2020 Jeep Gladiator vs 2019 Nissan Frontier

2020 Jeep Gladiator vs 2019 Nissan Frontier

Before the next model year of the Nissan Frontier comes out, it’s the 2019 Frontier that competes with the 2020 Jeep Gladiator first. The Jeep Gladiator is a new pickup truck model from Jeep. Launching in time for the new decade, the Gladiator takes most of its genetics from the iconic Wrangler rather than the garden-variety midsize pickup you see every day on the road. This means the Jeep grille, boxy design, and rugged interior will look familiar to most Jeep fans but might turn the heads of everyone else.

The difference between the two isn’t just visual. While the 2019 Nissan Frontier looks much like you might expect, with the same basic pickup truck design the major automakers have been using for the last few decades, the biggest differences lie under the hood and inside the cab. The table below is a great way to look at the two pickup trucks side-by-side so you can see which has the superior available features.

2020 Jeep Gladiator 


2019 Nissan Frontier 

3.6L V6  Engine 4.0L V6 
285  Horsepower 261
USB, AUX, Satellite Radio W/ Trial, AM/FM, Memory Card Slot  Audio Options  USB, AUX, Satellite Radio, AM/FM 
Standard Engine Immobilizer  Available

Comparison Analysis

Please take note that this comparison uses specifications from the largest engine option on the 2019 Nissan Frontier. The engine in the 2020 Jeep Gladiator may not seem like it would produce as much horsepower as the one in the Frontier, but size can be deceiving. As the standard engine of the Gladiator, the 3.6L V6 engine is worth the higher starting MSRP. Not only that but most trim levels of the Gladiator out-pull the Frontier in towing capacity.

Other Gladiator Features

A wider variety of audio options means drivers and passengers can enjoy more of their music, podcasts, or audiobooks however they want on the Gladiator. The standard engine immobilizer is just one of a suite of safety technology on the only pickup truck from Jeep. Available features include:

  • 4-Wheel ABS
  • Stability Control
  • 3 Rear Headrests
  • Rear Center 3-Point Belt
  • Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
  • Emergency Braking Assist
  • Dual Front Side-Mounted Airbags
  • Post-Collision Safety System

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