The Jeep Wrangler EcoDiesel will only be available in certain configurations.
After missing the boat for the Jeep Wrangler JL’s launch, the 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6 is finally coming for the 2020 model year. According to a recent Car and Driver report, the diesel Wrangler will go on sale by the end of 2019, but there’s a catch. It will only be available on four-door models paired with a new eight-speed automatic transmission.
While that may be disappointing for manual enthusiasts, it’s not completely surprising. The engine is already available in the 2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel, albeit it is less torquey here. In the 2020 Jeep Wrangler EcoDiesel, the 3.0-liter engine makes 260 horsepower and 442 lb-ft of torque. It’s less powerful than either of the gasoline options, but it makes much more torque. The 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 still makes 285 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. The 2.0-liter turbo is the torquiest gas engine, with 270 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque.
Official EPA fuel economy ratings are not available yet, but we should know more on that in the coming months.
The 2020 Jeep Wrangler’s diesel engine will reportedly come standard with automatic stop-start, while things like the locking rear differential, electronic disconnecting sway bar and transfer case options will still vary depending on which trim you buy.
Pricing information is not available for the 2020 Jeep Wrangler yet, including the 3.0-liter EcoDiesel. However, when it does go on sale near the end of 2019, we expect it to command a hefty premium on the gas options. Ram charges $4,995 for the EcoDiesel powertrain over the standard 3.6-liter base V-6, so a similar price gap may be in store here.
Stay tuned to TFLcar.com for more Jeep EcoDiesel updates! In the meantime, we’re also testing the 2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel over on TFLtruck, so expect more updates over there as well.
Check out some Moparized Jeep Wrangler JL action on the Rubicon Trail below: