jeep Wrangler (with which the Gladiator shares the majority of its components) has historically been a rough, simplistic off-roader, the newly redesigned model actually sports a fantastic interior. Headroom is also a problem in the Tacoma’s backseat, and its backseat is also a little tighter than the Gladiator’s with a seating position that isn’t as comfortable. For the past 10 years or so, the Toyota Tacoma has reigned supreme in the midsize pickup segment. For that reason, we choose the Gladiator! Deciding between these two is tough. These include automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, automatic high beams, adaptive cruise control, and lane departure warning. Performance & security by Cloudflare, Please complete the security check to access. When properly equipped, the Gladiator is capable of towing up to 7,650 pounds — a respectable figure in the midsize truck segment. Sport S models introduce basic creature comforts like power mirrors, power windows, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and options like Fiat-Chrysler’s 8.4-in UConnect infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Despite the Tacoma’s updates for 2020, the Gladiator still probably reigns supreme when it comes to infotainment, given the strength of parent company Fiat-Chrysler’s UConnect system. Fiat Chrysler's first midsize pickup in a hot minute is coming out of the gates swinging. Additionally, it’s got a much better powertrain than the Tacoma, along with a better infotainment system and a more modern interior. Compare against other cars. 2020 Jeep Gladiator vs. Ranger, Tacoma, Colorado, Frontier: We compare their specifications Comparing the new Jeep with the U.S. midsize pickup market • Automatic emergency braking and adaptive cruise control with low speed functionality are both available, as are blind spot monitoring and rear parking sensors with rear cross traffic detection. So why didn't the Gladiator win? It’s nearly identical to Jeep’s fourth-generation off-roader from the tip of the front bumper to the base of the windshield, but its wheelbase is nearly 20 inches longer, and it rides on a model-specific frame. TRD Sport models add some curb appeal via a hood scoop, body-colored bumpers and fender flares, 18-in wheels, and a sport-tuned suspension, while the Limited comes with different wheels and a leather interior. 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The Rubicon truck is leading in nearly all off-road specs. Editor’s note: You may want to read more of Autotrader’s model vs. model comparison car reviews as well as the 2020 Jeep Gladiator review, and the 2019 Toyota Tacoma review. Given that you may be driving it with the doors and/or top removed, the Gladiator offers lockable storage in a few different areas throughout the cabin, including under the rear seat bottom. TRD Pro models are rated for 6,400 pounds. 2021 Audi Q7 vs. 2021 Genesis GV80: Which Is Better? Convenience You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Jeep Gladiator as you will with the Toyota Tacoma, as they can travel a similar number of miles on a tank of gas.. The Gladiator looks like what it is: A Jeep Wranglerwith a pickup box. The Gladiator doesn’t just offer a better maximum towing capacity either. Output from the diesel V6 is said to be 260 hp and 442 lb-ft of torque. Finally, while both of these vehicles have strong aftermarket support, modifying a Gladiator will likely be easier and less expensive than modifying a Tacoma, especially given that many of the Gladiator’s components are shared with the Wrangler. It also boasts a 1,700-pound payload capacity, which is just a tad bit higher than the Tacoma’s 1,440-pound maximum payload capacity. There’s also an optional removable Bluetooth speaker located behind the rear seatback. The Gladiator… A comparison of the 2020 Jeep Gladiator vs. 2019 Toyota Tacoma will provide our customers with a very clear picture of why the Gladiator is in a position to be at the top of its segment for years to come. Basic-spec Tacomas come with a small 2.7-liter 4-cylinder making just 159 horsepower and 180 lb-ft of torque paired to a 6-speed automatic. 