2020 Jeep Wrangler diesel specs and performance
Fans have been clamoring for a diesel engine under the hood of a Wrangler. The 2020 Jeep Wrangler has your solution as there is finally a diesel engine option. You can learn all about it as we go through all the 2020 Jeep Wrangler diesel specs and performance.
Specs for the Wrangler EcoDiesel
The EcoDiesel engine option for the Wrangler is a 3.0-liter V6 powerplant that delivers a profound amount of power. Under the hood of these models, you’ll have 260 horsepower on tap. What’s more impressive is the 442 pound-feet of torque.
To handle the extra torque, Jeep has specially designed a new transmission specifically to be mated to this engine. It’s an eight-speed automatic transmission and it will come standard on all Wrangler EcoDiesel models.
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When will the Wrangler EcoDiesel be available?
The 2020 Jeep Wrangler is already finding its way onto dealership lots such as our lot here in Albany, Oregon. However, the EcoDiesel models will reportedly have late availability. We hope to see them before the end of the year. As far as trim levels, the EcoDiesel will be available on the Sport, Rubicon, and Sahara as of this writing.
What other engines are available for the 2020 Jeep Wrangler?
In addition to the 3.0-liter EcoDiesel engine, there will be two other engine options available. These are the same engines that were available on the 2019 Wrangler namely a standard 3.6-liter V6 engine and an optional 2.0-liter turbo 4-cylinder. Both of these engines are available with engine stop-start or mild-hybrid eTorque technology.
For the sake of comparison, the V6 engine can output up to 285 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. The turbocharged engine ups the torque but delivers less power with 270 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque.
In other words, the EcoDiesel powerplant produces the least amount of horsepower in the lineup, but it delivers the most torque by far. If you are taking your truck off-road, then torque is going to be your favorite stat. It’s what will get you out of tight spots.