The 2020 Jeep Wrangler Diesel Is A $4,000 Premium With No Manual Option: Report

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The 2020 Jeep Wrangler will finally be available with a 3.0-liter EcoDiesel making a boatload of torque, and an alleged dealer order guide lists the upgrade will cost about $6,000 over the standard Wrangler.

According to a forum member over on the JL Wrangler forums, the new diesel option is now available for order on four-door Wranglers, with an order sheet for a 2020 Unlimited Rubicon breaking down the pricing as a $4,000 premium for the EcoDiesel engine. There’s no manual gearbox available on the oil burner, so you must also splurge $2,000 for the eight-speed automatic gearbox.

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According to the principles of math, that puts the premium total at $6,000 for the diesel, or only about $3,250 more than the optional 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 gas engine with the optional 8-speed auto. The new diesel engine makes 260 horsepower and a whopping 442 lb-ft of torque.

Another catch is that you apparently won’t be able to get the diesel on any two-door Wranglers because the required additional diesel exhaust fluid cuts into the fuel tank capacity, and on the two-door Wranglers Jeep just wouldn’t be able to fit a big enough fuel tank “for customer needs,” according to a Jeep spokesperson speaking to Trucks.com.

Update, 1:05 p.m.: A Jeep spokesperson declined to confirm diesel option pricing for the 2020 Wrangler at this time, but did confirm that it will only be available with the 8-speed auto.

Jalopnik reached out to Jeep to confirm pricing and option details and will update when we know more.

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As Autoblog points out, it’s now dangerously easy to option your 2020 Wrangler all the way up to nearly $60,000, which seems ridiculous but evidently Jeep fans have no problems spending that kinda cash on their ultimate lifestyle vehicle, or whatever.

Must be a Jeep thing.

Owners are going to have to get new tacky upside-down bumper stickers reading, “If you can read this, don’t flip me back over. I can’t afford the insurance claim and would rather just die here, thanks.”

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