2020 Jeep Wrangler: What’s Changed?
The Jeep Wrangler model last made a generation change back in 2019, but that hasn’t stopped Jeep from upgrading a few things here and there on the 2020 model. Of course, the Wrangler remains the iconic vehicle it’s always been thanks to substantive changes that take place under the hood instead of on the Wrangler’s exterior. Some of the most significant changes on the 2020 Wrangler include the addition of an all-new 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6 engine, capable of producing 260 horsepower and 442 lb-ft of torque. The EcoDiesel engine is only available on four-door Jeep Wrangler models.
Additionally, Jeep also expanded the number of special edition trims for 2020, including the return of the famed Willys trim. The Wrangler Sport now features LED headlights and foglights, while the optional Advanced Safety Group package also saw itself expanded to include automatic high-beam headlights when buyers opt for the 8.4-inch infotainment display with built-in navigation.
Price changes are minimal from model year to model year, with 2020 increasing just $250 for both two- and four-door Sport trims, four-door variants of the Sport S, Sport Altitude, Sahara and Sahara Altitude trims. Two-door Sport S trims will now set buyers back an additional $445, while the two- and four-door variants of the Wrangler Rubicon saw an increase of $580.
The 2020 model year also means a greater variety of choices for buyers. Carryover trims, such as the Wrangler Rubicon, remain the top-tier trim with a price to match. New trim levels for 2020 include the return of the Willys trim from the previous JK-generation Wrangler, as well as the return of Willys Sport, Black & Tan, Freedom and North Editions. Jeep debuted a high-end High Altitude Wrangler at the 2020 Chicago Auto Show, along with a Jeep Performance Parts edition, but neither special trim is available as of yet. The popular Moab trim has been discontinued by Jeep for the 2020 model year.
Buyers who opt for the new EcoDiesel engine will have to account for an additional $6,000 to the cost, given that the new engine is a $4,000 option that requires the $2,000 automatic transmission. The EcoDiesel engine improves the Wrangler’s fuel efficiency numbers, with a combined rating of 25 mpg, while the Pentastar V6 engine is rated between 19-20 mpg, and the four-cylinder rated at 21-23 mpg. Thanks to a powertrain that can handle additional weight and engineering that rivals a gasoline powertrain, the 2020 Wrangler EcoDiesel is not negatively impacted when it comes to off-roading.
Besides the additional trim levels and new diesel engine option, the remaining updates on the 2020 Jeep wrangler are minor. Visit The Jeep Experts at Hollywood Chrysler Jeep to get behind the wheel of the latest Jeep Wrangler model. Check out our 2020 Jeep Wrangler inventory and schedule your test drive today. Have questions or concerns before taking your test drive? Reach out to The Jeep Experts via Hollywood Chrysler Jeep social media and we’ll be glad to help you out.
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