How is the 2021 Wrangler 4xe powered?
The 4xe’s extensive power begins with a turbocharged 2.0L I4 engine. The combination of the turbocharged engine and two electric motors gives the 4xe 375 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque. One of the generators is mounted in front of the transmission, while the other is on top of the cylinder head. Both are powered by a 400-volt lithium-ion battery pack placed under the rear seat. As a result, the 4xe has superior efficiency with a combined 49 MPG, a total range of 370 miles, and an electric range of 21 miles. To give drivers control over the usage, E-Selec buttons are placed on the dashboard. The system defaults to hybrid, while eSave disables the electric generators using only gas, and Electric disables the gas engine using just electric power. A robust TorqueFlite 8-speed automatic transmission drives all four wheels with Jeep’s Selec-Trac 4×4 drivetrain.
Can the Wrangler 4xe go off-roading?
Absolutely! It may be a plug-in hybrid, but the Wrangler 4xe is still the Wrangler the world knows and loves. Like the gas models, the 4xe features a high-strength steel frame, full-time 4×4 with a transfer case, Dana 44 solid front and rear axles, underbody protection with skid plates, and more. With the electric motor in front of the transmission replacing the torque converter, all of the 4xe’s 470 lb-ft of torque is available instantly. This helps drivers merge on the highway and rock-crawl at low speeds without having to build up RPMs. The instant torque gives the Wrangler 4xe a 0-60 time of just 6 seconds! The Wrangler 4xe also has the same water fording capability of 30 inches as the gas models, thanks to the battery pack’s location underneath the rear seat, a highly placed air intake, and closed-off electrical connections.
What trim levels and features does the 4xe have?
The Wrangler 4xe’s features are similar to those of the gas Wrangler’s upper model trims. The lineup begins with the Sahara trim, which offers dual-zone automatic climate control, leather-trimmed upholstery, Alpine premium audio, an 8.4-inch infotainment touchscreen, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto connectivity, keyless entry/push-button start, body-colored fender flares, and 20-inch alloy wheels. This is a fantastic choice for everyday drivers. The Rubicon trim is built for drivers with an adventurous spirit. The Wrangler Rubicon 4xe conquers all with a Rock-Trac 4×4 transfer case, FOX suspension, Off-Road+, an electronic disconnecting front sway bar, high-clearance fender flares, electronically locking front and rear differentials, 33-inch all-terrain tires, Surf Blue interior stitching, and Surf Blue exterior accents. In search of a more luxurious look and feel? The High Altitude 4xe offers LED exterior lighting, Gloss Black alloy wheels, a heated leather-wrapped steering wheel, heated front seats, and quilted Nappa leather-trimmed upholstery.
Get your 2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe in Chambersburg, PA
Jeep certainly has made some waves in the plug-in hybrid electric vehicle class! But the Jeep Wrangler isn’t the icon that it is because it blends in with the crowd. The Wrangler 4xe will get you where you want to go, no matter the terrain, and allows you to spend more time driving and less time at the pump. Are you interested in getting into the world’s first hybrid Wrangler? Then make your way down to Shively Motors of Chambersburg and speak with our friendly sales team! If you prefer, you can peruse our full inventory right here on our website to start your search today! We’re excited to get to work with you!