The JL Wrangler just rolled out for the 2019 model year, but Jeep is already making tweaks to the 2020 model. Among the list of changes is a price hike that is occurring across the entire Wrangler lineup.
According to the Wrangler order guide, published on JL Wrangler Forum, Jeep is dishing out a $250 price increase across all variants of the 2020 Wrangler. There’s no obvious explanation for the increase other than the fact Jeep can get away with it. The increase has yielded a base price on the Wrangler Unlimited Sport of $33,290.
Jeep is also making some changes to the options list. The 8.4-inch UConnect touchscreen has been pulled from the Premium Audio Group to become a standalone $995 option, making the bigger screen and navigation system more accessible. Buyers of the Sport S trim can now opt for the LED Lighting Group package, which was reserved for higher-end trims in 2019. The Advanced Safety Group package now adds auto high-beams to its list of active safety tech.
From an engine perspective it appears Jeep is trying to get more takers on the turbocharged 2.0-liter. Currently Sahara buyers have to spend an extra $1,000 just to get the 2.0 turbo with eTorque and another $2,000 for the eight-speed automatic. For 2020, the 2.0 turbo will come at no cost. Sahara buyers can also opt for a 3.6-liter V-6 with eTorque system for $1,000 and the $2,000 for the automatic transmission.
Sport and Rubicon models are also getting a price reduction for the 2.0 turbo. Buyers will be able to add the turbo engine without eTorque for just $1,500; cutting the price of it in half over the 2019 model. The 3.6-liter V-6 with a manual transmission is a no-cost option for 2020, but an additional $2,500 to add the automatic.
So far there is no official mention of the forthcoming 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6 for the 2020 Wrangler, though word has it this will become a late-availability option sometime within the 2020 model year. Expect pricing information to be released closer to the engine’s launch.