There are a few changes in store for the 2023 Jeep Wrangler 4xe. Unveiled in 2020 as the first-ever electrified Jeep, the Wrangler 4xe is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to speed up America’s favorite off-roader into the enchanting world of off-roading. ‘electrification. Then again, the Jeep Wrangler 4xe has always been a “good person, good car” kind of vehicle. It has a 17.3 kWh battery under the rear seat that provides 20 miles of all-electric range. It also has two electric motors to add grunt and all-wheel drive.
Equipped with a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder gas engine, the 2023 Wrangler 4xe produces 375 horsepower and 470 lb-ft. of torque thanks to its hybrid system. And with about 20 miles of emission-free driving, it delivers an EPA-rated 49 MPGe. However, the gas engine guzzles 20 mpg if the batteries run out of juice, and it’s no better than the gas-only V6 Wrangler. Plus, the hybrid system adds weight — the 4xe might tip the scales above 5,200 pounds. (2,392 kg).
But again, the Wrangler 4xe has a lot of potential for the right buyer. For shorter trips, you can enjoy iconic Jeep style and rugged charm without using a drop of fuel, and you can engage the all-electric mode to power through boondocks in silence. When the going gets tough, low-end gears, all-wheel drive and locking differentials can work in tandem with electric motors to get you home.
2023 Jeep Wrangler 4xe: What’s New?
The 2023 Jeep Wrangler 4xe gets new paint colors (Earl and Reign limited edition) and an American flag on the front fenders. Other than that, the 4xe has the same 400-volt battery and eight-speed Torque-Flite automatic transmission.
Do not forget; the Jeep Wrangler 4xe is designed for off-roading despite its electrified core. It remains available in Sahara 4xe and Rubicon 4xe trim variants, and both are four-door body styles with removable doors and a magnesium tailgate to save weight. The Sahara 4xe features a permanent four-wheel-drive transmission and a Selec-Trac two-speed transfer case with a low-rpm gear ratio of 2.72:1.
Meanwhile, the Rubicon 4xe features heavy-duty Dana 44 front and rear axles, off-road rock rails and a Rock-Trac NV241 permanent transfer case with a low 4:1 gear ratio. Both of these drivetrains will take you further into the wild than the average hybrid vehicle.
Standard Technical and Safety Features
The 2023 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 4xe has 18-inch wheels, body-color fender flares, leather steering wheel, automatic climate control and keyless entry. Standard tech features include an 8.4-inch Uconnect infotainment touchscreen, updated driver information display, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and Bluetooth connectivity.
On the other hand, the Rubicon 4xe adds beefier bits like 17-inch wheels wrapped in 33-inch BFGoodrich KM off-road tires and an electronically disconnecting front stabilizer bar. Also standard is a bespoke Off-Road Plus riding mode that optimizes throttle feel, shift points and the traction control system to tackle tougher terrain.
On the safety front, the Jeep Wrangler 4xe has stability control, electronic roll mitigation, hill start assist, brake traction control and cruise control. trailer swing. It also comes with a forward-facing TrailCam to see what’s happening below through the 8.4-inch infotainment screen.
The 2023 Jeep Wrangler 4xe leaves the factory with a three-year/36,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty and a five-year/60,000-mile powertrain warranty. Plus, it has a 10-year/100,000-mile battery and hybrid warranty. Depending on the number of kilometers traveled, an extended warranty may be beneficial to you.
2023 Jeep Wrangler 4xe: Pricing and Availability
The new Jeep Wrangler 4xe will begin gracing dealerships in late summer or early fall 2022. Jeep promises to reveal pricing and MSRP soon, but we estimate the base Sahara 4xe will start at 56,000 $ or more.
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