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2021 Ford Ranger vs. 2021 Jeep Gladiator Review

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2021 Ford
Ranger

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2021 Jeep
Gladiator

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MSRP*
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$24,820 to $38,785
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$34,040 to $44,320
Invoice* $24,075 to $37,234 $33,427 to $42,308
MPG - City 20 - 21 16
MPG - Hwy 24 - 26 N/A
Engine(s) Inline-4 V-6
Seating Capacity 4 - 5 5
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** **** Not Tested
Frontal Crash Rating** **** Not Tested
Side Crash Rating** ***** Not Tested

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Due to its greater head- and legroom, passengers in the extended cab will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Jeep Gladiator than in the Ford Ranger. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Ford Ranger and the Jeep Gladiator.

Convenience
The Jeep Gladiator requires less frequent visits to the gas station than the Ford Ranger, making it more convenient to drive.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). Clearly, the Ford Ranger is a better financial choice over the Jeep Gladiator, when considering MSRP. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Ford Ranger carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Jeep Gladiator.

Dimensions
Since the Ford Ranger is much wider than the Jeep Gladiator, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. The Ford Ranger is slightly shorter than the Jeep Gladiator, which may make it easier to park.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Ford Ranger transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Jeep Gladiator.

Handling
The Ford Ranger has a smaller turning radius than the Jeep Gladiator, allowing you to more easily get in and out of tight spots.

Performance
With the Ford Ranger, you'll be able to pull heavier loads than the Jeep Gladiator, due to its slightly better towing capacity. The Ford Ranger has a little less horsepower than the Jeep Gladiator.

Utility
The Ford Ranger has less seating than the Jeep Gladiator, making the Jeep Gladiator the better choice if you often have passengers. You'll be able to haul more material in the Ford Ranger than the Jeep Gladiator, due to its significantly greater cargo capacity.

Warranty
The Ford Ranger comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Jeep Gladiator.