2020 Jeep Gladiator vs Chevy ZR2 Bison: Watch These Off-Road Titans Battle it out in Moab, Utah!

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  • Pablo Hernandez
    Pablo Hernandez 6 hours ago

    ZR2 all year round!

  • harold maat
    harold maat 23 hours ago

    We already know the winner is a toss up between the Tacoma and the Colorado.

  • Michael Hallman
    Michael Hallman 3 days ago

    Click Bait

  • Bama Vol
    Bama Vol 4 days ago

    We all know that stock comparisons are almost pointless with these because about 90% of the people that buy these and take them offroad are not going to do it in stock form...

  • Jonathan Gibson
    Jonathan Gibson 7 days ago

    ZR2 ALL DAY !!!! 🙌🏼

  • Mr Jester4401
    Mr Jester4401 9 days ago

    They gotta make an option for the more price friendly jeep jt/jl where you can get a rear locker beefier tires and a which capable front bumper your welcome

  • Jacob Sebastien
    Jacob Sebastien 10 days ago

    Chevy Bison 💪

  • alexgame100123
    alexgame100123 10 days ago

    I have already read the complaints for the 2020 gladiator and why people are staying away from it. Price, No Hemi option, Price, no manual, and Price...did I mention Price?

  • Tim Royal
    Tim Royal 11 days ago

    Painful to watch you guys off road. You have front AND rear lockers, dude! Geez!

  • Shawn Riddle
    Shawn Riddle 11 days ago

    ZR2 who? ru-clip.net/video/s2zJp0vmxgs/video.html

    RETRO ROY 12 days ago

    With all the scrapping I saw in this video I think the suspension on both trucks needs raised a bit.

  • Keith Hepworth
    Keith Hepworth 12 days ago

    I wonder how many more times he can say boron 🤦‍♂️

  • Paul Guerrero
    Paul Guerrero 13 days ago

    Not more than 10 minutes after watching this, that I get an email from Chevy Accessories. And in it they have a Exhaust relocation kit for the Bison!!!!!

  • Spots* Ryan
    Spots* Ryan 16 days ago

    I want to know keeps reaction to that bent steel

  • 2badger2
    2badger2 17 days ago

    The 3.0-liter EcoDiesel engine will be available starting in 2020. Gladiator models will offer the 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6 engine, rated at 260 horsepower and 442 lb-ft (599 N·m) of torque, with ESS standard. An eight-speed automatic transmission is standard and is designed to handle the increased torque output.

  • Bong Lim
    Bong Lim 18 days ago

    ZR2 Bison for me Great comparo video review

  • Dennis Phillips
    Dennis Phillips 18 days ago

    Raptor ? 👀

  • MK4vDubbin
    MK4vDubbin 18 days ago

    In my opinion, there is no good new truck regardless of brand. You pick which flavor of poison you can live with. My 14 ram with a hemi and 8 speed drove fantastic, got great fuel mileage for a full size and never had a single mechanical issue but the bumpers and hood were starting to rust and bubble. My 16 Silverado Ltz has a cracked exhaust manifold, bad on fuel, transmission that’s slushy and constantly hunting for gears and a throttle response that’s sluggish and lethargic. Beautiful looking truck either a great interior but just a soft, sluggish boat ride that you can never feel fully confident in. My dad has had a few new F150s over the last 5 years and both have had pretty significant recalls on them for airbags, etc. My friends 5 - 10 year old Tacoma frames are rotting out on otherwise dependable trucks. Gone are the days of bulletproof simple trucks. Not sure why people argue brand loyalty as if one is simply superior over the other. They all have their pros and cons.

  • J R
    J R 19 days ago +2

    Chevy Colorado ZR2 Bison-Eagle Claw Demon- Slayer Shit-kicker will be the next model.

    • racrx7
      racrx7 18 days ago

      J R where do I sign up? 😂😂

  • racrx7
    racrx7 20 days ago

    Why does the tow rating drop to 5K# over a Z71 Dmax? 🤷‍♂️

    • MK4vDubbin
      MK4vDubbin 18 days ago

      racrx7 Good question. I was also going to hold out on the Gladiator for the diesel next year but it’s rated to tow even less than the gas motor. Seems to completely negate the point of the diesel. They don’t get absurdly great fuel mileage in comparison either, and neither engine actually sounds good compared to a diesel in a full sized pickup.

