Lone Star Special: 2024 Jeep Gladiator Texas Trail


lone star special 2024 jeep gladiator texas trail

Car companies have been building vehicle trims specifically for the Texan market for some spell, pandering to celebrating the Lone Star State with these special editions.

Few are more into this game than the various Stellantis brands, particularly Jeep and Ram which have had any number of these efforts over the years. Among them, off the top of my head, included the Ram Limited Longhorn Southfork of a few years ago and Ram 1500 Lone Star. Hey, everything is bigger in Texas, right?

This time around, the 2024 Gladiator Texas Trail shows up for duty with 32-inch mud-terrain tires, color-keyed trim and hardtop, steel rock rails, and hood decals specific to the trim. Alert readers will recognize many of these bits are shared with the recently announced Jeep Beach edition, released just in time for a Daytona party of the same name. Putting similar ingredients into the same blender, as it were.

Unlike the Beach, which is based off a Willys, the Texas Trail uses a Sport S as its base. This means the aforementioned tires, Command-Trac 4×4 part-time, two-speed transfer case, and a 2.72:1 low-range gear ratio. Under the hood is a 3.6L Pentastar V6 which may be old as time immemorial but is affordable to maintain and easy to repair (personal experience, here). The eight-speed automatic transmission is on board.

Other customers of the Sport S trim may be envious of those body colour fender flares and hardtop, though all models now get the dandy 12.3-inch infotainment touchscreen and associated revised interior. Seats are slightly different in the Texas Trail, amusingly including the presence of heaters which are not generally required whilst driving in Texas. Perhaps they’re for cold desert nights or drying yer butt after a spell of doors-off wheeling in damp conditions.

The 2024 Jeep Gladiator Texas Trail has a starting price of $48,090 plus $1,895 destination and is currently available for order in the state of Texas. Yee to the haw.

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