Jeep owners know that these vehicles are fun to drive and are incredibly useful. They’re great for camping trips, off-roading, towing small loads, and much more to help you enjoy the outdoors. But Jeep owners also know that not all models are created equal.
Throughout its history, Jeep has made special editions to commemorate anniversaries or give drivers exclusive new features. For example, the 2002 Jeep Wrangler Patriot came with a special decal package, and the manufacturer celebrated a decade of production of the Rubicon with a 10th-anniversary edition. Other models simply feature unique interior stitching and other surface changes or added systems for off-roading. Some of these vehicles have become highly sought-after collectibles.
Jeep’s history runs deep, and one of the best ways to explore this American company is to look at a few of these limited-run models. Here are three of the coolest special edition Jeeps.
2017 Wrangler Willys Wrangler
The 2017 edition of the Willys Wrangler is a perfect symbol of Jeep’s history. The company is known for creating rugged vehicles for those who crave off-road adventure. The Willys name is a throwback to the Willys-Overland manufacturer that produced the Willys MBs used in World War II. This is the vehicle that eventually evolved into the Jeep you know today.
The new Willys model starts with the Wrangler’s Sports trim and adds a few features suited for off-road exploration. This includes 17-inch aluminum wheels, off-road rock rails, and a Command-Trac 4×4 System. Past editions have even included a Trail Rated kit with extra gear such as gloves and a tow strap.
2017 Wrangler Freedom Edition
The Wrangler Freedom Edition is another configuration that honors Jeep’s military history. The 2017 model comes with exclusive badging and leather seats with a premium soft top, perfect for those who prefer to go topless in their beloved Jeep. The company even donates a portion of each sale to the United Service Organizations as a further show of support for military members.
2016 Renegade Dawn of Justice Special Edition
Some of Jeep’s special editions are as fun to look at as they are to drive. This is certainly true of the 2016 Renegade Dawn of Justice Special Edition, released in tandem with the film “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.” Fans of the film, or fans of the Dark Knight in general, got to enjoy a range of aesthetic details on this special edition Jeep. An exclusive badge on the exterior, gloss black wheels, and an exclusive Carbon Black Metallic paint job celebrated DC Comic’s superhero production.
Find a Special Edition Jeep Near You
You can keep an eye out for new special editions from Jeep, but one of the best things about owning a Jeep is that these vehicles hold their value incredibly well. So if there’s an older special edition you like, you can check the used inventory of a local dealership to find a good deal. Add it to your collection today.
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