Fuel economy numbers for the 2.0-liter four-cylinder powered Jeep Wrangler JL has been released by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and it looks to deliver around 20% better fuel economy ratings than the standard V6 variants.
Those opting for the two-door model with an eight-speed automatic transmission will see a city fuel economy rating of 23 mpg and 25 mpg on highways for a combined rating of 24 mpg. The four-door Unlimited understandably returns lower fuel economy numbers at 22 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway, resulting in a combined rating of 22 mpg.
Undoubtedly an improvement compared to the 3.6-liter V6, which gets 20 mpg combined when paired with the same automatic transmission. Fuel economy ratings drop to 19 for the manual Unlimited model. But turbocharged models require premium gasoline and annual fuel cost estimates by the EPA comes in at $2,100 for the two door and $2,300 for the Unlimited.
Aside from paying more for gas, the four-cylinder automatic combo costs an extra $1,000 over the V6 with an automatic transmission and $3,000 more than the standard model with a manual gearbox. On the bright side, you will be getting 270 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque on tap.