Introducing the Jeep Wrangler EcoDiesel
The Jeep Wrangler EcoDiesel arrives with considerable fanfare, high expectations and an affordable price tag. According to Jim Morrison, the head of Jeep’s North American division, this greener version of the automaker’s popular sport utility vehicle provides more than 500 miles of range. The vehicle has the same 18.3 gallon fuel tank as the Unlimited, ultimately providing 29 miles per gallon on the highway. This fuel efficiency is 7-8 miles per gallon better than the regular Wrangler model. Though the EcoDiesel version of the Wrangler costs about $3,250 more than the traditional 6-cylinder version of the vehicle, early reviewers are adamant it is worth every penny, and then some. Let’s take a look at what we currently know about the ’20 Jeep Wrangler EcoDiesel.
Fuel Efficiency Without Sacrificing Power
This diesel version of the Wrangler tacks on another 375 pounds of weight to the regular Wrangler, making it quite the beastly sport utility vehicle. The vehicle features a 5.1-liter diesel exhaust fluid tank positioned just behind the fuel tank. The diesel tank is refilled through a port located along the driver side flap. The new EcoDiesel Wrangler conveniently notifies drivers by way of the dashboard when it is time to refresh the tank.
Give the new EcoDiesel Wrangler a spin and you will find it has more than enough power with 260 horses and 442 pound-feet of torque. The vehicle accelerates with ease, reaching 60 miles per hour from a standstill in merely 9 seconds. If you need to pass another vehicle, you will feel completely confident pressing the accelerator to pick up speed and make your move on over to the next lane while piloting the EcoDiesel version of the Wrangler.
Impressive Off-road Capability
Take the EcoDiesel out for an off-road adventure and you will be more than happy with its performance. The vehicle takes on rocky terrain with authority and determination. If you ever need to tow another vehicle, the EcoDiesel Wrangler will likely get the job done with considerable ease. The vehicle has a 3,500 pound trailer rating, matching the towing power of the regular 4-door, gas-powered Wrangler.
A Comfortable Drive
The new Wrangler provides such an enjoyable drive that you will likely lose sight of the fact that you are wheeling around in a diesel-powered vehicle. Most drivers are quick to point out the new Wrangler’s incredibly quiet interior even when the vehicle is traversing rocky terrain. Whether you stay on the beaten path or venture off-road, you will be more than happy with the EcoDiesel’s performance, comfort and remarkably smooth ride.
Jeep Wrangler JL Equipped with ProClip
Staying safe while driving is important. Keeping your hands on the wheel and off of your phone is a great way to keep everyone on the roads safe. ProClip offers a custom center dash mount for you to mount your phone, GoPro or other device in the Jeep Wrangler JL. Pair the custom dashboard mount with a device holder for a complete ProClip mounting solution.