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2022 Jeep Gladiator vs. 2022 RAM 1500 Review

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2022 Jeep
Gladiator

MSRP*: $36,085 to $48,025
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Picture of the 2022 RAM 1500

2022 RAM
1500

MSRP*: $35,900 to $77,780
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MPG - City 17 MPG 10 - 23 MPG
MPG - Hwy 22 MPG 14 - 33 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 - 6 seats
Cargo Space 35.5 ft3 53.9 - 61.5 ft3
Engine
  • 285-hp, 3.6-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 260-hp, 3.0-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Diesel Fuel)
  • 305-hp, 3.6-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline/Mild Electric Hybrid)
  • 395-hp, 5.7-liter, 8 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline/Mild Electric Hybrid)
  • 702-hp, 6.2-liter, 8 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission M/T 8-Speed A/T
Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive
Horsepower 285 hp 260 - 702 hp
Towing Capacity 4,000 - 4,500 lbs 6,120 - 8,280 lbs
Exterior Length 218.0 in 228.9 - 241.8 in
Exterior Width 73.8 in 82.1 - 88.0 in
Leg Room Front 41.2 in
Rear 38.3 in
Front 40.9 in
Rear 35.6 - 45.2 in
Head Room Front 40.8 - 42.8 in
Rear 40.8 - 42.8 in
Front 40.9 in
Rear 39.2 - 39.8 in

*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.

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.

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. The Jeep Gladiator has a little less horsepower than the RAM 1500.

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