The Wrangler is available in both two- and 4-door models. Two-door versions come in Sport, Sport S and Rubicon spec, while the 4-doors add Sahara and Altitude trim levels between Sport S and Rubicon.
The base model Wrangler comes standard with the popular FCA Pentastar V6 engine making 285 horsepower and 260 lb-feet of torque mated to either a manual 6-speed transmission or 8-speed automatic. A 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine was introduced for all trim levels in 2018 producing 268 horsepower and a whopping 295 ft lbs of torque. The 2.0L is only available in conjunction with the 8-speed automatic. A 3.0L diesel option becomes available in late 2020 for Sport, Sahara and Rubicon trims.
Jeep's Command Trac Four-wheel drive system is standard across the lineup. Push-button start and a backup camera are standard as are fog lamps, skid plates for the transfer case and fuel tank, cruise control, five USB outlets, side airbags, hill-start assist and more. Electronic trailer-sway control is standard, and the optional towing package brings a Class II hitch receiver, a 240-amp alternator, a 700-amp battery and auxiliary switches. Maximum tow rating is 2000 pounds for the 2-door and 3500 for the 4-door.
The Sport S adds power windows, air conditioning and keyless entry and the 4-door's Sahara model adds upgraded trim and allows buyers to select the more advanced Selec-Trac full-time transfer case.
Rubicon models are the most off-road ready, with tubular rock rails and an even more advanced 4-wheel-drive system. Option packages include different hardtop configurations, an 8.4-inch UConnect infotainment system and blind-spot sensors.
Safety features include Electronic Roll Mitigation, Electronic Stability Control, Hill Start Assist, Advanced multi-stage airbags and Sentry Key theft deterrent System.
Unmatched Off-road Capability
Powerful Turbocharged Engine
Rugged Good Looks
The Wrangler returns in 2020 with a shuffling of trim specific features, pricing, and powertrains. A new Black & Tan Edition package debuts this year featuring a Tan Premium Sunrider Soft Top, machined 17-inch wheels with all-terrain tires, black Jeep fender badging, side steps and the Technology Group. The Wrangler also receives updates to its powertrains this year. All Sahara automatic transmission-equipped Wranglers now are equipped with 3.6L V6 engines paired with eTorque Hybrid technology. Sport and Rubicon models now are only equipped with 2.0L turbo non-eTorque assisted engines with optional electronic start and stop. A 3.0L diesel is listed as a late-year option available across the Unlimited range to include Sport, Sahara and Rubicon.
The Jeep Wrangler continues to build upon its earned reputation among off-roading enthusiasts by delivering a unique driving experience to those looking to explore. Jeep's off-road capabilities rank among the best, while this Wrangler's lighter steering, revised body mounts, retuned shocks and drivetrain have all been upgraded for an around-town experience that makes driving it a pleasure when compared to older models.
The Wrangler is unique in the automotive market in that it doesn't really have any direct competitors. The Wrangler's hard-core off-roading capabilities aren't present in other small SUVs. Vehicles that do offer a similar level of 4x4 prowess like the Nissan Pathfinder and Toyota 4Runner are much bigger and cost much more.