Plugging Into Adventure: 2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe Priced from $48,240
With three models available at launch, the 2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe adds a plug-in hybrid electric (PHEV) option to the Wrangler lineup.
Back in November of 2020, Jeep unveiled two new additions to its lineup: the full-size 2022 Grand Wagoneer Concept (the Brand's first full-size SUV in decades), as well as a Plug-In Hybrid Electric (PHEV) version of its popular Wrangler Unlimited SUV, the 2021 Wrangler 4xe. While we'll have to wait a bit longer for the Grand Wagoneer, the 2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe will reach Jeep dealerships nationwide soon. However, now we have pricing information for the 2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe, and it will start at $48,240 for the luxurious Sahara model. Read on to find out more about what's included on each 2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe trim level, as well as pricing information. NOTE: Any pricing discussed in this article includes a mandatory destination fee, but does NOT include any applicable taxes, or other fees.
At launch, the 2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe will be available in three distinct trim levels: luxurious Sahara, off-road ready Rubicon, and sporty High Altitude (a fourth "Base" model, simply called the "4xe", will be available after the Wrangler 4xe's initial launch, and has not yet been priced as of this writing in January of 2021). Starting at $48,240, the Sahara trim includes many luxury amenities that are already found on its gasoline-only sibling, as well as some 4xe-specific features. These features include P275/55R20 blackwall (BSW) all-season tires and 20" x 8.0" Gloss Black-finished aluminum-alloy wheels (in typical Wrangler fashion, a full-size, matching spare tire and wheel mounted on the rear tailgate of the vehicle is also included), a black SunRider soft top roof, power heated exterior side mirrors, black exterior front and rear door handles, ambient interior LED lighting, automatic LED projector-beam front headlamps, LED front fog lamps, black front and rear bumpers, luxury leather-trimmed seating surfaces with 'SAHARA' embroidery on both front seat backrests, dual manually-adjustable front bucket seats, a split-folding rear bench seat, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a cruise control, automatic air conditioning, the U Connect 4C 8.4 touchscreen infotainment system with wired Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration, Bluetooth, 4G LTE in-vehicle Wi-Fi capabilities, USB inputs, SiriusXM Satellite Radio and SiriusXM Travel Link Services (with a six-month and five-year paid trial subscription, respectively), U Connect Guardian Services (with a one-year paid trial subscription), a rear view backup camera system, keyless entry, power windows and door locks, body-color front and rear fender flares, a security system, a nine-speaker, 506-watt Alpine premium audio system with an amplifier and rear-mounted subwoofer, a seven-inch (7.0") fully-reconfigurable Thin-Film Transistor (TFT) instrument cluster display screen, the "Selec-Trac" full-time selectable four-wheel-drive (4X4) system and a push-button ignition system. Options include a front grille-mounted off-road camera ($595), black tubular side assist steps from MOPAR ($495), a premium black "SunRider" cloth soft top roof ($595), a premium tan "SunRider" cloth soft top roof ($795), a body-color "Freedom Top" three-piece hard top roof ($2,495), a power-retractable "Sky One-Touch" canvas roof ($4,095), the Dual Top Group ($3,695), a mesh sun bonnet top by MOPAR ($175), a solid sun bonnet top by MOPAR ($295), a front license plate bracket (a no-charge option in states which require two license plates and a front-mounted license plate), a front windshield tie-down strap ($40), a soft top side window storage bag ($75), all-weather front and rear floor liners by MOPAR ($165), a hard top headliner by MOPAR ($525), a grab handle kit by MOPAR ($95), the Jeep Trail Rated Kit by MOPAR ($195), stainless door sill guards by MOPAR ($195), the Cargo Group with the Trail Rail System by MOPAR ($195), a remote vehicle starter system ($495), a remote proximity keyless entry system ($645), the Safety Group (including a blind spot and rear cross-path detection system and a ParkSense rear parking assist system for $995), the Advanced Safety Group (includes the Safety Group plus an adaptive cruise control with stop, advanced brake assist, automatic high-beam front headlamps control, and full-speed forward collision warning plus for $795), the Cold Weather Group ($995, includes a heated leather-wrapped steering wheel, a remote vehicle starter system, and dual heated front seats), the Smoker's Group ($30, includes a cigar lighter and a removable ashtray), the Trailer Tow and Heavy-Duty Electrical Group ($795, includes a 700-amp maintenance-free battery, 7-and-4-pin trailer tow wiring harnesses, a Class II trailer tow hitch, and instrument panel-mounted auxiliary switches), and an anti-spin differential rear axle ($595). Interior color options are Black (Black) and Black/Dark Saddle (Black/Dark Tan).
