The 2022 Ford Maverick and the 2022 Jeep Gladiator are two of the most exciting cars on the market. Both vehicles are popular and well-known for their off-road capabilities and ruggedness. While these two SUVs share many similarities, they also have some major differences that make them unique.
Design & Style
- Exterior Design
The 2023 Ford Maverick and 2023 Jeep Gladiator feature a more rugged design than their predecessors. The front of the Jeep has a grille that resembles a clenched fist, but it also has rounded edges for better aerodynamics.
The Ford maintains a similar profile to its predecessors, with soft lines and rounded corners. The grille is thinner than before, with two vertical chrome bars on either side of the center.
The side profile is where most people will notice the differences between these vehicles: both have wide hips and boxy bodies, but there are still some subtle differences in shape as you look around them. The back window line on both cars comes up high and rounds into a gentle slope before reaching down to meet the trunk lid area.
- Interior Design
The Ford Maverick is certainly more modern than the Jeep Gladiator in terms of interior design. The dashboard has a sleek, minimalist look and feels to it that matches the car's performance. The climate controls are easy to use, and there's a nice large touchscreen for entertainment options.
The Jeep Gladiator has a much more traditional look and feels to its interior design—a trait that will appeal to many buyers. There are controls for most functions on the steering wheel, so you can stay focused on driving rather than fiddling with knobs or buttons while trying to get somewhere in a hurry!
Technology & Safety
The Ford Maverick and the Jeep Gladiator are both available with several safety features, but the Maverick is a bit more advanced.
The Ford Maverick has a rearview camera with guidelines, while the Jeep Gladiator offers only rear parking sensors. The Maverick also has an optional blind-spot monitor that helps you see nearby cars when changing lanes. It's worth noting that both SUVs come standard with rear cross-traffic alerts for extra safety when backing out of parking spaces or turning around on roads where there's heavy traffic in front of them.
In terms of engine performance, both models are available in two different powertrains: a 2.3L turbocharged inline-four (for the Ford) and a 3.6L Pentastar V6 (on the Jeep). These engines provide plenty of power to tow trailers or haul cargo around town, although they are less capable than some of their competitors' offerings.
The Bottom Line
The 2023 Ford Ranger wins this matchup because it's a better overall package. It's more comfortable, has more power and towing capacity, and is cheaper than the Jeep Gladiator. The only thing the Gladiator has going for is its off-road capability, but that only means a little if you plan on taking your truck out of the city limits often enough to have fun with it.
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