The Wrangler is available in both two- and 4-door models. Two-door versions come in Sport, Sport S and Rubicon spec, while the 4-doors add Sahara and Altitude trim levels between Sport S and Rubicon.
The base model Wrangler comes standard with the popular FCA Pentastar V6 engine making 285 horsepower and 260 lb-feet of torque mated to either a manual 6-speed transmission or 8-speed automatic. A 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine was introduced for all trim levels in 2018 producing 268 horsepower and a whopping 295 ft lbs of torque. The 2.0L is only available in conjunction with the 8-speed automatic. A 3.0L diesel option becomes available in late 2020 for Sport, Sahara and Rubicon trims.
Jeep's Command Trac Four-wheel drive system is standard across the lineup. Push-button start and a backup camera are standard as are fog lamps, skid plates for the transfer case and fuel tank, cruise control, five USB outlets, side airbags, hill-start assist and more. Electronic trailer-sway control is standard, and the optional towing package brings a Class II hitch receiver, a 240-amp alternator, a 700-amp battery and auxiliary switches. Maximum tow rating is 2000 pounds for the 2-door and 3500 for the 4-door.
The Sport S adds power windows, air conditioning and keyless entry and the 4-door's Sahara model adds upgraded trim and allows buyers to select the more advanced Selec-Trac full-time transfer case.
Rubicon models are the most off-road ready, with tubular rock rails and an even more advanced 4-wheel-drive system. Option packages include different hardtop configurations, an 8.4-inch UConnect infotainment system and blind-spot sensors.
Safety features include Electronic Roll Mitigation, Electronic Stability Control, Hill Start Assist, Advanced multi-stage airbags and Sentry Key theft deterrent System.
We've taken a look at pretty much every variant of the new JL-series聽. We've dug into the chassis' capabilities and and cabin/safety tech. We've even tackled the . Now, it's time to take a look at the most interesting new development -- well, besides , anyway. This Wrangler has Jeep's new 48-volt, mild-hybrid eTorque engine. Yes, an electrified Jeep.聽
Does electrification hurt or help the legendary Wrangler? It all depends on what you're looking for in a Jeep.
The eTorque hardware is similar to the setup that's under the hood of the, but mated to a smaller four-cylinder engine instead of a V6. We're talking a belt-driven, water-cooled, AC-induction motor that adds 130 pound-feet of torque assist under acceleration.聽
The Good The 2019 Jeep Wrangler's turbocharged and electrified eTorque powertrain is smoother, more powerful and more fuel-efficient than the base V6 for not much more money. The Wrangler remains as rugged and off-road-ready as ever.
The Bad The mild-hybrid engine isn't available with the six-speed manual transmission.
The Bottom Line For all but the most hardcore enthusiasts, there's almost no compromise for choosing the 2019 Jeep Wrangler's 48-volt eTorque upgrade.
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