What are the Differences Between the 2020 Jeep Gladiator vs. 2019 Jeep Wrangler?

2020 Jeep Gladiator vs 2019 Jeep Wrangler

Off-Road Vehicle

Are you looking for an off-road vehicle that offers excellent daily driving capabilities as well as equipment to ensure your trail-riding adventures are unparalleled? The 2020 Jeep Gladiator pickup truck and 2019 Jeep Wrangler SUV are two excellent options. Let the experts at Royal Gate Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram of Ellisville take you through the similarities and differences to see which model best meets your requirements.

If you’re eager to get behind the wheel, check out the new vehicle inventory at our Jeep dealership in Ellisville, MO, for available Gladiator and Wrangler models. For additional information, contact our team online or by calling (636) 394-3400.

Standard Features

Although the 2020 Jeep Gladiator, starting at $33,545 MSRP, and 2019 Jeep Wrangler, starting at $28,045 MSRP, are vastly different in terms of body style, they do share some features to help boost your daily drive. Below, you can find a short list of key features that both the Gladiator and Wrangler share.

  • Skid plates
  • 4×4 system standard
  • Uconnect® infotainment system
  • Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ compatibility
  • Dual-zone automatic temperature control
  • Heated front seats and steering wheel
  • Sunrider® soft top or Freedom Top® hard top


Because your weekend activities require advanced capabilities, the 2020 Gladiator and 2019 Wrangler have the performance features you’re looking for. From engine power to off-road equipment, take a look at the table below to discover the performance you can expect from this pickup truck and off-road SUV.

Jeep Model Key Performance Features
2020 Jeep Gladiator
  • 3.6L Pentastar® V6 engine
    • 285 HP
    • 270 lb.-ft. torque
    • 16/23 city/hwy MPG
  • 6-speed manual transmission standard; 8-speed automatic transmission optional
  • Up to 7,650-lb. towing capacity
  • Heavy-duty Dana® 44 front and rear solid axles
  • Heavy-duty forged front and rear tow hooks
  • Best-in-class 1,600-lb. payload
  • Two 4×4 system options
    • 4:1 Rock-Trac® 4×4 System
    • Command-Trac® 4×4 System
2019 Jeep Wrangler
  • 2.0L direct-injection turbo engine with eTorque
    • 270 HP
    • 295 lb.-ft. torque
    • 23/25 city/hwy MPG
  • 3.6L Pentastar® V6 engine
    • 285 HP
    • 260 lb.-ft. torque
    • 17/25 city/hwy MPG
  • 6-speed manual transmission standard; 8-speed automatic transmission optional
  • Up to 3,500-lb. towing capacity
  • Three 4×4 system options
    • Selec-Trac® 4×4 System
    • Command-Trac® 4×4 System
    • Rock-Trac® 4×4 System


Both the 2020 Gladiator and 2019 Wrangler provide a comfortable and utilitarian cabin space for you to enjoy. From cloth seating to features designed specifically for off-road use, there’s something for everyone within the Gladiator and Wrangler. Explore key interior features on these models in the following table.

Jeep Model Available Interior Features
2020 Jeep Gladiator
  • Cloth or leather seating depending on trim
  • Lockable rear storage
  • Leather-wrapped dashboard
  • Foldable rear seats
2019 Jeep Wrangler
  • Cloth or leather seating depending on trim
  • Trail Rail™ System
  • Wash-out interior
  • Hidden storage with removable cargo floor
  • Grab handles


Grey 2020 Jeep Gladiator exterior
Orange 2019 Jeep Wrangler exterior

The most obvious difference between the Gladiator and Wrangler is that the Gladiator is a pickup truck and the Wrangler is an SUV. Depending on your requirements, these models cater to specific needs.

The 2020 Jeep Gladiator features an all-steel truck bed with a host of features like a weather-proof power outlet, tonneau cover, and easy-to-lower tailgate. You also find a number of available wheel options, unique accenting, standard 33-in. tires, and a steel off-road bumper.

Jeep Wrangler drivers can expect more off-roading exterior features. The Sky One-Touch™ Power Top allows for a customizable drive while all-terrain tires make it easy to tackle the toughest trails. Other exterior features you can expect include a power-dome hood and high clearance on the Wrangler Rubicon.

Technology & Safety

Advanced technology and safety features are of top importance for modern drivers. Jeep Gladiator and Wrangler drivers will be impressed with the lineup of tech and safety features each model has to offer. A weatherproof Bluetooth® speaker is available with the 2020 Gladiator. It’s removable and recharges as you drive. Blind Spot Monitoring is also available with the Gladiator to help assist you.

The 2019 Wrangler features a traditional but highly powerful available audio system. The Alpine® Premium Audio System has a 552-watt 12-channel amplifier, nine speakers, and rear subwoofer. You can also opt-in for the Advanced Safety Group, which includes Full-Speed Forward Collision Warning with Active Braking, Adaptive Cruise Control, and other safety features.

2020 Jeep Gladiator vs 2019 Jeep Wrangler exterior

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