I was having the same question about my 2016 JK Wrangler's 3.6 Pentastar. It specs 5W-20, and it's still under warranty, so I've been running that ---- BUT
I'm long beyond old school - my first car was a 1952 Packard with a straight 8-cylinder engine that used SAE 40. Straight 30W and 40W oils became accepted standard in my cars from the early 1960s. Funky new oils, like 10W-30 and 10W-40 took a while to warm up to. 1970s were 10W-30 in the GM and 20W-50 in the VW, and that was that. My wife's 2006 Ford 500 spec'd 5W-20, but it's been running with 5W-30 for most of its 196,000 miles with no leaks, drips, etc.
Now I'm in the age of oil so thin it only has one side: 0W-16 ??? Yikes. My Jeep takes 5W-20, and every oil change I feel this pit in my stomach that somehow the oil is going to be too thin --- yeah, I know, I'm probably paranoid, but at least I'm getting over 20 mpg around town.