Many of our South Carolina customers have been asking us to compare the Jeep Gladiator Rubicon vs Jeep Wrangler. Because while the Jeep Wrangler has long been the king when it comes to off-roading, the Jeep Gladiator Rubicon has turned a lot of heads with its dedicated off-road equipment and capability.

So if you've been trying to decide between the Jeep Gladiator Rubicon vs Wrangler, this is where you'll find out what you need to know about their features, off-roading, utility, and more.


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Jeep Wrangler vs Gladiator Off-Roading

There's no doubt that the Jeep Wrangler is America's iconic off-roading vehicle. But the Jeep Gladiator Rubicon is here to show that you can off-road in a pickup truck too.

In fact, the Jeep Gladiator is built on the redesigned Wrangler's platform, setting it up for great success when going off-road. The Gladiator and Wrangler use a 3.6l V6 as standard, producing 285 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. Both vehicles also offer a Rubicon trim level that comes packed with off-road features.

Standard equipment on the Jeep Gladiator Rubicon includes an off-road transfer case with a low crawl ratio, increased ground clearance, off-road tires, locking front & rear differentials, electronically disconnecting front stabilizer bar, Fox shock absorbers, selectable terrain modes, and skid plates & rock rails.

The Jeep Wrangler Rubicon receives similar equipment, which is no surprise since it's the reigning off-road champion. What this means is that the Jeep Gladiator is exactly the Jeep pickup truck that South Carolina Jeep fans were waiting for. With off-road capability to match the Jeep Wrangler, plus the utility and towing of a midsize pickup truck, the Jeep Gladiator compares very favorably vs the Jeep Wrangler.

Jeep Gladiator vs Wrangler - Utility

The Jeep Wrangler has always been a favorite for off-roading and sport driving, but it's never been known for offering the best towing or cargo room. The recently redesigned Wrangler, which won Motor Trend's SUV of the Year, has significantly improved on that front. But what about compared to the Jeep Gladiator?

The Jeep Gladiator's utility is not just good for an off-road vehicle, it's best-in-class for midsize pickup trucks. Compared to the Jeep Wrangler's 3,500 lb max towing capacity, which is very good for a vehicle of its size, the Gladiator tows a truly impressive 7,650 lbs.

Add in the 5 ft bed, convertible top, and removable doors, and you have a pickup truck that is truly worthy of joining the Jeep Wrangler in carrying on Jeep's rugged, versatile legacy.

Compare the Jeep Gladiator Rubicon vs Jeep Wrangler

Are you interested in comparing the Jeep Gladiator vs Jeep Wrangler for yourself? At Benson CDJ, we have both of these remarkable vehicles in stock, and ready for you to test drive. The Wrangler is Motor Trend's SUV of the Year, while the Jeep Gladiator is based on the same platform. And although it's based on the Wrangler, it has its own personality and strengths.

Our friendly staff is here to answer any questions you have. Check out our inventory above, and schedule your test drive of the Jeep Gladiator and Jeep Wrangler today.

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