2020 Jeep Wrangler

MSRP $29,795 - $46,880

Ranked #10 in Compact Suv

2020 Jeep Wrangler Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: September 21, 2021

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Amratya Nigam 

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The 2020 Jeep Wrangler is offered across four trims and two powertrains to choose from. It further has the option of two doors and four doors for each of the variants. The price range of the same goes from $26,995-$40,495. The two powertrains on offer are a 2.0L 4-turbo engine and a 3.6L V6 engine.

With regard to fuel efficiency, the 2020 Jeep Wrangler lags behind by a significant margin. The interiors however cover up for that lag by offering an extremely spacious passenger room. With just the basic exterior features to offer, the 2020 Wrangler faces competition from the 2020 Toyota 4runner and the 2020 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque.


 

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Pros

Lots of Cargo space

Abundant tech features

Amazing off-road ability

Cons

Below average fuel economy

Costlier than close competitors

What's New?

Available with 3.6-liter V-6 or 2.0-liter turbo-4 power, 8-speed automatic, 6-speed manual

Sport, Sahara, and Rubicon trim levels


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$38990

bodystyle

4dr SUV

passenger capacity

5

drivetrain

four wheel drive

engine type

displacement

220 cu.in.

horsepower

260 hp @ 3600 rpm

torque

442 lbs.-ft. @ 1400 rpm

transmission

8 speed Automatic

chassis

brake rotors (f/r)

12.9/13.4 in.

dimensions

wheelbase

118.4 in.

length

188.4 in.

width

73.8 in.

height

73.6 in.

capacity

passenger volume

103.7 cu ft.

cargo volume

31.7 cu ft.

towing capacity

3500 lbs.

payload capacity

1233 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

6.7 sec.

standing 1/4-mile

15.2 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

17/19/23 mpg

highway range

494.5 mi.

warranty

roadside assistance

No


Pictures & Videos


Trims

Sport$29,795 onwards

Willys Sport$29,995 onwards

Sport S$31,495 onwards

Unlimited Sport$31,795 onwards

Black and Tan$33,190 onwards

Unlimited Willys Sport$33,495 onwards

Willys$33,990 onwards

Freedom$34,190 onwards

Unlimited Sport S$34,995 onwards

Unlimited Black and Tan$36,690 onwards

Unlimited Willys$37,490 onwards

Unlimited Freedom$37,690 onwards

Rubicon$38,625 onwards

Unlimited Sahara$38,645 onwards

Unlimited Sahara Altitude$41,940 onwards

Unlimited Sport Altitude$41,940 onwards

Unlimited Rubicon$42,125 onwards

Rubicon Recon$43,380 onwards

Unlimited Rubicon Recon$46,880 onwards

Colors and Styles

2020 Jeep Wrangler in Bikini pearl coat color
Bikini pearl coat

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Ratings

Pricing and Feature

7.0

Features

8.0

Engine and Performance

8.0

Fuel Economy

6.0

Interior

7.5

Exterior

8.0

Safety

9.0

Competition

7.0

7.5

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

7.5

Overall Rating


After decades, the new 2020 Wrangler has grown up to become a far more superior car, better for everyday adventure off-roading. It is powered by a standard 3.6-liter V6 engine that is further paired with either a 6-speed manual or an 8-speed automatic. The top trim levels are offered with an optional 2.0-liter, turbocharged, inline-4  motor along with a mild-hybrid electrification system that shutdowns the engine in order to save fuel.

The Wrangler is offered in three trim levels, namely, the Sport, Sport S, Sahara, and the Rubicon. All trims are offered in either classic two-door, short-wheelbase, or extended Wrangler Unlimited four-door configurations. With the prices starting from $30k for the base trim, the Wrangler goes head-to-head with its rivals such as the 2020 Toyota 4Runner and the more luxurious yet capable British - the 2020 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque.

2020 Jeep Wrangler SUV front angle view
2020 Jeep Wrangler SUV rear angle view

8.0/10
Features

8.0/10
Engine and Performance

6.0/10
Fuel Economy

7.5/10
Interior

8.0/10
Exterior

9.0/10
Safety

7.0/10
Competition


2020 Jeep Wrangler Features

8.0/10

"Throwback styling, heroic off-road capability, you can take off the doors and roof." - Car and Driver

Offered in four trims, the 2020 Jeep Wrangler comes standard with a 285-horsepower V6 engine. The carmaker has also offered the legendary off-roader in two body styles: the base 2-door model and the four-door Wrangler Unlimited, with an extra seat for one occupant. Choosing a Wrangler mainly depends on your selection of body styles.

