It gets its inspiration from the original civilian Jeep (“CJ”) vehicles. Special exterior features include a gloss black grille, gloss black bumper appliqués, historic satin black “4 Wheel Drive” rear tailgate decal and “Willys” hood decals and unique high-gloss black 17-inch aluminum wheels. It comes standard with a Sunrider soft top and deep-tint sunscreen rear windows.
Based on the Wrangler Sport model, the model features upgraded hardware, including a Command-Trac 4x4 system and a Dana 44 rear axle with 3.73 gearing and a Trac-Lok limited-slip rear differential. It also has a new Jeep Trail Rated Kit that includes a D-Ring, tow strap and gloves in a Jeep-branded bag.
It is powered by the award winning 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine that produces 285 horsepower and 260 ft.-lbs. or torque. It is available with a standard six-speed manual or an available five-speed automatic transmission, and delivers up to 21 miles per gallon on the highway.
The Willys Wheeler Edition will go on sale early next year and pricing starts at $25,795 for two-door models and $29,595 for Unlimited (four-door) models.