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2020 Jeep Gladiator vs. 2020 RAM 1500 Classic Review

New 2020 Jeep Gladiator

2020 Jeep
Gladiator

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New 2020 RAM 1500 Classic

2020 RAM
1500 Classic

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MSRP*
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$33,545 to $43,875
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$28,200 to $42,395
Invoice* $32,928 to $41,864 $27,024 to $39,875
MPG - City 16 15 - 17
MPG - Hwy 23 21 - 25
Engine(s) V-6 V-6, V-8
Seating Capacity 5 3 - 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
Passengers in the extended cab will be able to stretch out a lot more with the Jeep Gladiator than the RAM 1500 Classic. 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 Classic.

Convenience
With the RAM 1500 Classic 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). The Jeep Gladiator is somewhat more expensive than the RAM 1500 Classic. 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 Classic.

Dimensions
Since the Jeep Gladiator is much slimmer than the RAM 1500 Classic, 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 Classic.

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 Classic.

Handling
The Jeep Gladiator has a similar turning radius to the RAM 1500 Classic, so both should maneuver just as easily in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the RAM 1500 Classic 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 Classic.

Utility
The Jeep Gladiator has less seating than the RAM 1500 Classic, making the RAM 1500 Classic the better choice if you often have passengers. The RAM 1500 Classic 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 Classic.