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2020 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Review, Specs, Performance,

2020 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Review, Specs, Performance,

Jeep has a history stretching back well over 50 years - and let's be honest, sometimes it shows. The development of this venerable brand hasn't always matched the pace compared to competitors.
But things have changed massively over the last few years, and the Jeep range is now highly competitive and attractive across nearly all fronts, producing vehicles that take on more conventional SUVs with ease.


One of the latest and most attractive vehicles they produce is the Wrangler Rubicon, totally remade in 2018 and refreshed in 2020. Will it be the right Jeep for you? Read our Rubicon review to find out.





Brand new for 2020 is a 2.0L four-cylinder turbo engine producing 270 horsepower and 295lb-ft of torque. This raw power gives the Rubicon plenty of zipping, whether in the city, on the open highway, or especially adventuring off-road.


However, if you want even more ponies, there's a 3.6L V6 mill available which produces 285hp along with a slightly lower 260lb-ft of torque.
As you'd expect from Jeep, the Wrangler Rubicon is four-wheel drive, with power supplied via an eight-speed automatic gearbox. However, a six-speed manual transmission is available, which for some drivers will add to the rugged off-road feel.


As well as offering great performance on-road and off-road, all this power means the Rubicon is a useful towing machine too, able to pull loads of up to 1,588kg.



One of the most unique and enjoyable features of the Wrangler range is the way the doors, roof, and even windshield can be removed to provide an exhilarating open-air driving experience. And this is no mere cabriolet pretender: with its full off-road capability, this is a Jeep that loves to get down in the dirt, and with an open cabin you'll feel closer to the earth than ever.


However, against this option, it has to be said that the Wrangler Rubicon isn't the smoothest of cabin experiences, however open to the elements you are. As an off-road specialist, the heavy-duty suspension isn't optimized for smooth highway driving, but dedicated Rubicon fans will know this is all part of the charm.




Jeep has long had a reputation for rugged, no-nonsense vehicles with few added frills. And while it's hard to describe the Rubicon as a luxury vehicle, Jeep has finally moved with the times and added modern tech features including an 8.4" touchscreen to control the advanced Uconnect infotainment system.

This screen gives easy access to a rear camera, Wi-Fi hotspot facility, and real-time traffic monitoring via Travelink. What's more, the system also includes an excellent page providing all the real-time off-road information you could need, such as the vehicle's pitch and roll degrees, rear differential, suspension reactions, and much more.




If you want to see more, contact us now to arrange a test drive of the 2020 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon for sale in our Milton showroom. Or if you'd prefer a Wrangler more suited to the city, we carry the full Jeep range and will be happy to help you choose.

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