2019 has truly been an exciting year for pickup trucks in Dayton, OH. From complete redesigns, to brand new models, Dayton shoppers have a wider choice of high-quality trucks than ever before.

Two of the top trucks in their respective segments are the Jeep Gladiator and the RAM 1500. The RAM 1500 was named Motor Trend's Truck of the Year in 2019, and is both the most luxurious and most capable light-duty pickup truck ever. And then there's the Jeep Gladiator. The newest vehicle from Jeep, the Gladiator takes the Wrangler's winning formula (named Motor Trend's SUV of the Year) and adds additional utility and towing power for an impressive midsize pickup truck.

So how does the Jeep Gladiator compare vs the RAM 1500? These pickup trucks are in different classes, so they will have different levels of capability, but many Dayton buyers are comparing the Gladiator vs RAM 1500 to decide which pickup truck best fits their needs.

So let's take a look at the Jeep Gladiator and RAM 1500.


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Jeep Gladiator vs RAM 1500 - Engines & Capability

One of the first questions we get about pickup trucks like the Gladiator and RAM 1500 is about their towing capacity and engine options. Both 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 competes with even some heavy duty pickups.

Meanwhile, the Jeep Gladiator offers best-in-class towing for midsize pickup trucks, at 7,650 lbs. Considering that some RAM 1500 models tow a max of 7,500, it's impressive that the Gladiator can match the power of a full-size pickup truck. While the RAM 1500 will obviously be the better choice for tough jobs and heavy towing, the Jeep Gladiator proves itself plenty capable for both work and play.

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 town, this engine provides the Gladiator with plenty of power and capability.

Meanwhile, the larger RAM 1500 offers a variety of powertrain options depending on Dayton 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 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.

RAM 1500 vs Jeep Gladiator - Key Features

As new models, both the redesigned RAM 1500 and all-new Jeep Gladiator offer the latest in tech features and driver safety aides to make them future-proof. And whether you want leather interior, upgraded infotainment, heated seats, and more, both the RAM 1500 and Jeep Gladiator deliver. However, the do have their differences.

Only 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 Jeep fans. But when it comes to off-roading, both the Jeep Gladiator and RAM 1500 have serious capability.

Being the sibling of the revered Jeep Wrangler, the Gladiator offers unparalleled off-roading capability in its Rubicon trim. A wealth of dedicated off-road equipment makes sure Dayton 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.

Compare Jeep Gladiator vs RAM 1500 at Evans Arena

Have you been shopping for a new pickup truck, but weren't sure whether to pick the Jeep Gladiator or RAM 1500? Both of these vehicles are ready for you to test drive at Evans Arena in Trotwood, OH. We have a wide range of Gladiator and RAM 1500 models available, and would love to answer any questions you have.

At Evans Arena, we believe in making financing simple, and will not be beaten on price. If you've been shopping for a new pickup truck, there's no better place to be than Evans Arena Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM.

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