  • Randy
    Randy 20 days ago

    Look if you need 4 doors then you don't need a pickup. I want 2 doors and a longer bed that is actually useful. the Gladiator should be 2 doors. Lemosine lenght pick up trucks are not for offroading. They are for soccer moms who want to beleive they are still cool. Lame overpriced and low quality truck.

  • Mark Kennedy
    Mark Kennedy 21 day ago +2

    The fact that the small truck segment price range is between $50k to $60k+ ,Utterly insane!

  • Turd Ferguson
    Turd Ferguson 22 days ago

    The ZR2 can be had for low 40's loaded out. Not happening with a loaded Rubi. I got the diesel ZR2 and tuned it. I'm now making roughly 450lb ft of torque and still pull 28+ mpg highway.

  • WeN33dJustice
    WeN33dJustice 23 days ago

    The jeep is pretty much a new version of that truck/jeep they had back then. I'd take the chevy in a heart beat. Much better looking and will last longer

  • Gabe T
    Gabe T 23 days ago

    I would really like to see a face off with the Jeep Gladiator VS the Alkane Dominator. That would be an amazing video.

  • chupa cabbra
    chupa cabbra 24 days ago

    the beard dude acts like " BEAR"

  • johnny cake
    johnny cake 28 days ago

    Where are the Nissans?

  • # Coach2win
    # Coach2win 29 days ago

    If you want a truck get a truck...If you want a Jeep with a bed get the Gladiator

  • trump 2020
    trump 2020 Month ago +1

    Lmao jeep by far

  • Daily Driver
    Daily Driver Month ago +1

    I take the gladiator hands down that Chevy was hitting everything front and back where as the gladiator just hit the tow hitch so gladiator ftw

  • josh dudeck
    josh dudeck Month ago

    How do you “properly equip” the Jeep to tow 7500?

    • J M
      J M Month ago

      ya, you dont want to tow something with a V6 over 5,000lbs.... If its a boat, you need a full size or the boat will pull you in the water. Basically, something heavier.

  • A Osborn
    A Osborn Month ago +1

    Nathan may weigh only 200 lbs on the moon...but definitely not on this planet.

  • 89itirish
    89itirish Month ago +1

    Boron!!! Lol that’s where I grew up! Good old Boron California.

  • Alexandre Gatserelia
    Alexandre Gatserelia Month ago +1

    Part of US cars success before was the price , now it's like buying a EU cars.

  • Jiří Huser
    Jiří Huser Month ago

    Sooo... um... which one is the winner?

  • Leudwig vonshwartsenhelm

    You guys never actually said which one you'd buy.....

  • US Constitution Rules
    US Constitution Rules Month ago +15


  • cdude100
    cdude100 Month ago +2

    The Jeep you can take the doors and roof off
    But it's a Chrysler product
    The Chevy has a diesel
    And is not a Chrysler product
    The Jeep I know for it's off roading capabilities but is still a Chrysler product
    The Chevy might be a little bit more reliable but can't take the doors and roof off
    Me personally I'd lease the Jeep get it out of my system and call it a day knowing I have a fun weekend toy.

    • Lloyd Bonafide
      Lloyd Bonafide Month ago

      JEEP has been built by JEEP since 1941. Its under the Chrysler Corp. name and that's it.

  • Chuka Nweze
    Chuka Nweze Month ago

    Both trucks need to be lifted for this course.

  • Rick Spacerocket
    Rick Spacerocket Month ago

    To much money 💰 for a small truck...pass

  • Don Parmezano
    Don Parmezano Month ago

    I wish ZR2 has Gladiator's interior...

  • jeroen louwes
    jeroen louwes Month ago

    At 12.20 you see the chevy bend! It even looks like the bed hits the cab.

  • Jason Ayers
    Jason Ayers Month ago

    wow the Toy. TRD couldn't compete?

  • Tom Reed
    Tom Reed Month ago

    Chevy sells a v6 for in that truck

  • cobrasvt347
    cobrasvt347 Month ago

    I know alot of folks that had ordered the launch edition despite the price. For what extras your not getting over the standard optioned out truck. I just don't see 10000 extra just for it to say launch edition. 😒

  • cobrasvt347
    cobrasvt347 Month ago

    As continuing with sex jokes. Mount a winch. Lol

  • cobrasvt347
    cobrasvt347 Month ago

    True but towing 7500 is one thing but towing 7500 well is another.

