Hybrids & Electrics

The 2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe Got Two Epic Upgrades

The 2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe just keeps getting better and better. I was already excited about this winner, winner, chicken dinner, but now more enticing sides are being added to the entree. Check out what upgrades are coming to the Jeep Wrangler 4xe. 

What is the Jeep Wrangler 4xe? 

2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe With the Lift Kit
2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe With the Lift Kit | Jeep

The 2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe is a plug-in hybrid electric SUV that combines a powerful electric motor with a gas engine. So, if your Wrangler 4xe runs out of charge, you can still drive it using gas. 

But don’t let any negative hybrid connotations float around in your head. For example, how could a hybrid SUV be good for off-roading? Well, it’s not just a hybrid. It’s also a Jeep Wrangler. So it’s shockingly capable. 

According to AutoBlog, The Wrangler 4xe is getting two upgrades to enhance its capabilities. It has a new Jeep Performance Part lift kit that raises the ride height by two inches. It’s being marketed as the first lift kit for a PHEV. It’s also getting an at-home charger. 

What comes in the Jeep 4xe kit? 

The lift kit for the 2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe includes FOX shocks, new springs, specific front lower control arms, front and rear stabilizer links. New bump stops in the front and rear, tons of fasteners, and a JPP badge. are also included. 

The kit arrives with a JPP-branded crate. But what does JPP mean? It means Jeep Performance Parts! The kit costs about $1,495, and all of the parts have been specifically tuned to enhance the 4xe’s performance deposit having extra weight. 

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Plus, you can get the new Mopar and Jeep branded 240-volt at-home charger to juice up your batteries in the most convenient place possible. There is a plug-in version and a hardwired version. 

Both options will charge your Jeep Wrangler 4xe at a rate of about 14.5 miles per hour on the charger. The chargers are available at the Mopar eStore. The plug-in charger costs $621.50, and the hardwire charger is $647.90. 

What can the 2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe do? 

This Jeep can do everything other models can, only quieter thanks to the hybrid power. The 2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe (pronounced 4-by-e) has a combined horsepower and output of 375 and 410 lb-ft of torque. It’s the second most powerful Wrangler. Only the Rubicon 392 beats it with a V8 engine that pumps out 470 hp. 

It has a ground clearance of 10.8-inches and can tow up to 3,500 lbs. It has a 43.8-degree approach angle, 22.5-degree break-over angle, and a 35.6-degree departure angle. Also, its crawl ratio is 77.2.1. 

A close-angle front 3/4 view of a gray 2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 4xe in the desert mountains
2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 4xe front 3/4 | Jeep

Now the Jeep Wrangler 4xe does have a high starting price of about $47,995. But that’s for all the extra tech and the battery installation. Plus, it gets an EPA-estimated range of 49 MPGe and an electric range of about 21 miles. 

The 4xe also has the classic and beloved Wrangler features such as Dana 44 axles, a 4:1 low-range gear ratio, electric front and rear-axle lockers, an electronically-disconnecting sway bar, and 17-inch wheels that are paired with 33-inch off-roading tires.