Choosing Your Power: 2018 Jeep Wrangler


The all-new Jeep Wrangler will feature not just one engine underneath its aluminum hood.


Within a year's time, there will be three ways to power the all-new lightweight and highly-capable icon among SUVs. Two of these engines are all new for the Wrangler, while the third is a tried, tested and true powerplant reconstituted for today's needs.


Here is a rundown of these three engines powering the all-new Jeep Wrangler and Jeep Wrangler Unlimited:


2.0-liter turbocharged I-4 engine

The all-new 2.0-liter turbocharged inline four-cylinder engine with eTorque technology is rated a best-in-class 270 horsepower and 295 lb.-ft. of torque and mated to a new eight-speed automatic transmission. The 2.0-liter turbocharged inline four-cylinder (I-4) engine's torque output surpasses that of the V-6 engine offered in Wrangler. The all-new eTorque system improves fuel economy, launch performance, and driver comfort during start/stop operations.
The eTorque system's hybrid functions include auto stop/start, electric power assist, extended fuel shut-off, transmission shift management, intelligent battery charging and regenerative braking. Both the engine and fuel flow may be turned off during stops, coasting or when the engine is decelerating.
The all-new 2.0-liter I-4 engine features a twin-scroll, low-inertia turbocharger with an electronically actuated waste gate for exceptional responsiveness and performance, even while traversing over difficult terrain. The turbo is mounted directly to the cylinder head to improve durability. A dedicated cooling circuit lowers the temperature of the intake air, throttle body and turbocharger.
Direct injection, dual overhead camshafts with 16 valves and turbocharging make for a more efficient powertrain that is designed to deliver better economy, efficient operation and power where it needs it. This marks the return of the four-cylinder Wrangler, but with a purpose to make the road ahead - or the lack thereof - a better place.
3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine

The tried, tested and true 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine delivers 285 horsepower and 260 lb.-ft. of torque as before However, this engine now features Engine Stop-Start (ESS) as standard equipment. It is engineered to provide a broad torque band with a focus on low-end torque - an essential trait needed for extreme off-roading.
An all-new six-speed manual transmission is standard on all Wrangler models equipped with the 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6, and a new-to-Wrangler eight-speed automatic transmission is optional.
Compared to the previous Wrangler, expect a smoother transmission and vastly improved fuel economy. This engine has seen its share of conditions and terrain in its time. It's time for new adventures, now with ESS and the new eight-speed automatic. Not to mention, the venerable six-speed manual transmission.
3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6 engine

Unlike the diesel engine seen on a couple of Jeep and Ram vehicles, this 3.0-liter EcoDiesel engine is designed to bring serious low-end torque where it is needed. Wrangler 4-door models will offer the 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6 engine, rated at 260 horsepower and 442 lb.-ft. of torque, with Engine Stop-Start (ESS) standard. A new eight-speed automatic transmission is standard and is designed to handle the increased torque output.
Starting in 2019, the EcoDiesel V-6 engine implements new turbocharger technology with a low-friction bearing designed for low end and transient performance. The upgraded EcoDiesel V-6 engine now also features low-friction pistons to improve fuel economy, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and provide an enhanced combustion system - new injector nozzle, piston bowl, and glow plug with integrated combustion pressure sensor to optimize combustion.


This diesel engine is ready to tackle anything in its wake.


Are you ready to choose how to power your next Wrangler? Contact us at Bob Novick Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram to become one of the first owners of the all-new Wrangler - in 2- and 4-door versions. Contact us for more details and be in the loop for this exciting new vehicle. 

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