2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe Hybrid

2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe Hybrid SUV Review: Old School With A Modern Twist

The Jeep Wrangler can trace its roots back to WWII, which gives it a plucky, patriotic sort of old-world charm. This strict adherence to the past and tradition is why the new Jeep Wrangler 4xe plug-in hybrid is such an interesting deviation. More advanced than the standard model, it has a hybrid engine that develops a combined 375 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque, which is mighty impressive, though not as spectacular as its EPA-rated combined fuel consumption of 49 MPGe. Jeep claims it can drive up to 21 miles on electric power alone, which is more than a Volvo XC90. That's right, folks. We have a Jeep that's more advanced than a Volvo, at least in terms of powertrain efficiency. The 4xe is shocking in more ways than one.

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2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe Hybrid Changes: 🚙What’s the difference vs 2020 Wrangler 4xe Hybrid?

The 4xe is an entirely new model, joining the existing Wrangler four-door lineup in the USA. It's available in three trims: Sahara, Rubicon, and High Altitude. When it comes to the business of off-roading, the 4xe is just as well-equipped as its old-school brothers. All versions come with a full-time four-wheel-drive system and you can have it in Rubicon specification, which boasts 33-inch off-road tires. The instant torque provided by the twin electric motor setup is perfect for off-roading, but we all know water and electricity don't mix. The motors are well insulated, and the batteries are mounted below the rear seat, however. This allows for a maximum wading depth of 30 inches. To differentiate it from other Wrangler models, Jeep created a model-specific color called Electric Blue. You'll find it smattered all over the exterior of the car and even the seat stitching.

Pros and Cons

  • Jeep's dragging the Wrangler into the new age
  • Silent off-roading
  • Much better gas mileage than the standard Wrangler
  • Impressive all-electric range
  • Immediate torque is perfect for off-roading
  • It still handles like a Wrangler
  • It has increased weight
  • It will cost a lot more than the V6

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2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe Hybrid Trims

See trim levels and configurations:

Trim Engine Transmission Drivetrain Price (MSRP)
High Altitude 4xe plug-in hybrid
2.0L Turbo Inline-4 Plug-in Hybrid
8-Speed Automatic
Four-Wheel Drive
$51,525
Sahara 4xe plug-in hybrid
2.0L Turbo Inline-4 Plug-in Hybrid
8-Speed Automatic
Four-Wheel Drive
$51,525
Rubicon 4xe plug-in hybrid
2.0L Turbo Inline-4 Plug-in Hybrid
8-Speed Automatic
Four-Wheel Drive
$55,225

Wrangler 4xe Hybrid Exterior

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Dimensions

  • Length 188.4 in
  • Wheelbase 118.4 in
  • Height 73.5 in
  • Max Width 73.8 in
  • Front Width 64.4 in
  • Rear Width 64.4 in

Exterior Colors

  • Billet Silver Metallic Clearcoat
  • Black Clearcoat
  • Firecracker Red Clearcoat
  • Granite Crystal Metallic Clearcoat
  • Hydro Blue Pearlcoat
  • Nacho Clearcoat, Build Out: 02/22/2021
  • Sting-Gray Clearcoat
  • Hellayella Clearcoat
  • Sarge Green Clearcoat
  • Snazzberry Pearlcoat
  • Bright White Clearcoat

Wrangler 4xe Hybrid Performance

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Engine and Transmission

  • Engine
    2.0L Turbo Inline-4 Plug-in Hybrid
  • Transmission
    8-Speed Automatic
  • Drivetrain
    4X4

Wrangler 4xe Hybrid Interior

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Seating and Interior Space

  • Front Leg Room 40.8 in
  • Front Head Room 40.7 in
  • Rear Leg Room 38.2 in
  • Rear Head Room 40.2 in

Wrangler 4xe Hybrid Trunk and Cargo Space

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Warranty

  • Basic:
    3 Years \ 36,000 Miles
  • Drivetrain:
    5 Years \ 60,000 Miles
  • Corrosion:
    5 Years \ Unlimited Miles
  • Roadside Assistance:
    5 Years \ 60,000 Miles
  • Maintenance:
    3 Years \ Unlimited Miles

Wrangler 4xe Hybrid Safety

Verdict: 🏁Is the 2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe a good SUV?

The normal Jeep Wrangler is an old dinosaur that doesn't need to exist anymore. It's more or less the same story with the 4xe, but with less driver guilt. In our opinion, Jeep simply fixed one of the Wrangler's significant problems, which is its seemingly endless hunger for gasoline. Yes, the 21-mile electric range is helpful, but not nearly enough for a proper adventure. Unless you live right next to the 4x4 trail you frequent, the battery will be depleted by the time you get there, which leaves you with a basic Wrangler with a 2.0L turbo four-cylinder engine. The same goes for the low-down torque. It will only be available for a short time, and the rest of the trip will have to be completed on good old-fashioned gas. The V6 diesel makes a lot more sense and is more affordable. Still, we applaud Jeep for giving it a go. The 2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe Hybrid model gives the SUV a reason to exist in the US, even if that reason is just being a newly electrified fashion accessory that can now go to the mall using only electricity. It's worth noting a safety review of the new Jeep Wrangler range as a whole returned utterly average ratings.

🚘What's the Price of the 2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe SUV?

The 4xe is not available in all the usual Wrangler trim lines, like the entry-level Sport. The price of the Wrangler plug-in hybrid range kicks off in Sahara 4xe, retailing for $49,805. The Rubicon 4xe sees this increase to $53,505, while the top-spec High Altitude 4xe has an MSRP of $55,625. These prices exclude Jeeps's destination charge of $1,495.

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