The Willys Wheeler is a special edition Jeep Wrangler JK that I can get behind! It’s not only a cosmetic package, but also comes with upgraded offroad gear (like a rear limited slip differential). It’s not an all out offroad machine like the Rubicon, but it strikes a good balance.


Jeep Wrangler Willys Wheeler

Jeep Wrangler Willys Wheeler

What Jeep says about the Willys Wheeler

Inspired by the original Willys CJ, considered the father of recreational vehicles, the 2017 Jeep® Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited Willys Wheeler combine key off-roading components with classic styling. The Willys Wheeler takes open-air driving even further with the available half doors. Legendary 4×4 capability comes standard with a Command-Trac® 4×4 System, a 3.73 Trac-Lok® rear differential, off-road rock rails, BFGoodrich Mud-Terrain T/A® tires and more.

This special edition starts at $28,295, which isn’t much more than the base price.  It comes with a limited slip rear end, which is worlds better than the open differential that stock Wranglers come with, but no where near as good as a full selectable locker.  As mentioned before, this package is a good upgrade over stock, but doesn’t touch the Rubicon.  Having said that, the gear ratio of 3.73 will give you a good little boost when you’re trying to crawl over rocks, and the Command-Trac 4×4 system sure isn’t going to hurt.


Highlights of the Jeep Wrangler Willys Wheeler:

  • Willys Badging and Off-Road Kit
  • Available Half Metal Doors
  • Command-Trac 4×4
  • Trac-Lok Rear Differential
  • Off-Road Rock Rails
  • High-Gloss Black Details
  • Deep-Tint Windows
  • Grab Handles
  • Uconnect Voice Command infotainment system
  • All-Weather Slush Mats
  • 3.73 Axle Ratio
  • Mud-Terrain Tires
  • Jeep Trail Rated Kit (a bag with D-ring, tow strap, gloves, etc).