The Jeep Wrangler is one of the most iconic and capable off-road vehicles in the world, with a heritage that dates back to the original Willys MB of World War II. For 2024, the Wrangler gets a major update that includes a new plug-in hybrid powertrain, a refreshed front end, a larger touchscreen, and a factory-installed winch option. The 2024 Jeep Wrangler 4xe is now available for purchase in Europe, where it promises to deliver a unique combination of performance, efficiency, and adventure.
What is the 2024 Jeep Wrangler 4xe?
The 2024 Jeep Wrangler 4xe is the plug-in hybrid version of the 2024 Jeep Wrangler, which combines a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine with two electric motors and a 17.3-kWh lithium-ion battery pack. The system produces a total of 375 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque, which is sent to all four wheels through an eight-speed automatic transmission. The Wrangler 4xe can run on electric power alone for up to 31 miles (50 km), according to the WLTP cycle, and achieve a combined fuel economy of 74.3 mpg (3.8 L/100 km). The battery can be recharged in about two hours using a 7.4-kW wallbox or a public charging station.
The Wrangler 4xe also retains the legendary off-road capabilities of the Wrangler, with three 4x4 systems available: Selec-Trac, Rock-Trac, and 4xe. The Selec-Trac system features a two-speed transfer case with a 2.72:1 low-range gear ratio and can automatically switch between two- and four-wheel drive depending on the road conditions. The Rock-Trac system is exclusive to the Rubicon model and offers a 4:1 low-range gear ratio, front and rear locking differentials, and an electronic sway bar disconnect. The 4xe system is a hybrid-specific mode that optimizes electric motors' power delivery and regenerative braking for maximum traction and efficiency on rough terrain.
The Wrangler 4xe also benefits from the updated front end of the 2024 Wrangler, which features a redesigned grille with larger openings for improved cooling and a thicker body-color border for a more distinctive look. The grille also accommodates a new factory-installed Warn winch option, which can pull up to 8,000 pounds and is compatible with the steel bumper of the Rubicon model. The winch is fully crash-tested and meets Jeep’s performance and durability standards.
Another highlight of the 2024 Wrangler 4xe is the new 12.3-inch touchscreen, which is part of the Uconnect 5 infotainment system. The touchscreen is sun-resistant, meaning it can withstand high temperatures and direct sunlight without losing visibility or functionality. The Uconnect 5 system also offers wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, over-the-air updates, natural voice recognition, and a customizable home screen. The Wrangler 4xe also features a 7-inch digital instrument cluster, which displays information such as battery charge, power flow, and driving range.
The 2024 Wrangler 4xe also offers enhanced safety and driver assistance features, such as blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, lane departure warning, and automatic high beams. The Wrangler 4xe also comes with a new Pedestrian Alert System, which emits a sound at low speeds to warn pedestrians of the vehicle’s presence when it is running on electric mode.
How much does the 2024 Jeep Wrangler 4xe cost?
The 2024 Jeep Wrangler 4xe has three trim levels: Sahara, Rubicon, and 80th Anniversary. The prices start from $58,198 for the Sahara, $69,225 for the Rubicon, and $70,465 for the 80th Anniversary. The prices include the destination charge of $1,495 and the federal tax credit of $7,500. Depending on the market, the Wrangler 4xe is also eligible for state and local incentives.
The Jeep Wrangler 4xe is offered in 10 exterior colors: Bright White, Black, Firecracker Red, Granite Crystal, Sting-Gray, Billet Silver, Hydro Blue, Snazzberry, Sarge Green, and Hella Yella. The interior is available in Black or Heritage Tan, with cloth or leather upholstery. The Wrangler 4xe also features blue accents on the exterior badges, tow hooks, interior stitching, and a 4xe logo on the hood, tailgate, and front fenders.
The Wrangler 4xe also comes with a range of options and packages, such as the Sky One-Touch Power Top, the Dual Top Group, the Trail Rail Cargo Management System, the Cold Weather Group, the LED Lighting Group, the Safety Group, the Advanced Safety Group, the Trailer Tow and Heavy-Duty Electrical Group, and the Alpine Premium Audio System.