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.
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