Here’s the first 2.0L Turbo 4-Cylinder Jeep Wrangler JL 0-60 MPH acceleration test by our friends at TFLcar. The 270 hp / 295 lb-ft turbo engine (see full specs) manages to pull the 4000+ pound Wrangler from 0-60 MPH in around 7 seconds — you can see both run results in the video after the jump.
As for real life feel and performance, judging by the first JL Wrangler driving reviews and impressions, the 2.0L turbo 4 cylinder engine performs pretty evenly with the 3.6L V6 Pentastar. The V6 is said to be a bit more responsive and less peaky (no surprise considering the 2.0L is a turbo engine), but more than one reviewer commented on not being able to immediately tell the difference between the two engines on the road.
However, the 2.0L turbo will win in the fuel economy department. The preliminary 2.0L MPG numbers we revealed recently indicated 21 MPG city / 24 MPG highway. To compare, the V6 is quoted at 18 MPG city / 23 MPG highway.
See the 0-60 MPH acceleration test of the new 2.0L Turbo JL engine inside.