Jeep has launched the configurator of the 2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe and we’ve gotten in to create our perfect one. Although we’d prefer a two-door, we’re not mad that the Wrangler 4xe is only offered in the four-door Unlimited. That gives us room for four passengers (or five in a pinch) and the same open-top goodness as its smaller sibling, only this time, it’s electrified.
For maximum capability, we’d immediately opt to get the Rubicon trim, which gets all the off-road goods to maximize adventures off the beaten path. Skip the optional leather upholstery, though, to keep the sticker price down. Cloth is a good choice when you’re motoring about in the elements. That way you’re not sitting in seats that are way too hot or cold. As for the rest of the car, we’d opt for the Cold Weather, Safety and Advanced Safety groups, steel front and rear bumpers, and the Load and Towing groups. We’re also adding an off-road front camera, remote start, and keyless entry; this is 2021 after all and there shouldn’t be a car sold on the market without the latter two. Together with the extra-cost Chief Clear-Coat exterior color, our 2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe comes out to an even $60,000 before federal and local incentives.
The least expensive 2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe is the Sahara trim, which starts at $49,490. Rubicon models slot in the middle at $53,190 while the High Altitude rounds out the lineup as the range-topper starting at $55,065. Powering the Wrangler 4xe is a new plug-in hybrid system consisting of a 2.0-liter turbo-four coupled to an eight-speed automatic transmission, an electric motor, and a 17.3-kWh lithium-ion battery. The total system output is 375 hp and 470 lb-ft of torque. On a full battery charge, Jeep says the Wrangler 4xe can travel up to 25 miles in EV mode. With a full tank and battery, the Wrangler 4xe has a range of roughly 400 miles.