2023 Jeep Gladiator Sport vs. Rubicon

2023 Jeep Gladiator Rubicon Driving Over A Sand Dune
Whichever way you choose to configure the new Jeep Gladiator, you can trust that you’ll enjoy exceptional capability on and off the trail. However, two Jeep Gladiator trims may stand out to you in particular: the Jeep Gladiator Rubicon and the Jeep Gladiator Sport.



So, how should Hood River buyers choose between them? The Sport is the entry-level Jeep Gladiator, while the Rubicon is an upgraded trim designed for rock-crawling. Join C. H. Urness Motors Co. for a head-to-head comparison of the Gladiator Sport and Jeep Gladiator Rubicon specs—and find the perfect fit for your upcoming adventures!

Comparing the 2023 Jeep Gladiator Sport vs. Rubicon All-Terrain Features

First, we’ll compare the Gladiator Sport and Jeep Gladiator Rubicon specs and all-terrain features to help you decide which one offers the freedom you need to take on every road in Portland and Goldendale, WA. Here’s a closer look at what’s included with the Sport vs. Rubicon Gladiator trims:

2023 Jeep Gladiator Rubicon: Performance Features

  • 3.6L V6 24V VVT Engine with Stop/Start
  • 6-Speed Manual Transmission
  • 4:1 Rock-Trac® Part-Time 4WD System
  • Heavy-Duty Dana® 44 Wide Front Axle & Rear Axle
  • Electronic Sway Bar Disconnect, Locking Front and Rear Differentials, and FOX 2.0-Inch Shocks
  • 17-Inch x 7.5-Inch Granite Crystal Aluminum Wheels
  • Steel rear bumper
  • 4.10 Axle Ratio
  • Terrain-Specific Off-Road Plus Mode
  • Off-road switch banks

2023 Jeep Gladiator Sport: Performance Features

  • 3.6L V6 24V VVT Engine with Stop/Start
  • 3.73 Axle Ratio
  • 17-Inch x 7.5-Inch Black Steel Styled Wheels
  • 6-Speed Manual Transmission
  • Front & Rear Heavy-Duty Shock Absorbers

2023 Jeep Gladiator Sport vs. Jeep Gladiator Rubicon Specs: Towing Capacity

The off-road performance of either Jeep Gladiator on your Hood River adventures is sure to be remarkable – and that’s exactly what you should expect from any Jeep SUV. Whether you are headed off-grid or out to the lake, you’ll have extraordinary towing power and legendary capability at your fingertips! Check out the Jeep Gladiator Rubicon and Jeep Gladiator Sport towing capacity and more, below:

2023 Jeep Gladiator Rubicon Specs: Towing Capacity

  • 4,500-pound towing capacity
  • Variable Valve Timing and Electronic Throttle Control and Engine Stop/Start (ESS) technology
  • Selec-Speed® Control

2023 Jeep Gladiator Sport Specs: Towing Capacity

  • 4,000-pound towing capacity
  • 285 horsepower & up to 260 pound-feet

2023 Jeep Gladiator Sport vs. Rubicon: Technology

When it comes to connectivity features and comfort amenities, these two Jeep Gladiator trims have quite a lot in common! Both models come standard with all the tech you need to stay on track, no matter how far you roam from Portland roadways. That includes:

  • Uconnect® 4 system
  • Voice Command
  • 7-inch touchscreen display
  • Navigation
  • Uconnect® app
  • Apple CarPlay® support
  • Android Auto™ compatibility
  • Remote proximity keyless entry
  • Available wireless connectivity
  • And more!

Explore the Jeep Gladiator Trims at C. H. Urness Motors Co. Today

The best way to find out which Gladiator is right for you is to get behind the wheel and experience each model for yourself! Once you’ve found the perfect vehicle for your next expedition, visit our finance center in The Dalles to learn more about your leasing and financing options, how to trade in your car, and more with our experts.


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