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Islander Will Return On Jeep Wrangler For 2021 Model Year:

"Tiki Bob" Returns Once Again...

From 1988 to 1993, the Jeep® brand released a special edition of its then-popular Jeep Wrangler (YJ) known as the “Islander”. The Wrangler Islander featured bright colors, a unique graphics package, with some of the most popular options at the time. It was a huge success for the Wrangler at the time, however, the Islander disappeared from the lineup until the 2010 model year on the Wrangler (JK).

2010 Jeep® Wrangler Islander 4×4. (Jeep).

The 2010 Wrangler Islander (JK) gave a whole new look on the Islander theme, by ditching the sunset graphics from the previous model and adding “Tiki Bob” to the mix. The 2010 version was based on the popular Sport model and added things like black side steps, 17-inch aluminum wheels, special “Islander” decals, and 32-inch all-terrain tires. The Islander-theme continued inside with Dark Gray seats with Surf Blue inserts, blue stitched leather-wrapped steering wheel, with Mopar rubber floor mats completing the beach theme.

2021 Jeep® Wrangler Unlimited Islander 4×4. (Jeep).

For the 2021 model year, the Islander nameplate returns on the Wrangler (JL). The 2021 model is based on the high-volume Sport S model and adds the following equipment to the Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited Islander models…

Exterior:

  • White Islander/”Tiki Bob” Hood Decal
  • 17-Inch X 7.5-Inch Rubicon Aluminum Wheels in a Silver Finish
  • 245/75R17 All-Season Tires
  • Rubicon Rock Rails
  • Optional White Hard Top

Interior:

  • “Tiki Bob” Logo on Front Seats
  • Ceramic White Mid-Bolster
  • Embossed Seat Insert Fabric
  • Surf Blue Accent Stitching
  • 7-inch Uconnect Touchscreen Radio
  • Dual-Zone Climate Control
2021 Jeep® Wrangler Islander 4×4. (Jeep).

Four powertrain options are available for the 2021 Jeep Wrangler Islander models. There are three engine choices which include a standard 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 with Engine-Start Stop (ESS) with manual transmission Wranglers, an optional 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-four-cylinder engine with ESS, a 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 with eTorque mild-hybrid technology with automatic transmission, and 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6 with ESS on Unlimited models.

Power ratings of the Islander models range from 285 horsepower and 260 lb.-ft. of torque on both Pentastar engines, to 270 horsepower and 295 lb.-ft. of torque on the 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-four-cylinder, and a stump-pulling on the 260 horsepower and 442 lb.-ft. of torque for the 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6.

2021 Jeep® Wrangler Unlimited Islander 4×4. (Jeep).

There is a wide array of options available for the Islander models. Let’s take a deeper look at all of the options for the 2021 Jeep Wrangler Islander…

  • Black Fuel-Filler Door – $145
  • Hinge-Gate Reinforcement by Mopar – $675
  • Black Tube Steps – $495
  • Heavy-Duty Rock Slider with Step Assist – $975
  • Dual Top Group – $2,395
  • Premium Black Sunrider Soft-Top – $595
  • Black 3-Piece Hard Top – $1,395
  • White 3-Piece Hard Top – $2,395
  • Mesh Sunbonnet Top – $175
  • Solid Sunbonnet Top – $295

Interior:

  • Alpine® Premium Audio System – $1,295
  • Cargo Tub Liner by Mopar – $35
  • Soft Top Window Storage Bag – $75
  • All-Weather Floor Mats by Mopar – $165
  • Hardtop Headliner – $525
  • Grab-Handle Kit – $80
  • Plastic Door Sill Guards – $125
  • Cargo Group with Trail Rail System – $195
  • Jeep Trail-Rated Kit – $195

Packages:

  • 8.4-Inch Radio & Premium Audio Group – $1,995
  • Technology Group – $695
  • Convenience Group – $595
  • Advanced Safety Group – $795
  • Trailer-Tow & Heavy-Duty Electrical Group – $795
  • Cold Weather Group – $995
  • Smoker’s Group – $30
  • Safety Group – $995
  • LED Headlamp & Fog Lamp Group – $945
2021 Jeep® Wrangler Unlimited Islander 4×4. (Jeep).

There is an exclusive “Islander Plus Package” for $645, this package includes…

  • Front Grab Handles by Mopar
  • Cargo Tub Liner by Mopar
  • Grab-Handle Kit by Mopar
  • Solid Sunbonnet Top by Mopar
  • Rear Grab Handles by Mopar
  • “Tiki Bob” Soft Spare-Tire Cover by Mopar

Powertrain:

  • 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 with ESS – Standard
    • 6-Speed Manual Transmission – Standard
  • 2.0-liter Turbocharged Inline-Four – No Charge
    • 8-Speed 850RE Automatic Transmission – $1,500
  • 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 with eTorque – $1,500
    • 8-Speed 850RE Automatic Transmission – $1,500
  • 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6 with ESS (Unlimited Model Only) – $4,500
    • 8-Speed 8HP75 Automatic Transmission – $1,500
  • Anti-Spin Differential Rear Axle – $595
  • 2.72:1 Selec-Trac® Full-Time 4WD System – $695
  • Engine Block Heater – $95
  • Cold Air Intake by Mopar – $525

Islander customers will have a choice of ten exterior colors, that include Billet Silver, Sting-Gray, Bright White, Granite Crystal, Firecracker Red, Hella-Yella, Snazzberry, Sarge, and Hydro Blue (late availability). All colors except Bright White have an additional charge of $245.

2021 Jeep® Wrangler Unlimited Islander 4×4. (Jeep).

The 2021 Jeep Wrangler two-door model has a U.S. Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $33,190 (excluding $1,495 destination) and for the four-door Unlimited model has an MSRP of $36,690 (again excluding $1,495 destination).

Ordering for the 2021 Jeep Wrangler Islander is now open. For more information, contact your local Jeep dealer.

 

Robert S. Miller

Robert S. Miller is a diehard Mopar enthusiast who lives and breathes all that is Mopar. The Michigander is not only a Co-Editor for MoparInsiders.com, 5thGenRams.com, and HDRams.com but an automotive photographer. He is an avid fan of offshore powerboat racing, which he travels the country to take part in.

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