Everything Jeep Wrangler 4xe Drivers Need to Know About Charging an Electric Vehicle
America’s most iconic rugged, off-road sport utility vehicle is now available with plug-in capability. The Jeep Wrangler 4xe (pronounced “four by e”) can go for about 21 miles purely on electric power—while maintaining its ability to climb over obstacles and cross through streams.
The combination of the 4xe’s two electric motors and its two-liter turbocharged engine produces a walloping 375 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque. That makes the 4xe second only to the V-8 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 in terms of raw power. Meanwhile, the Wrangler 4xe is far more efficient than the fuel-thirsty gas engine V-8 model.
The Jeep Wrangler 4xe’s power is always sent to all wheels, giving the vehicle impressive capabilities off pavement. Its rock-climbing prowess is supported by the 4xe’s 77.2:1 crawl ratio. In addition, Jeep states that the Wrangler 4x can traverse through a stream up to 30 inches in depth.
Driver-selected modes for reserving battery power (or using it exclusively) means nature-lovers can use those 21 miles of all-electric range to keep the engine off during an extended off-road experience. Additionally, adventure gear can be piled high in the 4xe’s 67.4 cubic feet cargo space (when the rear seats are folded).
The exterior design of the Wrangler 4xe is quintessentially Jeep. Enthusiasts will recognize the Jeep brand style: a big blocky shape, large wheels projecting from the body, prominent external door hinges, and high wheel arches framing Jeep’s signature vertical grille. Electric blue accents and the charging port near the driver’s door are the only signs of an electric powertrain.
All 4xe versions offer a windshield made of Corning Gorilla Glass, heated front seats, heated steering wheel, remote start function, 8.4-inch touchscreen, and Apple CarPlay/Android Auto smartphone integration. Pricing begins around $50,000.