New Jeep Gladiator Vs. Toyota Tacoma Info

Face-Off: 2021 Jeep Gladiator vs. Toyota Tacoma

Face-Off: 2021 Jeep Gladiator vs. Toyota Tacoma

An Epic Gladiatorial Showdown

The Jeep Gladiator is well-known for its off-road prowess and general all-around utility in any situation. In 2021, the all-new Jeep Gladiator became even better. But how does it stack up against one of the most well-known pickups in its class, the 2021 Toyota Tacoma? That’s exactly what you’ll find out below in this epic face-off against two of the best pick-up trucks on the market: the 2021 Jeep Gladiator vs 2021 Toyota Tacoma.

If you can’t wait to try out the dominant new 2021 Jeep Gladiator, stop by Gill CDJR for a test drive today. Our Jeep experts will show you around the new Gladiator, from its best-in-class payload to its powerful Pentastar® engine. Visit Gill CDJR today.

Utility and Off-Road Prowess

Arguably no other vehicles on the market have more utility than the Jeep Gladiator and Toyota Tacoma. For its part, the 2021 Jeep Gladiator specs start with an incredible best-in-class towing of 7,650 lbs. It also has the best-in-class 4x4 payload of 1700 lbs, combined with a 5-foot cargo bed with a three-position tailgate and LED cargo lighting for maximum visibility.

The Gladiator’s bed also comes equipped with four integrated tie-down loops, an available 115-volt/400-watt power outlet, and Trail Rail® System that mounts on the bed’s front wall. The ParkView® Rear Back-Up Camera adds rear visibility using dynamic gridlines and a 4X trailer hitch zoom view to make it even easier to align your Gladiator and trailer together.

The 2021 Jeep Gladiator was awarded Jeep’s illustrious Desert Rated Badge, meaning the Gladiator was tested and confirmed to perform in even the toughest conditions, from sandy dunes to muddy trails.

As for the 2021 Toyota Tacoma, the bed is equipped with lockable bed storage boxes, an available bed-mounted 120V/400W outlet, and new deck-rail system with heavy-duty tie-down cleats for securing your gear.


One department where neither the Gladiator nor the Tacoma ever fail to impress is in performance.

The 2021 Jeep Gladiator comes with an available 3.6-liter V6 Pentastar engine that delivers 285 horsepower and 260-lbs-ft of torque. An available 3.0-liter V6 EcoDiesel engine is also available that pulls 260 horsepower, along with an unbelievable best-in-class torque of 442-lb-ft. Powerful is an understatement. The newest Gladiator’s powerful engine options are paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission and wide-track axles with a 3.73:1 axle ratio for both maximum strength and acceleration.

The Tacoma comes equipped with a 2.6-liter 4-cylinder engine that generates 159 horsepower and 180-lbs-ft of torque. You can also upgrade to a 3.5-liter V6 with 278 horsepower and 265-lbs-ft of torque.

Tech and Interior

Finally, all that performance and utility don’t mean much unless you pair it with a comfortable interior experience.

Stepping inside the new Jeep Gladiator, you start it up with Remote Vehicle Start and adjust your settings via the Dual-Zone Automatic Temperature Control. Both you and your front passenger can set individual temperature settings for maximum comfort for both of you. Available heated front seats and a heated steering wheel further add to the comfort level.

The premium Uconnect® touchscreen– the largest in its class– takes entertainment to new levels with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ compatibility, giving you easy access to playlists, podcasts, and HD radio as well as navigation, calls, and texting. Available 4G WiFi Hotspot keeps you and your passengers connected wherever you go.

For the Tacoma, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility are combined with Amazon Alexa compatibility for voice-activated features. Plus, a Smart Key System and Push Button Start make it easy and painless to access.

And the Winner Is...

The competition was heated, but one offroad pickup was the clear winner: the 2021 Jeep Gladiator. The new Gladiator doesn’t just deliver on hard numbers, having both more powerful engines and more towing capacity and payload, it has overall better utility features and more impressive entertainment features as well.

Ready to experience the 2021 Jeep Gladiator yourself? Stop by Gill CDJR today to test drive the new Gladiator and our team of knowledgeable customer service experts will be more than happy to show you around and answer any questions you may have. There’s only one thing better than hearing about the power and utility of the new Jeep Gladiator: seeing it firsthand. Visit Gill CDJR for a test drive today.