We have some exciting news for Jeep® fans, the new 2020 Jeep® Wrangler Unlimited EcoDiesel models are arriving on dealer lots now. Yes, it seems to be a huge week for the Wrangler with the United States launches of the new Wrangler Unlimited North Edition and Wrangler Rubicon Recon models, but now the wait for a diesel Wrangler in North America is over!
Wrangler Unlimited EcoDiesel models feature the new third-generation 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6 engine, rated at 260 horsepower and 442 lb.-ft. of torque, with engine stop-start (ESS) technology standard. Wrangler Unlimited EcoDiesel models are rated at 29 miles per gallon (mpg) highway, 22 mpg city and 25 mpg combined.
To handle greater torque loads, the EcoDiesel V-6 connects to a newly added TorqueFlite 8HP75 eight-speed automatic transmission, calibrated for low RPM shifts and the on- and off-road rigors of Jeep Wrangler duty. There are more than 40 individual shift maps to optimize shift points for fuel economy, performance and 4×4 capability.
All Jeep Wrangler EcoDiesel models are of the four-door Unlimited body style. EcoDiesel is available on Sport, Sport S, Sahara, and Rubicon models and features third-generation Dana 44 front and rear heavy-duty axles. Additionally, all Wrangler Unlimited EcoDiesel models feature a 3.73 axle ratio. Two transfer cases are offered: the Rock-Trac two-speed transfer case with a 4.0:1 low-range gear ratio on Rubicon models and the Command-Trac part-time two-speed transfer case with a 2.72:1 low-range gear ratio on Sport and Sahara models. The 3.0-liter EcoDiesel is a $4,000 premium option on the Wrangler Unlimited.
For more information regarding the current 2020 Jeep® Wrangler Unlimited EcoDiesel availability and or questions about ordering an EcoDiesel powered Wrangler Unlimited, you can contact your local Jeep dealer.