If you’ve got your heart set on a power-driven and highly capable pickup truck, the Jeep Gladiator and Toyota Tacoma are two top contenders. And for good reason. Both pickups offer impressive towing capabilities and powertrain options. They also deliver in versatile, functional features as well. However here at Scott Campbell Dodge, we’d bet on the Gladiator as our top pick for pickups. As the long-awaited pickup truck version of the Wrangler, the Gladiator is an adventure vehicle at heart. If you have these trucks on your shortlist, this Jeep Gladiator vs. Toyota Tacoma comparison should help you make an informed decision between the two!
The standard Gladiator focuses on power and tow capacity with its six-cylinder engine. And with a maximum towing capacity of 7,650 lbs and rugged steel 5-foot cargo bed with sufficient space for everything from dirt bikes to job site equipment, hauling through the Battlefords is never a problem. While the Toyota Tacoma presents great off-road features, the Jeep Gladiator dominates this segment without even trying. Every Jeep Gladiator offers standard heavy-duty Dana® 44 axles, skid plates, as well as tow hooks, not to mention the iconic 4x4 capability. Considering every Jeep Gladiator proudly displays the Trail Rated badge, you know excelling in ground clearance, articulation, maneuverability, water fording, and traction is incredibly easy.
In the Jeep Gladiator Rubicon trim - the most potent off-road Jeep Gladiator model, other prominent features include a locking front and rear differential, Rock-Trac 4:1 transfer case, and an electronic disconnecting sway bar, rock rails, and fox shocks that make a bold impression.
When it comes to convenient tech, the Gladiator is equipped with FCA’s Uconnect system. Even though the Toyota Tacoma also impresses with the touchscreen infotainment system, the Uconnect is rated as one of the most user-friendly infotainment systems out there.
The Gladiator is also an excellent choice for safety, delivering with its own Jeep Safety and Security technology. The Toyota Tacoma is also equipped with a safety assist suite, Toyota Safety Sense, however, the Gladiator offers a Rollover Protection System which is essential for those off-roading enthusiasts!
The verdict is in! The Gladiator clearly lives up to his namesake against even formidable competitors like the Tacoma. With several models, powertrains, and available accessories to choose from across the 2022 Jeep Gladiator lineup, your Scott Campbell Dodge sales team is here to help you build your dream truck! Browse our current offerings - and be sure to check back frequently, as new stock is arriving each week - or simply give us a call to reserve the Gladiator that's right for you.