Mid-sized pickup trucks are the most popular in the pickup truck segment. The Toyota Tacoma is one of the most well-established trucks in the segment with a solid presence of over two decades. It is well known for its best-in-class reliability ratings, peppy performance, and practicality. But the mid-size pickup truck segment has stiff competition with the 2021 Jeep Gladiator being one of the other capable trucks in the segment. Let’s list out the difference between these two pickup trucks to see which one stands above the other.
For 2021, Toyota has added Trail and Nightshade Edition trims to the Tacoma lineup. While the Trail Edition is off-road themed, the Nightshade Edition is a blacked-out version of the Tacoma giving it a stealthy look. The 2021 Toyota Tacoma is available in eight trims, namely SR, SR5, TRD Sport, Trail Edition, TRD Off-Road, Limited, Nightshade, and TRD Pro. Interested in the 2021 Toyota Tacoma? Contact us to schedule a test drive. You can also check out our online inventory to see our current selection of the 2021 Toyota Tacoma models.
2021 Toyota Tacoma
2021 Jeep Gladiator
|2.7-liter Inline-Four Cylinder
|159 hp / 180 ft-lbs.
||285 hp / 260 ft-lbs.|
||Towing Capacity (lbs.)
||Payload Capacity (lbs.)
From the table above, it is evident that the Jeep Gladiator is more powerful than the Toyota Tacoma. However, the Toyota Tacoma offers higher payload capacity as well as a competitive towing capacity. Not to forget, the Toyota Tacoma also offers an additional 3.5-liter V-6 engine that produces 278 horsepower and 265 foot-pounds of torque.
Coming to the interior features, the Toyota Tacoma offers a lot more standard features compared to the Jeep Gladiator. To begin with, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are standard on all the 2021 Tacoma trims while it is standard only on the higher trims of the 2021 Gladiator. Features such as Wi-Fi Hotspot and Smart Device Integration are also standard on all the Tacoma trims. On top of that, the 2021 Tacoma can also be configured either with a Double Cab or Access Cab while the Jeep offers only Crew Cab configuration for the 2021 Gladiator.
All these goodies at a lower price than the Gladiator make the 2021 Toyota Tacoma a better option to opt for. Toyota takes it up a notch by giving you a plethora of configurations and trims to choose from.
Interested in the 2021 Toyota Tacoma? Contact us to schedule a test drive or for any other queries. You can also check out our online inventory to see our current selection of 2021 Toyota Tacoma models.