With only a few weeks until spring, the Jeep® brand is promoting its beach-themed “Islander” lineup for 2021. Originally launched in 1988, the Wrangler Islander celebrated the brand’s 4×4 capability paired with unique, beach-themed accents, upbeat style, and summer-fun features. While “Tiki Bob” returns on the iconic Wrangler nameplate for the 2021 model year, Jeep has added the limited edition theme to the compact Renegade.
“Our Jeep enthusiasts expect legendary Jeep 4×4 capability, and they also embrace the Jeep brand’s fun ‘go anywhere, do anything’ adventure lifestyle,” said Jim Morrison, Vice President, Jeep Brand North America. “With Surf Blue accent stitching, Islander-embroidered front seats, and available white three-piece hardtop on the Wrangler, you can’t help but think summer and the beach life when you see these new Islander special editions.”
2021 Jeep Wrangler Islander:
After an 11-year hiatus, the Wrangler Islander returns! Based on the Wrangler Sport S, the Wrangler Islander is available in either two or four-door (Unlimited) models. The package comes standard with the following features…
- 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
- “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
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.
Wrangler Islander customers will have a choice of ten exterior colors, which 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.
The 2021 Jeep Wrangler two-door model has a U.S. Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $33,190 (excluding $1,495 destination) and the four-door Unlimited model has an MSRP of $36,690 (again excluding $1,495 destination).
2021 Jeep Renegade Islander:
Based on the Renegade Latitude, the Renegade Islander is a sportier buzz model for the new model year. The Renegade Islander features a unique look for the compact off-roader. Islander models include the following…
- 19-inch Silver Aluminum Wheels
- “Tiki Bob” Hood Decal
- Optional (Limited Edition) Alpine White Painted Roof
- Silver Jeep Badging
- Silver Grille Rings and Tail Lamp Bezels
- Silver Exterior Mirrors with Turn Signals
- Black Cloth Seats with White Ombre Insert Material
- Surf Blue Accent Stitching
- “Islander” Embroidered on Front Seat Backs in Surf Blue
- “Tiki Bob” Logo Seat Tags on Front Row Seats
- Diamond Metallic HVAC Vent Bezels and Door Speaker Bezels
- Standard Dual-Pane Panoramic Sunroof
- Passive Entry/Remote Start
Under the hood, there is only one option available, the 2.4-liter Tigershark inline-four-cylinder producing 180 horsepower (134 kW) and 175 lb.-ft. (237 Nm) of torque. The Tigershark is mated to a 9-speed 948TE automatic transmission. The Tigershark engine can run on regular unleaded 87 octane and turns out a fuel economy rating of 22 mpg city, 30 mpg highway, and 25 mpg combined on front-wheel-drive (FWD) models. Opt for a four-wheel-drive (4×4), and the Renegade Islander will achieve 21 mpg city, 29 mpg highway, and 24 mpg combined. The Renegade Islander is also capable to tow 2,000 lbs (4×4 models).
The Renegade Islander is available in four exterior colors. Those colors include Jetset Blue, Bikini, Omaha Orange, and Glacier Metallic. All four colors are an additional $245.
The 2021 Jeep Renegade Islander has a starting MSRP of $27,675 for the FWD model and $28,930 for the 4×4 offerings. Prices don’t include the additional price for paint, title, destination, or taxes. For more information and availability, you can visit your local Jeep dealer for additional details.