2021 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 4xe Review | TeraFlex Video
Forging a new path to the future, the Jeep Wrangler 4xe has all the legendary capability and open-air freedom the Jeep Brand is known for, now with plug-in electric capability that adds to the adventure. It's hybrid innovation with no compromises, and it goes all in on fun.
The 2021 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 4xe represents a first for the brand’s beloved off-roader as the model’s first PHEV (plug-in hybrid electric vehicle).
The new JL 4xe boasts a combined total of 375-hp and 470-lb-ft of torque and an estimated 49 MPGe (miles per gallon equivalent) and can travel up to 25 miles on only electric power. The 4xe combines a 270-hp/295-lb-ft turbocharged I-4 engine with a 44-hp/39 lb-ft eTorque Belt-Start Generator/Motor mounted to the front of the engine, and a 134-hp/181-lb-ft Integrated Transmission Traction Motor mounted in place of the torque converter of the 8-speed automatic transmission. A 400-volt, 17-kWh, 96-cell lithium-ion battery pack is mounted under the rear seat.
Watch Dennis Wood drag race the JL Wrangler Unlimited 4xe against the 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6, the 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6, and the 2.0-liter I-4 for comparison. Wood also takes an in-depth look at the plug-in hybrid electric vehicle’s drivetrain setup and transfer case options, various driving modes, fuel economy, charging, and other unique features beyond its drivetrain spec chart:
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— Words by Jason Udy