2021 Jeep Gladiator
Features & Specs
2021 Chevrolet Colorado
Removable Top
Overall Height
Ground Clearance
Four Wheel Drive

2021 Jeep Gladiator vs 2021 Chevy Colorado

The midsize truck segment is a competitive one, and now with the 2021 Jeep Gladiator and Chevrolet Colorado, it just got even tighter. The 2021 Chevrolet Colorado offers standout features but does lack in the safety department. On the other hand, the 2021 Jeep Gladiator comes backed by an off-road heritage. So let's see how these two mid-size trucks stack up against each other.

2021 Jeep Gladiator Power & Handling

Two engines propel the Jeep Gladiator. The proven 3.6L Pentastar V6 engine brings 285 horsepower and maximum torque of 260 pound-feet, plus Engine Stop-Start technology to maximize efficiency. In addition, this engine is ready for whatever you throw at it with a Best-in-Class gas towing of 7,650 pounds! New for 2021 is the available 3.0L EcoDiesel V6 engine that offers up to 260 horsepower and Best-in-Class torque of up to 442 pound-feet. Plus, its Variable Geometry Turbo technology, eight-speed automatic transmission, and wide track axles with a 3.73:1 axle ratio offer incredible acceleration and the strength to handle the added low-end torque produced by diesel.

2021 Chevrolet Colorado Power & Handling

The Chevy Colorado offers buyers three different engines. Those choices span a strong 2.5-liter four, a 308-horsepower 3.6-liter V6, and a formidable 2.8-liter turbodiesel-4. Chevy's turbo diesel offers the truck's best towing numbers. The standard engine is the 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine with a 5,500-pound towing capacity on the rear-drive model, which is nothing compared to the standard V6 on the Gladiator, which has a towing rate of 7,650 pounds. In addition, Colorado comes in either 2WD or 4WD, and the Z71 and ZR2 models beef up off-road capabilities. A low-range gearbox also shows up on the options list.

2021 Jeep Gladiator Features & Design

Lower your Segment-Exclusive zipperless Sunrider soft top with ease thanks to the one-handed operation, or pop the removable lightweight panels of the available Freedom Top hardtop for a true open-air experience. The lightweight aluminum doors can be easily removed for an extra dose of freedom. Whether you are taking calls, listening to music, or selecting entertainment, use Voice Command to take control of your interior features while keeping your hands on the wheel and your eyes on the road. Jeep's Uconnect 4C NAV with an 8.4-inch touchscreen will guide you wherever you're headed. The Industry-Exclusive removable Bluetooth speaker recharges as you drive so you can take your music with you wherever you go. Plus, its weatherproof exterior is dust resistant and can withstand water up to 3 feet for 30 minutes.

2021 Chevrolet Colorado Features & Design

The 2021 Chevrolet Colorado doesn't use many premium interior materials compared to the Gladiator, even on the higher trim levels. Instead, Colorado offers a 7-inch touchscreen standard and an available Infotainment 3 system with an 8-inch touchscreen display. Both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are available, as well as an available Wi-Fi Hotspot. Colorado offers multiple USB ports, and buyers can upgrade to the available wireless charger. Amazon Alexa is built-In, allowing you to stream your favorite music, add to your Amazon shopping list and even connect with your smart home devices while you're on the go. The cabin has the rugged feel of a truck that can stand up to serious work. The seats are supportive, and there's a decent passenger room in the second row if you need it.


The choice is clear. The 2021 Jeep Gladiator offers more torque, more tech, all while being topless! If you would like to experience this one-of-a-kind truck, head over to Rochester Hills Chrysler Jeep Dodge today! Our sales team will happily demonstrate all the great features, and then you can take it on a test drive and see for yourself just how excellent the 2021 Jeep Gladiator truly is!

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