There's not much we can say about the Wrangler that you won't have read before. This compact Jeep remains virtually uncontested as an off-road ready SUV. The Wrangler was all-new last year, but you'd hardly know it given how true it remained to its styling heritage.
What's New / Key Changes from Last Year
For 2020, Jeep adds Willys and Black-and-Tan trim packages to the Wrangler range. The Willys variant adds off-road equipment, while the Black-and-Tan is a slick appearance package. Jeep has added automatic engine start/stop to the 2.0L turbo four-cylinder engine, and Wrangler adopts the 3.6L mild-hybrid eTorque engine from the Ram 1500 pickup truck.
Wrangler trims are Sport, Sport S and Rubicon. All three are offered with a choice of 2.0L turbo four-cylinder or 3.6L engines with or without eTorque electric assist. A manual transmission comes with the standard V6, while the four-cylinder and eTorque use an eight-speed automatic. Four-wheel drive is standard in all Wrangler models.
Wrangler S comes with push-button engine start, underbody skid plates, part-time 4x4, fog lights, 17-inch steel wheels, eight-way manual driver's seat with lumbar, cloth upholstery, 5.0-inch infotainment touchscreen, 3.5-inch gauge cluster display, an eight-speaker stereo and manual windows and door locks.
Sport S adds heated and power-adjustable side mirrors, alloy wheels, sunscreen glass, leather-trimmed steering wheel, security alarm, automatic on/off headlights, keyless entry and power windows.
Wrangler Willys builds on Sport S, adding special 17-inch wheels, limited slip rear differential, rock rails, heavy-duty brakes, 32-inch terrain tires, all-weather mats and LED headlights and fog lights.
The Black-and-Tan package also builds on Sport S. It brings trim-specific wheels, all-terrain tires, tan cloth seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, 7.0-inch infotainment screen and a 7.0-inch gauge cluster display.
Finally, Wrangler Rubicon is the off-road specialist, with a two-speed transfer case, lower final drive gearing, performance suspension with heavy-duty shocks and rock rails. From the Black-and-Tan, it carries forward the 7.0-inch infotainment and driver displays and automatic climate control, and adds bright interior accents, satellite radio, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a garage door opener and ambient interior lighting.
A cold weather group adds heated front seats and steering wheel.
The SafetyTech group brings blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert and rear park assist.
The Technology group contributes dual-zone climate control, the 7.0-inch displays, smartphone integration and satellite radio.
An advanced safety group for Rubicon trim adds forward collision warning with automatic braking.
Jeep's fuel consumption estimates for the Wrangler are 10.5/9.4 L/100 km (city/highway) with the 2.0L turbo. V6 ratings are 12.8/10.4 for automatic models and 13.7/9.6 with the six-speed manual.
Jeep faces no direct competition to the Wrangler. The closest you'll get is a Land Rover model, but those posh SUVs are priced in a different league than this basic Jeep. Otherwise, you have to look to a pick-up truck with an off-road package, but those line up more closely with the Jeep Gladiator.