- Jeep's history spans 80 years. Among the Jeeps shown here are the 1941 Willys MB and the 2018 Wrangler Unlimited JL Sahara, as well as other notable Jeeps throughout the years (Jeep and FCA US, LLC Photo).

Eight Decades Strong: Jeep Introduces 80th Anniversary Edition Lineup

Each model in the Jeep lineup will offer an 80th Anniversary Edition model.

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Eight decades (or eighty years) ago, the United States (U.S.) Military ordered its first batch of Willys "Jeep" MBs for use during World War II (WWII). After WWII ended in 1945, American consumers loved the idea of a highly-capable, fun-to-drive vehicle, and the first Civilian Willys Jeep ("CJ") was offered to the public. Over the past eighty years, Jeep has continued to offer highly-capable and fun-to-drive vehicles that pay tribute to the MB. As the Brand has done with its previous anniversaries, Jeep is offering 80th Anniversary Edition models of every vehicle in its 2021 lineup. Each model will offer special wheels, interior trim, and of course, an 80th Anniversary emblem package. Read on to find out more about each 80th Anniversary Edition Jeep model. NOTE: Any any all pricing discussed in this article includes a mandatory destination fee, but does NOT include any applicable taxes, or other fees.

The 2021 Jeep Renegade 80th Anniversary Edition 4X4, shown in Bright White Clear Coat (Jeep.com Photo).

The 2021 Jeep Renegade 80th Anniversary Edition 4X4, shown in Bright White Clear Coat (Jeep.com Photo).

The least expensive of all 2021 Jeep 80th Anniversary Edition model is the Renegade, the Brand's entry-level SUV. Based on the well-equipped Latitude trim, the 80th Anniversary Edition Renegade starts at $26,095 for a 4X2 model, or $27,595 for a 4X4 model. For buyers who desire more features, a Luxury II Group can be added for $1,495, which adds features such as an adaptive cruise control system, automatic high-beam front headlamps, bi-function LED projector front headlamps, LED cornering front fog lamps, dedicated LED daytime running lamps (DRL's), LED rear tail lamps, parallel and perpendicular automatic parking assist, and front and rear parking sensors. The Convenience Group, available for an additional $1,195, adds features such as a 115-volt AC household-style power outlet, a split-folding 40/20/40 rear bench seat with a rear cargo area pass-thru, all-season front and rear floor mats, an eight-way, power-adjustable front driver's seat, a four-way, manually-adjustable front passenger seat, dual heated front bucket seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a four-way power front driver's seat lumbar adjustment, rain-sensing front windshield wipers, an automatic-dimming inside rearview mirror (ISRV), a rear cargo area tonneau cover, and a front windshield wiper de-icer. The Passive Entry and Remote Start Package, available for $445, adds a remote vehicle starter system and keyless access touch sensors on the front door handles. The Sun/Sound Group, available for $1,995, adds a dual-pane panoramic power moonroof and a Kenwood premium audio system with an amplifier. Finally, the Trailer Tow Group, available only on 4X4 models for an additional $595, adds a full-size, matching spare tire and wheel, as well as a Class III trailer tow hitch. Buyers can also add the 1.3L Firefly Turbocharged Inline Four-Cylinder (I4) gasoline engine for an additional cost.

The 2021 Jeep Compass 80th Anniversary Edition 4X4, shown in Bright White Clear Coat (Jeep.com Photo).

The 2021 Jeep Compass 80th Anniversary Edition 4X4, shown in Bright White Clear Coat (Jeep.com Photo).

Next up in the 2021 Jeep 80th Anniversary Edition lineup, the Compass 80th Anniversary Edition, is based on the well-equipped Latitude trim of the popular compact SUV, and starts at $28,195 for a 4X2 model, or $29,695 for a 4X4 model. Buyers can choose to add the 80th Anniversary Edition Convenience Group for an additional $1,195, though details are not available as to the additional features that this package includes. The Driver Assistance Group, available for $1,395, adds an adaptive cruise control system, advanced brake assist, automatic front high-beam headlamps, forward collision and lane departure warning systems, rear parking sensors, rain-sensing and intermittent front windshield wipers, and a security system. The Sun and Sound Group, available for $1,995, adds a dual-pane panoramic moonroof and an Alpine premium amplified audio system. The Trailer Tow Group, available only on 4X4 models for an additional $595, adds a full-size, temporary-use spare tire and wheel, as well as a Class III trailer tow hitch.

