2021 Jeep Gladiator Gets Sport-Based Willys Trim, Starts At $36,760

The Willys adds more aggressive off-road kit to the base Sport and Sport S models

2021 Jeep Gladiator Willys
2021 Jeep Gladiator Willys. (Photos: FCA)

If you’re looking to buy a 2021 Jeep Gladiator, you can now choose from nine different trims, including this new Willys model. It follows the Wrangler Willys in offering a more off-road-focused Sport or Sport S model, offering a middle ground alternative to the top-spec Rubicon.

“Gladiator Willys models harken back to the original Jeep lineup while offering an aggressive look and additional increased capability,” said Jeep brand head Jim Morrison. To that end, the Willys adds a limited-slip differential, rock rails, and 32-inch mud-terrain tires to the standard Sport or Sport S. Unique aesthetic touches include the black 17-inch wheels, as well as the Willys decals and old-school “4-wheel drive” decal on the tailgate.

Options for the Gladiator Willys

Since the Willys builds on the standard Sport or Sport S trims, you mostly get the same technology and equipment as those models. All-weather floor mats do come standard, while the Sport S-based Willys offers the Technology Group with a 7-inch Uconnect 4 infotainment system.

The 2021 Jeep Gladiator Willys comes standard with FCA’s 3.6-liter Pentastar gas V6, mated to a 6-speed manual transmission. If you prefer the 8-speed automatic instead, that’s a $2,000 option. You can also spec the Willys Sport or the Willys with the 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6 on the configurator page, which bumps the price up a further $6,000 ($4,000 for the engine and $2,000 for the 8-speed automatic).

2021 Jeep Gladiator Willys

In total, these new trims are available in eight colors. Black, Granite Crystal, Sting Gray, Billet, Firecracker Red, White, Hydro Blue and “Snazzberry” are all available with the new trim.

Pricing for the Willys Sport trim starts at $36,760, including Jeep’s $1,495 destination fee. The full-on Willys starts off about $3,800 higher, at $40,735 according to the current configurator page. The Willys, along with the other seven Gladiator trims, are available right now.