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2020 Jeep Wrangler: What’s Changed?

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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.

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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.

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The new EcoDiesel engine is a $4,000 option (but also requires the $2,000 automatic transmission, so opting for one ups the price by $6,000). It improves the Wrangler’s efficiency from bad to middling, with a combined mpg rating of 25, up from 19-20 mpg for the V-6 or 21-23 mpg for the four-cylinder. It also doesn’t negatively impact the Wrangler’s off-road performance, thankfully, with a powertrain that can handle the added weight and throttle responsiveness that rivals a gasoline powertrain.

Besides the trim levels and the diesel engine, the remaining updates are minor, with upgraded LED head- and foglights available on the Sport trim and automatic high beams included with the Advanced Safety Group option package when combined with the optional 8.4-inch Uconnect multimedia system with built-in navigation.

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