The 2024 Jeep Wrangler 4xe, the first plug-in hybrid model of the iconic off-road vehicle, is now available for purchase in Europe. The new Wrangler 4xe combines the legendary 4x4 capabilities of the Jeep brand with a more efficient and eco-friendly powertrain, offering up to 50 km of electric range and reduced CO2 emissions.
What is the Jeep Wrangler 4xe?
The 2024 Jeep Wrangler 4xe is a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) that uses a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine and two electric motors, one integrated with the eight-speed automatic transmission and one on the front axle, to deliver a total output of 380 horsepower and 637 Nm of torque. The Wrangler 4xe can run on electric power only, gasoline power only, or a combination of both, depending on the driving mode the driver selects.
The Wrangler 4xe has a 17 kWh lithium-ion battery pack that can be recharged in about three hours using a 7.4 kW wallbox or a standard domestic outlet in about six hours. The battery pack is located under the rear seat and does not compromise the interior space or the cargo capacity of the Wrangler. The Wrangler 4xe also has a regenerative braking system that recovers energy during deceleration and braking and stores it in the battery.
What are the driving modes of the Jeep Wrangler 4xe 2024?
The 2024 Jeep Wrangler 4xe offers three driving modes that can be selected by the driver using the buttons on the dashboard:
- Hybrid: This is the default mode that optimizes the performance and efficiency of the Wrangler 4xe by automatically switching between electric and gasoline power or using both simultaneously, depending on the driving conditions and the battery charge level.
- Electric: This mode allows the Wrangler 4xe to run on electric power only, as long as there is enough battery charge. This mode is ideal for urban driving and for reducing emissions and noise. The Wrangler 4xe can reach a top speed of 130 km/h in electric mode.
- eSave: This mode preserves the battery charge and uses the gasoline engine as the main source of power. This mode is useful for saving the electric range for later use, such as when entering a low-emission zone or an off-road trail.
The Wrangler 4xe also has a Max Regen function that the driver can activate to increase the regenerative braking effect and extend the electric range. The Max Regen function can be used in any driving mode and works like a one-pedal driving system, reducing the need to use the brake pedal.
What are the 4x4 capabilities of the Jeep Wrangler 4xe?
The 2024 Jeep Wrangler 4xe does not compromise on the 4x4 capabilities that have made the Wrangler a legend in the off-road world. The Wrangler 4xe is available in two trim levels, Sahara and Rubicon, both equipped with a full-time four-wheel-drive system with a two-speed transfer case and a rear locking differential. The Rubicon version also has a front locking differential, an electronic sway bar disconnect, and a Rock-Trac 4x4 system with a 4:1 low-range ratio for enhanced traction and control on the most challenging terrains.
The Wrangler 4xe also benefits from the instant torque delivery of the electric motors, which improves the responsiveness and agility of the vehicle on and off the road. The Wrangler 4xe has a ground clearance of 25.4 cm, an approach angle of 36 degrees, a breakover angle of 20.5 degrees, a departure angle of 31 degrees, and a water fording depth of 76 cm. The Wrangler 4xe also has a Trail Rated badge, which certifies its ability to withstand harsh conditions and pass a series of tests on traction, ground clearance, maneuverability, articulation, and water fording.
How much does the Jeep Wrangler 4xe cost?
The 2024 Jeep Wrangler 4xe is now available in Europe, starting from $69,225 for the Sahara version and $75,750 for the Rubicon version. The Wrangler 4xe comes with a comprehensive package of services and benefits, including an eight-year or 160,000 km warranty on the battery pack, a six-year or 100,000 km maintenance plan, and access to the My Uconnect app, which allows the driver to monitor and manage the vehicle’s functions remotely, such as checking the battery status, scheduling the charging, locating the nearest charging stations, and pre-conditioning the cabin temperature.