We're guessing the price of the 2021 Wrangler 4xe isn't going down anytime soon.
The Jeep Wrangler 4xe has a name that sounds a little weird, but that hasn't been an impediment to the hybrid off-roader flying off dealer lots so fast that we were told to forget about finding a 2021 model for sale as they were all sold out. Despite a quietly introduced price increase earlier in the year, the Wrangler 4xe remains good value. Unfortunately, it's becoming less of a bargain, as a recent order guide has revealed that both the Sahara and Rubicon four-door versions of the SUV have received a price increase of $1,220, taking the former to $52,520 (up from $51,300) and the latter to $56,220 (up from $55,000).
The price increases were confirmed to Cars Direct by Jeep spokesperson Ron Kiino, but this higher asking price is unlikely to affect the popularity of the hybrid Wrangler. A $7,500 federal tax credit is applicable and has helped to attract buyers who may otherwise only have been interested in the traditional versions of the off-roader. Still, the Wrangler 4xe is considerably more expensive than when it first launched. The original sticker price was $49,490, so these new increases mean an overall price hike of $3,030 so far. Still, it's very enticing. We recently found out that the 4xe is more powerful than we initially thought, despite its 49 MPGe rating.
Combined with a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder, two electric motors contribute to an overall power figure of 375 horsepower with 470 lb-ft of torque. 21 miles of all-electric range are possible too, which Jeep says is longer than the average one-way commute. That said, we hope that Jeep is able to hold off on another increase for some time. The Wrangler Rubicon V8 is on its way and will certainly be more expensive than the hybrid, but the more the gap closes between the two models, slight as it may be, the more the average off-road enthusiast will be steered towards traditional models.