Jeep Wrangler Sahara
Jeep Wrangler Sahara
Jeep Wrangler Sahara

2020 Jeep Wrangler Sahara

Pros: Outstanding off-road prowess; unmistakable Jeep character and rugged personality

Cons: Poor value for money; noisier and less refined than most every class competitor; subpar on-road handling

CG Says: The 2020 Jeep Wrangler adds some powertrain choices. The 3.6-liter V6 is now available with an eTorque mild-hybrid system and a 260-horsepower turbodiesel 3.0-liter V6 is expected later in the model year. Jeep’s iconic off-roader was redesigned for 2018 on an all-new body-on-frame platform with fresh-but-familiar styling. The standard powertrain is a 285-horsepower 3.6-liter V6 with fuel-saving stop/start feature and is paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission or a 6-speed manual transmission. That engine is now available with an eTorque mild-hybrid system on Sahara models. An available turbo 2.0-liter 4-cylinder puts out 270 hp and comes only with the 8-speed automatic; it features 48-volt “eTorque” mild-hybrid technology that includes regenerative braking, intelligent battery charging, electric power assist, and auto stop/start. Plus, the previously mentioned diesel is expected later in the year. Part-time 4-wheel drive is standard and full-time 4-wheel-drive is available. Available features include forward collision warning, adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitor with rear cross-path alert, rearview camera, push-button starting, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto functionality, and a Sky One-Touch power-folding canvas roof. This generation Jeep Wrangler delivers better all-around comfort, refinement, and economy than its predecessor while sacrificing none of its renowned rugged-terrain capabilities. Most any other compact-SUV competitor is a better dollar value and is more refined in everyday driving, but the Wrangler’s one-of-a-kind personality and off-road prowess make it a must-have for large numbers of adventure-seeking buyers.

The Facts
Class Compact SUV
Body Style(s) 2-door convertible, 4-door convertible
Passenger Count 4 (2-door) or 5 (4-door)
Drive Wheels 4-wheel drive
Manufacturer Jeep
Nation of Manufacture USA
Base Prices Sport 2-door: $29,790
Sport 4-door: $33,290
Sport S 2-door: $32,900
Sport S 4-door: $36,490
Black and Tan 2-door: $34,685
Black and Tan 4-door: $38,185
Sport Altitude 4-door: $38,185
Willys 2-door: $35,485
Willys 4-door: $38,985
Freedom 2-door: $35,685
Freedom 4-door: $39,185
Sahara 4-door: $40,140
Rubicon 2-door: $39,790
Rubicon 4-door: $43,290
Sahara Altitude 4-door: $43,435

Base Engine
3.6-liter V6
Horsepower
285
Std. Transmission
6-speed manual
Avail. Transmission
8-speed automatic
EPA City Range (mpg)
17-19
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
22-25

Optional Engine
turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder
Horsepower
270
Std. Transmission
8-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
21-22
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
22-24

Optional Engine
turbodiesel 3.0-liter V6
Horsepower
260
Std. Transmission
8-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
NA
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
NA