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2021 Jeep Gladiator vs. 2021 RAM 1500 Review

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2021 Jeep
Gladiator

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2021 RAM
1500

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MSRP*
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$34,040 to $44,320
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$32,795 to $70,325
Invoice* $33,427 to $42,308 $31,407 to $65,436
MPG - City 16 10 - 23
MPG - Hwy 23 14 - 33
Engine(s) V-6 V-6, V-8
Seating Capacity 5 5 - 6
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 RAM 1500 than in the Jeep Gladiator. The Jeep Gladiator will be a favorite with tall drivers and their passengers, since it has much greater head- and legroom than the RAM 1500.

Convenience
With the RAM 1500 you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Jeep Gladiator, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

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). When looking only at MSRP, the Jeep Gladiator will have less of an impact on your bank account than the RAM 1500. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Jeep Gladiator carries a much lower Destination Charge than the RAM 1500.

Dimensions
Since the Jeep Gladiator is much slimmer than the RAM 1500, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the Jeep Gladiator, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the RAM 1500.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque engine, the Jeep Gladiator doesn't do as good a job transmitting horsepower to its wheels as the RAM 1500.

Handling
The Jeep Gladiator has a smaller turning radius than the RAM 1500, allowing you to more easily get in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the RAM 1500 is clearly the choice over the Jeep Gladiator for pulling heavy loads. When it comes to horsepower, the Jeep Gladiator is clearly outclassed by the RAM 1500.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit the same number of people in the Jeep Gladiator as you will the RAM 1500. The RAM 1500 has a lot more cargo capacity for hauling lumber or gardening supplies than the Jeep Gladiator.

Warranty
The Jeep Gladiator comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the RAM 1500.