Jeep Introduces 2021 Hybrid Wrangler Sahara 4xe and Rubicon 4xe Launch Editions

The Jeep brand of Auburn Hills’ Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is introducing the first electrified Wranglers with the hybrid 2021 Sahara 4xe and Rubicon 4xe models.
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The 2021 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 4xe and Rubicon 4xe models are the first electrified Wranglers. Pictured is the 2021 Jeep Wrangler. // Photo courtesy of Jeep

The Jeep brand of Auburn Hills’ Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is introducing the first electrified Wranglers with the hybrid 2021 Sahara 4xe and Rubicon 4xe models.

The 2021 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 4xe and Rubicon 4xe launch editions feature 375 horsepower, 470 lb.-ft. of torque, a 0-60 time of 6 seconds, and a 17-kWh battery to handle most daily commutes and hours on the trail with electric-only power.

“The 2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe is the greenest, most efficient, and capable Wrangler we have created yet,” says Christian Meunier, global president of Jeep Brand for FCA. “We are committed to making Jeep the greenest SUV brand, and the new Wrangler 4xe is part of that goal, delivering an efficient, eco-friendly, and fun-to-drive experience both on- and off-road.”

Jeep Wrangler 4xe is assembled at FCA’s Toledo Assembly Complex in Toledo, Ohio and are scheduled to start arriving at dealers in the first quarter of 2021.

The Wrangler Sahara 4xe model will carry a starting MSRP of $47,995 and the Wrangler Rubicon 4xe starts at $51,695. All prices exclude the available $7,500 federal tax credit, any additional eligible state and local credits, and $1,495 destination charges.

The first-ever electrified Wranglers will standard equipment, including:

Jeep Wrangler Sahara 4xe Launch Edition

  • 20-inch wheels
  • Leather-trimmed bucket seats
  • LED Lighting Group
  • Uconnect 4C NAV with 8.4-inch display
  • Nine-speaker Alpine audio system with subwoofer and a 552-watt, 12-channel amplifier
  • 72:1 Selec-Trac Full-Time 4WD System
  • Dana 44 HD wide axles

Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 4xe Launch Edition

  • LED Lighting Group
  • Uconnect 4C NAV with 8.4-inch display
  • Nine-speaker Alpine audio system with subwoofer and a 552-watt, 12-channel amplifier
  • 4:1 Rock-Trac Heavy-Duty Full-Time 4WD System

The Jeep Wrangler 4xe is equipped with the most advanced powertrain ever developed for a Jeep Wrangler, according to the automaker. It maximizes efficiency with an estimated 50 miles per gallon equivalent while eliminating range anxiety, delivering pure-electric operation for most daily commutes and hours on the trail.

The Jeep Wrangler 4xe powertrain integrates two electric motors and a 400-volt battery pack with a fuel-efficient, turbocharged, 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, and TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission. This configuration maximizes the efficiency of the hybrid propulsion components and mates them with the Wrangler’s driveline, according to Jeep.

Torque from the electric motors in the Wrangler 4xe’s hybrid powertrain arrives on demand from the driver. The powertrain also delivers fuel-saving, seamless start-stop operation of the engine.

The high-voltage, liquid-cooled eTorque motor generator unit mounts at the front of the engine, replacing the conventional alternator. The motor generator spins the engine for nearly seamless, fuel-saving, start-stop operation, and generates electricity for the battery pack. The second high-voltage motor generator is more powerful. Mounted at the front of the transmission case, this large e-motor is key for pure electric operation of the vehicle.

The Jeep Wrangler 4xe’s 96-cell lithium-ion battery pack uses nickel manganese cobalt (NMC) graphite chemistry. The pack and controls mount underneath the second-row seat, where it is protected from outside elements.

The Jeep Wrangler 4xe driver can tailor the hybrid powertrain to best suit each trip, whether it is a daily commute in pure-electric operation, a night on the town, or going off-road.

Exclusive content identifies the Jeep Wrangler 4xe. New Electric Blue coloring on the front and rear Rubicon tow hooks stands out against the black bumpers. The blue color also traces the Rubicon name on the hood, Jeep badge, and the Trail Rated badge. Inside, the Wrangler 4xe Rubicon includes Electric Blue stitching on the seats and trim.

The Jeep Wave customer service program, a premium owner loyalty program with benefits and perks created to give owners dedicated 24/7 support, is available to the entire 2021 model year Jeep brand lineup.

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