The 2020 Jeep Wrangler continues to offer everything that anyone ever wanted in a Wrangler, but in the most refined package ever. It’s still a capable, truck-like vehicle with solid axles and a body-on-frame design, and the various removable tops stick around for those who prefer their off-roading with or without sun.
The latest Wrangler, JL replacing the outgoing JK is a rather more sophisticated beast. For 2020 Jeep has updated the exterior design to smooth down angular extremes, while blending functionality with modernity inside. It’s rounder than ever but, particularly in the two-door form, retains a classic outline.
Jeep has done a great job differentiating the cabins of the different basic Wrangler trim levels, with the dash on each getting a unique color treatment. Sport and Sport S models get gray, Sahara models get either silver or black leather depending on whether you opt for cloth or leather seats, and Rubicon models get a satin red dash treatment.
The 2020 Jeep Wrangler comes standard with a 3.6-liter V6 producing 285 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. It can be paired to either a six-speed manual or an eight-speed automatic transmission. The V6 comes standard with automatic stop/start functionality on Sport and Rubicon models, as well as manual-transmission Sahara models. With an automatic, the V6 Sahara now gets eTorque mild-hybrid assistance.
The base Wrangler comes with a basic 5-inch touchscreen for barebones audio/car controls, but the optional 7- or 8.4-inch touchscreens are highly recommended for their added feature content and user-friendly functionality.
Fuel economy for the manual two-door is rated at 17 mpg city, 25 mpg highway and 20 mpg combined while the four-door gets lower highway and combined fuel economy at 23 mpg and 19 mpg respectively. The automatic two-door is rated 18/23/19 mpg and the automatic four-door is rated at 19/22/20 mpg with eTorque and 18/22/20 mpg just with start/stop.
Optional is a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder produces 270 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque, and is only paired with the eight-speed auto returning 22/24/23 mpg and the four-door with 21/22/21 mpg.
A 3.0-liter diesel V6 that produces 260 horsepower and 442 pound-feet of torque has been added and it comes exclusively with the eight-speed automatic. EPA-estimated fuel economy is 22/29/25.
– Drivetrain: Four Wheel Drive
– Engine: 3.6L V6 24V VVT / 2.0L I4 DOHC DI TURBO / 3.0L V6 24V
– Fuel Type: Gasoline Fuel
– Fuel Capacity: 17.5 gal.
– Iconic looks
– Improved interior
– New turbodiesel
– Off road ability
– Traditional Jeep styling
– Two/four-door body styles