There are some changes in the pipeline for the 2023 Jeep Wrangler 4xe. Launched in 2020 as the first-ever electrified Jeep, the Wrangler 4xe is a perfect opportunity to fast-track America’s favorite off-road vehicle into the enchanting world of electrification. Again, the Jeep Wrangler 4xe has always been a “right person, right car” type of vehicle. It has a 17.3 kWh battery pack under the rear seat that delivers 20 miles of all-electric range. It also has two electric motors to add grunt and traction to all wheels.
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Equipped with a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder gas engine, the 2023 Wrangler 4xe produces 375 horsepower and 470 lb-ft. of torque thanks to its hybrid system. And with about 20 miles of zero-emission driving, it delivers an EPA-rated 49 MPGe. But the gas engine guzzles 20 mpg if the batteries run out of juice, and it’s no better than the gas-only V6 Wrangler. Plus, the hybrid system adds weight – the 4xe can tip the scales at over 5,200 lbs. (2,392 kg).
But again, the Wrangler 4xe has tons of potential for the right buyer. For shorter commutes, you can enjoy the Jeep’s iconic style and rugged charm without using a drop of fuel, and you can activate the all-electric mode to make your way through the boondocks in silence. When the going gets tough, the low gear, all-wheel traction and limited-slip differentials can work together with the electric motors to get you home.
2023 Jeep Wrangler 4xe: What’s New?
The 2023 Jeep Wrangler 4xe gets new paint colors (Earl and Reign in limited edition) and an American flag on the front fenders. In addition, the 4xe has the same 400-volt battery pack and eight-speed Torque-Flite automatic transmission.
Do not forget; The Jeep Wrangler 4xe is track-rated for off-road driving despite its electrified core. It remains in Sahara 4xe and Rubicon 4xe trims, both of which are four-door body styles with removable doors and a magnesium tailgate to save weight. The Sahara 4xe has full-time four-wheel drive and a Selec-Trac two-speed transmission with a low gear ratio of 2.72:1.
Meanwhile, the Rubicon 4xe Dana 44 features heavy-duty front and rear axles, off-road rock rails and a Rock-Trac NV241 full-time transmission with a 4:1 low gear ratio. These two powertrains will take you further into nature than the average hybrid vehicle.
Standard technology and safety features
The 2023 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 4xe features 18-inch wheels, body-color fenders, a leather steering wheel, automatic climate control, and keyless entry. Standard tech features include an 8.4-inch Uconnect infotainment touchscreen, an updated driver information display, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and Bluetooth connectivity.
On the other hand, the Rubicon 4xe adds tougher stuff like 17-inch wheels wrapped in 33-inch BFGoodrich KM all-terrain tires and an electronically disengaged front stabilizer bar. Also standard is a tailored Off-Road Plus driving mode that optimizes throttle feel, shift points and the traction control system to handle more challenging terrain.
In terms of safety, the Jeep Wrangler 4xe has stability control, electronic roll damping, reverse start assist, brake hold and trailer sway control. It also comes with a forward-facing TrailCam to see what’s going on underneath via the 8.4-inch infotainment screen.
The 2023 Jeep Wrangler 4xe leaves the factory with a three-year/36,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty and a five-year/60,000-mile powertrain warranty. In addition, it has a 10-year/100,000-mile battery and hybrid warranty. Depending on how much you drive, an extended warranty may benefit you.
2023 Jeep Wrangler 4xe: Pricing and Availability
The new Jeep Wrangler 4xe will begin gracing dealerships in late summer or early fall 2022. Jeep promises to reveal pricing and MSRP soon, but we expect the base Sahara 4xe to start at or above $56,000.
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Alvin Reyes is an Automoblog columnist and sports and performance car expert. He studied civil aviation, aeronautical engineering and accounting in his younger years and is still very fond of his former Lancer GSR and Galant SS. He also likes fried chicken, music and herbal medicine.
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