Since 2020, the Jeep® Wrangler (JL) Unlimited EcoDiesel has been the ultimate off-roader for those looking to tackle the most difficult trails.
In September, we learned that Jeep® would be dropping its mighty EcoDiesel engine from the Wrangler after the 2023 model year. Just before the official announcement, our dealer connections helped us break the news that the American adventure brand would be producing a special edition model to celebrate the end of the four-year model run of the EcoDiesel in the world’s most recognized off-roader.
Named after the 2021 Jeep Gladiator Farout Concept, the 2023 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon Farout Edition combines exclusive content with EcoDiesel’s torque, fuel economy, and range.
Under the hood, the 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6 features Engine Stop/Start (ESS) functionality and delivers 260 horsepower and stump-pulling 442 lb.-ft. of torque. To handle all of that increased torque, the EcoDiesel has been mated with a ZF-sourced 8HP75 8-speed TorqueFlite automatic transmission, which has been calibrated for low-RPM shifts.
The 2023 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon Farout Edition features a third-generation Dana 44 front and rear heavy-duty axles, a 3.73 axle ratio, and a Rock-Trac two-speed transfer case with a 4.0:1 low-range gear ratio.
So what sets the Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon Farout Edition apart from other EcoDiesel models?
- ‘Diesel 3.0L’ Hood Graphic
- ‘3.0 D’ Exclusive Tailgate Badge (something we saw on early EcoDiesel prototypes)
- Unique 17-Inch x 7.5-Inch Machined / Painted Black Wheels
- Black Leather Seats with Red Accents
- Satin Black Grille by Mopar
- All-Weather Floor Mats by Mopar
- Body-Color Fender Grille
- Cold Weather Group –
- Heated Front Seats
- Heated Steering Wheel
- Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
- Remote-Start System
- LED Lighting Group –
- Daytime Running Lamp LED Accents
- Front LED Fog Lamps
- LED Premium Reflector Headlamps
- LED Tail Lamps
- Safety Group –
- Blind-Spot and Cross-Path Detection
- LED Tail Lamps
- ParkSense® Rear Park-Assist System
- Trailer-Tow and Heavy-Duty Electrical Group –
- 240-Amp Alternator
- 700-Amp Maintenance-Free Battery
- 7- and 4-Pin Wiring Harness
- Auxillary Switches
- Class II Receiver Hitch
This particular model shown, is currently in inventory (as of the writing of this article) at Videon Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep®, and Ram in Newtown Square, Pennslyvania. The SUV has a sticker price $68,585 USD, and while that may seem high, it also includes the $1,795 destination charge and a $4,295 charge for the optional Sky One-Touch® Power-Top.
So if you are an EcoDiesel fan and have been holding out, this is your last chance to get your hand on a diesel-powered Wrangler. For more information on availability, you may want to contact your local Jeep dealer sooner than later.