2021 Jeep® Wrangler Rubicon 4xe (left) and Sahara 4xe (right)

2022 Jeep Wrangler 4xe First Drive: The Wrangler With a Plug

If you’re looking for the most capable vehicle with a plug, the Jeep Wrangler 4xe is it. Powered by a 2.0-liter turbo-four coupled to an electric motor, a lithium-ion battery, and an eight-speed automatic transmission, this rig has 375 hp and 470 lb-ft of torque combined. That means only the V8-powered Wrangler Rubicon 392 is more powerful than this electrified…
Front three-quarters view of the 2021 Jeep® Wrangler Rubicon 4xe

2022 Jeep Wrangler 4xe: How Does the Plug-In Hybrid System Work?

The Jeep Wrangler 4xe is the first vehicle in the brand’s lineup to feature a fully electrified powertrain and follows the eTorque variant which uses a mild-hybrid 48-volt starter generator with torque fill capability. Unlike some hybrid systems found in other brands, the Wrangler’s is a plug-in hybrid with a sizable battery, a turbocharged engine, a powerful electric motor, and…