Most significant changes: A new 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6 engine with 260 horsepower and 442 pounds-feet of torque available on four-door models; new special edition trims, including the return of the Willys trim; LED headlights and foglights now available on the Sport trim level; optional Advanced Safety Group package now adds automatic high-beam headlights when also opting for the 8.4-inch touchscreen multimedia display with built-in navigation
Price change: $250 more for both two- and four-door Sport versions, plus four-door versions of the Sport S, Sport Altitude, Sahara and Sahara Altitude; $445 more for two-door Sport S models; and $580 more for two- and four-door versions of the Rubicon.
On sale: Now
Which should you buy, 2019 or 2020? For a greater variety of choices, you’ll have to opt for a 2020. But if you’re sticking to a carryover trim, particular the pricey Rubicon, try for a 2019.
Jeep updated its venerable Wrangler for 2020 with multiple new trim levels, including the return of the Willys trim from the previous-generation JK Wrangler. Other new trim levels include the Willys Sport, Black & Tan, Freedom and North Edition. A high-end High Altitude trim debuted at the 2020 Chicago Auto Show as a 2020 model — as did a Jeep Performance Parts edition — but neither is available as of this writing. The Moab trim level has been discontinued for 2020.