If you’re looking for an SUV that can ford streams, crawl over rocks and slog through mud, you could choose a crossover. You might even have a fairly nice time driving it off the beaten path. But let’s be honest — if you’re looking for a rugged, capable off-roader that can deliver the ultimate in thrills, you need a traditional body-on-frame SUV. And when it comes to truck-based SUVs that are perfect for off-roading, nothing beats the 2020 Jeep Wrangler. Customers at dealerships like the South Haven Jeep dealer understand this. That’s why the 2020 Jeep Wrangler is such a popular model among off-road enthusiasts.
This doesn’t mean the 2020 Wrangler is a bull in a china shop when it comes to driving on paved road surfaces. In fact, the Wrangler provides an excellent ride, with supportive seats, a comfortable driving position, and newly upgraded cabin materials. Of course, the Wrangler has a removable top that you won’t find on competing SUVs. And it’s a Jeep. Buyers who have been searching for an SUV that’s as capable off-road as it is on the road should take a good look at the 2020 Jeep Wrangler at the South Haven Jeep dealership.
The automotive experts at Kelley Blue Book’s kbb.com praised the 2020 Jeep Wrangler, writing: “Without question, the 2020 Jeep Wrangler is the most capable, most comfortable and most diverse iteration ever to wear the iconic Wrangler label. As an off-road, rock-crawling champ, the Wrangler knows no equal. But, unlike Wranglers and CJs of the past, the 2020 Wrangler is equally competent on the paved road, offering an SUV-like ride, better feedback from the steering and brakes and more luxury and tech features inside the cabin.”
The 2020 Jeep Wrangler is offered in two body styles: the two-door Wrangler and the four-door Unlimited. There are three main trim levels, listed as Sport, Sahara (Unlimited only) and Rubicon. There are several subtrims, as well. The Sport trim has Black and Tan and Sport S versions, while Unlimited models have an Altitude subtrim for the Sport and Sahara models.
The Wrangler is powered by a standard 3.6-liter V6 engine that generates 285 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque, mated to a standard six-speed manual transmission or an available eight-speed automatic. Buyers can choose an available turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder powerplant that develops 270 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque, connected to a an eight-speed automatic gearbox. The Sahara trim can get these engines with an optional mild hybrid eTorque system. Engines without the eTorque feature come with a start/stop system. A 3.0-liter diesel engine is expected later in the model year.
Standard features on the base Sport trim include Jeep's Command-Trac four-wheel drive, fog lights, push-button ignition, underbody skidplates, Jeep's new Sunrider Soft Top, and an eight-speaker stereo system with USB and AUX inputs. Wrangler Unlimited models seat five and come with extra luggage space, as well as an additional set of doors.
Available technology features include Apple CarPlay, adaptive cruise control, and forward-collision warning and avoidance.