Jeep Introduces the 2021 Gladiator Willys

For some time now, Wrangler owners have had the option to upgrade to the popular Willys edition to customize the look and feel of their Jeep. Now, potential owners of the Wrangler-inspired Gladiator can also upgrade their ride to the Willys edition for adventure-ready rugged capability.

2021 Jeep Gladiator | Ken Nelson CDJR | Dixon, IL

The biggest change between the standard and Willys edition of the Jeep Gladiator is the updated appearance. Gladiator Willys owners can choose from a list of eight bold body colors that will be emblemized with distinctive “Willys” decals across the hood. The truck rests atop aggressive 17-inch black aluminum wheels outfitted with 32-inch all-terrain tires.

The Gladiator Willys isn’t just good looking. The Willys edition grants the Jeep pickup truck some additional off-road features, including Rubicon cab rock rails to protect the truck from damage when traversing craggy terrain and a Trac-Lok Limited Slip Rear Differential for extra traction. Inside the Gladiator Willys edition, you’ll find all-weather mats to protect your beautiful Heritage Tan and Black interior from the messes you made on your latest adventure.

The Willys Gladiator has the capability to tow up to 4,000 lbs. when properly equipped thanks to a powerful 3.6-liter Pentastar engine coupled with a six-speed manual transmission. It offers 260 lb.-ft. of torque and up to 285 horsepower.

Contact Ken Nelson Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram to reserve your 2021 Jeep Gladiator Willys edition today and get ready for the great outdoors.

2020 Jeep® Gladiator Honored by Popular Mechanics

2020 Jeep Gladiator | Dixon, IL
2020 Jeep Gladiator | Dixon, IL

Though 2020 might not have been the best year in recent memory for most of us, it has certainly been a banner year for the Jeep® Gladiator. The eclectic 2020 Jeep® Gladiator, which already has a mile-long list of admirers, can add a new super-fan to the growing club roster: the team at Popular Mechanics.

Each year, the Popular Mechanics staff honors the valedictorians in the year’s class of vehicles in its Automotive Excellence Awards. These awards – which are based on industry reviews, snazzy features, and affordability concerns – are given to vehicles that truly stand out amongst their peers.

In a demonstration of its superiority over the competition, the 2020 Jeep® Gladiator won this year’s Popular Mechanics Mid-Size Truck of the Year award. The award panel was impressed by the Gladiator’s open-air abilities, off-road readiness, and customizability.

Ezra Dyer, a Popular Mechanics writer, praised the Gladiator, saying, “It’s a rare combination of whimsical fun and everyday usefulness, a workhorse that doubles as a weekend toy.” Popular Mechanics joins an illustrious group of organizations that have given the 2020 Jeep® Gladiator accolades this year, including several “Truck of the Year” titles from various publications.

Visit Ken Nelson CDJR today to test drive the Mid-Size Truck of the Year, the 2020 Jeep® Gladiator.

Meet the 2020 Jeep® Gladiator Altitude

2020 Jeep® Gladiator Altitude | Dixon, IL
2020 Jeep® Gladiator Altitude | Dixon, IL

The 2020 Jeep® Gladiator Altitude edition will be available to customers soon. With the same off-road capability as the Gladiator Sport S model, the Altitude has a “blacked-out” appearance that customers have been asking for.

Black accents for flair

The Altitude offers many black accents including headlamp rings, badging and hard top, as well as seats, stitching and instrument panel. This dark edition starts at $40,340.

The Jeep®quality that the brand is known for

The Gladiator is a pickup truck with the iconic Jeep® look that is far more than skin deep. Altitude will feature a fold-down windshield and removable top and doors, as well as a reinforced body, heavy-duty axles, extended-life brakes and tough rear suspension that make the Gladiator the only Trail-Rated pickup truck available.

Power and convenience on every drive

A 3.6-liter Pentastar® V6 engine delivering 285 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque with an eight-speed automatic transmission provides the Gladiator with plenty of power. Some of the convenient options are a detachable Bluetooth speaker located in the rear seat, a 5-foot, reinforced cargo bed featuring a tailgate that can be configured in three different positions and a 115-volt/400-watt power outlet and LED lighting system. The Gladiator is great for weekend trips to the mountains or tailgating at the game, and a tonneau cover is available to keep everything dry in case of rain.

Find out more about the 2020 Gladiator Altitude when you call us at Ken Nelson Chrysler Dodge Jeep® Ram.

2020 Jeep® Gladiator Named 2020 North American Truck of the Year

2020 Jeep® Gladiator - Dixon, IL
2020 Jeep® Gladiator – Dixon, IL

The 2020 Jeep® Gladiator has been named North American Truck of the Year by 50 automotive experts from across the United Stated and Canada in the 26th year of voting. The evaluators looked at design, features, safety, technology, value and the quality of the ride to make the decision.

The Power and Capability of a Truck

The Gladiator has a 3.6-liter Pentastar® V6 engine that delivers 285 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque with a six-speed manual or eight-speed automatic transmission. The Gladiator can tow a maximum weight of 7,650 pounds when a tow package is installed, and it earns a respectable 23 mpg on the highway and 16 mpg in the city.* It also has Uconnect® technology, so you can access the entertainment, navigation, communication, and emergency services you need from just the touch of a button.

The Off-Road Expertise of a Jeep®

The wilderness is where the Jeep® Gladiator really shines. It is descended from the classic Jeep® Wrangler and has removable doors and windshield, lockable axles and an easy disconnect sway bar, as well as, 4×4 capability. A full complement of safety features protects you on the road or off. A back-up camera aides with parking, and blind spot and collision alerts keep you in touch with surrounding traffic.

Experience the 2020 Jeep® Gladiator for yourself when you stop by Ken Nelson for a test drive.

*Actual mileage may vary

2020 Jeep® Gladiator Is the Jeep® Pickup We Always Wanted

2020 Jeep® Gladiator | Dixon IL

In decades past, the Jeep® brand has offered a variety of pickup models including the most recent Comanche and the Scrambler from the 1980s. Now, however, we are getting an all-new Jeep® pickup in the form of the 2020 Jeep® Gladiator. It is available now at Ken Nelson Chrysler Dodge Jeep® Ram.

Styling

The Gladiator has almost identical styling to the Wrangler. It just has a truck bed added to the back. However, it has a longer wheelbase to compensate for the added length of the bed. Just like the Wrangler, you can take off the doors and roof for an open-air driving experience.

Powertrain

All Gladiator models are powered by a 3.6-liter V6 engine rated at 285 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. This engine gives the Gladiator plenty of power. When properly equipped, the Gladiator can tow up to a class-leading 7,650 pounds.

Off-Road Capabilities

Just because the Gladiator has a truck bed, that will not slow it down when it comes to tackling tough terrain. In fact, it is the first-ever Trail Rated® pickup truck on the market. Every Gladiator comes standard with a variety of off-road equipment including heavy-duty Dana® 44 front and rear solid axles and front and rear tow hooks.

Test-drive the 2020 Jeep Gladiator for yourself when you stop by Ken Nelson Chrysler Dodge Jeep® Ram.