Report: The 2020 Jeep Wrangler EcoDiesel Is A $6,000 Upgrade

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The price includes $4,000 for the engine and $2,000 for the 8-speed automatic transmission.

We had our first chance to look at the upcoming 2020 Jeep Wrangler EcoDiesel at this year’s State Fair of Texas. Now, we have updated pricing information thanks to JLWranglerForums. The order books have opened, and the 2020 Jeep Wrangler EcoDiesel will cost $6,000, representing a $3,500 premium over the standard 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 with an eight-speed automatic transmission.

The 3.6-liter engine costs $1,000 over the 2.0-liter turbo, while the 8-speed automatic is another $2,500 for 2020 (it was a $2,000 upgrade on the 2019 model).

2020 Jeep Wrangler EcoDiesel
The 2020 Jeep Wrangler EcoDiesel will only be available in four-door “Unlimited” models.

This is the first diesel Wrangler in the American market, and it is the same 3.0-liter V6 used in the 2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel. It is tuned a bit differently here, meaning the Wrangler manages 260 horsepower and 442 lb-ft of torque. Regardless of which trim you pick, the diesel Wrangler uses Dana 44 heavy-duty axles all around. It also gets a beefed up eight-speed automatic transmission to handle that extra torque, amounting to a larger price increase compared to the standard eight-speed automatic.

2020 Jeep Wrangler EcoDiesel Rubicon order sheet. [Photo: JLWranglerForums]

Unlike the 3.6-liter Wrangler, the eight-speed is the only transmission available in the EcoDiesel model. Several JLWranglerForums users submitted their orders, and were able to confirm the pricing for the engine and transmission combination.

Since the 2020 Jeep Wrangler EcoDiesel is only available in four-door Unlimited configuration. That means the Rubicon model should run about $49,290 including Jeep’s $1,495 destination fee, before further options.

No fuel economy specs yet

FCA has not announced official fuel economy figures yet. Some forum members are speculating the 4×4 diesel Wrangler will manage somewhere around 30 mpg, which may not be too far off. The EPA rates 2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel 4×4 at 24 mpg combined, and the Jeep Wrangler 2.0-liter turbo at 24 mpg combined. We’d expect the Wrangler EcoDiesel to manage somewhere in the upper-20s, though we’ll have to wait and see.

Stay tuned to for more 2020 Jeep Wrangler EcoDiesel news, views and real-world reviews coming soon!