2020 Wrangler EcoDiesel Announced San Marcos TX

2020 Wrangler EcoDiesel Announced

The 2020 Jeep Wrangler is handily one of the most capable off-roading machines on the market. The iconic bold look gives the immediate impression that this SUV is meant to stand out, and with Jeep's legendary 4x4 and supporting systems, the Wrangler has a go-anywhere do-anything attitude that is ready for adventure. Thanks to popular demand, Jeep is excited to announce the introduction of the advanced and effective 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6 as an engine option with the 2020 Wrangler. In this article, we will take a look at what's new with this engine and why it enhances the performance and capability of the 2020 Jeep Wrangler.

How does the EcoDiesel perform on the road?

The 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6 engine is engineered to give the Wrangler the power output required to tackle the toughest trails, being rated to push out 260 horsepower and an enhanced 442 lb-ft of torque potential. The high-end torque output is thanks to the TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission that integrates advanced low-end gearing and a multitude of different shift maps that allow for enhanced control and power distribution even while the engine is running on lower RPM. The optimized output of the EcoDiesel is evident, providing the best-ever fuel economy with the Wrangler achieving a city/highway/combined rating of 22/29/25 mpg.

What are some of the biggest changes between previous year models of this engine?

This 3rd generation EcoDiesel engine is one of Jeep's finest to be integrated into their vehicles. With another year of optimizations, system tunings and strategic incorporation, there are many aspects of the components that are further optimized to achieve these top-end outputs and ratings. The fuel injection system incorporates redesigned head intake ports that allow for a higher flow of gas while the direct-injection fuel injector nozzles match the newly designed chambers to allow for more efficient intake and combustion of fuel. The lightweight aluminum alloy pistons are also redesigned, with thinner rings and low-friction carbon coating to more effectively move with less energy loss in the surrounding chamber. In order to supply the engine with additional performance capability, Jeep has brought in a new-generation water-cooled turbocharger that incorporates a variable geometry turbine with low-friction bearing to increase how responsive and efficient the turbocharger operates during quick bursts of activity.

How does the EcoDiesel support the Wrangler's off-road capability?

The Wrangler has a rich history of being an off-road champion, and so it is no surprise that Jeep would go the extra distance to make sure the EcoDiesel engine and supporting powertrain systems are up to the task to bring the best in off-road capability. How the torque is handled is a big reason for the Wrangler's prowess off the road; with next-generation transfer case and supporting gearing system, the power generated is distributed effectively to each individual wheel. Each EcoDiesel model of the Wrangler also equips heavy-duty front and rear axles with a ratio of 3.73. The engine block itself can handle impact and contortion that off-roading brings with it, with the block cast with a compacted graphite iron that weighs less than traditional gray cast iron but with the same if not better strength and rigidity.

Overall thoughts on the 2020 Wrangler EcoDiesel

The 2020 Jeep Wrangler is one of the most impressive SUVs on the market with extensive off-road prowess and comfortable on-road experience as well. The introduction of the EcoDiesel V6 is an exciting addition alongside the other excellent powertrains. The EcoDiesel in particular offers improved performance and efficiency, benchmarking the best ever Wrangler fuel economy ratings as well as an intense amount of torque useful for off-road venturing. If you are interested in learning more about the EcoDiesel, the 2020 Wrangler, and/or other great Jeep models, give us a call or check out our inventory here!


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