  • News that matter
    News that matter Month ago

    The Chevy was falling apart 🤣

  • TheRiver Now
    TheRiver Now Month ago

    Jeep obviously takes it... but what the hell would they spend their money on???

  • Dan James
    Dan James Month ago

    I own a Wrangler JL along with another primary daily driver vehicle, a Ford Expedition. I would not recommenced a Jeep JL/Gladiator if its going to be your only vehicle or daily driver. The upright windshield and solid front axle make for a harsh ride on roads above 55mph. The Jeep is a specific purpose vehicle. The Chevy is a more versatile vehicle and a better bang for the buck.

  • Gary Jones
    Gary Jones Month ago

    Before buying my ZR2, I had a '12 JK Rubicon and my wife had a wonderful '14 Grand Cherokee Overland Diesel with ORII variable suspension. My Wrangler had the head replaced within 6 months but otherwise held up OK. Great off road, but a terrible vehicle on road. Back seat passengers, even in the 4-dr., are subjected to torture. ;) The JGC Diesel was an amazing vehicle, both on road and off and you couldn't find a better tow vehicle. Problem is that the Chrysler diesel emission control system just doesn't work. Ours built up so much soot that the engine caught on fire at about 50k miles. The DEF system in general is subject to constant problems on both the Jeep and the Ram 1500's. I'd only want the Gladiator with the diesel - but I'd never buy another Chrysler diesel. My ZR2 has been great. Comfortable to travel over the highway, OK towing, and great off road. Here's the vid on my ZR2 build. ru-clip.net/video/EnLhbafX1n0/video.html

  • Chad Jones
    Chad Jones Month ago +4

    I love jeeps but the Gladiator that I saw at the dealership last week had a sticker of 81k and change. Thats nuts. For the difference in price I would get the Bison, add a 5 inch lift and 37 inch tires and probably still be less than the jeep. I still wish jeep would bring back the scrambler.

  • Michael Brown
    Michael Brown Month ago +3

    The bison is heavier and has a lower approach angle than a standard ZR2. Should have use a standard diesel ZR2

  • Mark Remillard
    Mark Remillard Month ago

    Those are two of the ugliest trucks ever made

  • Thyny San
    Thyny San Month ago +12

    Went through all that and no winner was declared.

    Another reason why I hate this channel.

    • Lloyd Bonafide
      Lloyd Bonafide Month ago +1

      @Thyny San - Hey dumb ass. I could have told you the "winner" as soon as I saw one JEEP and one Chevrolet.......
      There is NO Chevrolet EVER that can compete with a JEEP off-road, period end of story..........

    • Moneyandtime Freedom
      Moneyandtime Freedom Month ago +2

      Thyny San thanks I won’t watch hate this type of bullshit everyone wins a trophy

  • Jake Ter
    Jake Ter Month ago

    Both trucks look fantastic

  • Kennth Bennett
    Kennth Bennett Month ago

    For these prices you can get a full size truck!

  • Carlos Ramirez
    Carlos Ramirez Month ago

    Sooo who won in yalls opinion??? Zr2 or gladiator?? I’m in the market for buying one and have a crazy decision to make...

  • Jerrymc1975
    Jerrymc1975 Month ago

    Nah I’ll take the Jeep

  • RB
    RB Month ago

    The idea is to keep the wheels turning at a slow bell using your crawl ratio, tires, and engine braking to maintain control. Locking it up and sliding down makes it worse. Chevy’s crawl ratio (37:1) and tire size (31”) could and should be better but there’s no way the Jeep should have slid down that hill with 77:1 or 84:1 and all that tire.

  • Hi RPM
    Hi RPM Month ago +1

    Raptor jr vs Rubicon 🤣

  • Art Storey
    Art Storey Month ago

    I bet the Gladiator handles like a kite in a tornado on the highway.

  • mrvwbug44
    mrvwbug44 Month ago

    Holy frame flex on the Bison on that downhill, he hit that hitch hard.

  • Travisty
    Travisty Month ago

    Why are people necessarily complaining about price? Fully loaded Gladiator Rubicon on Jeep's website is ~$52, and a fully loaded Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro is ~$47... pretty comparable if you ask me. I just think every new car these days is expensive no matter what you want to get...

