2020 Jeep Wrangler
model. 2020 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon
price. Rubicon $43,290 (incl dest)
as tested. $60,480 (incl dest)
top trim. Rubicon Recon $48,375 (incl dest)
seating/style. 5-passenger/four-door SUV
powertrain. 3.0-liter V6 EcoDiesel
fuel economy. 22/29/25 city/highway/combined (diesel)
also shop. Toyota 4Runner, Jeep Cherokee, Range Rover Evoque
It’s the middle of the coronavirus pandemic. I’m driving the 2020 Jeep Wrangler. Everyone is stuck at home aside from grocery store runs. On the list of essentials – toilet paper. I have a “normal for a family of four” supply. Still, the disconcerting lack of toilet paper on store shelves has me anxiously awaiting its return.
I could tell you how the new 3.0-liter V6 EcoDiesel in the Wrangler boasts 442 lb-ft of torque. I could tell you how easy it is to pop off the doors and enjoy some fresh air while adhering to social distancing guidelines. I could even tell you about the off-road capability of the Rubicon with its heavy-duty front and rear axles, front and rear locking differentials, and skid plates.
That stuff makes the Wrangler a hoot to drive and, should you need to bug out during a pandemic, it has you covered. But let’s circle back to that toilet paper. Based on the math I made my high school senior crunch (homeschooling for the win) you can fit 64.69 rolls of single-ply/1000 sheet rolls behind the rear seats or 147.75 rolls behind the front seat. These days, that’s all you really need to know.
By Nicole Wakelin