• Prepare to Lay Down Up to $3,000 for a 2.0-liter Engine in Your Jeep Wrangler JL [News]

    Jeep Wrangler JL 2.0-liter engine pricing revealed
    2018 Jeep Wrangler JL Rubicon [Photo: FCA]

    JLWrangler Forums revealed the pricing of the 2.0-liter engine for the 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL

    JLWranglerForums just revealed, through a recent post, that the 2.0-liter turbo engine is now available to order in the 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL. If you want a 2.0-liter engine in your new JL, that’ll be $1,000 extra to you.

    If you were hoping to have the 2.0-liter engine with a six-speed manual, you’re fresh out of luck. The four-cylinder unit will only be available with an 8-speed automatic transmission – a $2,000 upgrade over the manual. As a result, the premium for the 2.0-liter could be up to $3,000 if you weren’t already planning to order your Wrangler JL with an automatic.

    The 2018 Wrangler is hitting dealerships now with its good old powertrain, the 3.6-liter Pentastar V6. That engine puts out 285 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. Going the turbocharged route and speccing the top-of-the-range four-cylinder engine will net you 270 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque. Which would you choose: the larger, more powerful engine, or the smaller, torquier unit? FCA is also bringing a 3.0-liter EcoDiesel down the pike, and the Wrangler will even get a hybrid option in 2020.

    While a member of JLWranglerForums was kind enough to provide pricing information for the new 2.0-liter engine, no MPG information is available at time of writing.

    Stay tuned to TFLcar.com for more Wrangler JL updates! Be sure to check back Thursday and Friday for our coverage of the Chicago Auto Show. Subscribe to The Fast Lane Car and TFLnow for more videos on your favorite new models!

    2/7/18 HEADLINE CORRECTION: The original headline stated the 2.0-liter engine option costs $1,000. It can cost up to $3,000 depending on whether buyers were already ordering a Wrangler JL with an automatic transmission (a $2,000 option). This article’s headline has been revised to reflect the potential cost of upgrading the transmission as well as the engine.

    2018 Jeep Wrangler JL 2.0-liter engine pricing
    The Jeep Wrangler JL’s 2.0-liter engine. [Photo: FCA]

    Zach Butler
    Zach Butler
    Zach Butler is the Managing Editor for The Fast Lane Car. A Colorado native, he spends his free time exploring the hidden gems and scenic vistas of the Rocky Mountains. Zach is a life-long automotive fanatic and is based in Boulder, Colorado.

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    11 thoughts on “Prepare to Lay Down Up to $3,000 for a 2.0-liter Engine in Your Jeep Wrangler JL [News]

    1. The engine pictured here is likely from the Cherokee, as it lacks eTorque.
      As long as you’re buying an automatic Jeep anyhow, the turbo-4 seems like the definite choice. It’s faster, more efficient, gets the same (modest) tow rating… neither engine sounds particularly cool.
      Does it run on regular gas for rated power, or does that require premium?

    2. I wonder if there’s any weight savings with the 2L or if the Turbo equipment makes it a wash. Payload is a scarce commodity…

    3. Well, that’s misleading . . . you should state the OBVIOUS since it only is available with the 8speed then the cost is Really +$3000 !
      ONE thing really pissed me off ( and they all do it) with FCA-US lately with the STANDARD vs AUTO modes. The reality of it is – a Very Low % buy Standard (manual) – in REAL TERMS the 8speed IS the NORM and should NOT be charging that Hefty $2000 More for it. They should offer a -$500 on the build IF you go Manual (they just might sell a few more to offset the “loss” with the AUTO Premium Ripoff ! Just my opinion; still Luv you RAM & JEEP.

      1. Hi Lou,

        You are correct that ordering a Wrangler JL with the automatic transmission would cost $3,000 if you’re upgrading from the six-speed manual. If you’re just upgrading the engine, then it would be a $1,000 difference. We updated the headline of this article to more accurately reflect that it could cost up to $3,000 depending on how you spec it. Sorry for the confusion!

        1. Thanks Zack. I wasn’t, & am still not “confused” by all the insanity in the auto industry. Perhaps TFL has some ‘data’ from FCA that clarifies the actual % of Buyers who have (let’s say 2012 > Present!) Wranglers with the 6-spd. manual vs 8-spd auto. !
          ALSO I am curious about the 1500 Trucks in this same regard — intel ? thanks

      1. And yet, people still pay it…

        Supply and demand rules. And when people demand a $50k Wrangler, with a 7 or 8 year loan, who do you blame? I think you’re choosing to blame the wrong people. Be disgusted with people overextending themselves rather than the company giving them what they want.

        1. So I “guess” . . . no payday loans for you? ps; that’s sarcasm; and yes payday loans ARE a Disaster, so no need to go their! ! ! And so, we’ve been BomBarded with this “supply side economics” (theory) for SO LONG now it’s become “law of the land”? For the Minority “With Means” it “works” but for the Majority it more often than not Does Not !
          Rather than be Disgusted with “them,” perhaps the “system” needs better rules and oversight !? Now don’t get in an “uproar,” I didn’t say MORE RULES, I said BETTER _+which also implies get rid of the crap that isn’t working FOR THE PEOPLE, NOT Corporations & Financial Institutions ! Just my Opinion . . . from one who Cares, not a Taker !

    4. The amount of JK Sahara editions around here with dealer lifts and big MTR’s on 20” wheels is absurd. None of them leave pavement. It’s a status symbol as much as an off-road vehicle.

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