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Jeep introduces Gladiator Texas Trail model

It also adds two Long Star State off-road trails to its Badge of Honor list


While unveiling the 2021 Jeep Gladiator Texas Trail model, the off-road sport utility vehicle producer also announced two additions to its Badge of Honor trail system, the first ones in Texas. They are the Black Gap 4×4 trail in Big Bend National Park and the Northwest OHV Park in Bridgeport.

Jeep launched its Badge of Honor system in 2013 and has designated more than 50 such off-road challenges, including the Rubicon Trail in northern California, Hell’s Revenge in Moab, Utah, and Imogene Pass in Colorado.

Starting at $40,435, the 2021 Jeep Gladiator Texas Trail model is based on the Gladiator Sport A trim package and features hood and tailgate decals showing the year 1836 in honor of the Texas Declaration of Independence.

The vehicle is equipped with side steps, the Trailer Tow Group, a black hardtop, black leather seats embossed with  Texas Trail graphics, a convenience package and a technology group with a 7-inch radio.

The trucks also have 17-inch mid-gloss black aluminum wheels with 32-inch mud/terrain tires and Command-Trac 4×4 part-time, 2-speed transfer case with a 2.72:1 low-range gear.

“The Jeep brand recognizes that Texas and America’s southwest are the center of the truck universe,” Jim Morrison, Jeep North America brand vice president, is quoted in the news release. “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.”

The vehicles are available with a 260-horsepower 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6 engine that provides 442 pound-feet of torque or a 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 rated at 285 horsepower and 260 pound-feet.

For more information, visit the Jeep website.

Larry Edsall
Larry Edsall
A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.


  1. The rims they put in this Gladiator Texas Trail model look like the Wrangler XD wheels that I found on 4WheelOnline. At first, I didn’t notice the aluminum wheels were black. Just a bit surprised when I read it with 32″mud tires. The black leather seats are a good addition too. I also like what their doing with the badge system.


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