• How Fast is the 2.0L 2018 Jeep Wrangler? [Video]

    How fast does the 2.0L 2018 Jeep Wrangler Sahara Accelerate from 0-60?

    Normally, when you think “Jeep”, 0-60 times don’t immediately spring to mind. After all, their cars – even the range-topping 2.0L 2018 Jeep Wrangler – are more off-road symbols than barnstorming sports cars. Nevertheless, Jeep made considerable changes to the new Jeep Wrangler to make it more pleasant to drive on the road as well as on the trails. Part of that change includes a 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine with a mild hybrid system. Now, this engine doesn’t make the Wrangler run on pure electric drive, although there is a plug-in hybrid coming in 2020. Instead, the system in this Sahara adds a little bit of oomph and is there to improve fuel economy.

    Naturally, if you’re interested only in quick 0-60 times, there are several other suitable SUV options on the market. Still, it’s nice to know what the new Wrangler can do. To that end, Roman takes the 2.0L 2018 Jeep Wrangler Sahara to an empty patch of road near Tucson, Arizona to give it a kicking. Just how quickly can the Wrangler JL with a 2.0-liter engine get from 0-60? The results may surprise you.

    Check out the video above to see the results! As always, subscribe to The Fast Lane Car and TFLnow on YouTube for more Wrangler updates and information on your favorite new models. Click here to check out our full first drive review of the 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL!


    Zach Butler
    Zach Butler
    Zach is a writer and Managing Editor for TFLcar. He has held a lifelong passion for cars, with a particular interest in hot hatchbacks and off-road rigs. Born and raised in Colorado, Zach holds a Bachelor's Degree in English from Colorado State University, and is based in Boulder, Colorado.

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    8 thoughts on “How Fast is the 2.0L 2018 Jeep Wrangler? [Video]

    1. Its Jeep trying to hard to advertise that it is a Jeep rather than making form match function. This thing could be simpler, better, lighter, cheaper, more efficient if they would just make form equal function rather than trying to be a Jeep.
      I don’t trust companies like this.
      They are in the very bottom of reliability ratings.

    2. We all have to consider the fact that Fiat doesn’t care about Chrysler/jeep anymore they’re specifically using them for parts and their ideas this exactly why fiat is doing what their doing with everything they have. They have no interest of Chrysler or Jeep being a good vehicle or a long lasting vehicle.

    3. LOL. Both of you sounds bitter…

      Taylor, you want them to make a ge 1 Cherokee again? Because that was basically what you’re describing, a lighter, simpler, “better”, cheaper version of the Wrangler. How were those sales numbers? So great the scrapped it off the model lineup.

      Reliability ratings are such a sham… They factor in things like poor transmission calibration (clunky shifting), key fob transmitter issues, infotainment reboots or reprograms, etc. Nothing to do with actual transportation reliability. Ford was plagued by this sham when their Infotainment systems (Sync) had so many problems. It’s absurd… Reliability problem, no; luxury inconvenience, yes.

      I’ll take a vehicle that’s reliable for transporting me, but has convenience issues, over a vehicle that has it’s tech smoothed out, but fails to go into gear, or get me from A to B reliably. Just saying, those “Reliability Ratings” are more than flawed…

      Personally, I think Jeep hit a home run on this redesign. I may even buy the truck version when it comes out. It’s true to its heritage, classic, and more capable and efficient than ever in nearly all trim levels. I guess it really is a Jeep thing!

      1. I agree, MRM. I just bought an Explorer but will have a very short list for my next vehicle in a few years — The JL and the Bronco, that should be it.

    4. Roman,
      I’m interested to see if passenger weight and heat soak affect this smaller power plant, w/ the BAS Hybrid system, in a large SUV. I know you did these respective tests with the Renegade/Raptor and F-150 and saw noticeable differences. Once you get one of these to test in CO could you have Tommy run a 0-60 test and run several acceleration tests?

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