2021 Jeep Gladiator Willys: The Affordable Off-Roader

2021 Jeep Gladiator Willys
2021 Jeep Gladiator Willys is available in Sport and Sport S variants

The Jeep brand is introducing a new edition of the 2021 Jeep Gladiator in the form of the Willys models, delivering a new level of personalized content for a distinct appearance that is combined with the signature Jeep 4×4 capability.

“Building on the widely popular Wrangler Willys, we’re thrilled to announce the Willys model is joining the Gladiator lineup as another way for Jeep to connect with our customers,” said¬†Jim Morrison, Head of Jeep Brand –¬†North America. “Gladiator Willys models harken back to the original Jeep lineup while offering an aggressive look and additional increased capability.”

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Is it a good off-roading machine?

The 2021 Jeep Gladiator lineup is bolstered by the addition of the Willys edition and marks the first time it is available on Gladiator. The Gladiator Willys edition features a limited-slip rear differential, Rubicon cab rock rails and shocks, and 32-inch BFGoodrich KM2 mud-terrain tires. All these features, combined with Jeep’s Command-Trac 4×4 part-time, two-speed transfer case with a 2.72:1 low-range gear ratio, bolster the Gladiator Willys’ off-road capability.

This added capability is highlighted by a rugged appearance. Special exterior design cues feature a Willys hood decal, heritage 4WD tailgate decal, unique black 17-inch aluminum wheels with gray pad print, and a gloss black sport grille. All-weather slush mats are also standard. The Sport S based Gladiator Willys also includes standard Technology Group with 7-inch radio with connective services and Convenience Group.

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Is this powerful?

If you plan to go for an off-road adventure trip, and if 285bhp of maximum power and a maximum torque output of 353Nm are more than enough, then so is the Gladiator Willys. Equipped with the proven 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine and a versatile cargo box, the Gladiator is built to handle the demands of an active lifestyle while delivering an open-air driving experience in a design that is unmistakably Jeep.

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Also, the engine of the new Gladiator Willys comes mated either to a six-speed manual transmission or an eight-speed automatic gearbox. It also gets a four-wheel-drive system and all Gladiator models are Trail Rated with a badge indicating that the vehicle is designed to perform in a variety of challenging off-road conditions identified by five key consumer-oriented performance categories: traction, ground clearance, maneuverability, articulation, and water fording. The 2021 Jeep Gladiator Willys edition is available in eight colors: Black, Granite Crystal, Sting-Gray, Billet, Firecracker Red, White, Hydro Blue, and Snazzberry.