Meet The 2021 Jeep® Gladiator California Edition:

Exclusive Model For California...

The Jeep® brand is known for its special edition buzz models. So it’s no surprise that halfway through the model year, the iconic American brand has decided to release not one, but two new special editions of its popular Gladiator midsize pickup aimed at two unique markets in the United States. 

2021 Jeep® Gladiator California Edition. (Jeep).

The first new buzz model, the 2021 Jeep Gladiator California Edition, will be aimed squarely at those who live in the Golden State. Based on the popular Sport S model, the California Edition adds a number of black accents to the value-based trim-level and creating a package that is ready for the Pacific Coast Highway (PCH), Venice Beach, or driving the scenic mountain roads in Northern California.

The 2021 Jeep Gladiator California Edition includes the following standard equipment…

  • 17-Inch x 7.5-Inch Black Aluminum Wheels
  • 245/75R17 All-Season Tires
  • Mopar Black-Painted Grille
  • Black-Painted Fog Lamp Bezels
  • Black Freedom Hard Top®
  • Body-Colored Fender Flares
  • 7-Inch Uconnect® Touchscreen Infotainment System
  • 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 with Engine Start Stop (ESS)
  • 6-Speed Manual Transmission
2021 Jeep® Gladiator California Edition. (Jeep).

Since the California Edition is based on the Gladiator Sport S, it also gets the Sport S’ array of optional equipment. This allows customers to create the best package for their own individual needs. Those optional features include the following…


  • Splash Guards – Vehicle Set by Mopar® – $150
  • Dual-Top Group – $1,100
  • Mesh Sunbonnet Top by Mopar® – $150
  • Solid Sunbonnet Top by Mopar® – $250
  • Black Tubular Side Steps by Mopar® – $625
  • Side Steps – $695
  • Chrome Tubular Side Steps by Mopar® – $745
  • Heavy-Duty Rock Slider with Step Assist by Mopar® – $1,050
  • Roll-Up Tonneau Cover – $595
  • Soft Tri-Fold Tonneau Cover by Mopar® – $625
  • Hard Tri-Fold Tonneau Cover by Mopar® – $995
  • Spray-In Bedliner by Mopar® – $495


  • Wireless Bluetooth® Speaker – $295
  • Alpine® Premium Audio System – $1,295
  • Windshield Tie-Down Strap by Mopar® – $40
  • Soft Top Window Storage Bag – $75
  • All-Weather Slush Mats by Mopar® – $165
  • Hardtop Headliner by Mopar® – $555
  • Interior Assist Handles by Mopar® – $95
  • Black Door Sill Guards by Mopar® – $125
  • Bright Door Sill Guards by Mopar® – $195
  • Jeep Trail-Rated Kit – $200
2021 Jeep® Gladiator California Edition. (Jeep).


  • 8.4-Inch Radio & Premium Audio Group – $1,995
    • 115-Volt Auxiliary Power-Outlet
    • 400-Watt Inverter
    • 8.4-Inch Uconnect® Touchscreen Display with Navigation
    • Air Conditioning with Automatic Temperature Control
    • Alpine® Premium Audio System
    • Apple CarPlay® and Google Android Auto™
    • Console-Bin Task-Light
    • Rear Center Console with 2 Charge-Only USB Ports
    • Off-Road Info Pages
    • Automatic-Dimming Rear-View Mirror
    • USB Host Flip
  • LED Headlamp and Fog Lamp Group – $1,015
    • LED Daytime Running Lamp Accents
    • LED Front Fog Lamps
    • LED Premium Reflector Headlamps
  • Jeep Active Safety Group – $995
    • Blind-Spot and Cross-Path Detection
    • LED Tail Lamps
    • ParkSense Rear Park-Assist System
  • Cold Weather Group – $695
    • Heated Front Seats
    • Heated Steering Wheels
    • Remote-Start System (N/A with Manual Transmission)
  • Adaptive Cruise Control/Forward Collision Warning-Plus – $795
    • Advanced Brake-Assist
    • Automatic High-Beam Headlamp Control
    • Full-Speed Forward-Collision Warning-Plus 
    • Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop (N/A with some configurations)
    • Enhanced Adaptive Cruise Control (N/A with some configurations)
  • Cargo Management Group with Trail Rail System – $895
    • 240-Amp Alternator
    • 400-Watt Inverter
    • Truck Bed 115-Volt AC Outlet
    • Lockable Rear Underseat Storage Bin
  • Max Tow Package with 4.10 Axle Ratio – $1,045
    • 110-MPH Vehicle Max Speed Calibration
    • 245/75R17 All-Terrain Tires
    • 4.10 Axle Ratio
    • Trac-Lok® Anti-Spin Rear Differential
    • Class IV Receiver Hitch
    • Heavy-Duty Dana® 44 Wide Front Axle
    • Heavy-Duty Dana® 44 Wide Rear Axle
    • Daytime Running Lamp System
    • GVW Rating – 6,250 Pounds
    • Heavy-Duty Engine Cooling
    • Trailer Hitch Zoom


  • 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6 with ESS – $4,000
  • 8-Speed Automatic (850RE) For Pentastar – $2,000
  • 8-Speed Automatic (8HP75) For EcoDiesel – $2,000
  • Trac-Lok® Anti-Spin Rear Differential – $595
  • Selec-Trac® Full Time 4WD System – $695
  • Engine Block Heater – $95
2021 Jeep® Gladiator California Edition. (Jeep).

The Gladiator California Edition is available in 9 exterior colors. Those colors include Bright White at no extra charge, while Firecracker Red, Snazzberry, Nacho, Hydro Blue, Billet Silver, Sting-Gray, Granite Crystal, and Black are available for an extra $245.

With a starting U.S. Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $38,705 excluding destination, title, and other fees, the California Edition will be only available exclusively through California Jeep dealers.

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Robert S. Miller

Robert S. Miller is a diehard Mopar enthusiast who lives and breathes all that is Mopar. The Michigander is not only the 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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