What is the Jeep Wrangler 4XE’s electric driving range?Dec 13rd, 2021
How do you find a way to revolutionize the world’s first SUV? You start by offering the first real off road-ready hybrid electric powertrain, providing next level efficiency without sacrificing any of the capability that makes the 2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe a worthy entry into the proud history of Jeep vehicles. So while we know the Wrangler 4xe is capable, just how capable is it, and what is its electric driving range? Read on with Toronto’s Golden Mile Chrysler to learn more.
2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe Performance
Ensuring that the 2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe offers the type of on- and off-road performance synonymous with the brand, Jeep has equipped it with a turbocharged, 2.0-litre Direct-Injection PHEV (Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle) engine featuring a 400 volt, 17kWh lithium-ion battery. This means that the Wrangler 4xe sports the gaudy statistics of 375 horsepower, and 470 lb-ft of torque. Add in regenerative braking, an efficient 8-speed automatic transmission, an advanced Jeep 4×4 system, and a whole lot of rugged design, and you might never know the Wrangler 4xe was a PHEV—save for the blue accents, 4xe badge, or smile on the driver’s face.
|Engine||Battery||Horsepower||Torque||Max. Towing||Max. Fuel Economy (Combined)|
|2.0L DOHC Direct-Injection Turbo PHEV||400 volt, 17 kWh lithium-ion battery||375||470||3,500 lbs||4.8 Le/100 km|
What is the 2021 Wrangler 4xe’s range?
So there’s no question that the 2021 Wrangler 4xe is an ultra-capable SUV following in the footsteps of all the Jeep vehicles that came before it, but what does that mean for range? For those unaware, a vehicle’s range is the distance it can drive when fully fuelled up—be it electricity, diesel, or gasoline. Hybrids, and PHEVs, have the added benefit of offering both traditional fuel methods along with electric power, meaning they can often go further than a vehicle solely offering one or the other.
In the case of the 2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe, it has an all-electric range of up to 34 km. While that might not seem like much at first, you might be able to drive your normal commute to work solely on electric power (or using very little gas), then plug in your vehicle for the time you’re at work to cover your trip home. Investing in a hybrid or PHEV often means spending a little extra up front, but over time you will be able to save massive amounts on fuel—imagine if you didn’t have to fuel up to drive to and from work? In addition to its all-electric range, the 2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe has a combined range of up to 595 km. For scale, a trip from Toronto to Ottawa is 450 km, meaning you could make the drive, and still have almost enough fuel for a third of the trip back. For people that put a lot of kilometres on their odometer, a PHEV like the Wrangler 4xe could save you a ton over time!
So whether you drive a little or a lot, the benefits of a vehicle with an electric-powertrain like the 2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe far outweigh any associated cost with purchase. We’ve already looked at the electric and hybrid offerings from Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Ram here, and would be happy to answer any questions you might have or to let you take a test drive in one of these efficient and capable vehicles. Simply swing on by the home of the Swinging Lady—Toronto’s Golden Mile Chrysler—and enjoy one of the best dealership experiences you’ll find in the GTA!