2023 Jeep Gladiator vs. Toyota Tacoma

2022 Jeep Gladiator vs. 2022 Toyota Tacoma
2023 Jeep Gladiator


2023 Toyota Tacoma

Engine Options


Available Diesel Engine

285 hp

Maximum Horsepower

278 hp
442 lb-ft

Maximum Torque

265 lb-ft
7,700 pounds

Maximum Towing

6,800 pounds
1,710 pounds

Maximum Payload

1,155 pounds

Any Ventura driver who knows their stuff can understand that Jeep and Toyota are some of the most powerful pickup trucks with exceptional engine specs, powerful towing abilities, and a exceptional range of performance features. So who wins in the Gladiator vs. Tacoma comparison?

Santa Barbara Chrysler Dodge Jeep® Ram FIAT® is here to help with that question, where we walk you through the most important information like the engine options, towing capacity, and more. 

2023 Gladiator vs. Tacoma: Engine Options

Choosing between the Gladiator or Tacoma, there are two different engines with different specs. The Tacoma allows for six-speed transmissions, whereas the Jeep Gladiator gives Ventura drivers the choice between the V6 gas engine or the V6 diesel engine. The Jeep Gladiator is more impressive thanks to the diesel option, as well as the higher horsepower, torque, and transmission options. Learn more about the difference below: 

Jeep Gladiator Engine Specs: 

3.6L Pentastar® V6:

  • 285 hp
  • 260 lb-ft
  • 6-speed manual or 8-speed 850RE transmission

3.0L EcoDiesel V6:

  • 260 hp
  • 442 lb-ft
  • 8-speed 8HP75 transmission

Toyota Tacoma Engine Specs: 

2.7L DOHC 4-Cylinder Engine: 

  • 159 hp
  • 180 lb-ft
  • 6-speed automatic transmission

3.5L DOHC V6 Engine: 

  • 278 hp
  • 265 lb-ft
  • 6-speed automatic or manual transmission 

2023 Gladiator vs. Tacoma: Performance Features

Whether you choose the Gladiator or Tacoma, you’re sure to find a wider range of performance-enhancing features on the Jeep Gladiator such as: 

  • Front and rear tow hooks
  • Dana® 44 wide axles
  • Steel skid plates
  • Sway Bar Disconnect
  • Heavy-duty engine cooling
  • Class II Bumper Hitch
  • Class IV Receiver Hitch
  • Trailcam
  • Off-Road+ drive mode
  • Tru-Lok® Electronic Locking Differentials

2023 Gladiator vs. Tacoma: Towing Capacity

Compare the Jeep Gladiator vs. Toyota Tacoma engines and towing capacities here:

Jeep Gladiator 3.6L Pentastar® V6: 7,700-pound towing capacity

Jeep Gladiator 3.0L EcoDiesel V6: 6,500-pound towing capacity

Toyota Tacoma 2.7L DOHC 4-Cylinder Engine: 3,500-pound towing capacity

Toyota Tacoma 3.5L DOHC V6 Engine: 6,800-pound towing capacity

Test Drive a 2023 Jeep Gladiator at Santa Barbara Chrysler Dodge Jeep® Ram FIAT® Today!

While the Toyota Tacoma is impressive on its own merits, the 2023 Jeep Gladiator outshines the vehicle in so many ways. If you would like to opt for additional savings, be sure to check out the new vehicle specials as well as our finance application if you would like to learn more.

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