So is are the F150's with either the 2.7, 3.5 or 5.0 off the radar now? Looking more so at Gladiators?
Interesting that the OP is cross-shopping the 2, they're very different. I don't know the OP's vehicle history or what their intended use for the vehicle is, but I'll caution anyone that hasn't owned a Jeep Wrangler/Gladiator before to please listen to your gut in terms of how they drive and if you can live with it for how you intend to use it. Gladiators are dang cool and capable, but if you find the wind noise or ride/handling to be annoying on a short drive just think about living with it daily or on long drives. That's ultimately what drove me to get rid of my last Wrangler, it was not a relaxing drive and I avoided going on any drives that were more than an hour on the freeway because of the noise and twitchiness from crosswinds. That was a JKUR, though, and not a JL. The JL/JT are supposed to be better but I still hear people complain about them still being very Jeepy. My JKUR was my 6th(?) Jeep (XJ, CJ-2a, CJ-7, XJ, YJ, JKUR) Jeep so I'm not new to Jeeps in the least.
If my current truck were to give up the ghost today...that would be tough. I'd probably go with a gently-used Colorado ZR2 today. If it happened next year then there's no question, I'd go with either the new 2023 Colorado ZR2 or the Canyon AT4X.