The 2022 Jeep Gladiator and the 2022 Jeep Wrangler: Which Is Right for You?

The Jeep Gladiator truck and the Jeep Wrangler SUV are both great vehicles for tackling off-road terrain around Plymouth, IN, but which should you get? At Auto Park Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, we want to make sure you have the information you need to make an informed purchasing decision.

Engine Options

The new Gladiator has two powerful powertrains to choose from. The standard 3.6-liter Pentastar® V6 can produce up to 285 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque, easily propelling the Gladiator up to speed. Plus, it allows you to tow up to 7,650 pounds, making the Gladiator your preferred option for towing. If you prefer a diesel engine, you can choose the 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6, which generates up to 260 horsepower and a whopping 442 pound-feet of torque.

The Wrangler has a few more options for Warsaw, IN drivers to enjoy. The same 3.6-liter Pentastar® V6 with Engine Stop/Start technology is standard. However, on the Wrangler, a mild-hybrid version of this engine is also available, which improves the fuel efficiency of the engine. There's also a 270-horsepower 2.0-liter turbocharged engine and a familiar 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6 available.

If you want the most power you can get, however, you'll want to look into the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392, which comes with a 6.4-liter HEMI® V8. Capable of acceleration from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.5 seconds, the Rubicon 392 can generate 470 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque with this powertrain. However, even with this amazing power, the Wrangler can only tow up to 3,500 pounds through South Bend with any powertrain.


Both the Gladiator and Wrangler can come with Command-Trac part time, Selec-Trac™ full time, Rock-Track HD part time or Rock-Trac® full time four-wheel drive. They also both have Tru-Lok® Electronic Locking Differentials available.

Of course, the major difference here is that the Gladiator is a truck. If you plan to carry a bunch of equipment out to the campsite or tow a trailer behind you, the Gladiator's going to be the vehicle to choose. On the other hand, if you want to go out off-roading with friends and family, and you want to be able to handle tight turns, the shorter-wheelbase Wrangler will likely be the better pick.


On the inside, you'll find the Wrangler and Gladiator or extremely similar, which makes sense, since the Gladiator is based on the Wrangler. Both have six-way manual-adjust driver's seats standard and heated front seats available on higher trims. Mishawaka, IN drivers can also upgrade the standard cloth seats on either Jeep model to premium cloth or leather.

The similarities continue when we look at the dimensions of the cabin. Front and rear legroom, as well as front and rear shoulder room, are the same in either vehicle. Other measurements have some slight differences, with slightly more headroom in the Gladiator, but more hip room in the Wrangler. These balance out to a total of 103 cubic feet of passenger volume in the Gladiator and 104 cubic feet in the Wrangler.


No matter which of these fantastic Jeep models you choose, you'll have the amazing new Uconnect® 4 system standard. This system comes standard with a 7.0-inch touchscreen display, Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™,  SiriusXM® and integrated voice commands through Bluetooth® technology. Alternatively, you can upgrade to the 8.4-inch Uconnect® 4C NAV system, which adds SiriusXM® Traffic Plus and Travel Link with a five-year subscription, a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot and HD Radio™.

There are two noteworthy differences, though. While both the Gladiator and the Wrangler have USB ports available for you to charge your phone or connect them to the infotainment system, the Wrangler offers two additional charging USB ports in the available media hub. The Gladiator has a trick of its own, however, and you can bring your favorite music with you thanks to a portable wireless Bluetooth® speaker, which can also act as a portable battery pack for your electronics.


Like the rest of these Jeep models, they share many of the same safety features. Both offer blind spot monitoring, adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning with active braking and rear cross path detection on certain trims. If you're looking for a safe model for off-roading adventures, you can't go wrong with either the Jeep Wrangler or the Gladiator.

Which of these fantastic vehicles you should get from our Plymouth, IN dealership will depend on your personal wants and needs. If you still can't decide, we would be happy to schedule a test drive with you in any of the Jeep Gladiators or Wranglers in our inventory at Auto Park Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram!

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