2021 Jeep Gladiator vs 2021 Toyota Tacoma: Which is better? Basic-spec Tacomas come with a small 2.7-liter 4-cylinder making just 159 horsepower and 180 lb-ft of torque paired to a 6-speed automatic. The Tacoma comes with two different available powertrains, although the lower-end option is certain to appeal to only the most price-conscious of shoppers. The Tacoma’s awkward, uncomfortable driving position has also been a major point of criticism up to this point, an issue Toyota hopes to rectify via a power, height-adjustable driver’s seat that will be offered in the 2020 model. Jan 4, 2020 #1. If you’re considering a 2019 Tacoma, be prepared to live with Toyota’s limited outgoing system that lacks Android Auto and Apple CarPlay and is overall antiquated and frustrating to use. The Jeep Gladiator is Jeep's first pickup truck, and it shares its platform with the off-road champion Wrangler. It even shares the legendary Rubicon trim with its Wrangler sibling. With the automatic, the Gladiator achieves 17 mpg city/22 mpg hwy/19 mpg combined. Transmission options are either an 8-speed automatic or a 6-speed manual. Select configuration: Willys 4x4. I am most disappointed that Ford priced this thing like it's new most thought out truck to ever hit the market. The Tacoma carries a starting price of about $27,000 and tops out at $47,500 in fully-loaded TRD Pro spec. The Gladiator’s and Tacoma’s basic architectures originate at two different ends of the off-road spectrum. Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Vanderjdm, Sep 18, 2019. Get a Kelley Blue Book instant cash offer. Both the Tacoma and the Gladiator come with the option for both manual and automatic transmissions. The Colorado ZR2 Bison, Gladiator Rubicon, and Tacoma TRD Pro are among the most capable factory off-road pickup trucks ever developed. As it’s a very new product line, Jeep may have some kinks to work out with the Gladiator, and on top of that, parent company Fiat-Chrysler is known for some quality issues, although only time will tell if these apply to the new Wrangler and Gladiator. The trail tested 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine that comesdefault on the Gladiator sports higher power than the Tacoma’s 2.7-liter DOHC 4 cylinderand only lags behind its3.5-liter V6 DOHC engine by the margin of error value of 5 horsepower. Jeep Gladiator Versus the Competition. Final Recommendation 2021 Nissan Murano vs. 2021 Toyota Venza: Which Is Better. We take the Jeep Gladiator Mojave and Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro onto our off-road trails to see which feels better. The TRD Pro builds on this by adding a heavier-duty Fox suspension, black wheels that give the vehicle a 1-in greater track width, a TRD cat back exhaust, a TRD front skid plate and some additional stylistic elements. The 2020 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid jumps to the head of the hybrid class. The Jeep’s trump card is its removable roof and doors, along with its foldable windshield. The Tacoma is known for legendary reliability, which contributes to industry-leading resale value. "Autotrader" is a registered trademark of TPI Holdings, Inc. used under exclusive license. 2021 Ford Edge vs. 2021 Toyota Venza: Which Is Better? Looking at top-of-the-line off-road trims, the Gladiator Rubicon is available with more hardcore off-road features than the Tacoma TRD-Pro. By using this service, you accept the terms of our, Autotrader Find: 1986 Mazda RX-7 With 7,700 Miles. The Tacoma starts off in basic SR and SR5 trim levels. 2020 Jeep Gladiator vs. pickup trucks from Chevy, Ford, Nissan and Toyota. If you can tolerate the harsher ride and greater wind noise of the Gladiator, though, its configurability and modernity is hard to pass up. When it comes down to it, the Tacoma is probably the more sensible option, but the Gladiator is just plain fun, and it’s hard to put a price tag on fun. See the 2020 Jeep Gladiator for sale near you. The Rubicon comes with a locking front differential, an electronically disconnecting front sway bar, rock rails and exposed recovery hooks — to get any of these on a Tacoma, you’ll have to look to the aftermarket. ... Also the Tacoma bed with it's composite, tie downs, storage compartment and power outlet. Jan 4, 2020 #1. In terms of off-road capability, the Tacoma TRD Off-Road is still probably the best value in the midsize segment, as it comes with most of the basic off-road functionality one could want out of a midsize truck without requiring a massive price premium over lesser trims. The Gladiator’s bed is made of steel, meaning that you’ll likely want to pay extra for a spray-in bedliner to protect it from dents and rust. 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