2020 Jeep Wrangler EcoDiesel: Everything You Need To Know From The Chief Engineer!

The EcoDiesel Wrangler goes on sale in December

After a few years of waiting, the 2020 Jeep Wrangler EcoDiesel is finally here. [Photo: TFLoffroad]

Out in the middle of the Utah desert, Roman got an opportunity to drive the 2020 Jeep Wrangler EcoDiesel. Better still, he was able to interview the chief engineer! This interview gives you a brief look at the details behind the new diesel Wrangler.

One of the most exciting prospects Jeep enthusiasts have hoped for is greater torque — and this has it. They also wanted greater range — the Wrangler EcoDiesel has that too. In fact, for a majority of off-road folks who like the idea of heading off the grid, this new Jeep could be ideal.

But there is a downside, and that comes in the form of added weight.

2020 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon EcoDiesel. [Photo: FCA]

Wrangler EcoDiesel details

  • Best mpg of the Wrangler lineup (no surprise), but no EPA numbers are not out yet.
  • Best range among Wrangler models: over 500 miles.
  • The EcoDiesel and new components adds around 450 lbs of weight . That will be an issue to many serious off-road fans. Extra weight never helps.
  • Jeep completely revised the suspension to handle the extra weight and unique characteristics of the EcoDiesel-equipped Wrangler.
  • The EcoDiesel produces 442 lb-ft of torque in the Wrangler.
  • The 5.1 gallon urea tank sits behind the fuel tank and has armor protection
  • Crawl ratio of 70.3:1
  • Surprisingly, the maximum tow rating remains at 3,500 lbs.
  • It will be available on all trim levels
  • Goes on sale in December 2019
Easily amused by anything with four wheels, Nathan Adlen reviews vehicles from the cheapest to the most prestigious. Wrecking yards, dealer lots, garages, racetracks, professional automotive testing and automotive journalism - Nathan has experienced a wide range of the automotive spectrum. Brought up in the California car culture and educated in theater, childhood education, film, journalism and history, Nathan now lives with his family in Denver, CO. His words, good humor and video are enjoyed worldwide.