Are Jeep Wranglers Automatic? Expert Guide 2023

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We were rock crawling in KATEMCY ROCKS off-road park in Texas, and a kid asked us “Are Jeep Wranglers Automatic” because we were demonstrating a Jeep Wrangler with any level lift kit that was Bluetooth operated. So, I had to reply to a smart kid with a lot of questions regarding Wrangler engines.

Are Jeep Wranglers Automatic

Are Jeep Wranglers Automatic?

No, the 2022 Jeep Wrangler is either 3.6L V 285 hp/ 260 lb.-ft (6 Speed manual or 8-speed Automatic), the other automatic versions of the 2022 Jeep Wranglers are all 8 speed automatics engines with, 2.0L L4 270 hp/ 295 lb.-ft, 3.0L V6 Diesel 260 hp/ 440 lb.-ft, 6.4L 392 V8 470 hp/ 470 lb.-ft, 3.6L Hybrid V6 285 hp/ 260 lb.-ft.

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2022 Jeep Wrangler Automatic and Manual Transmission.

3.6L V6285 hp/ 260 lb.-ft6 Speed manual or 8-speed Automatic
2.0L L4270 hp/ 295 lb.-ft8 Speed Automatic
3.0L V6 Diesel260 hp/ 440 lb.-ft8 Speed Automatic
6.4L 392 V8470 hp/ 470 lb.-ft8 Speed Automatic
3.6L Hybrid V6285 hp/ 260 lb.-ft8 Speed Automatic

Older Jeep Wrangler Automatic Transmissions.

Jeep TJ2.5 L AMC Straight-4 engine1997-20023 speed 30 RH Automatic
Jeep TJ2.4 L Powertech2003-20064 Speed 42RLE Automatic
Jeep TJ2.4 L Powertech1997-20023 speed 32RH Automatic
Jeep TJ2.4 L Powertech2003-20064 Speed 42RLE Automatic
JK & JKU3.8 L EGH2007-20114 Speed 42RLE Automatic
JK & JKU3.6 L Pentester2012-Present5 Speed W5A580 Automatic
JK & JKU2.8 L RA 428 (Not in USA)2007-20105 Speed 545RFE Automatic
JK & JKU2.8 L RA 428 (Not in the USA)2011-Present5 Speed W5A580 Automatic
JL3.6 L Pentester2018-Present8 Speed Torque flite 850RE Automatic
JL2.0 L GME T4 Hurricane Turbo2018-Present8 Speed Torque flite 850RE Automatic

Older Jeep Wrangler Manual Transmissions.

Jeep TJ2.5 L AMC Straight-4 engine1997-20025 Speed AX-5 Manual
Jeep TJ2.4 L Powertech2003-20045 Speed NV1500 Manual
Jeep TJ2.4 L Powertech2005-20066 Speed NSG370 Manual
Jeep TJ2.4 L Powertech1997-19995 Speed AX-15 Manual
Jeep TJ2.4 L Powertech2000-20045 Speed NV3550 Manual
Jeep TJ4.0 L AMC Straight 6 Engine2000-20066 Speed NSG370 Manual
JK & JKU3.8 L EGH2007-20116 Speed NSG370 Manual
JK & JKU3.6 L Pentester2012-Present6 Speed NSG370 Manual
JK & JKU2.8 L RA 428 (Not in the USA)2007-20156 Speed NSG370 Manual
JL3.6 L Pentester2018-PresentAL 6 Six-Speed Manual

Jeep Wrangler Engines Specifications

 3.6L V6 24V VVT eTorque (non-eTorque with manual)2.0L I4 Turbo ESS3.0L EcoDieselWrangler 4XE  
Torque (lb-ft)260290442470
EPA Estimates City/Highway/Combined18/23/20 Auto 17/23/19 Manual22/24/2222/29/2550 MPGe
Manual Available?YesNoNoNo
Normal Driving Range 1 Gallon Reserve Using Combined EPA400 miles 380 miles Manual440 miles513 miles400 miles
CostStandard with manual,  $1750 with autoStandard engine for Auto Trans$4500$2,500-4,500 depending on options chosen and packages
Towing Capacity3500 lbs.3500 lbs.3500 lbs.3500 lbs.
0-60 Acceleration7.0 seconds (auto)7.0 Seconds7.5 Seconds6.0 seconds
Fuel Required87 Octane87 Octane 91 Rec. for Certain ConditionsDiesel87 Octane  91 Rec for Certain Conditions
Are Jeep Wranglers Automatic, Here is an example of a 2.0L L4 270 hp/ 295 lb.-ft (8 Speed Automatic) Jeep Wrangler Engine
2.0L L4 270 hp/ 295 lb.-ft (8 Speed Automatic) Jeep Wrangler Engine


To answer your question “Are Jeep Wranglers Automatic?” You can see all the options Jeep has for all the Jeep Wrangler trims on the market, we have included the latest engine specification to help you understand each engine’s capabilities, as you choose the best engine for your Jeep Wrangler.

If you know someone looking for information regarding Jeep Wrangler Engines, please send them this article, it’s informative and will help them understand the automatic and manual transmissions available for their Jeep Wrangler.

We have included a video below explaining the 3.6L V6 24V VVT as it’s the most sought engine for the Jeep Wrangler and its flaws.

James Ndungu - Jeep Runner Writer

Author: James Ndungu

James is an Automotive Service Writer, I4WDA certified trainer, Jeep enthusiast, and shop owner specializing in Jeep parts, accessories, and Electric Vehicles Charging Station Installation services. His interest and first-hand experience in electric vehicle charging technology motivated him to achieve certification through the Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Training Program (EVITP).

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