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2020 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

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$31,795 — $42,195 MSRP
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5 Seats
19 MPG
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Overview

Is this the car for you?

The Good

  • Impressive off-road capability
  • Traditional Jeep styling
  • Better on-road handling
  • Choice of powertrains
  • Easy to remove top, doors and windshield
  • Power-sliding top available

The Bad

  • Expensive base price
  • Rougher ride than rivals
  • Tops of gauges obscured by dash
  • Fuel economy
  • LED headlights not standard
2020 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited exterior side view

What to Know

about the 2020 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
  • Turbo-diesel engine now available
  • Turbo gas four-cylinder and V-6 also offered
  • Four- or five-seat convertible SUV
  • Four-wheel drive standard
  • Removable top, doors and windshield
  • Two-door and four-door Unlimited models

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2020 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Review

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

What Is the 2020 Jeep Wrangler?

The Wrangler is Jeep’s wildly popular 4×4. It’s available as a two-door or four-door SUV, the latter known as the Wrangler Unlimited. The two-door model has room for four people while the Unlimited version seats five.

A standard 285-horsepower, 3.6-liter V-6 engine pairs with a six-speed manual transmission; an eight-speed automatic is available. There’s also an optional 270-hp, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder that delivers 295 pounds-feet of torque; it pairs with the eight-speed automatic. A turbo-diesel 3.0-liter V-6 that works with an eight-speed automatic is newly available for the Wrangler Unlimited. Four-wheel drive is standard, and the Rubicon trim level features upgraded mechanicals for serious off-roading. Wrangler competitors include the Land Rover Defender, Toyota 4Runner and Jeep Grand Cherokee.

What’s New on the 2020 Jeep Wrangler?

The big news is the new turbo-diesel V-6 that joins the Wrangler Unlimited’s engine offerings. It makes 260 hp and a whopping 442 pounds-feet of torque. The Unlimited also offers versions of the gas V-6 and turbo four-cylinder with the eTorque mild-hybrid system.

What Features in the 2020 Jeep Wrangler Are Most Important?

The Wrangler is all about off-road driving, or at least the image of it. Even if you never put one tire onto a muddy surface, the Wrangler’s go-anywhere attitude is part of its appeal.

While it has a rugged image, available comfort features include heated front seats, a heated steering wheel and an 8.4-inch touchscreen multimedia system that includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity. The Wrangler Unlimited offers more towing capability than the two-door variant, and the diesel V-6 should make the task easier even if it doesn’t increase the Unlimited’s 3,500-pound towing capacity.

2020 Jeep Wrangler Vs. 2020 Toyota 4Runner: How Do They Compare?

The Wrangler and 4Runner are legends among fans of off-roading, but there are some major differences between these two SUVs. To start, the Wrangler is available in two- and four-door form while the 4Runner is a four-door SUV. With its new engines, the Wrangler also offers more choices under the hood; in the 4Runner, the sole engine is a 270-hp V-6. The 4Runner can seat up to seven with an available third row, and it does offer rear-wheel-drive versions if you don’t plan on venturing off-road. In terms of ride and handling, these SUVs are fairly evenly matched but are less comfortable and don’t handle as well as similarly sized crossover SUVs.

Should I Buy the 2020 Jeep Wrangler?

The Wrangler is a back-to-basics SUV, but that doesn’t mean it comes cheaply. The base two-door model lacks creature comforts like power windows and power locks but still starts around $30,000. The Wrangler Unlimited is even pricier. For your money, you get a rugged 4×4 that’s fun to drive, has an iconic look and is extremely capable off-road. Better still, the latest Wrangler is better behaved than its predecessor on paved roads.

Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

4.9
17 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(5.0)
Performance
(5.0)
Interior Design
(4.9)
Comfort
(4.8)
Reliability
(5.0)
Value For The Money
(4.9)

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(5.0)

Best car ever

by Dana A from Churchville,pa on March 27, 2020

This car is amazing. Goes thru and over everything. Great sound system. Heated all. Sky top is a must have from now on. Coolest car I’ve ever owned. Read full review

(5.0)

Unspeakable feeling to drive and own one.

by Hiedrich80 from Wilmington, De on February 26, 2020

Design and craftmanship is everything with this jeep. After market upgrades are just like swimming in a lake full of skittles. Jeep in your blood? Don’t hesitate. Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2020 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited currently has 0 recalls


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2020 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited has not been tested.

Warranty

New car and certified pre-owned programs by Jeep

New Car Program Benefits

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    36 months / 36,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    60 months / 60,000 miles

  • Free Scheduled Maintenance

    24 months / unlimited distance

Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Wrangler Unlimited received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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