When shopping for a pickup truck, many Greenville buyers will be deciding between a midsize pickup and a full-size truck like the RAM 1500. The Gladiator is Jeep's unique take on the midsize pickup, and a lot of South Carolina truck owners are choosing between the new Jeep Gladiator and the RAM 1500.

While these two pickup trucks are in different classes, it makes sense to compare them. From power, to off-road capability, to payload, there are several factors to consider when comparing the Jeep Gladiator vs RAM 1500. Benson CDJ is here to break down some of the important differences between the two CDJR pickups, and also look at what South Carolina owners will get from both trucks.

Read on to compare the Jeep Gladiator vs RAM 1500, and be sure to check out our inventory of pickup trucks below. You will also find financing and lease specials, and our contact information.

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Jeep Gladiator vs RAM 1500 - Engines & Capability

When shopping for a pickup truck like the Gladiator or RAM 1500, Greenville, SC drivers want to know about towing capacity and engine options. Both of these pickup trucks offer impressive towing, with the RAM 1500 rated at a maximum of 12,750 lbs. This is best-in-class V8 towing, and matches some heavy duty pickups in South Carolina.

Meanwhile, the Jeep Gladiator offers best-in-class towing among midsize pickup trucks, at an impressive 7,650 lbs. For perspective, basic RAM 1500 models max out at 7,500 lbs of towing. It is truly impressive that Jeep's midsize Gladiator can match the power of a full-size pickup truck. Greenville, SC buyers who need maximum power will obviously prefer the RAM 1500's V8 or turbodiesel models, but the Gladiator holds its own when it comes to getting the job done.

The Gladiator achieves its max tow rating with its only engine option: A 3.6l V6 producing 285 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. Whether you're off-roading, hauling, or just driving around Greer, this engine provides the Gladiator with plenty of power and capability.

The full-size RAM 1500 offers a several exciting engine options depending on South Carolina buyers' needs. The base engine for the RAM 1500 is a 3.6l V6 producing 305 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque. The most common upgrade among Benson CDJ customers is a 5.7l HEMI V8 at 395 horsepower and 410 lb-ft of torque. New for 2020 is RAM's 3.0l turbodiesel, which puts out 260 horsepower and 480 lb-ft of torque. Each of these engines has its own strengths. The RAM 1500's V8 maximizes towing and power, while the turbodiesel is perfect for both towing and fuel efficiency.

RAM 1500 vs Jeep Gladiator - Interior & Features

Both the RAM 1500 and all-new Jeep Gladiator offer the latest in tech and driver safety features to make them future-proof. Options like leather interior, heated seats, and more add to the luxury aspects of these popular pickup trucks. However, Greenville buyers will find notable differences in the available features between the RAM 1500 and Jeep Gladiator.

First, the Jeep Gladiator is convertible. In fact, it's the only convertible pickup truck on the market. Its removable doors and roof have made the Gladiator an instant hit with SC Jeep fans. But when it comes to off-roading, both the Jeep Gladiator and RAM 1500 have serious capability.

Built on the award-winning Jeep Wrangler platform, the Gladiator offers unbeatable off-roading capability in its Rubicon trim. A wealth of dedicated off-road equipment makes sure Greer, SC Gladiator owners are ready for any terrain.

Meanwhile, the RAM 1500 Rebel is not only aggressively styled, it also offers powerful off-roading equipment for tearing up the trail or heading to camp. One of the other key features of the RAM 1500 that separates it from the Jeep Gladiator is its configurability. Offering dual or crew cabs, as well as a long or short bed, the RAM 1500 can be configured to South Carolina buyers' needs. And with its wide range of trim levels and engines, chances are there is a RAM 1500 for you.

Compare RAM 1500 vs Jeep Gladiator in Person

Buying a pickup truck can be a very personal choice for many South Carolina drivers. The versatility of the RAM 1500 gives Greenville buyers the chance to get their truck just right. Meanwhile, the Jeep Gladiator offers capability and power previously unavailable in a midsize pickup truck. And they're both available in one place: Benson Chrysler Dodge Jeep in Greer, SC.

You can browse our huge selection of RAM 1500 and Jeep Gladiator models, and contact us to schedule your test drive. We pride ourselves on offering the best deals to South Carolina truck shoppers, and are the #1 Jeep dealer in South Carolina. Once you visit Benson CDJ, you will see why. Our Greenville and Spartanburg customers receive a level of service not easily found at any nearby Jeep or RAM dealership.


Benson Chrysler Dodge Jeep

415 W Wade Hampton Blvd
Directions Greer, SC 29650-1538

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