Jeep Wrangler Gets New Diesel Engine

Jeep Wrangler

For 2020, the Jeep Wrangler will be adding a diesel V6 that puts out a powerful 442 pound-feet of torque. The new engine will be joining the 3.6-liter gas V6 and the 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder in the Wrangler's engine lineup.

Improved Fuel Economy on the Wrangler

In 2018, the new JL debuted with the aforementioned engines, but the diesel engine has been rumored since early 2013 during the JK generation. Now, Jeep buyers will be getting an additional choice with the 3.0-liter diesel V6. This engine is likely to improve fuel economy on the Wrangler as well as adding a ton of extra torque. The specs on the new engine are that it's the EcoDiesel V6, which is made by Fiat Chrysler and is already available on the 2020 Ram 1500. It offers 260 horsepower and 442 pound-feet of torque. Jeep will only be offering it on the Wrangler Unlimited four-door model. It will be paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission. If you want a manual, then you'll still have to choose the gas V6.

Although some buyers might be disappointed that the diesel will only be available for the four-door model, the good news is that it will be available on all trim levels of that model. In terms of horsepower vs. the other Wrangler engine, the diesel has 260, the four-cylinder has 270 and the gas V6 has 285. However, the diesel has quite a bit more torque than either of these engines. The V6 has 260 pound-feet and the four-cylinder has 295 pound-feet compared to the diesel's 442 pound-feet. The diesel is expected to beat both in fuel efficiency, however. Currently, the turbo-four gets 21 mpg combined and the gas V6 gets 20 mpg combined. The diesel version of the Wrangler will be identified on the exterior with a 3.0 D badge located on the rear and to the left of the spare tire.

Come visit our dealership today to find out more about the new Jeep Wrangler and when the diesel engine will be available.

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