2020 Jeep Wrangler

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$28,295

starting MSRP

Key specs

Base trim shown

SUV

Body style

20

Combined MPG

4

Seating capacity

166.8” x 73.6”

Dimensions

Four-wheel drive

Drivetrain

Overview

The good:

  • Impressive off-road capability
  • Traditional Jeep styling
  • Better on-road handling
  • Choice of powertrains
  • Easy to remove top, doors and windshield
  • Power-sliding top available

The bad:

  • Expensive base price
  • Rougher ride than rivals
  • Tops of gauges obscured by dash
  • Fuel economy
  • LED headlights not standard

6 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

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Our 2020 Jeep Wrangler trim comparison will help you decide.

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Notable features

  • Turbo-diesel engine now available
  • Turbo gas four-cylinder and V-6 also offered
  • Four- or five-seat convertible SUV
  • Four-wheel drive standard
  • Removable top, doors and windshield
  • Two-door and four-door Unlimited models

2020 Jeep Wrangler review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2020 Jeep Wrangler?

The Wrangler is Jeep’s wildly popular 4×4. It’s available as a two-door or four-door SUV, the latter known as the Wrangler Unlimited. The two-door model has room for four people while the Unlimited version seats five.

A standard 285-horsepower, 3.6-liter V-6 engine pairs with a six-speed manual transmission; an eight-speed automatic is available. There’s also an optional 270-hp, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder that delivers 295 pounds-feet of torque; it pairs with the eight-speed automatic. A turbo-diesel 3.0-liter V-6 that works with an eight-speed automatic is newly available for the Wrangler Unlimited. Four-wheel drive is standard, and the Rubicon trim level features upgraded mechanicals for serious off-roading. Wrangler competitors include the Land Rover Defender, Toyota 4Runner and Jeep Grand Cherokee.

What’s New on the 2020 Jeep Wrangler?

The big news is the new turbo-diesel V-6 that joins the Wrangler Unlimited’s engine offerings. It makes 260 hp and a whopping 442 pounds-feet of torque. The Unlimited also offers versions of the gas V-6 and turbo four-cylinder with the eTorque mild-hybrid system.

What Features in the 2020 Jeep Wrangler Are Most Important?

The Wrangler is all about off-road driving, or at least the image of it. Even if you never put one tire onto a muddy surface, the Wrangler’s go-anywhere attitude is part of its appeal.

While it has a rugged image, available comfort features include heated front seats, a heated steering wheel and an 8.4-inch touchscreen multimedia system that includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity. The Wrangler Unlimited offers more towing capability than the two-door variant, and the diesel V-6 should make the task easier even if it doesn’t increase the Unlimited’s 3,500-pound towing capacity.

2020 Jeep Wrangler Vs. 2020 Toyota 4Runner: How Do They Compare?

The Wrangler and 4Runner are legends among fans of off-roading, but there are some major differences between these two SUVs. To start, the Wrangler is available in two- and four-door form while the 4Runner is a four-door SUV. With its new engines, the Wrangler also offers more choices under the hood; in the 4Runner, the sole engine is a 270-hp V-6. The 4Runner can seat up to seven with an available third row, and it does offer rear-wheel-drive versions if you don’t plan on venturing off-road. In terms of ride and handling, these SUVs are fairly evenly matched but are less comfortable and don’t handle as well as similarly sized crossover SUVs.

Should I Buy the 2020 Jeep Wrangler?

The Wrangler is a back-to-basics SUV, but that doesn’t mean it comes cheaply. The base two-door model lacks creature comforts like power windows and power locks but still starts around $30,000. The Wrangler Unlimited is even pricier. For your money, you get a rugged 4×4 that’s fun to drive, has an iconic look and is extremely capable off-road. Better still, the latest Wrangler is better behaved than its predecessor on paved roads.

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.6
  • Interior 4.9
  • Performance 4.7
  • Value 4.5
  • Exterior 4.8
  • Reliability 4.6

Most recent consumer reviews

2.0

Only buy a Jeep if you're serious about offroading

2020 Sahara here and this thing is such a big pile of junk. Always has some new problem forming. Electrical issues are terrible, rust bubbles have been there since purchased at 8K miles but Jeep won't do anything about it. The engine sounds like a ticking time bomb.. Literally. STAY AWAY FROM THE 2.0T! The blowoff valve squeaks and the engine has always been ridiculously loud. Regular maintenance and oil changes. When purchased I knew the car would have some issues but not THIS bad. Current model year for $42K with 8500 miles didn't seem so bad and it really seems like a good deal now considering new ones are way more expensive. The features in this car are really nice. The automatic headlights work well, the infotainment and gauge cluster screens work surprisingly well and have quite a bit to offer. 4-wheel-drive works well and is easy to use. If you really want a Jeep Wrangler, look into the newer ones with a 3.6L. Maybe go for a manual transmission because the 8-speed gets confused all the time and never knows what to do!

3.0

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this is a good vehicle. How ever, I may want to pass through the whole series or travel with out of the country on a long journey to have some more clues. All is cool for the moment and my family hasn't sent any complaints yet

1.0

Lemon- Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sport 4x4

This particular vehicle is trash! This vehicle is not reliable or safe. Had TCM issues since it hit 11,300 miles. Been in shop over 3 months. Has left me stranded twice and had it towed to dealership. Technicians have been following manufacturer protocol for repairs but no luck. I honestly thought the dealership could help but once they sell a vehicle, they are out of the picture. They offered $34k as trade-in... I paid $46k. Hoping the manufacturer steps in.

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Safety

Based on the 2020 Jeep Wrangler base trim.
Frontal barrier crash rating driver
4
Frontal barrier crash rating passenger
4
Overall frontal barrier crash rating
4
Risk of rollover
27.9%
Rollover rating
3

Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Jeep
New car program benefits
Bumper-to-bumper
36 months/36,000 miles
Corrosion
60 months/unlimited distance
Powertrain
60 months/60,000 miles
Maintenance
24 months/unlimited distance
Roadside assistance
60 months/60,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
5 model years or newer/less than 75,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
3 months/3,000 miles
Powertrain
7 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
125-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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