  • Joe Ibarra
    Joe Ibarra 2 months ago +2

    As a Toyota Owner... i can say.... Yota has to step up their Off road game...

  • Jelt NY
    Jelt NY 2 months ago

    You will never find a Gladiator for $62K a Jeep JL Rubicon is $62K not worth that kind of money. I bought a fully loaded ZR2 for $42K and I wouldn’t trade it fir any Jeep ......

    • bionicman s.
      bionicman s. Month ago

      Bro! A fully loaded Jeep Gladiator is 42 ish thousand lol. The 62k is only the launch edition

  • John Parsons
    John Parsons 2 months ago

    Disappointing to not see as claimed what vehicle you would spend your money on.

  • Lyle Bonney
    Lyle Bonney 2 months ago

    I wish the front and rear push button locking differential was available on the full size Silverado

  • Haba Ñero
    Haba Ñero 2 months ago +4

    TFL >>> you have no idea how invaluable your vehicle reviews are to me and the rest of the public; we are very grateful for all of the time and effort that you all at TFL do to bring this footage to us, thank you, thank you, thank you! Obviously, the ideal situation for when one is considering the purchase of a new vehicle is to be able to view and test drive the vehicle in person. However, even with a test drive there are a lot of things that one will be unable to learn; here's where you guys come in ... thanks to your testing of vehicles in their respective elements we get to learn a great deal more than we ever could with any ordinary test drive. By viewing a certain vehicle in different videos that you have prepared one is able to get a very good idea about the pluses and minuses of a vehicle. Allow me to elaborate ... me myself upon viewing the Jeep Gladiator at a car show I was quite impressed. But I am obviously at a disadvantage with the manufacturer who makes sure that their vehicle is positioned "just so" and the lighting is perfect and the stance, etc. an attendee at such an event has no chance ;-) Then the more I got to see this vehicle reviewed, the more I could see unappealing aspects of it. In the case of other vehicles it was the opposite, I ended up developing an appreciation for something that I had initially thought was not so good, or that I had no particular interest in. So ... believe me, what you guys at TFL do is very, very invaluable and we are very very grateful to all of your efforts and presentations; because no matter whether we agree with your comments and reviews or not, we are learning a great deal thanks to you. So once again, I thank you TFL team for all of your time and effort that you put into bringing us this wonderful material, you guys are awesome! ;-)

  • Perrin Aybara
    Perrin Aybara 2 months ago +3

    Jeep is hideous and way overpriced. It won’t last long.

  • premiercconstruction
    premiercconstruction 2 months ago

    But the appeal of jeep is doors and roof off...

  • premiercconstruction
    premiercconstruction 2 months ago

    The only bad part is that I’m not rich and if I was a can’t drive both at the same time.. 🤔. Life’s not fare.

  • Nicholas Livoti
    Nicholas Livoti 2 months ago +2

    What if GM buys out Jeep and puts the baby duramax in the Gladiator 🤔

    • Chevy Jim
      Chevy Jim 2 months ago +1

      We saw what Gm did to the Hummer. I will pass.

  • Krabbie Pally
    Krabbie Pally 2 months ago

    Compare shit with shit. Nice.

  • Okie Rider
    Okie Rider 2 months ago +2

    IMHO, the Gladiator is not really designed for serious rock crawling due to it's long wheelbase. Its more suited for Overlanding adventure runs.

  • Phong Luu
    Phong Luu 2 months ago

    Sorry 3-5 years from now they are garbage. They cost twice as much as a Tacoma when new and 5 years later the used Tacoma will cost twice as much. Never buy American cars or Truck they depreciate exponentially because they are garbage after 3-5 years

  • Victor Bugarin
    Victor Bugarin 2 months ago

    Chevy is shit lol that jeep needs 2 extra inches and u good to go

  • Harry Roger
    Harry Roger 2 months ago

    Of course the conclusion is "Buy American!". What would you expect from TFL. Notice they always down play Toyotas?

  • Road Less Traveled
    Road Less Traveled 2 months ago

    If you want to see more than 20 Colorado ZR2s, Bisons, lifted ZR2s on 35" tires, a ZR2 with a V8 swap and the GM utility box ZR2s rock crawling on Drummond Island, MI check out our latest adventure here! ru-clip.net/video/lQq_r4SvRI0/video.html

  • Donnie Baynard
    Donnie Baynard 2 months ago

    You can cut off a foot of that stupid pipe on the Bison and it wouldn't matter.

