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November 12, 2019   |  


Jeep Wrangler finally has a diesel engine: Here's what's great about it

There’s never been a diesel-powered Jeep Wrangler before, but after 20 minutes behind the wheel of the new 2020 Wrangler EcoDiesel, it’s hard not to ask yourself, “What took 'em so long?"

Developing 442 pound-feet of torque at just 1,400 rpm, the 3.0L diesel V6 is a natural for clambering over boulders and through soft sand – just what Wrangler owners love. Add surprisingly quiet operation and an expected 30% improvement in fuel economy – it should approach, maybe achieve, 30 mpg on the highway – and it’s easy to see the EcoDiesel becoming the premier Wrangler powertrain.

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