The Jeep Wrangler is already one of the most capable vehicles you can buy today. From rocky cliffs to desert wastelands and everywhere in between, there aren’t many places this 4×4 can’t take you.
- Go-anywhere off-road capability
- Impressive refinement
- Rugged good looks
- Solid structure
- Fuel efficiency could be better
- The diesel upcharge
- Interior comfort
Building on this legendary capability, Jeep is at long last offering a diesel engine in the a 3.0-liter V6 that, not surprisingly, provides a seemingly endless tsunami of torque, which further enhances this machine’s mountain goat-like climbing talents.
That oil-burner joins a pair of respectable gasoline powerplants available in the Unlimited Rubicon model, including a 3.6-liter V6 with 285 horsepower and a 2.0-liter turbo-four cranking out 270 hp. Wrangler Sahara models can be fitted with versions of those gasoline engines augmented by FCA’s eTorque mild-hybrid system, which slightly boosts efficiency and performance.
The third generation of FCA’s EcoDiesel engine is both smooth and responsive, delivering excellent performance with little of the clattering compression-ignition powerplants are traditionally known for. This engine works phenomenally well in the company’spickup truck and the same is true in this application.
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