The Jeep Wrangler 4xe is the best-selling PHEV in America right now with 8,346 units sold in the first quarter of 2022. That’s more than double the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid, which comes in second on the list. The reason for Jeep’s hybrid fame is pretty clear. They haven’t sacrificed off-roading capability or performance in the name of efficiency.
In fact, the 4xe now happens to be the most powerful offering in the Wrangler lineup. The clever combination of twin motors and petrol engines does an impressive job of not only improving efficiency and driving range, but also upping the Wrangler’s off-road finesse. For 2023, Jeep cleverly haven’t tinkered with this wonderful setup, and it continues to impress.
The only possible threat it has is internally, from the equally enticing Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk 4xe. Only when we get to see a hybrid Ford Bronco or the expected next generation Toyota 4Runner which is also considered a hybrid; can the Wrangler 4xe flex its muscles. Until then, it shines and will most likely top the sales chart.
Jeep hasn’t tinkered with the desirable hybrid formula in the 2023 Wrangler, instead freshening things up with two new colors.
The 2023 Jeep Wrangler 4xe comes in three trims; Starting from $55,260
The 2023 Jeep Wrangler 4xe continues to be offered in three trim levels – Sahara, Rubicon and High Altitude. Prices have dropped marginally, with the base model now starting at an MSRP of $55,260. The top-spec 2023 Wrangler 4xe is now priced from $60,935. The smaller bump has been justified with a new standard 17-inch ally and two new wheel options as well.
No changes to the clever 375-hp hybrid engine in the 2023 Wrangler 4xe
The smart and brutal engine has been carried over to the 2023 Wrangler 4xe. It comes packed with a hybrid 2.0-liter inline-4 that makes a combined 375 hp and 470 lb-ft of torque. The seemingly blunt four-cylinder is assisted by two electric motors, one on each axle.
The motors are powered by a 17.3 kWh Li-Ion battery pack that is neatly tucked away under the other seats. This plug-in powertrain combines the best of the adrenaline and efficient worlds.
The Wrangler 4xe may not be the only hybrid in Jeep’s portfolio right now, but it will always carry the mark of being the very first. And it continues to be the most powerful Wrangler in Jeep’s portfolio; ties in with the legendary 6.4-liter HEMI V8-powered Wrangler 392! The power is smartly sent to all four wheels via an eight-speed automatic transmission.
The 2023 Wrangler 4xe continues to be a capable off-roader with a sensible heart
The hybrid layout has opened new doors and tricks for the 2023 Wrangler 4xe when it comes to off-road driving. The OG Wrangler’s rock-crawling and rock-climbing skills have been sensibly elevated with the Wrangler 4xe hybrid. The humble inline-4 and twin engine combo continuously make a capable off-roader out of the 4xe.
In fact, the instant torque from the electric motors has improved the rock climbing ability. It also happens to be one of the few hybrid SUVs with front and rear locking differentials. And while doing all this, the 2023 Wrangler 4xe has a driving range of 370 miles with 49 MPGe! It comes with three distinct driving modes – Hybird, Electric and E-Save. Yep, it can do 21 miles on electricity alone.
Refreshed exterior for the 2023 Jeep Wrangler 4xe
The only updates for the 2023 Wrangler 4xe are on the outside. Jeep has given its hybrid offroader two cool shades. The Snazzberry color has been removed for Earl, and there is a brand new Reign shade offered for a limited time. The Earl is $395 while the Reign is $495. Aside from the colors, there are no major exterior changes on the 2023 Wrangler 4xe. It continues to feature electric blue accents to differentiate the hybrid heart from the rest of the Wranglers.
New Wrangler 4xe interior continues to be rugged, tech-laden and stitched in electric blue
The 2023 Wrangler 4xe interior continues to flaunt electric blue stitching against black upholstery. The robust cabin continues to be well built and is well prepared for the less busy roads; with the top off! The technical features of the car are healthy and more or less the same as in the standard Wrangler.
It comes with a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment screen as standard with the latest connectivity interface and packing in both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The top spec comes with a larger 8.4-inch screen that can be combined with an optional Alpina audio system.
Smart Available Safety Features for the 2023 Jeep Wrangler 4xe Up
The standard list of safety features for the 2023 Wrangler 4xe isn’t all that satisfying. But things get interesting with its available list of security features. The front windshield is now available in an optional Corning Gorilla Glass construction to improve durability and resist damage from debris.
Most of the active safety features are optional and include rear blind spot monitoring and cross-traffic detection, forward collision warning, adaptive cruise control and a Park Assist system with sensors and a reversing camera.