2020 Jeep Wrangler

Beyond the body style, off-road is a factor for a better pick. The Sahara and Rubicon trims are capable of amazing off-road. So, if your weekend plan includes hitting the trials then the Wrangler Sport S is the best pick. This trim offers plenty of technical refinements and handles serious off-roading smoothly. It also cost lesser than the top trims.

Trims Sport Sport S Sahara Rubicon
MSRP (2Door) $26,995 $30,195 No 2-door $36,995
MSRP (4Door) $30,495 $33,695 $37,345 $40,495
Features Single Top Package. Sport+ Sport S+ Sport S+
  Normal Duty Suspension. Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel. Leather-Trimmed Seats With Sahara LOGO. Leather-Trimmed Bucket seats.
  Cloth Seats with Adjustable Head Restraints. Speed Sensitive Power Locks. Leather-Wrapped Park Brake Handle. Premium Cloth Low-Back Bucket Seats.
  Driver Height Adjuster Seat.   Apple Car Play. Air Conditioning w / Auto Temp Control.
  Low Back Bucket Seats.   Cluster 7.0-Inch TFT Color Display. Cluster 7.0-Inch TFT Color Display.
  Manual 6-Way Driver Seat.   Android Auto.  
  5.0-Inch Touchscreen Display.   Integrated Center Stack Radio.  
  Cluster 3.5-Inch TFT B&W Display.   Sirius SAT Radio w/1 year Radio subscription.  
  Integrated Voice Command with Bluetooth.      
  Uconnect 3 with 5-Inch Display      

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If you're an occasional adrenaline junkie then the Sport S trim should suit you just fine as it offers plenty for its worth. The next trims seem to have gone slightly overboard with their premium over the Sport S. However, if you spend most of the time at places where the roads don't go, the hardcore offroader - Rubicon is what you're looking for in that case.

2020 Jeep Wrangler Engine and Performance

8.0/10

"The base engine delivers ample power, but the turbo-four provides better acceleration and feels more ready to play." - Car.USNews.com

Engine configuration and transmission of the 2020 Jeep Wrangler

This year's Wrangler is joined by a 3.6-liter V-6 powertrain mated to a new 8-speed automatic and 6-speed manual transmissions. There's also a 2.0-liter turbo-4 with a 48-volt mild-hybrid engine available, mated with the 8-speed automatic. The automaker has also some plans to introduce diesel and plug-in hybrid later sometime. The base V6 engine has most cylinders and it's rated at 285 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. The 8-speed automatic transmission ensures strong and smooth acceleration. The V-6 is also firm on low-end torque, which is exacerbated by the 6-speed manual transmission.

2020 Jeep Wrangler SUV engine bay

Jeep calls the 2.0-liter variant a mild-hybrid with eTorque tech which is possibly used to improve the fuel economy. While Toyota's 4Runner manages to propel a maximum power of 270 hp and 278 lb-ft of peak torque.

Models

2020 Jeep Wrangler

2020 Toyota 4Runner

2020 Land Rover

Range Rover Evoque

MSRP

$30,495

$36,285

$41,800

Engine

3.6L V6 24V VVT Engine w/ ESS

4.0-Liter V6 DOHC

2.0-Liter 4-cylinder

Transmission

6-speed maunal

5-speed automatic

9-speed automatic

Power

285 hp @ 6400 RPM

270 hp @ 5600 RPM

246 hp @ 5500 RPM

Torque

260 lb.-ft. @ 4800 RPM

278 lb.-ft. @ 4400 RPM

269 lb.-ft. @ 1250 RPM

In terms of engine configuration, it is the 2020 Jeep Wrangler that is the most power-packed engine in competition; this leaves behind the 2020 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque in the last position with its 246 HP 2.0-litre 4-cylinder engine. The 2020 4runner ranks in between with a 4.0-liter engine that generates only 270 HP.

