Which JL engine are you most interested in?


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Now that we know the horsepower output and MPG figures for the 3.6L Pentastar V6 with which the JL Wrangler will be launched, has your engine preference changed?
Although specs for each engine are not yet available, we're curious which engines JLWF members are most interested in early on, so please vote in the related poll up top.





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Still love a naturally aspirated engine over anything else so I'd like to see them give the Pentastar a nice power bump. It's served me well.
 

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Based on that schedule it'd be a long wait, but I'm hoping the diesel finally makes it into the JL generation.

Even though it's not listed on the Jeep product map, think there's any chance we'll see an all electric Wrangler at some point during the JL's life cycle - maybe late in model life?
 

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Pentastar for me. It's proven reliable, smooth, and makes decent power.

If we weren't so burdened by diesel regulations, I might choose that. But as the owner of a new F350 Powerstroke, I have no desire for another vehicle that requires def or any of the other expensive and inconvenient nuances of a modern oil burner. I don't really know what the purpose of a diesel in a Jeep is either.
 

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1. Electric for environmental, torque, and reliability reasons.

Runner up:
2. Diesel, for reliability, durability, and fuel efficiency.
 
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I don't want to wait until 2020 for a diesel, so the Hurricane could be a possibility for me
 

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Diesel 4-cyl, for fuel efficiency. Although I'm sure the torque will be great off road. I'd be very disappointed, and will not buy a JLU, if a small fuel efficient diesel isn't available at launch.
I think it's clear the diesel will not be available at launch and all signs point to a Ecodiesel V6. To me it is worth the wait, I'll be perfectly content in my JK until then. I also think FE will be improved across the board but the turbo 4 and diesel options will lead in that category.
 

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I'm with SuperWinch, they already have the 3.0 liter Ecodiesel V6 engine already available in the RAM. It's proven and reliable. I think that engine would be a better choice.
 

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Based on that schedule it'd be a long wait, but I'm hoping the diesel finally makes it into the JL generation.

Even though it's not listed on the Jeep product map, think there's any chance we'll see an all electric Wrangler at some point during the JL's life cycle - maybe late in model life?
Not much of a chance of that unless battery capacity tech jumps by a lot during the JL life cycle.

Range anxiety is real and if it exists for cars that are only driven on regular roads where you can access a charger fairly easily, imagine the range anxiety from taking a car way off road nowhere close to a charging station! Whether the average Wrangler driver does that or not doesn't matter because Jeep has to engineer the Wrangler to deal with that scenario of being far far away from electricity.
 

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IMO, the best alternative power propulsion system for any BOF truck or SUV would be hydrogen. Range anxiety is still a bit of an issue, but at least you don't have to worry about batteries, which are a nightmare for packaging and the type of use these vehicles endure.
 

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Not much of a chance of that unless battery capacity tech jumps by a lot during the JL life cycle.

Range anxiety is real and if it exists for cars that are only driven on regular roads where you can access a charger fairly easily, imagine the range anxiety from taking a car way off road nowhere close to a charging station! Whether the average Wrangler driver does that or not doesn't matter because Jeep has to engineer the Wrangler to deal with that scenario of being far far away from electricity.
IMO, the best alternative power propulsion system for any BOF truck or SUV would be hydrogen. Range anxiety is still a bit of an issue, but at least you don't have to worry about batteries, which are a nightmare for packaging and the type of use these vehicles endure.
 

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it would be interesting to try 2.l although 300 hp seem too much, you say?
 

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There should be another option for "none of the above". It doesn't have to be the Hellcat 6.2 but the standard 6.4 would do for me because there's room for power-adders on the latter if need be.

A factory supercharged/turbo Pentastar at around 400+hp (along with the weight reductions of the JL) isn't a bad idea either. The stock Pentastar takes aftermarket boost really well. Some of the fastest cars out there use 6-cylinder engines after all.
 

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A full hybrid could be the best off-road option ever if done right - 4 individually controlled hub motors, and just enough battery to handle grocery runs and peak draw.

Think about it - you could have enough torque at each wheel to climb vertically, available at 0 rpm. And forget lockers - each corner can use every ounce of traction available to it at all times.

Yeah - wheeling might even get boring in a jeep that good at not getting stuck.
 

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