While verified technical particulars on the 2018 Jeep Wrangler are nonetheless scant, it appears that evidently the EPA has rated the brand new fuel V6 model of the 4×4 for gas economic system. The 2018 V6 charges the identical because the 2017 mannequin, however improves markedly with the brand new Eight-speed automated transmission choice.
A three.6-liter Pentastar V6 has been the Wrangler’s normal mill since 2012, when it changed the wheezy three.Eight-liter the present “JK” bodystyle Wrangler launched with.
As you’ll be able to see, there are a number of scores for what seem like the identical Wrangler on fueleconomy.gov’s useful chart there.
It seems like, in no less than some trims, the six-speed guide model of the Wrangler Unlimited (4 door)’s gas economic system ranking will climb from 18 mpg mixed, 16 metropolis and 21 freeway to 19 mpg mixed, 17 metropolis and 23 freeway between the 2017 and 2018 fashions.
The five-speed auto will transfer from 18 mixed, 16 metropolis and 20 freeway to 18 mixed, 17 metropolis and 21 freeway in some specs, too.
But the largest positive aspects might be between the outdated five-speed automated and eight-speed, which is a brand new choice altogether for 2018. The three.6-liter V6 paired to that’s speculated to end up 20 mpg mixed, 18 metropolis and 23 on the freeway.
I’m guessing that vital weight variations between Wrangler trim ranges will account for among the variation right here, and we nonetheless don’t have sufficient data to say definitively how Jeep’s ubiquitous Pentastar engine has been upgraded for the brand new Wrangler design. But it is cool to see a mixed mpg declare lastly crest out of the teenagers on this brick-shaped beast.
Don’t give me any crap about “not buying a Jeep for fuel economy”, now. When your gas consumption charge is low, each incremental mpg achieve is a major percentage-increase in effectivity and ergo lower in operating value.
Even although the brand new 2.Zero-liter turbo and upcoming diesel are thrilling, I believe the Pentastar remains to be going to be the spine of the Wrangler lineup. So you’re going to need to squeeze all of the vary out of it that you just presumably can.
Hat tip to Bozi!