- the jeep wrangler is expanding its available engines for 2020, adding a hybrid version of the 3.6-liter v-6 and a nonhybrid version of the 2.0-liter inline-four.
- the etorque hybrid powertrains are now available only on the sahara (pictured), which comes only as a four-door.
- there is also a new black & tan trim level with a special appearance package, and pricing rises slightly across the board.
the new jeep wrangler jl is rearranging its powertrain options for 2020. whereas it was previously available with either a conventional 3.6-liter v-6 or a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder with a mild-hybrid setup called etorque, it will now offer conventional and hybrid versions of both these engines.
the etorque hybrid powertrains are now limited only to the four-door wrangler in sahara trim, with the etorque v-6 costing $1000 extra and the etorque four-cylinder costing $2000 extra over the standard sahara setup, a conventional v-6 with a six-speed manual.
other trim levels continue on with the same nonhybrid 3.6-liter v-6 as standard and a nonhybrid turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four as an option. both have engine stop-start capability. the v-6 comes standard with a six-speed manual transmission and offers an eight-speed automatic as an option, while the four-cylinder is automatic only. epa ratings for the hybrid v-6 and nonhybrid four-cylinder aren't yet available.
there is also a new trim level called black & tan that includes an appearance package with—you guessed it—black and tan trim. it's available for both two- and four-door models, with the former starting at $34,685 and the latter starting at $38,185. pricing for the rest of the lineup goes up slightly, with all trim levels going up by $250.
we assume that the 3.0-liter turbo-diesel v-6 promised for the new wrangler is on its way for the new model year as well, although we don't have details about that powertrain quite yet. stay tuned for more updates about the 2020 wrangler, which will likely begin hitting dealerships this fall.