Acceleration of the 2020 Jeep Wrangler

With the help of the 3.6-liter V6, the Jeep Wrangler accelerates 0-60 mph in 6.7 seconds. This is quite faster than the competitors like Toyota 4Runner SR5 and the Land Rover Range Rover Evoque. The Wrangler does a quarter-mile in 15.2 seconds.

Models

2020 Jeep Wrangler

2020 Toyota 4Runner

2020 Land Rover

Range Rover Evoque

0-60 mph

6.7 sec

7.9 sec

7.4 sec

Quarter mile

15.2 sec @ 90.2 mph

15.7 sec @ 87.5 mph

16.8 sec @ 82.5 mph

Engine

3.6L V6 24V VVT Engine w/ ESS

4.0-Liter V6 DOHC

2.0-Liter 4-cylinder

Emission

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

9.8

9.8

7.3

The engine output reflects clearly in terms of acceleration and hence places the 2020 Jeep Wrangler in the first position. To our utter amazement, the 246 HP Range Rover Evoque ranks in the second position leaving behind the powerful Toyota 4Runner by a significant margin. The Toyota ranks in the third position clocking the 0 to 60 mph in 7.9 seconds. It does come back strong in the quarter-mile dash, completing it in 15.7 seconds.

Ride and Handling of the 2020 Jeep Wrangler

The 2020 Wrangler continues to offer a five-link coil suspension, which ensures better off-road needs and handling. The four skid plates protect the fuel tank, automatic transmission pan, and transfer case from trial impacts while traveling through uneven terrain. The off-road-focused Rubicon trim offers steel rock rails to protect the exterior. The higher trims have added locking differentials and sturdier suspensions to make the off-roader more capable and reliable.

Braking of the 2020 Jeep Wrangler

In the department of brake performance, the 2020 Jeep Wrangler comes equipped with a set of 11.9-inch rotors for all four wheels. With a curb weight of 4449 lbs, it certainly finds it difficult to come to a standstill and takes as much as 128 feet to do the same. Most probably the competition will have a better brake performance to offer and will outperform the Wrangler.

Models

2020 Jeep Wrangler

2020 Toyota 4Runner

2020 Land Rover

Range Rover Evoque

Brake pads-front(in)

11.9

13.3

11.8

Brake pads Rear(in)

11.9

12.3

11.9

Curb weight(lbs)

4449

4750

3935

60-0 MPH (ft.)

128

121

125

Max. Tow capacity (lbs)

3500 lbs

5000 lbs

3968 lbs

The best brake performance in class is offered by the 2020 Toyota 4runner, covering 121 feet only. 4 feet ahead we have the 2020 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque that comes to a standstill. It covers a distance of 125 feet when equipped with brakes that are identical to that of the Wrangler, in fact, a little smaller.

2020 Jeep Wrangler Fuel Economy

6.0/10

"The Wrangler gets poor fuel economy estimates by compact SUV standards." - Cars.USNews

It doesn't come as a surprise that the 2020 Jeep Wrangler delivers poor fuel efficiency. In fact, the entire brand has had a similar reputation, however, it is all credited to the power-packed engines that they offer. The engine combined with the 8-speed automatic returns an EPA-rated fuel economy of 18 mpg city, 23 mpg highway, and 20 mpg combined. While the 6-speed manual drops the mileage figures to 17/23/19 mpg.

Models

2020 Jeep Wrangler

2020 Toyota 4Runner

2020 Land Rover

Range Rover Evoque

mpg city

17

17

20

mpg highway

23

20

27

mpg combine

19

18

23

Given that the 2020 Toyota 4runner comes equipped with a massive 4-liter engine that is no doubt thirsty, it delivers only a marginal fuel efficiency. It leaves the Evoque with what seems to be an impressive gas mileage reading. The Range Rover Evoque offers some impressive fuel economy figures in this class. The Evoque returns 21 mpg city, 29 mpg highway, and 24 mpg combined.

2020 Jeep Wrangler Interior

7.5/10

Sure, it's narrower than other SUVs, and stepping into it is reminiscent of entering a pickup. But for once the interior is a logical, full-featured place instead of something you must tolerate to join the Jeep club.'d-Edmunds.com

Interior Seating and Comfort of the 2020 Jeep Wrangler

Finally, the interiors for the 2020 Wrangler have been upscaled and modernized. The cabin is quite spacious and the center-stack dashboard is replaced by a flat-topped instrument panel. The two-door models can accommodate four passengers while the four-door models can intake five people. The Wrangler Unlimited rear seats are best for adults and tall passengers, but the two-door Wrangler's rear seats can fit only kids.

