Electric Wrangler Joins Jeep Lineup

Electric Wrangler Joins Jeep Lineup

Presented by Flagler Chrysler Dodge Jeep

This fall, Jeep announced that the plug-in hybrid Wrangler 4xe will be joining the 2021 Jeep lineup. On top of remarkable power, and fuel economy, the 4xe will provide up to 25 miles of near-silent, zero-emission driving. The Jeep Wrangler is one of the most off-road capable and iconic off-road vehicles. That off-road capability is not lost in Jeep's electric endeavor of the 4xe. In addition to the off-road capability, drivers get smooth and quick on-road launches with the immediately available torque. Continue reading to learn more about Jeep's all-new hybrid Wrangler 4xe!

Power and Drivetrain

The Wrangler 4xe is powered by a 2.0 liter turbocharged inline-4 engine, two electric motors and a 400 volt battery pack connected to a TorqueFlite 8-speed automatic transmission. This setup provides 375 and 470 lb-ft of torque. One of the generators is mounted to the cylinder head on the engine and the other is mounted to the front of the transmission case, replacing the torque converter. A binary clutch is placed between the generator and the 2.0L motor. When the binary clutch is open there is no linkage between the engine and generator, allowing the Wrangler to move under electric power only. When this clutch is closed, torque from the motor and generator meet in the transmission. There is also a variable clutch placed behind the generator to control the engagement of the transmission, creating maximum efficiency and drivability. Lastly, the 4xe has three selectable drive modes; hybrid which combines torque from the 2.0L turbo and the electric generator, full-electric operates until the generator reaches a low charge or the driver requests a wide open throttle in which case the 2.0L turbo will engage, and eSave uses the gas engine, saving the battery charge to be used later down the road.

Off-Road Capability

The Wrangler's world-renowned off-road capability is not lost on the plug-in hybrid 4xe. As a matter of fact, it's actually enhanced. All of the eSelec power modes are available even when the drivetrain is in 4Lo. Torque from the generator is immediately available with to get over tough terrain without needing to build up RPMs. Like all other Wrangler models, the 4xe has an approach angle of 44-degrees, breakover angle of 22.5-degrees, and a 35.6-degree departure angle, 10.8 inches of ground clearance and 30 inches of water fording. The 4xe comes in three trim levels, 4xe, Sahara and Rubicon. The 4xe and Sahara trims come standard with 20-inch wheels, while the Rubicon has 17-inch wheels with 33-inch all-terrain tires.

Interior and Exterior Design

The 4xe sticks with the distinctive Wrangler body style, the 7-slot grille, round headlights, trapezoidal wheel wells, wide wheelbase, and removable top and doors. The 4xe comes in ten Wrangler colors; Black, Bright White, Firecracker Red, Granite Crystal Metallic, Hella Yella, Hydro Blue, Sting-Gray, Snazzberry, Sarge and Billet Silver Metallic. Inside, the 4xe has two available upholstery colors; Black with Heritage Tan cloth and Black with Dark Saddle leather. The Rubicon trim comes with electric blue accents throughout the interior and exterior. These accents include electric blue tow hooks against the black bumper, electric blue Rubicon lettering, and electric blue stitching throughout the interior.

2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe at Flagler

The 2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe is the most technologically advanced Wrangler ever, with instant torque to control precision on the trails and rock crawls and all of Jeep's off-roading equipment. The 4xe will roll out of the factory to North American dealers in December of 2020. If you would like to learn more about the 4xe and its availability at Flagler, fill out the online form below or visit any one of our professional sales associates in-store.

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