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The Jeep Gladiator has been winning over drivers since its introduction. Combining the ruggedness of a Wrangler with the utility of a mid-size truck, it is a vehicle that can tackle a number of automotive roles with ease. Better yet, because it is offered in a range of configurations, finding the right combination is an easy task. One of these models is the 2022 Jeep Gladiator Willys Sport. Which delivers on a number of notable features.

What is the Gladiator Willys Sport?

The Jeep Gladiator mid-size truck featuring Willys badging.
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The Willys Sport is the 2nd trim up from the base Gladiator. It offers similar features to the Gladiator Sport, as well as some unique ones that help to set it apart. By opting for the Gladiator Willys Sport, truck buyers will be getting things like 17-inch black wheels with 32-inch mud-terrain tires. Because of this, navigating rough terrain will be a more enjoyable experience. 

Additionally, according to Autotrader, this truck benefits from a limited-slip rear differential. A limited-slip differential will transmit power to wheels that still have traction while limiting the power that goes to slipping wheels. Better yet, the Willys Sport comes with a two-speed, four-wheel-drive system. This system is complemented by rock rails. Meaning that Willys Sport owners can take to rough terrain with peace of mind.

Also notable are all-weather floor mats and Willys hood decals. There is a black grille for an aggressive look and body-color fender flairs. The interior can be customized with various materials too.

Should you buy the Gladiator Willys Sport?

A Jeep Gladiator Willys Sport truck featured in red.
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If you are someone shopping for a mid-size truck and want some additional capability, the Willys Sport makes for a worthy choice. The starting MSRP of this vehicle is $38,480. This is slightly over $2,000 more than the base Sport model.

This pricing may vary depending on the options that you add on. If you plan to add accessories, like exterior lighting, there is a package that will provide four auxiliary switches. For those who need a mid-size truck that can tow, the available towing package will help with that. Thanks to its Class IV receiver hitch and heavy-duty engine cooling.

The Gladiator Willys Sport offers two engine options. These include the 3.6-liter V6 engine and the available 3.0-liter turbodiesel. Buyers who opt for the V6 can equip their Gladiator with a six-speed manual transmission.

Is the Jeep Gladiator a good mid-size truck?

The rear-end of a Jeep mid-size truck.
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The Jeep Gladiator is a competent mid-size truck. When properly equipped, it can tow up to 4,000 pounds and handle 1,700 pounds in payload. With its high-strength steel frame, this Jeep is ready to handle some tough situations. Which is what buyers have come to expect when they purchase a vehicle from the brand.

Whether you are looking for a truck that can go off-road, or you prefer the Jeep brand, the Gladiator is up to the task. And with the Willys Sport, you can get sought-after features without having to climb up to the other trim levels. You will also have a connection to the iconic Willy Jeep.


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