Arguably one of the most recognizable vehicles in the world, the new 2020 Jeep Wrangler is ready to continue its legacy as an off-roading champion. With plenty of upgrades and several special edition models, this adventure model is perfect for people who love the great outdoors. Capable of handling all four seasons, you can go anywhere and do just about anything in this SUV.
Classified as a mid-size sport utility vehicle, the 2020 Jeep Wrangler can seat five people and is available as a two-door or four-door model. Highly customizable, you can even remove the top, windshield, and doors for a fantastic off-roading experience. The two-door model offers 12.9 cubic feet of cargo space behind the back row. This area can be expanded to 31.7 cubic feet by folding the back seats down. As for the four-door model, it has a little more room with 31.7 cubic feet behind the rear seats and 72 cubic feet with the back row folded.
Recognized for the 10th year in a row as the Off-Road SUV of Texas by the Texas Auto Writers Association, this vehicle doesn’t disappoint. There is even a diesel option for drivers who like things to be a bit more rugged.
Want to learn more about the 2020 Jeep Wrangler? Keep reading to discover everything about the performance, interior, and exterior of this fully-customizable SUV.
Because the Jeep Wrangler is so customizable, it makes sense that there are five powertrains to choose from. It all depends on what you’re looking for. Do you want an athlete or a rugged outdoorsman? Whatever you choose, you will certainly be getting optimized performance for handling whatever life throws at you.
Rumbling under the hood of a standard Wrangler model is a 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 motor that generates 285 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque. Paired with a 6-speed manual transmission (8-speed automatic is optional), it can tow up to 3,500 pounds without breaking a sweat. It also has a pretty good estimated fuel economy set at 20 mpg combined (19 city/22 highway). This engine can be mated with the innovative eTorque mild hybrid system for better rock crawling capabilities.
Then, we have the turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine that can get up to 270 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque. Coupled with an 8-speed automatic transmission, the maximum towing capacity remains the same. However, the combined fuel economy does go up a bit at 23 mpg combined (21 city/24 highway). As with the V6, the 4-cylinder engine can also be partnered with an eTorque mild hybrid system for enhanced performance.
Finally, the 3.0L EcoDiesel V6 motor pushes out 260 hp and a staggering 442 lb-ft of torque. With the ability to haul up to 3,500 pounds, it gets about 25 mpg combined (22 city/29 highway). This powertrain is set to be released later on in the year.
Loaded with all the latest entertainment technology, the 2020 Jeep Wrangler is quite impressive even on the base level. Also called the Sport trim, this standard version of the 2020 Jeep Wrangler includes advanced features like the 5-inch touchscreen displaying the infotainment interface. This system works with Bluetooth connectivity for hands-free text messaging and calls. It’s also compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto for seamless audio and app integration. You can easily charge your mobile device by using the USB port, and the 8-speaker stereo system is perfect for jamming out to your favorite tunes. Taking things a step further, this model also comes with safety features such as cruise control and a rearview camera that helps with parking and backing out of tight spaces.
Next is the incredibly popular Sahara, which is only available in the four-door body style (Unlimited). This model includes lots of upgrades, including a larger 7-inch touchscreen for the innovative infotainment system. Added entertainment features include satellite radio, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. This allows your phone to seamlessly sync to your vehicle’s infotainment system so that you can easily stream your personalized playlists and navigate through your favorite apps.
Finally, the top-of-the-line trim is known as the Rubicon. Most of the interior features are the same as the Sahara. The differences are more noticeable on the exterior, which we will cover momentarily. There are some additional features that you can opt for at this trim level. These include a 9-speaker Alpine sound system, navigation, a larger 8.4-inch touchscreen interface, and heated/leather seating.
There are also a few editions that build off of the Sport and Sahara trim levels. The Sport S adds modern conveniences like power locks and windows. It also upgrades the cabin with air conditioning and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. Another sub-trim on the Sport trim level is known as the Altitude. This version is only available in the four-door body style (Unlimited). It comes with a removable hardtop, a rear window defroster, and a rear windshield wiper. Similarly, the Sahara trim level also has a trim that builds off of it, known as the Altitude. Again, it’s only offered as the longer Unlimited body style. Added features include subtle leather upholstery and a stylish leather-wrapped gear shift knob. This gives the trim a touch of sophistication and elegance.
If you are looking for something even more unique, you can always choose one of the many special edition models. The 2020 Jeep Wrangler Sport S sub-trim is the base for three special edition versions. First is the Black and Tan model. This brings the infotainment features from the Sahara, and it also adds exterior elements such as side rails and all-terrain tires for off-roading. Next is the Willys, which is geared more towards the Rubicon with heavy-duty shocks, upgraded brakes, and rails. Finally, the Freedom edition model has military-themed graphics, tinted windows, and a soft top.
No matter which trim level you choose, the 2020 Jeep Wrangler maintains its iconic style on the outside. There are so many ways to customize this vehicle that we could write a book on it. For the sake of this page, we will cover a few key exterior styling elements.
First up are the wheels. You can choose from 12 different styles depending on which trim level and body style you opt for. Rolling on standard 17-inch black-painted steel wheels, the Sport kicks things off nicely.
Stepping up to the Sahara four-door (unlimited) model will land you on 18-inch wheels in either grey or polished silver.
The top-tier Rubicon slides back down to the 17-inch wheels done in polished silver with shadowy black pockets for a decorative look. You can also get these same wheels completely blacked out if you want.
Looking at the sub-trim exteriors, you’ll find a few more customizations. For instance, the Sport S keeps the same size of wheels, but they are done in silver aluminum. You can also get them in crystal granite, which is a soft grey color. The second Sport sub-trim known as the Altitude is fitted with larger 18-inch wheels that are done in a gloss black for a mysterious look. If you’re into the darkened aesthetic, this may be the ride for you. The final sub-trim, the Sahara Altitude, also gets 18-inch wheels. However, these are done in a gloss black finish for a sleeker look.
As for the Black and Tan special edition, the 17-inch crystal granite wheels are standard. For the last two special editions, the Willys rolls on 17-inch gloss black wheels, and the military-themed Freedom Edition rides on 17-inch satin chrome aluminum wheels.
The roof is removable and comes in several options. The zipperless Sunrider soft-top is available in either black or tan. It can be taken off with only one hand and easily stored away. The body-colored three-piece hardtop is made of aluminum, and the three-piece Freedom hardtop comes only in black. Finally, there is also a Sky One-Touch Power Top that can fold back at the push of a button.
As for paint colors, there are ten shades to pick from. Each one is unique and designed to fit your personality. The colors include Black, Sting-Gray, Bright White, Billet Silver, Granite Crystal Metallic, Ocean Blue, Firecracker Red, Hellayella (yellow), Punk’n Metallic (orange), and Bikini (turquoise).