As midsize trucks, the 2020 Jeep Gladiator and Nissan Frontier have a lot in common. But learning how they differ will help you choose the pickup that’s right for you. That’s where our comparison guide comes in.
Modern Trucking: 2020 Jeep Gladiator
The 2020 Jeep Gladiator and Nissan Frontier both combine sturdy truck utility with modern comfort and technology. Thanks to comfort options – like leather upholstery and heated seats – both midsize trucks double as delightful daily drivers.
Inside both trucks, you’ll also find all the latest in infotainment technology. Each model offers its own individual infotainment system, with a touchscreen interface and smartphone integration with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity.
However, the Gladiator also has the added bonus of transforming into the world’s only convertible truck. The roof panels and doors are removable, giving you all the fresh air you can handle.
Rugged Off-Roading: 2020 Jeep Gladiator
For drivers who want to wander way off the trail, the Gladiator is the best-in-class option. This pickup can be equipped with a wide range of performance features, specially designed to maximize off-road performance. Of the four trim models, the Gladiator Rubicon is the most prepared for adventure; standard equipment includes Fox shock absorbers, all-terrain tires, locking front and rear differentials, and a unique transfer case that provides better crawl performance.
While the Nissan Frontier might not be quite as tailored to off-road performance, it also offers a trail-ready model, the PRO-4X. Nissan shoppers choose this truck for features like skid plates, an electronic rear differential, and four-wheel drive. Though the PRO-4X isn’t as sturdy as the Rubicon, it’ll definitely put fun on the agenda.
Max Towing: 2020 Jeep Gladiator
There is no midsize truck that can tow as much as the Gladiator. Properly equipped, Jeep’s all-new pickup can tow max loads of 7,650 pounds. The Nissan Frontier doesn’t even come close, maxing out at 6,620 pounds – one of the lowest ratings in this segment. If you want to bring a camper or boat out on your next road trip, the Gladiator is the truck for you.
Max Savings: 2020 Nissan Frontier
Of the pair, the Frontier is more value-driven, with a starting MSRP of just $27,885. As you climb the trim levels, the upper-end of the price range reaches $38,585. The 2020 Gladiator is certainly capable, offering best-in-class capabilities, but it’s also pricier, starting at $33,545. The upper end of the Gladiator’s MSRP range stretches to $45,720.
The Nissan Frontier might be less expensive, but the Jeep Gladiator’s best-in-class performance and off-road capabilities give it the edge. To experience this all-new truck, check out the Gladiator at Coleman Chevrolet in New Boston.