It was already reported that the 2012 Jeep Wrangler is getting Chrysler’s new Pentastar V6, which replaces the underpowered 3.8L V6 in the 2011 model. Today its been announced that the 2012 Wrangler is going to be a little more fuel efficient as well thanks to the new V6 and five-speed automatic.
The 2012 Jeep Wrangler now gets 17 mpg in the city and 21 mpg on the highway. Those numbers may still not seem that great, but they are an improvement over the old 15/19 mpg rating. Jeep still hasn’t announced the power ratings for the new V6, but in other Chrysler models the Pentastar V6 puts out between 283-305 horsepower. More power and better fuel economy…good news for Wrangler fans.