Here's what the package includes.
Texas is such an enormous market for pickup trucks, many automakers cater specifically to the state with Texas-themed special editions. Ford's King Ranch models have become a staple in the Blue Oval lineup, and Ram recently released a Laramie Southwest Edition that's exclusively sold in Texas and neighboring states. Now it's time for a different FCA brand to show off a special edition based on the Lone Star State. Say howdy to the 2021 Jeep Gladiator Texas Trail. This new special edition model is based on the Gladiator Sport S trim and will be sold exclusively in Texas.
"The Jeep brand recognizes that Texas and America's southwest are the center of the truck universe," said Jim Morrison, Vice President Jeep Brand North America. "Special editions allow us to connect with our passionate customers, and the Jeep Gladiator Texas Trail further broadens the appeal of the most capable Jeep pickup yet."
This is the first time the Jeep has created a special edition specifically for Texas. However, the brand has dabbled with other market-specific models like the Gladiator and Wrangler Three O Five Editions (named for the Miami area code). Based on the lower trim Sport S variant, the Texas Trail adds side steps, the Trailer Tow Group, a black hardtop roof, Technology Group, Convenience Group, and black leather seats embossed with a special graphic. It rides on 17-inch gloss black wheels wrapped in 32-inch mud-terrain tires, meaning it's plenty capable off-road.
On the exterior, the special edition truck includes hood and tailgate decals with the year "1836" as a nod to the Texas Declaration of Independence. A Trail Rated badge signifies its off-road capability. Buyers can opt for one of ten snazzy colors, including black, white, Snazzberry, Granite Crystal, Sarge, Nacho, Hydro Blue, Firecracker Red, Billet Silver, and Sting-Gray.
Under the hood, the Texas Trail comes with Jeep's 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 producing 285 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. Optionally, customers can select a 3.0-liter turbocharged EcoDiesel V6 with 260 hp and 442 lb-ft of torque. Just be aware, the diesel engine costs $4,000 and requires a $2,000 transmission upgrade.
Pricing for the Jeep Gladiator Texas Trail starts at $40,435 (plus $1,495 destination), making it only a bit pricier than the regular Sport S, which costs $38,400. Jeep says this special edition is already available at Texas dealerships.