Texas has always been one of the most special states in the U.S. and that’s for many reasons. Whether it’s about politics, economics or something third, Texas people like to do things a little bit differently from the rest of the crowd. That could be the reason why Jeep has been offering exclusive versions of its models for a long time and the good news is that the 2023 Jeep Gladiator Texas Trail is once again available. It returns after a short hiatus and once again, brings a full load of exclusive features.
Compared to the standard Gladiator, this version brings a couple of notable upgrades. It’s not just about the styling, it’s also about the exclusive list of standard and available features, while there are also some pretty unique equipment groups you can get with this model. That’s why we like this version very much, especially because that starting price isn’t all that high for an exclusive model at all.
2023 Jeep Gladiator Texas Trail Design
As for the overall design, this model doesn’t stand out from the rest of the Gladiator lineup. The familiar contour is there but filled up with a full load of exclusive details. The vehicle is based on the Sport-S trim, the second cheapest version of the truck, so you can find pretty similar styling, which is upgraded with the unique Texas Trail hood and tailgated stickers, with the state’s year of independence and other details.
Furthermore, there is an offer of 9 color options – Bright White, Sarge Green, Firecracker Red, Hydro Blue, Silver Zynith, Sting-Gray, Granite Crystal, High-Velocity Yellow, and Black. Bright White is available at no extra cost, while the rest of the offer requires an extra $395.
The same thing is with the interior design, which looks largely the same as the standard Sport S model. Practically, the key difference is in features, so let’s take a look at some of the highlights.
As we’ve just mentioned, this model is based on the Sport S model, so it includes the same features and standard equipment. Furthermore, there is a good portion of exlusive features, starting from goodies like 17-inch black aluminum wheels that are wrapped with mud-terrain tires. Furthermore, the list of standard equipment also includes leather seats and steering wheel, along with several blacked details, such as side steps, hard top etc. Fender flares are body color, on the other hand.
When it comes to available features, options are numerous. First of all, there is an impressive offer of standalone options and accessories. Some of the things that come to our mind at the moment are a satin black grille, splash guards, locking lug-nuts, mesh sunbonnet, spray-in bedliner, all-weather floor mats, premium audio system and many more.
Also, there are several available equipment groups, starting from the 8.4-Inch Radio and Premium Audio Group. This one includes a bigger 8.4-inch infotainment screen, automatic climate control, 400-Watt inventer, a household-style power outlet, Alpine audio system, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Navigation, HD radio, voice controls, additional USB ports, Sirius XM radio etc.
The Auxiliary Switch equipment group adds goodies like a 240-Amp Alternator, 700-Amp Maintenance-Free Battery and 4 Programmable Auxiliary Switches.
The Cold Weather Group brings upgrades like heated front seats, heated steering wheel, and leather-wrapped steering wheel.
Another interesting package is the LED Headlamp and Fog Lamp Group, which includes LED daytime running lamp accents, LED front fog lamps, LED Premium Reflector Headlamps etc.
Finally, you can also opt for the Jeep Active Safety Group, which includes blind-spot and cross-path detection, LED tail lamps and a park-assist system.
2023 Jeep Gladiator Texas Trail Engine
When it comes to powertrain, the 2023 Jeep Gladiator Texas Trail comes exclusively with a 3.6-liter V6, which puts out around 285 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. Although this engine is available with manual transmission in some variants, the Texas Trail comes exclusively with 8-speed automatic transmission. OF course, 4WD is standard, while you may also count on a two-speed transfer case.
2023 Jeep Gladiator Texas Trail Price
The 2023 Jeep Gladiator Texas Trail is already available across showrooms in Texas, with a starting price of around 43.900 dollars.