What's New on the All-new 2020 Jeep Wrangler?
The differences between the 2019 all-new Jeep Wrangler and the 2020 Jeep Wrangler might not be immediately obvious when you first see it, but check out the spec sheet and take a look under the hood and some interesting changes reveal themselves. The Jeep Wrangler is undeniably a total icon of the auto world, but even icons have to evolve with the times and that's what we're starting to see here.
New for 2020
The really big news for the 2020 model year of this most legendary of Jeep SUVs is we are finally seeing the arrival of a long-awaited diesel engine option for the Wrangler, but we're also getting a revision of the gas engine lineup, and some new trim packages are being added for greater customization straight from the factory.
The basic exterior styling of the Wrangler doesn't change a great deal, that is unless you're looking at one of the models featuring the newly available LED headlights and taillights. There are a number of styling cues that are relatively new, but unless you're something of a Wrangler aficionado the 2020 Wrangler looks pretty much like a Jeep Wrangler, to be honest.
The 2020 Jeep Wrangler looks dramatically different and definitely better on the inside than previous generations. It's easy to see that there's now a higher-quality cabin overall, with a lower dash that has a very handsome design for the center console along with some very stylish trim touches throughout the cabin, especially if you're looking at a high-spec model. A 5.0-inch screen is now standard, but most models you'll find for sale at dealerships will probably have been specified with the 7.0- or 8.4-inch units instead for greater functionality.
As ever, the Wrangler comes in two body styles, which are the two-door Wrangler and the bigger four-door Wrangler Unlimited. Two-door Wrangler's are available in Sport, Sport S and Rubicon trims, while the Wrangler Unlimited gets a fourth version in the shape of the Sahara trim.
More substantial updates come by way of the mid-year availability of a new 3.0-liter V-6 turbodiesel engine option for the Wrangler. It needs to be stated that this will only be available for Unlimited models and not for two-door Wrangler, but its 260 horsepower and 442 lb.-ft. of torque will be welcomed as it will enhance the unbeatable off-road capability of the Jeep even further.
Most models will still feature a 285 horsepower, 3.6-liter V-6 under the hood mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission, although a six-speed manual transmission still comes standard. A further revelation comes with the news the gas V-6 and the available 2.0-liter turbo-four will be offered with the option of FCA's eTorque mild-hybrid system this year, which delivers stop/start functionality and greater power delivery at low speeds.
Unfortunately, if you want to take advantage of eTorque with your new Wrangler you will be limited to Unlimited Sahara models for the time being.
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