2021 Jeep Wrangler 4XE - Now in Prince Rupert
Jeep has recently made the commitment to convert all their vehicles to hybrid or EV technology over the coming few years. The first stage in that journey is the release of the 2021 Jeep Wrangler 4XE, now for sale at our Prince Rupert dealership. What does this new model version bring to the plugin hybrid table? Read on to find out.
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Plugin Hybrid Powertrain
The 2021 Wrangler 4xe is driven by a plugin hybrid (PHEV) powertrain, combining a 2.0L turbo gas engine with dual electric motors to power the all-wheel drive. The combined output of the configuration is an extremely healthy 375 horsepower and 470lb-ft of torque, giving the Wrangler plenty of juice in all kinds of driving situations and a 0-100kmh acceleration time of just under six seconds. The electric portion of the powertrain is based around a 400V, 17kWh battery pack which stores enough charge for up to 40km of all-electric range. However, the real strength of the hybrid design shows up in an impressive fuel economy rating of 4.7L / 100km combined.
Great Off-Road Capability
But raw figures aside, the Wrangler 4xe lives up to the range's reputation for excellent off-road performance. The high horsepower rating provides plenty of grunt for powering up steeper inclines, while the instant torque of the electric motors gives a rare degree of close control under challenging conditions. And to complete the off-road picture, just as with other Wrangler models the 4xe's doors, roof, and windshield can all be quickly removed for a truly open air trail experience that no other SUV can match.
While the 4xe may feature an all-new powertrain, from the exterior this is a Wrangler through and through. Using the four-door format means that there's plenty of space for the large battery pack beneath the second row of seating, without it intruding into either cabin space or below-body ground clearance. The cabin is traditionally boxy and upright, although as with other modern Wranglers, the lines have been softened a little to make the Jeep look just as at home in the city as on the trail.
The Wrangler may be built for the wilderness, but its suite of advanced safety systems means it's a supremely safe car to drive among other traffic too. Standard features in all models include forward collision warnings, automatic emergency braking, blind spot monitoring, and rear cross-traffic alerts. If off-roading is in the picture, safety can be further enhanced by the optional front-view camera which removes the blind spot directly below the front grille.
All trims on the 2021 4xe range are equipped with an infotainment touchscreen of either 7" or 8.4" in size. Smartphone integration is standard, using Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, while advanced in-built navigation is an optional extra.
Discover the 2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe in Prince Rupert
Are you ready for the electric future of off-roading? The 2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe now for sale in Prince Rupert shows that you can have the best of both worlds, combining great fuel economy with true off-road power for exhilarating wilderness adventures.