The 2021 Jeep Cherokee 80th Anniversary Edition 4X4, shown in Bright White Clear Coat (Jeep.com Photo).

The 2021 Jeep Cherokee 80th Anniversary Edition 4X4, shown in Bright White Clear Coat (Jeep.com Photo).

Moving up in the lineup, the 2021 Jeep Cherokee 80th Anniversary Edition is based on the very well-equipped (and all-new for 2021) Latitude Lux trim of Jeep's compact SUV, and starts at $32,305 for a 4X2 model, or $33,805 for a 4X4 model. The Alpine Premium Amplified Audio System is available for an additional $695, and the Comfort and Convenience Group, available for $595, adds a 115-volt AC household power outlet, a power rear liftgate, an automatic-dimming inside rearview mirror (ISRV), a security system, and a universal garage door opener system. The 2.0L Tigershark Turbocharged Inline Four-Cylinder (I4) gasoline engine can be added for $695.

The 2021 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 80th Anniversary Edition 4X4, shown in Bright White Clear Coat (Jeep.com Photo, 2021 Jeep Wrangler 80th Anniversary Edition Similar).

The 2021 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 80th Anniversary Edition 4X4, shown in Bright White Clear Coat (Jeep.com Photo, 2021 Jeep Wrangler 80th Anniversary Edition Similar).

It wouldn't be an anniversary for Jeep if the Brand didn't offer an 80th Anniversary Edition model of its popular off-roader. Thus, the 80th Anniversary Edition 2021 Jeep Wrangler (starting at $36,325) and Wrangler Unlimited (starting at $39,735) is based on the popular Sport "S" trim level, and both the Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited 80th Anniversary Editions are 4X4 models. The Convenience Group, which adds a universal garage door opener system and a remote vehicle starter system is available for $595, while the Safety Group, which adds blind spot and rear cross-path detection systems, LED rear tail lamps, and rear parking sensors, can be had for an additional $995. Buyers who choose that Safety Group can also add the Jeep Advanced Safety Group for an additional $795, and by doing so, they'll get additional features such as an adaptive cruise control system, advanced brake assist, automatic front high-beam headlamps, and a full-speed forward collision warning system. The Trailer Tow and Heavy-Duty Electrical Group, available for $795, adds a 240-ampre alternator, a 700-ampre maintenance-free battery, 7-and-4-pin trailer towing wiring harnesses, an auxiliary switch bank, and a Class II trailer tow hitch. The LED Headlamps and LED Fog Lamps Group, available for $945, adds LED front fog lamps and LED premium reflector front headlamps. The Smoker's Group, available for only $30, adds a cigarette lighter and removable center console ashtray. Buyers who want the 3.0L EcoDiesel Turbocharged Diesel V6 engine (as well as its eight-speed ZF-sourced automatic transmission) will have to pony up $6,000, the 3.6L Pentastar V6 gasoline engine with the eTorque "Mild Hybrid" (MHEV) system and Variable Valve Timing (VVT) is available for a more reasonable $1,500. An anti-spin differential rear axle is available for $595, and the Selec-Trac full-time 4X4 system with low-range is available for $695 (the anti-spin differential rear axle is required in order to select the Selec-Trac system). In terms of other additional options, there's an engine block heater ($95), a MOPAR rear hinge gate spare tire/wheel reinforcement ($675), black tubular side assist steps ($495), heavy-duty rock slider assist steps ($975), a premium tan SunRider cloth soft top roof (a no-charge option at $0), a black "Freedom Top" three-piece hard top roof ($1,395), the Dual Top Group (which includes both the black or tan SunRider premium cloth soft top roof and black "Freedom Top" three-piece hard top roof) ($2,395), a solid sun bonnet top by MOPAR ($295), a mesh sun bonnet top by MOPAR ($175), a rear cargo tub liner by MOPAR ($35), a soft top window storage bag ($75), a hardtop headliner (requires the "Freedom Top" black three-piece hard top roof, $525), MOPAR interior grab handles ($80), plastic door sill guards ($125), a Jeep Trail Rated Kit ($195), and remote proximity keyless entry ($545).

The 2021 Jeep Gladiator 80th Anniversary Edition 4X4, shown in Bright White Clear Coat (Jeep.com Photo).

The 2021 Jeep Gladiator 80th Anniversary Edition 4X4, shown in Bright White Clear Coat (Jeep.com Photo).

