2020 Sahara engine options

DiggityDog

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I'm ready to pull the trigger on a 2020 Wrangler. I was originally in the market for a Sahara with an auto transmission. Now, I'm hesitant because I have to get either the 2.0 Turbo or the 3.6; both E-torque. Now I'm leaning towards a Rubicon to stay away from the E-torque engine. Then the question is, which engine is better sans-Etorque in the Rubicon, the 2.0 Turbo or the 3.6? What are your thoughts? (I want an auto-tranny). Has anyone compared the two engine types on a 2020 Rubicon? Thanks.





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I went with 3.6 Rubicon , didnt want the BSG or 2.0 to avoid any long term issues.
 

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I have a 3.6/auto JLR and I'm driving a 2.0/auto JLU as a loaner while it is in the shop. Honestly - drive them both, because I can't stand the 2.0 and how it feels like you're driving a Nissan Sentra or something. It's just appliance-like and generic in its sounds and responsiveness. It's definitely a tiny bit punchier and a little quicker than the 3.6, but the 3.6 makes all the right sounds and performs like a good NA motor should - strong and consistent all the way to redline. You even get those little pops and crackles on hard throttle upshifts with the 3.6 (almost like a German twin-clutch transmission).

Others love the 2.0, but me? Can't stand the sound of it. It feels soulless and unnecessarily complex. Others will appreciate the quieter, more subdued 2.0 and the extra few mpg - the best thing you can do is go drive both at a dealer and see where your wants take you.
 

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I have a 2018 with a 3.6. There were a ton of 2.0s on the lot few 3.6s. No regrets as I see the 2.0 requires plug changes at shorter intervals and prefers high octane gas.
 

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We drove both and bought a 2020 Rubicon with the 3.6.
 

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I've driven both, get the 3.6. No premium gas is worth it alone.
 

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I have both a JLUR 3.6 and a JLR 2.0. They are both non e torque. The 3.6 definitely sounds better but I like the performance of the 2.0 better. Of course the 2.0 is in a 2 door so it’s probably 3-400 lbs lighter but the torque feels awesome. I find myself keeping the RPM’s under 4000 even with pretty decent acceleration in the 2.0. I have to floor the 3.6 to match the acceleration. They do drive different but I would drive both and see which you prefer.
 

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