Jeep JL Wrangler 2.0L Hurricane Engine?


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So, I just read an article on AllPar written by David Zats and in it, he explains that a reliable source he has revealed what very will could be the third engine option that will be available for the Jeep JL Wrangler. In addition to the 3.6L Pentastar for gas engines, the VM 3.0 V6 diesel engine (used in the Grand Cherokee and Ram 1500), the third engine will most likely be the 2.0L, 4-cylinder Hurricane. Check it out...

The hitherto unexpected third engine is a 2.0 liter Chrysler four-cylinder. Given the date (2019), it will likely be the turbocharged “Hurricane” engine — that is, incidentally, an old Jeep engine name.

Jeep CJs were sold with low-power four-cylinders for decades, with six-cylinder engines being a very late arrival. The Jeeps were lightweight, though, at roughly half the poundage of current Wranglers. That said, the turbo four should be suitable for road use when connected with the efficient, high-range second generation eight-speed automatics.

So, would this be something you'd want as an option on your Jeep JL Wrangler?