Although the 2020 model year of the legendary SUV has been presented already, we are still about to see the most important novelty for this year. That would be a diesel version. For the first time, we will see a Wrangler diesel in North America and expectations from it are pretty big. We are about to benefits in many aspects. Of course, the first things that come to mind with 2020 Jeep Wrangler Diesel are better fuel economy and higher towing capacity. Moreover, this engine will also provide more low-end torque, which could be critical in the off-road drive.
The new version is expected to hit the market next summer and the latest reports suggest it will be reserved for the 4-door version only. On the other side, you may count on all exclusive features, including all those off-road goodies. When it comes to the 2020 Jeep Wrangler Diesel price, we are still waiting for the details.
2020 Jeep Wrangler Diesel Engine
Of course, the most important novelties for the next year is a new engine option. For the first time, we are about to see a Wrangler with oil-burner in North America and expectations are pretty big. The 2020 Jeep Wrangler Diesel will feature a familiar 3.0-liter six-cylinder turbodiesel. It features a max output of 260 horsepower and quite impressive 442 pound-feet of torque. With such numbers, we expect nothing but excellent performances.
Of course, the 2020 Jeep Wrangler Diesel towing capacity should be notably higher compared to current gasoline versions. The current Wrangler, equipped with a V6 engine, can tow up to 3.500 pounds. These aren’t particularly great numbers for the class. Hopefully, the huge torque boost should provide much better ratings. Another benefit we count on is fuel economy. It is hard to predict the exact 2020 Jeep Wrangler Diesel mpg ratings at the moment. Still, we project something like 25/26 mpg in a combined ride, which is notably better compared to current gasoline options.
2020 Jeep Wrangler Diesel Design and Features
When it comes to base design characteristics, the 2020 Jeep Wrangler Diesel won’t be drastically different. Except for the engine, we presume things will be practically the same. Still, keep in mind that the latest reports suggest that a diesel version will be available in a four-door, unlimited version only. A smaller two-door model will carry on with gasoline engines only.
In terms of the styling, the new version will be pretty much identical, but we expect to see the same things under the skin as well. That means that the Wrangler Diesel should come with all those off-road goodies we can find in gasoline models. This means you can count on about 10 inches of ground clearance, two-speed transfer case, tow hooks and protective skid plates. Higher trims will also feature goodies like limited-slip and locking differentials.
On the inside, you may presume that the 2020 Jeep Wrangler Diesel will get a little bit different instrument cluster, adapted to a diesel engine. Practically, this means the same one you can see in models for the European market, which already come with diesel engines. Other than that, things are about to remain pretty much the same. This means an attractive dashboard design, which is somehow modern and rugged at the same time.
The overall quality is nice, while we particularly like the infotainment system. Considering that the new version will be available in a four-door body style only, you can count on a spacious cabin, with two quite spacious rows of seats. The same thing goes for the cargo volume. You can count on 32 cubic feet of cargo space with its rear seats upright and 72 cubic feet of space with these seats folded. These are pretty amazing ratings for the class.
When it comes to tech features, we expect the same list of standard features like in gasoline models. This means you can count on things like a 5-inch touch screen, Bluetooth, a USB port, eight speakers, push-button start, and cruise control. In higher trim levels, you’ll be able to get things like bigger 7-inch and 8.4-inch touch screens, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, navigation, satellite radio, 9-speaker etc.
When it comes to safety, base models will come standard with a rearview camera. Fortunately, there is much more in higher trims. So, you can get things like blind spot monitoring, rear parking sensors, forward collision warning, adaptive cruise control etc.
2020 Jeep Wrangler Diesel Release Date and Price
When it comes to the 2020 Jeep Wrangler Diesel availability, the latest reports suggest that the new version will hit the market sometime in the middle of 2020, probably at the end of the second quarter. Details about the price are still unavailable. Still, we can make a rough estimation that goes around 36.000 dollars for base versions.
Source: Car and Driver