Jeep's midsize convertible pickup truck, entering its second year of production for 2021, also receives an 80th Anniversary Edition model (with 4X4), based on the well-equipped Sport "S" model, and starting at $41,985. The Convenience Group, which includes a universal garage door opener system, is available for $395, as is the Jeep Active Safety Group (see above) for $995, and the Adaptive Cruise Control/Fwd Collision Warning Plus Group (requires the Jeep Active Safety Group (see above)) for $795. The Cold Weather Group adds dual heated front seats and a heated leather-wrapped steering wheel (as well as a remote vehicle starter system), and is available for $695. The Auxiliary Switch Group, available for an additional $295, adds a 240-ampre alternator, a 700-ampre maintenance-free battery, and an auxiliary switch bank. The Smoker's Group, for $30, adds a removable front center console ashtray, as well as a cigarette lighter. Finally, the Cargo Management Group and Trail-Rail System, available for $895, adds a 240-ampre alternator, a 400-watt 120V AC power inverter, a truck bed-mounted 115V AC household power outlet, and a lockable storage bin underneath the rear bench seat. Standalone options include the $6,000 combination of the 3.0L EcoDiesel Turbocharged Diesel V6 engine (new for 2021) and the ZF-sourced eight-speed automatic transmission, the Trac Lock differential rear axle ($595), the Selec-Trac full-time 4X4 system with low range ($695, also requires the Trac Lock differential rear axle), an engine block heater ($95), front and rear MOPAR splash guards ($150), the premium black Sun Rider cloth soft top roof ($595), the black "Freedom Top" three-piece hard top roof ($1,395), the Dual Top Group ($2,395, includes both aforementioned tops/roofs), the MOPAR mesh sun bonnet top ($150), the MOPAR solid sun bonnet top ($250), black MOPAR tubular side steps ($625), side steps ($695), heavy-duty rock slider side steps ($1,050), a roll-up rear tonneau cover ($595), a MOPAR soft tri-folding rear tonneau cover ($625), a MOPAR hard tri-folding rear tonneau cover ($995), a MOPAR spray-in rear bed liner ($495), MOPAR front windshield tie-down straps ($40), a soft top window storage bag ($75), MOPAR interior grab handles ($95), MOPAR black door sill guards ($125), the Jeep Trail Rated Kit ($200), a remote proximity keyless entry system ($545), and a wireless Bluetooth rechargeable speaker ($295).

The 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee 80th Anniversary Edition 4X4, shown in Bright White Clear Coat (Jeep.com Photo).

The 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee 80th Anniversary Edition 4X4, shown in Bright White Clear Coat (Jeep.com Photo).

Finally, we get to the flagship vehicle of Jeep's lineup, the 2021 Grand Cherokee midsize SUV, which also receives an 80th Anniversary Edition model, based on the luxurious Limited trim, and replacing the previous Limited "X" model for the 2021 model year. Starting at $42,580 for a 4X2 model, or $44,580 for a 4X4 model, the Grand Cherokee 80th Anniversary Model can be had with several different options and packages. These include the 80th Anniversary Edition Luxury Group, which, for $1,595, includes a 7.1-channel Alpine premium surround-sound audio system with a rear-mounted subwoofer and a 506-watt digital amplifier, an active interior noise cancellation system, a rear cargo area tonneau cover, a dual-pane power panoramic moonroof, heated outboard rear seats, a power tilt-and-telescopic steering column, and dual heated and ventilated front seats. The Premium Lighting Group, for $995, adds Bi-Xenon High Intensity Discharge (HID) front headlamps, automatic front high beam headlamps, LED front daytime running lamps (DRL's), and front LED fog lamps. The MOPAR Interior Appearance Group, available for $275, adds front and rear slush mats and a rear cargo area liner. The Trailer Tow Group, available for $995, adds 7-and-4-pin trailer tow wiring harnesses, a Class IV trailer tow hitch, a full-size spare tire and wheel, heavier-duty engine cooling, and a rear load-leveling suspension system. The only standalone option available on the 80th Anniversary Edition 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee is a rear cargo area liner, which is a bargain at only $100.

The entire 2021 Jeep 80th Anniversary Edition lineup will be arriving at Jeep dealerships next month (October 2020). Which 2021 Jeep 80th Anniversary Edition model would you choose? Let us know in the comments down below, and stay tuned for more information as it becomes available!

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