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I will ever buy a truck or suv as heavy as those two, with a 4 cylinder turbo or naturally aspirated. This new trend of turbo 4 cylinders in big vehicles is akin to what the 1994 assault weapon ban did to rifles back then. It's just plain fucking stupid.
 

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If I wasn't a jeep person, these small GMC and Chevy trucks this year have a great deal to offer. If I was chasing mid-size HP, I would not be in my JT.

I almost did. Glad I didn't.

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I dunno I kinda liked
With its turbocharged 3.0-liter diesel V-6 and removable doors, the Gladiator is basically a high-speed tractor.
Either way a turbo four just pisses me off in a big vehicle. Wife wanted a new Mercedes E class. Went to dealer and drove one seemed awful buzzy. What’s the engine? Turbo four banger. Guess shes not getting that. Yeah they offer the inline six which they didn’t have available at the time. I just think that’s an awful lot of pressure on the bottom end of a four cylinder to push a big vehicle like that.
 

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Big displacement turbo fours seem like a stopgap power train. If it was a car, I'd go for a full EV over that setup.

Every other truck except the Frontier was a turbo four-pot - so I bought a Gladiator diesel.
 

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It started wacky when they didn't even use the same model year (yes I know they said there were no major changes) and then put a gas against a diesel. Maybe they were trying to find two vehicle with the same power output but then it really isn't an honest comparison because they are not the same. Diesel vs diesel, gas vs gas. Apples vs apples and oranges vs oranges.

Never bought my Jeep to be pretty or a daily driver. It is 100% my "toy" and I love it as such!
 

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i wouldn't say its an apples to apples comparison. But i know my choice. Gladiator. Thats only because i wheel. I'd fuck that GMC up so quick, trying to do what my Mojave will. On road the gladiator is middling at best if its your flavor. offroad, it'll throw down with anything. Its attraction to me is that it will do everything. Its not the best at any one particular thing except rock crawling. Jack of all trades, master of none, is sometimes better than a master of one.
 

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i wouldn't say its an apples to apples comparison. But i know my choice. Gladiator. Thats only because i wheel. I'd fuck that GMC up so quick, trying to do what my Mojave will. On road the gladiator is middling at best if its your flavor. offroad, it'll throw down with anything. Its attraction to me is that it will do everything. Its not the best at any one particular thing except rock crawling. Jack of all trades, master of none, is sometimes better than a master of one.
This.
... Also the turbo 4 in that size, yeah no.


But these articles/vids/pod casts etc. they are always the same trying to compare standard small trucks to a Gladiator.

I can sum them all up quickly:
1.) If you want a Jeep with a bed, get a Gladiator.
2.) If you want a small truck then get a small truck.

It's not like they are comparing a Bronco to a Wrangler.
 

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This.
... Also the turbo 4 in that size, yeah no.


But these articles/vids/pod casts etc. they are always the same trying to compare standard small trucks to a Gladiator.

I can sum them all up quickly:
1.) If you want a Jeep with a bed, get a Gladiator.
2.) If you want a small truck then get a small truck.

It's not like they are comparing a Bronco to a Wrangler.
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My work truck is a Colorado and I am on my second one in 4 years. After driving one every day, I would never buy one a Colorado/Canyon for personal use. Way too many quality issues. Maybe I am just unlucky, but one of the issues plagued our entire fleet and Chevrolet would not fix them even under warranty.
 
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It started wacky when they didn't even use the same model year (yes I know they said there were no major changes) and then put a gas against a diesel. Maybe they were trying to find two vehicle with the same power output but then it really isn't an honest comparison because they are not the same. Diesel vs diesel, gas vs gas. Apples vs apples and oranges vs oranges.

Never bought my Jeep to be pretty or a daily driver. It is 100% my "toy" and I love it as such!
Knowing what I do about auto journalism, it's more likely that they happened to have these two press cars at the same time and just tried to make it work.
 
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But these articles/vids/pod casts etc. they are always the same trying to compare standard small trucks to a Gladiator.

I can sum them all up quickly:
1.) If you want a Jeep with a bed, get a Gladiator.
2.) If you want a small truck then get a small truck.
I keep seeing this and I just don't understand it. The Gladiator is a perfectly acceptable midsize truck, it does all the same midsize truck things as others in the class. It carries everything I need it to carry, it tows everything I want it to tow. Yes, it's Jeep truck, but it's still a truck. Most the time I hear complaints about the Gladiator being insufficient, it's because any midsize would be insufficient for what that person wants to do; they didn't just buy the wrong vehicle for their needs, they bought the wrong class of vehicle for their use case.

I assessed what I wanted a truck to do and the Gladiator checked all the boxes for being a truck and for my off road use. If you need more truck than a Gladiator, you need a full size truck. If you don't need a full size and want something narrower and easier to maneuver, you want a midsize and the Gladiator is a perfectly reasonable option.
 

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On my personal preference, this is a very general comparison, its like hey lets compare 2 midsize trucks that have 4 wheels to the ground ,and heey I have one of those , lets find another one and compare them. This is not a good material for an average person that don't know about trims, capabilities and prices.

A more balance competition will be to compare a Gladiator Texas Trail/Willys vs a Colorado Z71 or this same Canyon AT4.

It curious that this came up, I was just looking at the Colorado 2024 and comparing it with the Mojave. It just amazing the Jeep high price when it is compared with another vehicle taking in consideration price and features offered . Much of us will said, it is well earned, all its legacy since 1941, the community that they have created, the culture behind it and the unmatchable off road capability, but when can we say it is already too much?

Here is what i consider a fair comparison: Gladiator Mojave vs Colorado ZR2

Here is what you can get for 62k with Chevrolet

Jeep Gladiator Car and Driver: Would you rather? Gladiator vs GMC Canyon 1706809548806


ZR2 2024 Bison Edition, 35's Tires and a ton of features

Mojave almost fully loaded, 2023 (because you can't build you 2024 in the website yet)
72k

Jeep Gladiator Car and Driver: Would you rather? Gladiator vs GMC Canyon 1706809763294
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Is having a 2023 Jeep Gladiator Mojave not fully loaded worth a 2024 Colorado ZR2 Bison Edition Fully loaded + 10k?

We can enter in the field of HELL YEAH is a Jeep, is my money I do what I like with it, and just continue inflating this amazing symbol . But as a 32 year old Jeep owner since 2009, coming from a Jeep owners family, Former Chrysler Dealership Service Advisor, middle class according to the US Census, I would like to have a Mojave fully loaded in the low 60' range, just as Chevrolet can offer a similar vehicle. You want to keep it at 70k? no problem, but at least put some 2 inch kit and 35's or do something not just say ''Its a Jeep Thing''

I know I am not the only one noticing these things between prices vs brands vs features offered, a lot of people are complaining, Jeep is also trying to do something https://www.caranddriver.com/news/a46408936/2024-jeep-gladiator-price/, but still there is a lot of improvement that can be made in order to have satisfy, happy new and current Jeep owners.
 

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I keep seeing this and I just don't understand it. The Gladiator is a perfectly acceptable midsize truck...
I don't disagree on your point, but I'm looking at from the other way around.

Not is a Gladiator a perfectly good small truck but are the other small trucks a Jeep? Its a different class of small trucks.

If they were comparing trims like @SergioGmz pointed out that was a specific offroad version vs the specific comparable gladaitor trim. But most of these things don't seem to even put effort in doing that.
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