The craze for SUV and crossover models are not going to wither away anytime soon as is evident from the trends. However, there are not too many SUVs that can tackle roads with aplomb. The Jeep lineup of SUVs is incredibly popular in various countries. The 2020 Jeep Wrangler is popular for its exceptional off-road prowess.
Apart from styling, the SUV has got changes in powertrain, amenities, and safety.
2020 Jeep Wrangler exterior design and colors
The upcoming 2020 Jeep Wrangler is offered in 4 trims- Sport, Rubicon, Sport S and Sahara. Later a few limited edition models will be recharged. The trims are sold in Unlimited 4 and 2 door setups. Now, the exterior styling is more aerodynamic.
However, the vehicle will be sold in exciting colors like Bright White, Billet Silver Metallic, Sting-Gray, Firecracker Red, and Ocean Blue Metallic. The top Rubicon trim is laden with BFGoodrich All-Terrain tire. The soft and hardtop options are there and you may take off the windshield. Furthermore, the model is still rugged enough to conquer rocky roads and deal with dust and mud.
2020 Jeep Wrangler Interior looks stylish
The cabin of the upcoming 2020 Jeep Wrangler is stylish and sleek. Trim-wise, the quality of materials vary a little. There is no denying the cabin is comfortable and the cargo space is decent for this class.
The model 2020 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited with 4-door will be able to accumulate 5-passenger seating capacity, and additional rear-seat and luggage space. However, if one needs a mighty 8-speaker audio system with plenty of USB and AUX inputs the Sports trim is ideal and it offers many more features.
Safety features and amenities
The upcoming Jeep Wrangler gets a good dose of safety features and amenities. However, it still lags behind some segment rivals in both departments. There is a rearview camera along with a lot of airbags. Features like blind-spot monitors are optional. You still do not get automatic emergency braking.
Sahara trim is aimed at users seeking comfort and it brings more USB outlets, automatic headlights, 2 zones automatic climate control and also 115-volt power outlet. The technology group package that cost around $1000 will bring a new 7.0 UConnect infotainment setup that is quite useful and there is also an Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. It is speedy and easy to learn and the graphics are bright.
Also, there is one more optional package that will include different hardtop configurations and it will bring an 8.4-inch Uconnect infotainment system, and blind-spot sensors.
2020 Jeep Wrangler engine offers
The upcoming 2020 Jeep Wrangler is equipped with a powerful 3.6-liter V-6 engine that is also seen in some Dodge and Chrysler models. This engine comes with the 8-speed automatic gearbox or a 6-speed manual gearbox. However, the eight-speed automatic transmission is available for $2000 more. The output of the V6 engine is 285 HP and torque 260 lb-ft. There is also a 2.0-liter turbo-4 unit offered as an option and that makes an output of 270 HP and 295 lb-ft of torque at 3,000 rpm.
The vehicle is sold in 4WD and a Selec-Trac system is offered as an option. Later the company will also offer a diesel engine. The soft-top models let in a fair amount of noise in the cabin but hardtops offer better insulation. The Rubicon is a different beast with its robust Goodyear 33-inch all-terrain tires, enhanced traction control.
The fuel economy of the model with the 2.0-liter turbo-4 unit isn’t available yet. However, the model that will be available with 3.6-liter V-6 engine gives EPA city/highway fuel economy of 17/25 mpg for the manual transmission, 17/23 mpg for manual with 4-door and 18/23 mpg for the automatic one.
2020 Jeep Wrangler plug-in hybrid model
There is also an announcement that the new 2020 Jeep Wrangler will get a plug-in hybrid engine. It will possess a two-motor hybrid system also seen in the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivan.
This engine will definitely give great fuel economy. The exact details of the engine specs are not yet provided by the officials. However, we for sure know that this model will come with the four-wheel-drive system and it will get some minimal exterior changes.
2020 Jeep Wrangler price and availability
The 2020 Jeep Wrangler pricing may commence at approx $28.000. This is the price for the model with 2-doors and the destination charge of $1,195. Also, the model Wrangler Rubicon 4-door will cost $42,000 and it can easily cross $55,000 with some equipment. The price for the hybrid and diesel models are unknown at this moment. However, the new SUV will hit the roads in late 2019 as per updates.
Summing it up
The upcoming 2020 Jeep Wrangler gets plenty of features and styling changes to woo the target buyers. Its engine choices are also quite powerful. The Rubicon trim is the off-road lover’s choice while Sahara offers a good blend of amenities and performance. The price is also on par with segment rivals. The closest competitions will be off-road versions of pickups Toyota Tacoma TRD-Pro and Chevrolet Colorado ZR2. Both versions are in the range of $40,000.