  • TK-421
    TK-421 2 months ago +3

    "The two most off-road worthy trucks in the mid-size truck segement?" Nah, I'll stick with our Australian Toyota Landcruiser 79 series and its 4.5L V8 Twin Turbo Diesel thanks. ;)

  • kevin bento
    kevin bento 2 months ago

    Chevy should replace the front Chevrolet logo on the grill and rename it Bison

  • Nic Restrepo
    Nic Restrepo 2 months ago +2

    63K!!!!!!???? F that! Ill buy a ZR2 AND a used electric car for around town

  • Steve Soto
    Steve Soto 2 months ago

    I think that an ultimate comparison would be to pit the Jeep Gladiator Rubicon against a viewer's Hummer H3T Alpha!

  • Carlos Quirindongo
    Carlos Quirindongo 2 months ago

    At 5:32 awesome diesel impression lol

  • GrecoRoman123
    GrecoRoman123 2 months ago

    Can a mid-size motorcycle fit in the back? Are there any tie-down anchor points?

  • Jeffery Walton
    Jeffery Walton 2 months ago

    AEV sucks.

  • kellsarah
    kellsarah 2 months ago +2

    Chevy wins, love the Zr2 and the Diesel. Could live without the Bison package. For the ridiculous price of that Jeep you could get a 2500HD Duramax.

  • schmoab
    schmoab 2 months ago

    It’s two Tommys lol 😂

  • David Stanley
    David Stanley 2 months ago

    what is new the 15 year old frontier could do that and only costs a fraction of these two over priced hogs

  • rep toob
    rep toob 2 months ago

    TOMMY LOOK I CAN SQUIRT, I CAN SQUIRT! Settle down. Gladiator is totally effin cool. Too bad about the break over angle.

  • Northern Rider
    Northern Rider 2 months ago

    That is the mullet of Jeeps. Id take the Bison.

  • TevisC
    TevisC 2 months ago

    I was excited about the Gladiator.. untill I watched the add where they crushed a classic jeep pickup. ru-clip.net/video/Naq2yFTwA_c/video.html

  • Rich LeTourneau
    Rich LeTourneau 2 months ago

    A winch can be added to the Gladiator's front bumper too.

  • Ryan Martinage
    Ryan Martinage 2 months ago +1

    You can buy a used ZR2 diesel for under $40k. Is the Jeep $20k better... No.

  • GoodTimeFishing
    GoodTimeFishing 2 months ago

    Way over priced. If you can get a ford raptor for the same price something is wrong.

  • Justin Stergar
    Justin Stergar 2 months ago

    So the gladiator has more “length” and “girth”, eh? 😂

    • metru darkness
      metru darkness 2 months ago

      perfect compensation for what the driver lacks :D

  • phil foote
    phil foote 2 months ago

    In Australia towing is still 3 1/2 ton which is about 75000 pound don't know
    Y they did that

  • Shenkosky
    Shenkosky 2 months ago

    It’s like that party where you boned that one chick that already did everybody at your high school it’s really hard to brag about it the next day. At these prices those mid-size trucks have lost the fun factor. I want a V6 and a Stick and metal floors with a rubber plug so I can hose out my Jeep or truck like the one we had in high school. Took all the panels off and went to the beach it had no options and it was the best at everything without compromise. Left it overnight Up tor the hood in sand pulled it out the next day and power washed it all. Looked better than before we got drunk and it sat in high tide waters overnight? How about a real off-road package minus everything give us men what we want not the fashion police in the board room. Heck you could still overcharge for it and I would buy it over those electronic nightmares. Call it the Jeep Zombi or Bug Out addition all analog gauges no air bags nothing to go wrong. It would command a high dollar and we would love it. I think I’m going to start an aftermarket company converting them over to analog and selling as off road only. Probably get more preorders than the electric G wizz echole car guy brings in! Excuse me I’m starting a go fund me campaign if this gets a lot of likes shit I’ll just do it!

  • TolitsDterrible
    TolitsDterrible 2 months ago

    Ford I think is stupid for not bringing the Ranger Raptor right away to US.