2021 Jeep Exclusive – Gladiator Trail for Texas

Jason R. Sakurai
by Jason R. Sakurai

There’s a new 2021 Jeep Gladiator, the Texas Trail. Unveiled this week, the Trail is offered only in Texas, the country’s largest truck market.

The Gladiator Texas Trail is based on the Gladiator Sport S, with 17-inch mid-gloss black aluminum wheels and 32-inch mud-terrain tires to enhance the truck’s off-road capabilities. The Trailer Tow Group, side steps, a black hardtop, and black leather seats with a Texas Trail graphic are included. Then there’s the Technology Group, which adds the a 7-inch radio and the Convenience Group.

Texas Trail hood and tailgate decals have the year 1836 highlighted, in recognition of Texas’ declaration of independence. Jeep announced the addition of two Texas trails to their exclusive Jeep Badge of Honor mobile app. This mobile app allows Jeep enthusiasts to conquer trails and earn trail badges for their Jeeps. Black Gap 4×4 trail in Big Bend National Park and Northwest OHV Park in Bridgeport, Texas are the two newest Badge of Honor trails.

“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.”

You can’t have a special edition without a badge, and the Jeep Gladiator Texas Trail comes through with badging that indicates it can handle the most challenging of off-road conditions. The Gladiator Texas Trail is available in black, white, Snazzberry, Granite Crystal, Sarge, Nacho, Hydro Blue, Firecracker Red, Billet Silver, and Sting-Gray, 10 colors in all.

The Jeep Gladiator Texas Trail is available now at Texas Jeep dealers, with an MSRP of $40,435, plus a $1,495 destination charge. There’s a new sheriff in town, and the Jeep Gladiator Texas Trail fills the bill.

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Jason R. Sakurai
Jason R. Sakurai

With a father who owned a dealership, I literally grew up in the business. After college, I worked for GM, Nissan and Mazda, writing articles for automotive enthusiast magazines as a side gig. I discovered you could make a living selling ad space at Four Wheeler magazine, before I moved on to selling TV for the National Hot Rod Association. After that, I started Roadhouse, a marketing, advertising and PR firm dedicated to the automotive, outdoor/apparel, and entertainment industries. Through the years, I continued writing, shooting, and editing. It keep things interesting.

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  • Ajla Ajla on Apr 13, 2021

    Take a Texas trail ride.

    • PrincipalDan PrincipalDan on Apr 13, 2021

      Build one with a Hemi and they can sell it to Richard Rawlins. Got to make good time on those runs for Brylcream and Miller Lite.

  • Schmitt trigger Schmitt trigger on Apr 13, 2021

    “ ...available in black, white, Snazzberry, Granite Crystal, Sarge, Nacho, Hydro Blue, Firecracker Red, Billet Silver, and Sting-Gray, 10 colors in all.” Forgot to include the Chili and Beans and the Mesquite Cooked Barbecue colors. Available in mild and spicy versions.

  • Dave M. The Outback alternates between decent design and goofy design every generation. 2005 was attractive, 2010 goofy. 2015 decent. 2020 good, but the ‘23 refresh hideous.Looking forward to the Outback hybrid in ‘26…..
  • Lorenzo Subaru had the ideal wagon - in 1995. The Legacy Outback was a straight two-box design with rear quarter and back windows you could see out of, and was available in brown with a 5-speed manual, as God and TTAC commenters intended. It's nice they're not raising prices, but when you've lost the plot, does it matter?
  • Bkojote Remember a month a go when Cleveland wanted to create a more walkable Cleveland and TTAC's 'BIG GOVERNMENT IS THE PROBLEM' dumbest and dullest all collectively crapped their diapers? Here's the thing- look on any American highway and it's littered with people who don't /want/ to be driving or shouldn't be. Look at every Becky on her phone during the morning commute in her Tucson, look at every Brad aggro driving his 84 month loan GMC. Hell look how many drivers nowadays can't even operate a headlight switch. You expect these people to understand a stoplight? In my neighborhood alone 4 people have been rear ended at lights from someone on their phone. Distracted driving over the past 10 years has spiked, and it's only going to get worse unless Becky has an alternative, because no judge is going to pull her license when 'she needs it to get to work!' but heaven forbid she not check fb/tiktok for 40 minutes a day.
  • Scott Shouldn't the The Italian Minister for Business be criticizing The Milano for being too ugly to be Italian?Better use of resources doing that....
  • Steve Biro Frankly, while I can do without Eyesight and automatic start-stop, there is generally less B-S with Subarus in terms of design, utility and off-road chops than with many other brands. I just hope that when they adopt Toyota’s hybrid system, they’ll also use Toyota’s eCVT.
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