2014 Jeep Wrangler Willys Wheeler Rolls into LA

2014 Jeep Wrangler Willys Wheeler Rolls into LA

Jeep doesn’t have much to say at the L.A. Auto Show this year. The SUV builder didn’t even bother with a press conference.

But there is at least one product sitting in its booth worth taking a second look at: the 2014 Wrangler Willys Wheeler. It’s a special edition for the 2014 model year meant as a tribute to the Willys off roaders that birthed the Jeep image of today.

As such, it is gets a limited slip differential along with 3.73 gears and off-road tires. A set of rock rails protects the undercarriage. It also gets a two-speed transfer case with a 2.72:1 low-range gear ratio. As with the normal Wrangler, a 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 provides 285 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque. Both a six-speed manual and a five-speed automatic are available with the special model.

It would probably already be a looker with the added off-road gear, but Jeep didn’t stop there. The body is finished in gloss black paint with Willy’s branding on the hood. There are also 17-inch aluminum wheels

Pricing starts at $25,795 for the two-door model while the four-door Unlimited version comes in at $29,595 with arrival planned early next year.

GALLERY: 2014 Jeep Wrangler Willys Wheeler


Discuss this story at our Jeep Wrangler forum.

  • Joe Rock

    Upgraded with a Dana 44 rear axle?? What is the standard rear axle in all Jeep Wranglers – a Dana 44. The front axle is a Dana 30. The Rubicon gets a Dana 44 front Axle. It is just a Jeep Wrangler with a sticker and rock rails. Please do a little more research before you call something an upgrade.

  • Chris Ven

    And hence why the manufacturer never called a press conference!

  • Josh

    gloss black? Maybe my monitor is way off, but that looks like gray/ dark gray to me

  • awild

    The only off road additions I see are the 4 mud tires. It’s a good looking Jeep, but are they really trying to pull people in by calling it a Willys Wheeler sitting on standard axles and t-case? Why not put more Rubicon parts on this, or even make it a top end edition of the Rubicon?

  • American

    meh.. nothing to see here..you would think if they were going to brand it a willys it would have been a little more top end

  • Mark

    They could have at least gave it flat fenders like the Willy’s did have. How about Rubicon axles, two lever T-case? Boring, it’s just stickers and bling.

  • Fred Johnson

    Gloss black paint? It looks like grey paint.

  • Fred Johnson

    rock rails aren’t standard on wranglers.

  • Fred Johnson

    Nice looking. I like it. They can’t load it up with Rubicon stuff and sell it for $25k, not enough buyers.