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Jeep Gladiator Willys added to the lineup for 2021 offering budget-friendly capability

The Gladiator Willys offers off-roaders a way to get additional off-road prowess straight from the manufacturer without having to pay for a Rubicon model.

Photo courtesy of FCA US LLC

Jeep already offers a Willys version of the Wrangler so it was inevitable that the trim level would eventually come to the Gladiator, the brand's pickup truck. The 2021 Jeep Gladiator Willys features off-roading equipment without the hefty price tag of a Rubicon model.

"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."

The Willys name comes from the Jeep brand's first home. The direct ancestor of what is now known as the Jeep Wrangler was born as a Willys Jeep in the early days of World War II. The Willys company was eventually purchased by Chrysler and the Jeep marque was born.

2021Jeep Gladiator Willys The truck gets unique wheels as part of the trim level.Photo courtesy of FCA US LLC

The new truck's exterior has a Willys hood decal, heritage 4WD tailgate decal, unique 17-inch aluminum wheels with gray pad print, and a gloss black sport grille. All-weather slush mats are standard.

The Gladiator Willys edition features a limited-slip rear differential, Rubicon cab rock rails and shocks, and 32-inch BFGoodrich KM2 mud terrain tires. This builds on top of the traditional offerings of the Gladiator, which include Jeep's Command-Trac 4x4 part-time, two-speed transfer case with a 2.72:1 low-range gear ratio.

Each Gladiator Willys has the brand's 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 under the hood and a cargo box out back. Like every other Gladiator, the Willys model is Trail Rated, meaning it has met Jeep's standard of off-road prowess.

Jeep will sell the Willys in Sport and Sport S grades. The Gladiator Sport S Willys also has Jeep's Technology Group, which includes a 7-inch radio with connective services, and the Convenience Group.

2021Jeep Gladiator Willys A four-wheel drive decal finds its way to the tailgate of the new model.Photo courtesy of FCA US LLC

The Gladiator Willys edition is available in eight colors: Black, Granite Crystal, Sting Gray, Billet, Firecracker Red, White, Hydro Blue and Snazzberry.

The 2021 Jeep Gladiator Willys has a starting MSRP of $35,265 (plus $1,495 destination) and is available now.

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Pricing for the new Grand Cherokee starts at $39,185.

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The Jeep Grand Cherokee is all-new for the 2022 model year. The legendary SUV gets fresh styling, a load of updated tech, and a new 4xe plug-in hybrid model. Today, Jeep announced pricing for the SUV, which is scheduled to arrive on dealers' lots in late 2021.

2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee The Grand Cherokee is all-new for 2022.Jeep

The base Grand Cherokee Laredo starts at $39,185, which includes a $1,795 destination charge. From there, starting prices include:

  • Grand Cherokee Altitude: $43,740
  • Grand Cherokee Limited: $45,505
  • Grand Cherokee Trailhawk (4x4 only): $53,070
  • Grand Cherokee Overland: $55,100
  • Grand Cherokee Summit: $59,160
  • Grand Cherokee Summit Reserve (4x4 only): $65,160
Adding four-wheel drive to a trim that doesn't already have it costs $2,000.

2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee Top trims come decked out with tech and high-end materials.Jeep

Two powertrain options are available for the 2022 model year. The base engine is a 3.6-liter V6 that produces 293 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. The optional 5.7-liter V8 makes 357 horsepower and 390 pound-feet of torque. Both come paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission. The 2022 Grand Cherokee is rated to tow up to 7,200 pounds when equipped with the V8 and up to 6,200 pounds with the V6.

2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee Several driver aids come standard for 2022.Jeep

The new SUV gets revised tech and larger displays for all trims. The base Laredo model gets an 8.4-inch touchscreen, and top trims are available with a large 10.1-inch display. There's also a 10.25-inch passenger-side interactive touchscreen display. Jeep made several safety features standard, including active driving assist, drowsy driver detection, intersection collision assist, traffic sign recognition, a 360-degree camera, and a parallel/perpendicular parking assist system. The 2022 Grand Cherokee comes with three years of complimentary maintenance, 24/7 roadside assistance, and phone support or online chat support.

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Jeep is offering custom graphics for its vehicles.

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Jeeps of all types are among the most customized vehicles on the planet, and it's just as common to see a completely tricked out Wrangler as it is to see one in factory fresh condition. To capitalize on the popularity of aftermarket parts, the automaker offers several upgrades and accessories through Mopar. To provide even more customization opportunities, Jeep announced the Jeep Graphic Studio, a program to create new graphics and appearance upgrades for its vehicles.

Jeep Graphic Studio A variety of products are available, including interior and exterior graphics.Jeep

Independent aftermarket suppliers have offered graphics packages and custom decals for years, but Jeep's program brings a 5- or 7-year guarantee against UV damage and peeling. The automaker says that every graphic ships with installation tools and video instructions to ensure proper and simple application. Each graphic is custom measured to fit Jeep vehicles. Textured graphics will also be offered, which Jeep says can show features such as topographic lines.

Jeep Graphic Studio Later this year, customers will be able to order custom names for the hood of their Wrangler or Gladiator.Jeep

Products from the Jeep Graphic Studio will start at $40 and climb to $165. The automaker says that the shop will sell 3D-printed shifter inserts, hood graphics, and fender inserts. Later this year, Wrangler and Gladiator owners will be able to order hood graphics that include custom names. If you're interested in getting a custom graphic for your Jeep, head here to check out the catalog.

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