The Jeep Wrangler is one of the most iconic and capable off-road vehicles in the world, and now it has a new feature that makes it even more appealing: a plug-in hybrid powertrain. The 2024 Jeep Wrangler 4xe is the first electrified model of the legendary SUV, and it is now available for purchase in Europe.
What is the Jeep Wrangler 4xe?
The Jeep Wrangler 4xe is a plug-in hybrid version of the Wrangler, which combines a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine with two electric motors and a 17 kWh battery pack. The system delivers a total output of 375 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque and allows the Wrangler 4xe to travel up to 31 miles on electric power alone. The Wrangler 4xe also features a TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission and a Selec-Trac full-time four-wheel drive system with a two-speed transfer case.
The 2024 Jeep Wrangler 4xe offers three driving modes: Hybrid, Electric, and eSave. Hybrid mode is the default setting, which uses both the engine and the electric motors to optimize performance and efficiency. Electric mode uses only the battery power and can be activated by pressing a button on the dashboard. eSave mode preserves the battery charge and uses only the engine, and can be useful for saving electric power for later use, such as off-roading or city driving.
How does the Jeep Wrangler 4xe perform off-road?
The Jeep Wrangler 4xe is not only a green vehicle but also a true off-roader. The plug-in hybrid system does not compromise the Wrangler’s legendary off-road capabilities but rather enhances them with instant torque delivery and improved crawl ratio. The Wrangler 4xe also retains the Wrangler’s high ground clearance, skid plates, tow hooks, and water fording ability.
The Wrangler 4xe is available in three trim levels: Sahara, Rubicon, and 80th Anniversary. The Sahara and 80th Anniversary models come with 20-inch wheels, full LED lighting, leather seats, and a Uconnect 8.4-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The Rubicon model is the most off-road oriented and features 17-inch wheels, 33-inch tires, Tru-Lok front and rear locking differentials, a front sway bar disconnect system, and a Rock-Trac 4:1 low-range transfer case.
How much does the Jeep Wrangler 4xe cost?
The Jeep Wrangler 4xe is priced from €69,900 in Italy, €67,000 in Germany, and £49,450 in the UK. These prices include the local incentives for plug-in hybrid vehicles, which vary depending on the market. The Wrangler 4xe also comes with a standard eight-year or 100,000-mile warranty on the battery pack and a complimentary one-year subscription to the Jeep Wave customer care program, which offers 24/7 support, maintenance services, and VIP access to Jeep events.