Drivers in the market for a utility vehicle will likely find the 2020 Jeep Wrangler in Las Cruces NM meets their needs in every way. The manufacturer recognized drivers want more choices, however, and has opted to expand the engine offerings for the 2020 model year. Buyers find they can choose from several versions, including a 2.0-liter inline-four and a 3.6-liter V-6 hybrid. However, the eTorque hybrid powertrain will only be found on the Sahara, a four-door version of the Wrangler.

Furthermore, drivers will be able to select a new trim package. The Black & Tan trim level features a special appearance package. Pricing on all Wrangler models will increase slightly, but drivers won't mind once they see how outstanding this vehicle is. Contact TS&S Ford today to find out when the new Wrangler will be available for a test drive. 

What Remains the Same?

While Jeep has opted to make the Wrangler more civilized each time this model underwent a redesign, some things always remain the same. This vehicle remains the most off-road-capable in the Jeep lineup, which is saying a great deal. Sales continue to increase, and drivers are often willing to pay more to have access to a vehicle that is just as suitable for the city as it is for off-road adventures. Thanks to changes made in the past, the Wrangler is now more luxurious than ever before, so the driver and passengers don't feel as if they are riding in a strictly utilitarian vehicle.

As anyone would expect, the Wrangler remains a four-wheel drive vehicle, as this allows it to be taken off road whenever the urge hits. Unlike rivals in its class, this vehicle also retains the body-on-frame construction seen in old-school SUVS, and the front and rear axles remain solid. Other SUVs in the class make use of the crossover, one that blends the body and frame into one unit while providing independent front and rear suspension.

The Body

When shopping for a 2020 Jeep Wrangler in Las Cruces NM, drivers find they can still choose the folding soft top that can be removed, although other roof options are available. While the soft top can be difficult to remove and replace, the manufacturer has made some changes to make the process easier. However, drivers concerned about theft, weather insulation, or noise suppression will want to choose the optional hardtop.

A panoramic sunroof is offered as an option on both the Unlimited Rubicon and the Sahara. Referred to as a "Sky One-Touch" roof, this power soft top progressively opens the horizontal roof section to provide this sunroof. It's an option every driver should check out before deciding which trim level and options to buy.

The Interior

Car shoppers shouldn't anticipate seeing changes to the interior of the Wrangler for this model year. The front bucket seats remain manually adjustable, although the wheel does allow for both rake and reach adjustments. Leather upholstery and heated front seats are available as well depending on the trim level chosen.

High-ground-clearance is still a great factor in the 2020 Jeep Wrangler to allow for off-road adventures. Additionally, those who choose the Unlimited trim will find it easier to enter and exit the back seat and rear passengers will enjoy the added legroom.

While the control layout is unique to this vehicle, it has been modernized and users find it to be very practical. The Uconnect interface found in the Jeep Wrangler provides access to Apple CarPlay, Google Android Auto, imbedded GPS navigation, and high-resolution graphics via the touchscreen.

Passengers have plenty of space to get comfortable when the soft top is used. Installing the hardtop will reduce vertical clearance by two inches, but there is still plenty of room, even for tall adventurers. In addition, the Jeep offers a spare tire found on the tailgate, and high-sitting rear headrests that sit high. Since these incredibly useful features slightly minimize visibility, the 2020 Jeep Wrangler offers the addition of rear cross-traffic detection and blind-spot alert to the vehicle.

The Powertrain

Where the most changes will be seen is in the powertrain options. In the past, drivers would choose from a 3.6-liter V6 engine and a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder model featuring eTorque, a mild hybrid version. However, with the launch of the 2020 Jeep Wrangler in Las Cruces NM, buyers now find they can select either a conventional or hybrid version of each engine.

The eTorque hybrid powertrain, though, won't be found on any models other than the four-door Sahara trim Wrangler and the eTorque four-cylinder. Other trim levels will be offered, and drivers can opt for the standard 3.6-liter V6 or upgrade to the nonhybrid turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four. The V-6 is paired with a six-speed manual transmission, although drivers have the option of upgrading to an eight-speed automatic. The four-cylinder model, in contrast, only comes with an automatic engine. Both feature start-stop capability.

Cargo Space

Off-road adventures often require a great deal of gear. Both 2020 Jeep Wrangler body styles provide drivers with 31.7 cubic feet of space when the rear seat is in use. Fold it down and this space increases to 72.4 cubic feet. The mesh door pockets offer some extra space to keep smaller gear in place as well.

The New Trim Level

Drivers looking for a new vehicle will definitely want to check out the Black & Tan trim level. As the name suggests, this vehicle comes with black and tan coloring. Buyers can select from either a two- or four-door version. This impressive new trim level starts at only $34,685. Other Wrangler trim levels will increase by about $250 from the previous model year.

While Jeep has yet to make an official announcement, it is believed that Jeep will also release a 3.0-liter turbo-diesel V-6 Wrangler this year. They have remained quiet about what this model will come with, but more updates can be expected in the near future. For more information about the upcoming 2020 Jeep Wrangler models, contact us at Viva Jeep of Las Cruces. We'll keep you up to date on all pertinent announcements and test drive opportunities.