Here are the figures we know.
Ever since it first debuted at the LA Auto Show, we’ve been waiting for the official debut of the 2020 Jeep Wrangler EcoDiesel. Now it’s here at the State Fair of Texas, and it will eventually go on sale later this year. The engine is also making its way to the Jeep Gladiator in early 2020, expanding its presence from the 2020 Ram 1500 pickup.
Here, the 2020 Jeep Wrangler EcoDiesel sports a modest 260 horsepower. That’s less than the 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 or the new 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-four engines. However, it has a massive amount of torque by comparison, at 442 lb-ft. That’s down by 38 lb-ft from the Ram 1500’s 480 lb-ft, but still a potent powertrain for low-speed rock crawling.
Unlike the standard Rubicon’s 4.10 rear axle ratio, all EcoDiesel Wranglers have a 3.73 rear end instead. That should help fuel efficiency as well, though no official EPA figures are available yet. The 2.0-liter turbo returns 21 mpg combined, so the diesel should manage at least somewhere in the mid-20s.
Pricing details for the 2020 Jeep Wrangler EcoDiesel aren’t available yet, either. However, on the 2020 Ram 1500, the EcoDiesel option is available as a $4,995 upgrade. Against the likes of the 2.0-liter turbo, we’d expect a similar treatment. Stay tuned to TFLcar.com for more updates on that in the coming weeks.
The 2020 Jeep Wrangler Willys is on display at the State Fair of Texas as well. For more on that, check out Tommy’s walkaround video on TFLoffroad below: