2020 Jeep Wrangler
Going into 2020, the Jeep Wrangler has some history. After the next-generation Wrangler JL was released in 2018, Jeepers flocked with love in their eyes. Expanding the lineup for 2020, there are more option and choices for consumers. The question now is “two-doors or four-doors?”
Avail. Towing Capacity
Engine and Trims
In 2020, Jeep decided to expand the lineup up a bit, no longer keeping things slim. Able to choose from two- or four-door models, consumers will find six models available with two-doors and nine available with four. There are also two engine options with two variants, making four in total. The base engine is a 3.6L Pentastar® V6 Engine with eTorque, able to generate 285 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. The next engine on the list is a 2.0-liter Turbo engine, able to generate 270 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque alone. An EcoDiesel engine is rumored to be available in late 2020.
Both of these engines can come with Electric Stop/Start (ESS) for saving fuel in stop-start traffic, or with eTorque for an added boost of torque at 0 RPM. The option for either engine with ESS is available on all trims except the base Sport on a four-door model, with only the 3.6-liter V6 available. The Sahara and Sahara Altitude are the only trims, on either model (two- or four-door), that come with the option of the 2.0-liter I4 with eTorque or 3.6-liter V6 with eTorque.
Engineering and Towing
Regardless of model or trim, a six-speed manual transmission is the standard transmission. If consumers prefer automatic, an eight-speed automatic transmission is available on all trims, regardless of model. Fuel economy varies on each. The 2.0-liter Turbo with eTorque gets a fuel economy of 21 mpg in the city and 22 mpg on the highway but without eTorque can get up to 21/24 mpg city/highway. The 3.6-liter V6 engine has the same fuel economy regardless, up to 17 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway.
Depending on the model, towing and payload also see some changes. Every trim on the two-door model has a towing capacity of 2000 pounds but the Wrangler can tow 3500 pounds on the four-door model. Payload has many differences, ranging between 880 pounds and 1000 pounds depending on the model and trim.
For once, Jeep didn’t hold out too much on features for the 2020 Jeep Wrangler. Depending on the model and trim, there is an assortment of tops consumers can pick from. Many trims come standard with a Black Sunrider Soft Top with one-touch power and the option of a hardtop instead. The Willys and Freedom trim come with a premium black sunrider soft top on either model. Automatic headlamps are standard on all trims but the base Sport. Power-heated mirrors are also a lineup standard except on the base trim Sport. Side steps for easy access in and out of the Jeep can be found on various trims. Wheel choices range from 17-inch black steel wheels to 18-inch polished wheels.
Inside, consumers will find cloth trimming as the standard upholstery but can find leather as an option on the Rubicon for either model and the Sahara and Sahara Altitude (four-door only). A 60/40 folding seat is of course only found on the four-door model of the 2020 Jeep Wrangler. Steering wheel-mounted controls are a lineup standard but high-end features like air conditioning with automatic temperature vary in availability across the lineup. A leather-wrapped steering wheel is standard on all trims except the base Sport trim and select trims can also get it heated.
The standard audio system is an 8-speaker system and a 5-inch touchscreen with Uconnect 3. The Black and Tan and Rubicon trims on either model, the Sahara, and Sahara Altitude come with Uconnect 4 on a 7-inch display with the option to upgrade to Uconnect 4 with navigation on an 8.4-inch display. All trims but the base Sport trim that come with Uconnect 3 have the option to upgrade to Uconnect 4 with a 7-inch touchscreen display. Integrated voice command with Bluetooth is a lineup standard. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto is only available on Uconnect 4.
Safety Features and Warranty
Many standard safety features can be found on the 2020 Jeep Wrangler, including multistage advanced airbags, traction and stability controls, a Sentry Key theft deterrent system, and a ParkView rear backup camera. No advanced or automatic safety features come with the 2020 Jeep Wrangler.
All Jeep vehicles are covered by a basic 3-year/36,000 mile warranty, a 5-year/60,000 mile powertrain warranty, roadside assistance for 5 years or 100,000 miles, and rust-through coverage for 5 years or 100,000 miles.