The New 2020 Jeep Wrangler: 2-Door Vs. 4-Door
If you’ve wanted a Wrangler for some time but have been on the fence about buying one, you’ll quickly find everything you ever wanted and more in the new 2020 Jeep Wrangler. The 2020 version is a refined version of the crowd-favorite, truck-like vehicle with a body-on-frame design and solid axles. Jeep now offers more variety than ever before. There are currently three engines in addition to the two body styles (2-door Jeep Wrangler and the 4-door Jeep Wrangler) five roof designs, and a dozen trim levels. Regardless of the unmatched customization options available, the Wrangler is a one-of-a-kind vehicle with an appeal that isn’t matched by any other SUV. Keep reading to learn why Jeep’s newest Wrangler is so easy to fall in love with.
What’s New for the Jeep Wrangler?
The new 2020 Jeep Wrangler brings several powertrain updates—including the new turbocharged 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6, which generates 260 horsepower and 442 pound-feet of torque. The EcoDiesel engine is only available on the 4-door Wrangler Unlimited. There are also a few options and trim updates this year—most notable are the Willys, Freedom, and Black and Tan special edition models.
Performance and Fuel Economy
The new Wrangler comes standard with 3.6-liter V6, offering 285 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. You can match it with a six-speed manual or eight-speed automatic transmission. The V6 comes standard with start/stop functionality on the Rubicon and Sport models, as well as the manual transmission for the Sahara models. With an automatic transmission, the V6 Sahara gets eTorque mild-hybrid assistance. This function allows the engine to shut off just before it comes to a complete stop and provides a bit of extra power when accelerating again. This functionality was previously standard on the Jeep Wrangler’s turbocharged four-cylinder engine.
For the manual 2-door Wrangler, fuel economy is rated at 17 mpg in the city, 25 mpg on the highway, and 20 mpg combined. The 4-door gets lower highway and combined ratings at 23 mpg and 19 mpg. The automatic 2-door model gets 18/23/19 mpg, while the 4-door gets 19/22/20 mpg with the eTorque assistance and 18/22/19 mpg with start/stop functionality. Jeep has added a 3.0-liter diesel V6 option that produces 260 horsepower and 442 pound-feet of torque and comes with the eight-speed automatic. This combination offers an estimated rating of 22/29/25 mpg. However, how much you save on fuel will depend on your local cost of diesel.
The 2020 Wrangler comes in several configurations that each have exceptional features and unique technologies. You can’t go wrong—each trim level will satisfy your need for adventure. So, use this guide to determine which trim level checks off your requirements.
The 2020 Jeep Wrangler Sport comes standard with all of the essential features you need for a smooth daily drive. Key features of the Sport model include:
- Five-passenger seating
- Cloth seats
- Body-colored grille
- Uconnect 3 with a 5-in. display
- Eight speakers
- Driver and passenger front- and side-impact airbags
- Parkview rear backup camera
- Hill-start assist
This trim level is best for drivers seeking out the basics.
Next up is the Jeep Wrangler Sport S. It includes most of the Sport features and the following:
- Leather-wrapped steering wheel
- Power front windows with one-touch down
- Optional Uconnect 4 with a 7-in. display
- Optional Alpine premium audio system
- Fully automatic exterior light control
- 60/40 rear seat folding
- Manual air conditioning
- Rear child safety locks
The Sport S adds a few extra interior amenities that will level up the quality of your drive.
Black and Tan
The Black and Tan trim level is a special edition model that comes with all the fixings. You’ll find most of the Sport S trim level features. plus:
- Side steps
- Carpet front and rear floor mats
- Automatic dual-zone front air
- Panic alarm
- Two first-row LCD monitors
- Uconnect 4 with 7-in. display
- Sirius XM satellite radio
The Black and Tan is a no-nonsense SUV ready to take on any adventure and look fantastic doing it.
The Sport Altitude will fearlessly go anywhere, no matter which type of terrain you’re looking to explore. You’ll feel comfortable behind the wheel with these additional features:
- Heavy-duty suspension with gas shocks
- Three-piece hardtop
- The Sport Altitude trim level also includes most features of the Black and Tan.
The Willys limited edition model combines heavy-duty upgrades with inspiration from the original Willys-Overland CJ-3A. The Willys-Overland was first built in 1948 and laid the foundation for future recreational vehicles. The 2020 Jeep Wrangler Willys includes most Sport Altitude features, plus the following:
- Black Sunrider soft top
- LED front fog lights
- Normal duty suspension
- Removable rear windows
- Rock protection sill rails
- Driver’s side rear seat easy entry
- Rubber/vinyl front and rear floor mats
You’ll experience the best of the Wrangler’s bold design, plus comfort and convenience with the Sahara. This trim level features most Willys features, but also adds:
- 18-in polished wheels with gray spokes
- Cloth low-back bucket seats
- Integrated center stack radio
- 115-volt auxiliary power outlet
Also available is the Sky One-Touch Power Top, which fully opens the roof with a touch of a button—in only twenty seconds.
The 2020 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon is ready for extreme conditions. The Rubicon offers most Sahara features, plus:
- Performance suspension
- 4:1 Rock-Trac Heavy-Duty Part-Time 4WD
- Optional leather-trimmed bucket seats
- Body-color grille with colored accents
- Rock protection sill rails
With these additional performance features, the Rubicon capable of taking you to new heights in all weather conditions.
Lastly, the Sahara Altitude is the 2020 Jeep Wrangler’s top trim configuration. This luxurious Jeep includes most Rubicon features, but also adds:
- Command-Trac Part-Time 4WD System
- Leather-wrapped shift knob
- Body-color grille with black-surround
- Body-color three-piece hardtop
- Body-color fender flares
- First-row sunroof
- Leather seating
- Convertible hardtop
The Sahara Altitude is equipped with gloss black exterior accents that add a sense of class and character to your drive.
2-Door Jeep Wrangler vs. 4-Door Jeep Wrangler
Mechanically, the 4-door Wrangler is almost identical to the 2-door model. Structurally, there are considerable differences. The 4-door model features a 20-in. longer wheelbase to allow rear passengers to set before the wheel hump and rear axle. Both Jeeps are identical in height and width, but the 4-door weighs about 200lbs more. This variation causes differences in suspension, utilizing a higher rate spring on the 4-door model to compensate for the additional weight. The main difference between the two is the number of available configurations. The 4-door is available in five trim levels, while the 2-door is only available in the Sport, Sport S, and Rubicon trims. When it comes to off-road performance, it depends on the terrain you plan on undertaking. The 2-door is more capable of driving on tighter, rockier terrain, while the 4-door is a better option for any overland type off-roading with steeper and more extensive terrain. Your choice will come down to your specific needs and wishes. Whatever you decide, rest assured that you’ll have a vehicle that boasts world-class off-road driving capacity.
It’s Time for a Test Drive
Now that you’re more familiar with the new 4- and 2-door Jeep Wrangler models, are you jumping at the opportunity to drive one? Take the next step in driving your dream Jeep home by financing or leasing a new 2020 Jeep Wrangler at Patriot Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Chandler. Our sales professionals will help you select the best vehicle for your needs. Stop Googling “Jeep Wrangler for sale near me.” Just take a look at our inventory and contact us to schedule a test drive today!