It Isn’t Clear if 2024 Jeep Wrangler 4xe Owners Dislike This Area of Their Car
The Jeep Wrangler 4xe is one of the newest and most technologically advanced vehicles to come from the brand in a long time. The 4xe isn’t just another Wrangler appearance package variant; it is a plug-in hybrid Wrangler. Yes, the legendary Jeep Wrangler is now offered as a PHEV that is capable of driving around 22 miles on battery power only.
With this Wrangler offering all the capabilities of a Jeep alongside the convenience of having a fully electric vehicle for short trips, it seems like this is the perfect Jeep for almost every driver on the road today. However, there is one area of the Jeep Wrangler 4xe that has some drivers feeling slightly disappointed with their SUVs. Here is everything you need to know about the Jeep Wrangler 4xe and what aspect of this PHEV consumers may find disappointing.
2024 Jeep Wrangler 4xe: price, specs, and features
The 2024 Jeep Wrangler 4xe is a plug-in hybrid version of the Jeep Wrangler. According to Jeep, this Wrangler 4xe starts at $49,995 MSRP. For this price, drivers get a four-door Wrangler with a 2.0-liter turbocharged plug-in hybrid engine paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission, which sends power to all four wheels.
The Wrangler 4xe comes in six different trim levels to choose from including the Sport S, Willys, Sahara, Rubicon, High Altitude, and Rubicon X. This Jeep also comes with a few different driving modes, including hybrid, electric, and E-save modes.
In hybrid mode, drivers can expect a fuel economy rating of around 49 mpg combined, and as we previously stated, the 4xe can travel around 21 miles on battery power only.
The Wrangler 4xe fails to impress owners with its fuel economy
Let’s be honest, the Jeep Wrangler 4xe isn’t the best plug-in hybrid on the market. Compared to other PHEVs, the Wrangelr is disappointing, and it only stands out from the competition because of its Jeep heritage. The Toyota RAV4 Prime is one of the best four-wheel drive PHEVs on the market, and it is in direct competition with the Wrangler 4xe. The RAV4 Prime is cheaper, it has twice as much all-electric range as the Jeep, and it has more cargo space.
According to J.D. Power and their APEAL study, which rates the Wrangler 4xe in 10 primary categories, the fuel economy aspect is listed as the most disappointing part of the Wrangler 4xe. If you are driving the Jeep Wrangler 4xe and you deplete the hybrid battery completely, the Wrangler 4xe only gets around 20 mpg combined.
With a tiny hybrid battery that is bound to be drained quickly, it is no surprise that this expensive PHEV’s fuel economy leaves a lot to be desired. Yes, the Wrangler 4xe is a more efficient Jeep, but there are simply way too many better options on the market if you want a plug-in hybrid SUV.