2020 Jeep Wrangler Diesel Coming Later This Year

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When the Jeep Wrangler JL debuted for the 2018 model year, the availability of diesel and hybrid powertrains – a first for the rugged off-roader – was major news for the model. While consumers have had to wait to purchase a diesel-powered Wrangler, the powertrain will be available for the 2020 model year that will go on sale before the end of the year.

The 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6 will only be available on four-door Wranglers and can only be equipped with an eight-speed automatic transmission. Power is rated at 260 horsepower and 442 pound-feet of torque, which makes it awfully torque friendly compared to the gasoline and hybrid configurations.

Other powertrains available for the Wrangler include a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder and a 3.6-liter V6. Both of those can be equipped with a mild-hybrid system. The four-cylinder is good for 270 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque, while the V6 churns out 285 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque.

Trims that can be fitted with the diesel engine include the Sport, Sahara, and Rubicon. Pricing over gas engines isn’t available, but seeing as the 3.0-liter diesel and the eight-speed automatic is a $4,995 option on the Ram 1500, we’re sure it won’t be cheap.

Official fuel economy figures for the diesel powertrain aren’t out yet, but we’re expecting to see better figures than four-doors equipped with the four-cylinder engine. Those models are rated at up to 21 mpg combined. A Wrangler Unlimited with the V6 can get up to 20 mpg combined.

More information, like pricing and fuel economy, is sure to be announced before the powertrain hits showroom floors.

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, Automotive Editor

Based out of the Washington, D.C. area, Joel Patel is an automotive journalist that hails from Northern Virginia. His work has been featured on various automotive outlets, including Autoweek, Digital Trends, and Autoblog. When not writing about cars, Joel enjoys trying new foods, wrenching on his car, and watching horror movies. 

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