2022 Toyota Tacoma vs. 2021 Jeep Gladiator Mojave

2022 Toyota Tacoma vs. 2021 Jeep Gladiator Mojave



2.7L 4-cylinder / 159 hp

Base Engine

3.6L V6 24v VVT engine w/ ESS / 285 hp
3.5L V6 / 265 hp

Top Engine

3.6L V6 24v VVT Engine w/ ESS / 285 hp
6,400 lbs

Max. Towing Capacity

4,500 lbs
9.4 inches

Ground Clearance

11.6 inches
5’, 6’

Bed Sizes


Looking for a midsize truck near New Orleans that’s a cut above the competition but won’t cost you an arm and a leg? The new 2022 Toyota Tacoma is just such a vehicle! Why choose this pickup truck over competitors like the well-loved 2021 Jeep Gladiator Mojave, though? Read on, because Ray Brandt Toyota has the details on how these two trucks square off. Want to learn more? Contact us at any time!

Tacoma vs. Gladiator Mojave: Base MSRP

The Toyota Tacoma comes in a variety of trim levels, including the Tacoma SR, which has a starting price that’s thousands of dollars less than the Jeep Gladiator Mojave. Even if you were to compare the base Gladiator trim to the base Tacoma trim, you’d still be spending nearly $8,000 more! That’s right — $8,000. The difference in price between the Tacoma SR and Gladiator Mojave is even starker, at nearly $18,00:

  • 2022 Toyota Tacoma SR Starting MSRP: $26,500
  • 2021 Jeep Gladiator Mojave Starting MSRP: $44,910

Tacoma vs. Gladiator Mojave: Engines & Towing Capacity

The Toyota Tacoma offers a standard 2.7L four-cylinder engine that has 159 horsepower to offer. On the other hand, the Jeep Gladiator Mojave boasts a 3.6L engine with 285 horsepower. But is that 126 horsepower (and decrease in fuel economy) worth approximately $18,000? 

If you answered “Yes,” then you should know that you can upgrade your choice of engine for around $4,670, meaning that the Tacoma V6 SR still costs thousands less than the Gladiator Mojave, and offers just 20 horsepower less. That’s what we’d call a superb value, especially when you consider that the Jeep can’t tow nearly as much as the Toyota:

  • 2022 Toyota Tacoma Max. Towing Capacity: 6,400 lbs
  • 2021 Jeep Gladiator Mojave Max. Towing Capacity: 4,500 lbs

As you can see, the Tacoma can tow up to 1,900 lbs more than the Gladiator Mojave can. 

Tacoma vs. Gladiator Mojave: Additional Details

What else does the Toyota Tacoma have to offer that its competition doesn’t? Well, for one thing, the Tacoma is the only truck to offer Toyota Safety Sense technology to keep you safer on Metairie and La Place roads.

If that weren’t enough, the Tacoma is more versatile than the Gladiator Mojave when it comes to cargo hauling. That’s because, while the Gladiator Mojave offers a singular bed size — five feet — the Tacoma offers the same bed size, plus an additional six-foot bed option. 

Find Your Next Toyota Tacoma for Sale at Ray Brandt Toyota!

Ready to see for yourself all the differences that make the Toyota Tacoma a superior pickup for Destrehan shoppers like you? Give us a call at 504-356-7064 to book your next Tacoma test drive in Kenner! Meanwhile, check out how you could save on future Tacoma monthly payments by applying your trade-in value against your next auto loan or lease. 

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