The dedicated car lovers who love getting the tough jobs done along with outdoor adventure here at Landmark Dodge of Morrow have a few excellent options. The 2023 Ram 1500 and 2023 Jeep Gladiator both have unique traits that appeal to each feature set, with the Gladiator being the choice on the smaller side. This allows for a tighter turning radius, rendering it easier to navigate through caverns and other off-the-beaten-path destinations.
Diehard truck experts recognize the need for a tighter turning radius, and the Gladiator also features a boxy shape and stiff suspension. The Gladiator’s off-road upgrades are especially appealing: if you don’t have equipment such as skid plates to protect the valuable components underneath, you can easily damage your vehicle.
The Ram 1500 can claim the most comfortable ride with each of its rivals struggling to keep up. The Gladiator has one of the largest back seats in its segment and also more abundant passenger space than the Toyota Tacoma. Anyone on a quest to fully connect with nature may opt for the Gladiator, with its ability to remove the door and roof panels easily. As the only truck that is a convertible, its “fresh air factor” remains unchallenged.
The 2023 Ram 1500 can tow up to 12,750 lbs while carrying a payload of up to 2,300 lbs, carrying more cargo and pulling heftier weekend toys or trailers than the 2023 Jeep Gladiator. It’s important to note that the Gladiator can still tow up to 7,700 pounds. As far as bed space, the Ram allows you to opt for the 5’7” bed or the 6’4” bed, with the larger of the two offering 61.5 cubic feet of storage.
Both trucks are situated neck-and-neck in the engine department, as they derive power from the 3.0-liter V6 EcoDiesel engine. The Gladiator gets 285 horsepower and 422 lb-ft of torque, with the Ram getting 260 horsepower and 480 lb-ft of torque. When it comes to demonstrating true off-road domination, the Gladiator has a few advantages that will help you successfully navigate down narrow trails.
Expertly engineered Fox shocks, a 4.10 rear axle ratio, and a unique two-speed transfer case allow for extreme bouldering and river fording that is guaranteed to thrill. Both models feature factory-installed lifts, steel skid plates, tow hooks, an electronic locking rear differential, and modified fenders. The Ram 1500 TRX model can tackle tricky terrain with 35-inch all-terrain tires and an amazingly configured performance exhaust system.
We’d have to complete this trial by claiming that the Gladiator could be a bit more proficient and convenient, while the Ram 1500 blasts out of the gate with heightened comfort. When you make it down to Landmark to see us for a test drive, ultimately selecting between these two will be a choice of luxury vs. grit, but you’re guaranteed to get 110% high-octane enjoyment from either vehicle!