2018 Jeep Wrangler Engine Options & Specs
The 2018 Jeep Wrangler will feature 2 engine options for 2018 with a third engine option coming in 2019 with the debut of the new Jeep truck. For 2018 you will have the option to choose the base 3.6-liter Pentastar V6, making 285 horsepower at 6400 rpm and 260 lb-ft of torque at 4800 rpm. This motor will be available with a new 6-speed manual or the 8-speed automatic. The optional engine is the 2.0L mild-hybrid turbo with 270 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque, but this motor can only be mated to the 8-speed automatic transmission.
Jeep squeezed a few more miles per gallon out of the 3.6L Pentastar V6 with the 2018 model getting 2-3 MPG more than its predecessor. See the EPA’s fuel consumption chart below.
The 2.0L turbo is expected to offer even better fuel economy while keeping good power numbers. It features an electric motor for good low-end torque, the stop-start system to keep you from idling endlessly, and it can shut the motor down if it notices you are cruising without the need for instant power. To read more coverage on the 2018 Jeep Wrangler, click here.