2020 Jeep Wrangler
2020 Jeep Wrangler
Still the most capable SUV on the road, the 2020 Jeep Wrangler is loaded with creature comforts for a modern take on rugged driving.
What’s new for the 2020 Jeep Wrangler?
This year, Jeep’s mild hybrid eTorque engines are available for the Sahara Unlimited trim. Now you can enjoy both off-road prowess and maximum fuel economy.
Although the Moab trim has been discontinued for 2020, Jeep is now offering a new Altitude sub-trim for its Sport and Sahara models.
What are the 2020 Jeep Wrangler trim levels?
With two body styles, three trim levels, and three new sub-trim levels, there’s essentially a Wrangler for every kind of adventure-loving driver. First, choose between the classic two-door and bigger four-door Unlimited body styles. Then there are three trim models: Sport, Sahara, and Rubicon. (Note that the Sahara is only available as a four-door Unlimited model.) The base Sport offers three optional sub-trims: the Sport S, Altitude, and Black and Tan. The Sahara Unlimited’s optional sub-trim is the Altitude.
Got all that? Now, let’s take a closer look at each trim level. The Sport starts you off with the basics, including a rearview camera, Bluetooth smartphone connectivity, and push-button start. The Sport S is a bit more modern, with power windows and locks, remote locking and unlocking, and sun visors. The Sport Altitude adds a little luxury, with leather upholster, a leather-wrapped shifter, and a standard hardtop.
The Sport’s new Black and Tan sub-trim includes the Sport S features and adds adventure-ready gear like all-terrain tires and side rails. The Black and Tan is also equipped with the latest infotainment gear, including complete smartphone integration with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
In the four-door Sahara Unlimited, you’ll find most of the Sport sub-trim features, plus some exterior flair with painted exterior body panels and trim. The Sahara’s optional four-wheel-drive system includes a lockable center differential for increased precision on rugged terrain.
The Sahara’s Altitude sub-trim is both more luxurious and increasingly rugged. Its standard hardtop and leather upholstery make for a more comfortable ride. The Altitude’s 18-inch wheels and heavy-duty brakes and suspension increase off-road potential.
For maximum off-road potential straight off the assembly line, you can’t beat the Wrangler Rubicon. It adds to the Sahara lineup with rugged gear, including special off-road-oriented tires, heavy-duty axles with shorter gearing, and electronically locking front and rear differentials.
No matter which 2020 Jeep Wrangler you take home, you can choose between the soft or hardtop. The former is easy to remove and the latter cuts down on wind and road noise.
What are the 2020 Jeep Wrangler engine options?
There are three 2020 Jeep Wrangler engine options – two gas engines and one diesel (see below). This SUV comes standard with a 3.6-liter V6 rated for 285 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. A six-speed manual transmission is standard, but an eight-speed automatic transmission is always an option.
For a more efficient off-road performance, check out the optional turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. It kicks out plenty of power, giving you 270 horses and 295 pound-feet of torque. With its standard eight-speed automatic transmission, this engine helps you earn up to 23 mpg combined.
On Sahara trim models, both of these gas-powered engines are available with Jeep’s mild hybrid eTorque technology. Choose the eTorque version of either engine for both sturdy performance and maximum fuel economy.
Does the 2020 Jeep Wrangler offer a diesel engine?
Why, yes. Jeep announced the Wrangler’s early this fall. The much-awaited EcoDiesel engine is a 3.0-liter V6 that pumps out 260 horses and 442 pound-feet of torque. It’s an excellent pick for drivers who want to maximize fuel economy without skimping on off-road potential. Like the Wrangler’s gasoline engines, the diesel can be had in conventional or eTorque hybrid form.