Compare 2021 Jeep Gladiator vs 2021 Toyota Tacoma


2021 Jeep Gladiator
2021 Toyota Tacoma

2021 Jeep Gladiator

vs.

2021 Toyota Tacoma

3.6L 6cyl

Engine

3.5L 6cyl
285 HP

Horsepower

278 HP
16 city / 23 hwy*

Fuel Economy

18 city / 22 hwy*

Serving Fort Walton Beach, FL

Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Fiat Fort Walton Beach is proud to offer an exclusive look at the 2021 Jeep Gladiator and give you the opportunity to try one out through a Jeep Gladiator online test drive. The Gladiator is a fairly new vehicle from Jeep that is now in its third year of production. With the newest Jeep Gladiator comes some notable updates, including the availability of a diesel engine on most trim levels. The availability of a diesel engine is a key distinguishing feature between the Gladiator and its rivals, including the 2021 Toyota Tacoma, which only offers gasoline-based engines. In true Jeep fashion, the Gladiator also offers a sophisticated four-wheel drive system and gives drivers many different options for customizing the truck’s appearance. The Gladiator also pulls ahead of the Toyota Tacoma with its options for a custom finish, and it’s more geared towards off-road performance than the Tacoma.

Performance and Handling

There are many reasons why the Jeep Gladiator at Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Fiat Fort Walton Beach stands out from the crowd, including its impressive performance and handling credentials. When you schedule an online test drive with Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Fiat Fort Walton Beach, you can explore the Gladiator’s performance features firsthand. For starters, four-wheel drive is standard on the Jeep Gladiator, but not on the Toyota. The Toyota has rear-wheel drive as its standard drivetrain, and only part-time four-wheel drive is available. The main gasoline engine for the Gladiator is a 3.6L V6 with a maximum power output of 285 HP and up to 260 LB-FT in torque. The diesel engine, newly available this year, is a turbo V6 that achieves 260 HP in power output and 442 LB-FT in torque. An eight-speed transmission is standard. The Toyota’s single engine has a top power output of 278 HP, which is less than the Gladiator’s base engine, and the most torque you’ll get is 265 LB-FT.

Interior Design and Amenities

The Jeep Gladiator at Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Fiat Fort Walton Beach is hardy and durable on the outside, but its interior features a contemporary design with all the tools and amenities you need for going on adventures and for daily driving. The base Gladiator trim has an eight-speaker sound system, a USB charging port, and a five-inch central display that has voice control recognition. The second trim, which is the Overland, adds a second USB port and upgrades to a new seven-inch infotainment display. This trim also has a leather steering wheel. A list of add-on accessories for the Gladiator includes an Alpine sound system, leather seats, and an 8.4-inch infotainment display. The Toyota does not have a voice-controlled infotainment system, and the largest infotainment screen that you can get is an eight-inch screen. The Toyota’s base sound system has six speakers compared to the more advanced sound system that you’ll get with any trim level of the Jeep Gladiator.

Style

The Jeep Gladiator at Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Fiat Fort Walton Beach has one-of-a-kind styling, as you’ll see when you arrange a Jeep Gladiator online test drive at Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Fiat Fort Walton Beach. Unlike the Toyota Tacoma, the Jeep Gladiator has doors and a windshield that can be folded and tucked away. This versatility means that the Gladiator can transform into an open-air vehicle on demand, while you won’t get that same amphibious design with the Toyota. The Gladiator at Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Fiat Fort Walton Beach is equipped with heated side mirrors and a sliding window in back. Alloy wheels and chrome exterior accents are added on the second trim. You can choose between a soft top and hard top roof, while the Toyota only has a hard top. Although the Toyota has some exterior accents available on top trims and through packages, the Gladiator is better designed for off-road performance overall.

For more information and a preview of the 2021 Jeep Gladiator, contact us today to schedule your online test drive with Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Fiat Fort Walton Beach.


*All figures are EPA estimates. Actual mileage may vary.