The Jeep Gladiator Just Stole the Tacoma’s Bright Idea

Nothing keeps our attention like battling pickup trucks, and one mids-sized model just made a shocking decision. We’re fans of both the Jeep Gladiator and the Toyota Tacoma, but the 2021 Jeep Gladiator just copied the Tacoma’s move. 

The 2021 Jeep Gladiator is going Gecko Green

2021 Jeep Gladiator in Gecko Green
2021 Jeep Gladiator in Gecko Green | Jeep

Jeep has always been about offering personalization and customization options. That’s why you can add some flair to your 2021 Jeep Gladiator with the new shade of vibrant Gecko Green. But this shade of bright green paint can only be ordered until early October. 

The Gecko Green color also reminds us about the Toyota Tacoma’s new shade of Electric Lime. The new paint color is reserved for the 2022 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro and will replace the shade of Classic Army Green. 

For the record, the Tacoma decided to go bright green first. Maybe this made the Jeep Gladiator ‘green with envy’. However, both of these trucks haven’t gone Hulk about the issue yet. The Jeep Gladiator features a slightly darker shade of bright green, making it easy to set apart from the Tacoma. 

You can add Gecko Green paint to your Jeep Gladiator for $245. Nacho and Cheif Blue serve as the other special-run colors for the year. Other Toyota Tacoma colors include Lunar Rock, Barcelona Red, Voodoo Blue, Super White, Midnight Black, and Silver Sky. 

What’s new for the Gladiator? 

2022 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro in Electric Lime
2022 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro in Electric Lime | Toyota

Aside from the new shade of Gecko Green, the 2021 Jeep Gladiator will have a special upgraded Corning Gorilla Glass windshield available. This is a $95 option that can be ordered straight from the factory. 

Jeep shared that the combination of ultra-thin Gorilla Glass inner ply with a 25 percent thicket outer ply makes this windshield ultra-durable and lightweight. It should be three times more resistant to chips and cracks from off-road debris that hard-core Gladiator owners are likely to encounter. 

Not much is changing for the 2022 Jeep Gladiator. It will carry over the same engine options and features. It’s still pretty new, so it doesn’t need a mid-cycle refresh or an interior update yet. But we could get a few surprises later in 2022. 

Rumors also suggest that the Jeep Gladiator 4xe will make its debut soon. If it gains the same hybrid powertrain from the Wrangler 4xe, then it will have 375 hp, 470 lb-ft of torque, and 25 miles of all-electric range. 

What’s new for the 2022 Toyota Tacoma? 

If the 2021 Jeep Gladiator doesn’t get your motor running, then the 2022 Toyota Tacoma also serves as a tremendous off-roading option. The new Trail Edition includes a rear locking differential, custom grille with bronze lettering, bronze-colored 16-inch wheels, skid plates, and a factory-installed lift kit. 

The TRD Pro is getting a new suspension lift kit that adds 1.5-inches instead of only 1-inch. The rear is be lifted by .5 inches. New forged upper control arms will improve the suspension travel and rebound stroke. 

We wonder if more trucks will go green. This could become a trend. Are y’all for bright green trucks, or is it like a frog-colored plague? These vibrant green rides will be hard to miss on the road and in the wilderness either way. 

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