Jeep® Wrangler Rubicon EcoDiesel Named FOUR WHEELER “2020 SUV of a Year”

January 14, 2020

, Auburn Hills, Mich.

The 2020 Jeep® Wrangler Rubicon EcoDiesel – a many capable, fuel-efficient and top torque-rated Wrangler ever – has been named FOUR WHEELER “2020 SUV of a Year.” The endowment is given annually by a editors of a opinion-leading off-road fan publication. 

“The Wrangler is a truly well-developed appurtenance both on- and off-road, and a new-for-2020 EcoDiesel engine choice complements a superb JL platform,” pronounced FOUR WHEELER Editor Ken Brubaker. “The EcoDiesel’s energy and potency lift a bar for a already exquisite 4×4, creation it even some-more extraordinary.”

Over a march of a week, FOUR WHEELER’s judges conducted a accumulation of tests travelling some-more than 1,000 miles of sundry turf that enclosed pavement, gravel, dirt, sand, rocks, sand and snow. A loose-dirt hillclimb and H2O crossings were enclosed in contrast as well. Night pushing was also integrated into a foe to sign any vehicle’s lighting equipment. Judges enclosed staff from several 4×4 media brands, including FOUR WHEELER, 4-WHEEL OFF-ROAD, and JP MAGAZINE. 

“Jeep proves once again that it is listening to a customers, this time delivering a many expected diesel-powered Wrangler,” pronounced MOTORTREND GROUP Content Director Sean P. Holman. “With no trade-offs in a capability or a knowledge demanded by enthusiasts and adventurers alike, a impressively fit Wrangler EcoDiesel creates clarity for your daily invert now, too.”

Wrangler EcoDiesel models underline a 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6 engine, rated during 260 horsepower and 442 lb.-ft. of torque, with engine stop-start (ESS) record standard. Wrangler EcoDiesel models are rated during 29 miles per gallon (mpg) highway, 22 mpg city and 25 mpg combined. 

To hoop larger torque loads, a EcoDiesel V-6 connects to a newly combined TorqueFlite 8HP75 eight-speed involuntary transmission, calibrated for low RPM shifts and a on- and off-road rigors of Jeep Wrangler duty. There are some-more than 40 particular change maps to optimize change points for fuel economy, opening and 4×4 capability.

“Our business have been seeking for a Wrangler with unmatched fuel economy, implausible pushing operation and a mythological off-road capability they’ve righteously come to expect, and a new Jeep Wrangler Rubicon EcoDiesel delivers on that ask and afterwards some,” pronounced Jim Morrison, Head of Jeep Brand – FCA North America. “I’ve even driven a new Jeep Wrangler Rubicon EcoDiesel on a Rubicon Trail and can demonstrate that a business knew accurately what they were seeking for: a ideal multiple of off-road capability, fun-to-drive on-road opening and 29 mpg.”

FOUR WHEELER’s SUV of a Year endowment eventuality – now in a 47th uninterrupted year – is an invitation-only foe that is usually open to all-new or significantly revised SUVs for a arriving indication year. 

Jeep Wrangler 
The iconic Jeep Wrangler – a many able and famous car in a universe – delivers unmatched off-road capability and is constructed with some-more than 7 decades of 4×4 engineering experience. Powertrain options embody a new 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6 with engine stop-start (ESS), 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 with ESS, 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 with mild-hybrid e-Torque technology, 2.0-liter turbocharged inline four-cylinder engine with ESS and a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline four-cylinder engine with mild-hybrid e-Torque technology. Wrangler continues to offer a body-on-frame design, front and back five-link cessation system, plain axles, electronic lockers and is one of a few SUVs to offer a six-speed primer delivery in further to a accessible eight-speed automatic.

Whether you’re looking for a dip on a latest off-road–capable vehicles true from a bureau building or wish to see what others have finished to their rides, find a latest tech and keep adult with rising trends from opposite a off-road universe with FOUR WHEELER, a world’s heading 4×4 authority. FOUR WHEELER provides dual annual awards, a SUV of a Year and Pickup Truck of a Year. The Four Wheeler Network facilities off-road and 4×4 calm from JP MAGAZINE, 4-WHEEL OFF-ROAD, and FOUR WHEELER. 
About Jeep Brand
Built on some-more than 75 years of mythological heritage, Jeep is a authentic SUV with class-leading capability, craftsmanship and flexibility for people who find unusual journeys. The Jeep code delivers an open invitation to live life to a fullest by charity a full line of vehicles that continue to yield owners with a clarity of certainty to hoop any tour with confidence.

The Jeep car lineup consists of a Cherokee, Compass, Gladiator, Grand Cherokee, Renegade and Wrangler. To accommodate consumer direct around a world, all Jeep models sole outward North America are accessible in both left- and right-hand expostulate configurations and with gasoline and diesel powertrain options. Jeep is partial of a portfolio of brands offering by tellurian automaker Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. For some-more information per FCA (NYSE: FCAU/ MTA: FCA), greatfully visit

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