2020 Jeep Wrangler SUV cockpit area

The Jeep Wrangler has shown up some good interior transformation. The entire dashboard is, however, less prominent than the previous model. The new model offers an airier feel with a lower window line. You'll find the controls mounted on the higher position that makes them easy to reach. The Four-door wrangler is supposed to outsell its two-door counterparts as they offer ample cabin space.

Models

2020 Jeep Wrangler

2020 Toyota 4Runner

2020 Land Rover

Range Rover Evoque

Passenger capacity

5

7

5

Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg)

(In.)

42.6/55.8/41

39.3/57.8/41.7

38.9/56.6/40

Second (Head/Shoulder/Leg)

(In.)

41.7/55.7/38.3

38.6/57.8/32.9

38.3/55.3/33.8

Third (Head/Shoulder/Leg)

(In.)

N/A

34.3/57.7/29.3

N/A

This year's longer wheelbase adds an extra inch of legroom and the split-folding rear seats allow more space in the cargo area. The speaker bar has been shifted to the front and now offers hidden crab handle for off-roading. Additionally, the rear seat occupants get their own climate control vents, and on the top trims, they even get a USB port.

Infotainment of the 2020 Jeep Wrangler

The 2020 Wrangler trims come with three different sized touchscreen infotainment systems. The base models get a 5-inch touchscreen system with traditional button control. The knobs are larger and offer a more tactical feel. The system is integrated with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The intermediate Wrangler models get a 7.0-inch touchscreen with no physical buttons or knobs. The system allows you to interact with it through speech recognition.

2020 Jeep Wrangler SUV infotainment screen

The top tier system also comes with no knobs and buttons just like the intermediate system. The system also includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The 8.4-inch large touchscreen offers better visibility and interface.

Cargo Space of the 2020 Jeep Wrangler

With the rear seats up, the 2020 Wrangler offers nearly 32 cubic feet of cargo space, which is roomy and cooler. When you fold the rear seats down, you'll get more than 72 cubic feet-which is enough to haul big items and make some countryside weekend plans.

Models

2020 Jeep Wrangler

2020 Toyota 4Runner

2020 Land Rover

Range Rover Evoque

Behind 3rd Row(ft. cube)

NA

9.0

21.5

With 3rd row folded (ft. cube)

31.5

47.2

47.6

With All Seats folded (ft. cube)

72.4

89.7

50.0

Meanwhile, the two-door Wrangler fails to offer as much cargo as the Unlimited. It manages to offer 13 cubic feet of space behind the rear seats and 47 cubic feet with folded rear seats. The Toyota 4Runner offers only 9.0 cubic feet of cargo behind the third-row seat, which is the smallest in the segment.

2020 Jeep Wrangler Exterior

8.0/10

"At first glance, the 2020 Wrangler's styling is purely evolutionary. However, there's a lot going on that you may not notice at first glance." -kbb.com

Exterior dimensions of the 2020 Jeep Wrangler

With a completely tweaked and redesigned body, the 2020 Jeep Wrangler is not more fuel-efficient without losing its off-road capability. The front fascia gets a bold and erect front grille along with large headlights carved into the signature seven-slot arrangement. Phew! After these many tweaks, you can still fold forward the windshield for low-speed off-roading, and improve the airflow.

2020 Jeep Wrangler SUV

However, design-wise the exterior resembles the last-generation Wrangler but you need to become a keen observer to identify the subtle exterior change. Even the swept-back windshield doesn't tamper the legendary design. Just like the past Wrangler models, the vents in the front fenders minimize underhood pressure and prevent hood wriggle.

