2020 Jeep Wrangler EcoDiesel Evaluate

The 2020 Jeep Wrangler is on the market with a brand new 3.0L V6 turbodiesel, which you’ll see because the Ecodiesel possibility when shopping for or configuring a 2020 Wrangler. It is a huge deal, because it marks the return of a diesel choice to the Wrangler for the primary time because it was the CJ.

Whereas it’s a new possibility on the Wrangler this yr, we’ve seen the Ecodiesel within the RAM 1500 and this particular engine can be within the 2020 RAM 1500 Ecodiesel. You may solely possibility the Ecodiesel on the 4-door Wrangler, and it’s a $4,000 improve for the Rubicon trim degree we examined. You may add this to any of the 4-door trim ranges.

With the brand new diesel engine below the hood, you’ll be able to anticipate a mixed 25 mpg, 22 mpg within the metropolis and 29 mpg on the freeway. That’s near what we noticed whereas testing the brand new 2020 Wrangler Ecodiesel and even with the smaller gas tank (in comparison with the gas-powered 3.6L V6) you’re capable of go farther between fill-ups.

You don’t have to commerce a loud diesel sound for the improved gas financial system. Contained in the Wrangler, with the home windows up, you’ll solely hear a typical quantity of engine noise at idle or whereas accelerating. On the surface, you’ll be able to hear a slight distinction in comparison with say the 2020 Jeep Wrangler eTorque, however it’s not overwhelming.

The Ecodiesel is extra environment friendly, doesn’t convey the standard diesel noise and presents loads of torque.

There’s a vital quantity of low torque, however you continue to have the facility you want on the freeway whenever you wish to overtake. Whereas I used to be not capable of take this particular mannequin on a full off-road course, the low torque is one thing that off-roaders will seemingly admire. The Rubicon is provided with the 4:1 Rock-Trac Heavy Obligation Half-Time 4WD system. In case you go for a decrease trim degree you’ll get the usual 2.72:1 possibility.

The diesel is related with an 8-speed automated transmission that does a great job of shifting by way of the gears to optimize torque and energy. There is no such thing as a guide possibility with the Ecodiesel. The Ecodiesel provides 500 kilos to the curb weight of the Wrangler, however the on-road driving expertise on the Rubicon remained good. Jeep considerably upgraded this facet of the Wrangler from the JK to the JL physique type, and it stays strong on the 2020 Wrangler with Ecodiesel. This mannequin got here outfitted with Adaptive Cruise Management and Blind Spot monitoring, that are wonderful for driving on the freeway

I got here away a fan of the 2020 Wrangler Ecodiesel, and it provides a really tempting choice to the Wrangler lineup, which shall be expanded additional with a Jeep Wrangler 4XE Plug-in Hybrid. The Ecodiesel is a superb possibility and after spending every week with it, Wrangler consumers ought to severely think about the $4,000 improve even with gasoline costs again to extra cheap ranges.

The 2020 Jeep Wrangler Ecodiesel is a superb addition to the Wrangler powertrain choices.

With the normal exhausting prime you’ll be able to simply take away the entrance a part of the roof for an open driving expertise, and with a bit of assist take the highest fully off. It is a favourite Jeep function and one thing that’s nice for the summer season. If you’d like to have the ability to open and shut your roof on the go, take a look at the Sky One-Contact Energy High possibility that opens the highest with the push of a button.

The connectivity and expertise choices are wonderful, with Uconnect that helps Apple CarPlay and Android Auto whereas leaving a portion of the display seen to shortly change to Uconnect controls and Off-Street Pages. I like that Jeep features a plethora of charging ports together with USB, USB C, 12V, and a normal outlet.

Try our full 2020 Jeep Wrangler overview for extra on the inside, expertise, security, and comfort options.

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