Does the 2022 Jeep Wrangler 4xe Deserve the Women’s World Car of the Year 4×4 Award?
The Women’s World Car of the Year awards honors to various cars in a variety of categories. This year the 2022 Jeep Wrangler 4xe wins the award in the 4×4 category. Is this SUV good enough to take home the overall title? Let’s look at what it offers.
What is the Women’s World Car of the Year award?
The 2022 Jeep Wrangler 4xe takes the title of the Women’s World Car of the Year 4×4. To find the award winners, 56 journalists from over 40 countries tested vehicles that were produced between January 1 and December 31, 2021. Then the judges will pick an overall winner for the Car of the Year award on March 8, 2022, which is International Women’s Day.
There are six categories that the judges, all women, will choose from. Current category winners include the 2022 Peugeot 308 in the Urban Model category, the 2022 Kia Sportage as the Family SUV, the 2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E in the Large Car category, the 2022 BMW iX as the Large SUV, the 2022 Audi e-Tron GT in Performance Car, and the 2022 Jeep Wrangler 4xe as the winner of the 4×4 category.
How much does the Jeep Wrangler 4xe cost?
The 2022 Jeep Wrangler 4xe price starts at $53,795 for the Sahara, which is the base model. Then there’s the Jeep Wrangler 4xe Rubicon that starts at $57,495, and the high-end High Altitude 4xe which starts at $59,370. You can also upgrade your Wrangler 4xe. A specialty paint color and Sky One-Touch Power Top adds $2,445 to the price.
You can even add hinge-gate reinforcement, a doors-off mirror kit, thanks and an off-road camera. A special windshield, floor mats, an advanced safety package, and a cold weather package, and a trailer package drives the price of the 2022 Jeep Wrangler 4xe up to $69,625.
Is the Jeep 4xe fully electric?
No, the 2022 Jeep Wrangler 4xe is not fully electric. However, it is part of Jeep’s commitment to making more of their lineup hybrid and electric. The Wrangler 4xe is a plug-in hybrid that can travel 21 on electricity alone when its 17 kWh battery is fully charged. The 2022 Wrangler 4xe combines two motors. It has a 2.0-liter I-4 that is matched to an 8-speed automatic transmission.
The Wrangler 4xe also has important safety features like forward collision warning with advanced brake assist, adaptive cruise control, and blind spot monitoring. It also has a rearview camera and park assist. In addition, the new Wrangler 4xe has a Uconnect system. Uconnect includes Jeep’s suite of features like My Assistant, My Car, My remote, and My eCharge. These assist the SUV with its functionality as a hybrid SUV.
The 2022 Jeep Wrangler 4xe is one of the best 4×4 SUVs you can buy, and Women’s World Car of the Year agrees. That’s why the Wrangler 4xe is the winner of the 4×4 award. Whether it will win the title of the Best Car of the Year remains to be seen.