Models

2020 Jeep Wrangler

2020 Toyota 4Runner

2020 Land Rover

Range Rover Evoque

curb weight(lbs)

4449

4750

3935

Length(in)

188.4

191.3

172.0

Width(in)

73.7

75.8

75

Height(in)

73.6

71.5

64.4

Ground clearance(in)

10.8

9.6

8.3

Wheelbase(in)

118.4

109.8

105.5

Track width(in) F/R

61.9/61.9

63.2/63.2

64.0/64.0

In comparison with competition, the 2020 Toyota 4runner is the heaviest vehicle that is also the largest in dimensions it measures 4750 pounds in weight. It further records 191.3 inches in length and is the widest at 75.8 inches. The next largest vehicle in class is the 2020 Jeep Wrangler; it measures 188.4 inches in length and has the best in class ground clearance of 10.8 inches, while also measuring the longest wheelbase of 118.4 inches.

Exterior features of the 2020 Jeep Wrangler 

  • Convertible Hardtop (Optional)
  • Convertible Soft Top
  • Targa Roof (Optional)
  • Running Boards (Optional)
  • Power Retractable Running Boards (Optional)

2020 Jeep Wrangler Safety

9.0/10

"The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gave the 2020 Wrangler Unlimited four stars out of five in the frontal crash test and three stars in the rollover evaluation." - Car and Driver 

The safety rating of the 2020 Jeep Wrangler

The 2020 Wrangler has not been fully crashing tested. The NHTSA has awarded the off-roader a three out of five stars in rollover and a four out of five stars for its frontal crash tests. It gets no overall safety rating yet, there are no side crash test ratings either.

Safety Features

The safety feature count for this year's Wrangler is higher. You'll find four airbags and advanced optional safety features like rear parking sensors and blind-spot monitors. The missing features include automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, and active lane control. While a rearview camera is a standard across the lineup.

  • Helps maintain traction when accelerating on slippery road conditions
  • Child security rear door locks.
  • Passenger Sensing System.
  • Rear seat reminder.
  • LATCH System.
  • Teen Driver.

2020 Jeep Wrangler Competition

7.0/10

2020 Jeep Wrangler vs the 2020 Toyota 4Runner

The Wrangler offers outstanding off-road performance but disappoints in space. While the Toyota 4Runner provides a bit more space. In the midsize SUV segment, the 4Runner is priced quite higher than the Wrangler trims, and the base 4Runner is less costly than major Wrangler Unlimited trims. The 4Runner also offers great handling with the help of limited-slip differential and skid plates. Where the Wrangler doesn't offer third-row seats, the 4Runner offers third-row seats that can carry seven occupants in total.

2020 Toyota 4Runner

 

2020 Jeep Wrangler vs the 2020 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque

The Range Rover Evoque is considered a budget-friendly SUV in the Range Rover family. The Evoque comes with good off-road capabilities. Evoque comes with a Crawl control that automatically modulates gas and braking duties. There is hardly any driving situation that the Evoque can't tackle. Hence we recommend it over the Jeep.

Land Rover Range Rover Evoque

 

2020 Jeep Wrangler Final Verdict

With a price tag that is justifiable for every part of this vehicle, Wrangler is one of the best options in this segment. There are very few vehicles that offer off-road capabilities like Wranglers. The modernization of the 2020 Jeep Wrangler JL has not affected its trail-blazing capabilities. The newly refines Sahara trim is priced competitively to go neck-to-neck with more conventional full-sized crossovers. For this year, Jeep has wisely placed the redesigned Wrangler among a wider section of SUV buyers.

2020 Jeep Wrangler

 


2020 Jeep Wrangler FAQs

Is the 2020 Jeep Wrangler a safe vehicle?

Yes, the 2020 Jeep Wrangler offers the following features and more;

  • Child security rear door locks.
  • Passenger Sensing System.
  • Rear seat reminder.
  • LATCH System.
  • Teen Driver.

What is the price range of the 2020 Jeep Wrangler?

The 2020 Jeep Wrangler comes priced at an MSRP of $26,995-$40,495.

How many trims are offered for the 2020 Jeep Wrangler?

The 2020 Jeep Wrangler is offered in a total of 4 trims.

What is the gas mileage of the 2020 Jeep Wrangler?

The 2020 Jeep Wrangler offers a gas mileage of 17/23/19 for the city/highway/combined readings.

What are the powertrain options available for the 2020 Jeep Wrangler?

There are two powertrains available for the 2020 Jeep Wrangler, a 2.0L turbo 4, and a 3.6L V6 engine.

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