2021 Jeep Gladiator vs. Wrangler

2021 Jeep Gladiator vs. 2021 Jeep Wrangler
Jeep Gladiator


Jeep Wrangler
$34,385 MSRP

Starting Price

$29,070 MSRP
16 city mpg / 23 hwy mpg

Fuel Economy

17 city mpg / 25 hwy mpg
4,000 lbs

Towing Capacity

2,000 lbs

Available Extra Ground Clearance


If you want a new vehicle that can handle off-road adventures outside of Round Rock, you might want to consider a Jeep. The 2021 Jeep Wrangler and 2021 Jeep Gladiator are both excellent options, with the main difference between them being that the Gladiator is a truck while the Wrangler is a compact SUV. Find out more differences in our Jeep Wrangler vs. Gladiator guide below! 

Jeep Wrangler vs. Gladiator: Starting Price

Cedar Park drivers have a wide range of prices to choose from when looking at a Gladiator or a Wrangler model. The Wrangler starts at a lower price than the Gladiator, and its highest trim level costs more than that of the Gladiator as well.

2021 Jeep Gladiator Starting Prices: 

  • Jeep Gladiator Sport: $34,385 MSRP
  • Jeep Gladiator High Altitude: $52,270 MSRP

2021 Jeep Wrangler Starting Prices: 

  • Jeep Wrangler Sport 2-Door: $29,070 MSRP
  • Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392: $74,440 MSRP

No matter which Jeep model suits your budget, our finance team can help you make an appropriate payment plan. Our new jeep lease and finance offers can also help you get a good deal. 

Jeep Gladiator vs. Wrangler: Performance Specifications

The Jeep Wrangler and Gladiator have the same starting engine, but slightly different specifications. When looking at the Jeep Wrangler vs. Gladiator, you’ll see that the Gladiator starts off with a better towing capacity, but the smaller size of the Wrangler lends itself to a better fuel economy. 

2021 Jeep Wrangler Standard Engine Specs: 

  • Engine:  3.6L V-6 engine
  • Horsepower: 285 hp
  • Transmission:  6-speed manual
  • Towing Capacity: 2,000 lbs
  • Fuel Economy: 17 city mpg / 25 hwy mpg

2021 Jeep Gladiator Standard Engine Specs:

  • Engine:  3.6L V-6 engine
  • Horsepower: 285 hp
  • Transmission:  6-speed manual
  • Towing Capacity: 4,000 lbs
  • Fuel Economy: 16 city mpg / 23 hwy mpg

Gladiator vs. Wrangler: Off-Road Capability

When comparing Gladiator vs. Wrangler off-road capability, it’s worth noting that the Jeep brand specializes in vehicles that are optimized for off-road adventures. The biggest thing to pay attention to when comparing Gladiator vs. Wrangler off-road capability is that the Gladiator is a truck while the Wrangler is a compact SUV. If you plan to haul while off-road, then it’ll be better to choose the Gladiator. Otherwise, you can expect all these benefits on either one: 

  • Traction: The Jeep Brand 4×4 system ensures that every tire has traction when it’s needed. 
  • Water Fording: Trail Rated® Jeep® models like the Gladiator or Wrangler are capable of traversing creeks, streams, and depths up to 30 inches due their high air intake and special water sealing.
  • Maneuverability: The Gladiator and Wrangler use precision steering and optimized wheelbases to maneuver around logs, rocks, and tight spots. 
  • Articulation: All four tires of Jeep models remain stable and engaged on the ground thanks to higher levels of articulation.
  • Ground Clearance: Georgetown drivers who opt for the Rubicon trim-level of the Gladiator or Wrangler gain access to 11.1-inches of ground clearance between the underside of the truck and the terrain. Otherwise, all Jeep Models optimize clearance to ensure you can surmount any obstacle

See the Jeep Gladiator vs. Wrangler at Nyle Maxwell Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram 

You can get behind the wheel of each of these Jeep models and compare them yourself at our dealership in Austin. Contact us with any questions you may have or to schedule a test drive.

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