Those seeking adventure but not wanting to compromise off-road capabilities will want to opt for the 2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe Rubicon. Starting at $51,940, the Rubicon trim takes the best of what the standard gasoline-only Jeep Wrangler Rubicon has to offer, and adds an electrified powertrain. Standard equipment added onto the luxurious Sahara trim include premium cloth seating surfaces with 'RUBICON' embroidery on both front seat backrests, thirty-three inch (33") all-terrain blackwall (BSW) on/off-road tires and seventeen-inch (17") machined-face aluminum-alloy wheels with Black-painted accents, blue stitching throughout the interior, blue 'RUBICON' decals on both sides of the cowl of the front hood, blue front-mounted tow hooks, black front and rear fender flares, and the "Rock-Trac" 4:1 ratio full-time selectable four-wheel-drive (4X4) system. Options are identical to that of the luxurious Sahara trim (see above), but additional options are also available, such as a Satin Black front grille by MOPAR ($325), body-color front and rear fender flares ($695), thirty-three inch (33") tall outline white-lettered (OWL) all-terrain on/off-road tires (a no-charge option), luxury leather-trimmed seating surfaces ($1,695), and the Steel Bumper Group ($1,745, includes a winch-capable steel front bumper and steel rear bumper). Interior color options are Black (Black) and Black/Dark Saddle (Black/Dark Tan, with leather-trimmed seating surfaces ONLY).
Buyers who want a 2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe but want a sportier appearance will appreciate the High Altitude trim, which starts at $53,815, and adds sporty exterior and interior accents to the luxurious Sahara trim. These added features include the Safety Group (see above for package content), unique quilted luxury leather-trimmed seating surfaces, a body-color three-piece "Freedom Top" hard top roof, blue front-mounted tow hooks, Caramel stitching throughout the interior, body-color exterior front and rear door handles, and a remote proximity keyless entry system. Options are very few (as the High Altitude trim already comes very well-equipped), but there are a few options, which include an integrated front grille-mounted trail camera ($595), a premium tan "SunRider" cloth soft top roof (a no-cost option), a mesh sun bonnet top by MOPAR ($175), a solid sun bonnet top by MOPAR ($295), the Dual Top Group ($1,300), the Sky One-Touch power-retractable canvas roof ($2,000), a front license plate bracket (see above, a no-charge option), a front windshield tie-down strap by MOPAR ($40), a soft top side window storage bag ($75), all-weather front and rear floor liners by MOPAR ($165), a hardtop headliner by MOPAR ($525), a grab handle kit by MOPAR ($40), the Cargo Group with the Trail Rail System by MOPAR ($195), the Jeep Trail-Rated Kit by MOPAR ($195), a remote vehicle starter system ($495), the Advanced Safety Group (see above $795), the Cold Weather Group (see above, $995), the Smoker's Group (see above, $40), the Trailer Tow and Heavy-Duty Electrical Group (see above, $795), and an Anti-Spin Differential Rear Axle ($595). Interior color options are Black (Black) or Global Black/Steel Gray (Off-Black/Light Gray).
There are twelve exterior paint color options for the 2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe: Black Clear Coat (Gloss Black), Granite Crystal Pearlcoat Metallic (Metallic Dark Gray), Sting-Gray Clear Coat (Gloss Light Gray, not available on High Altitude), Billet Silver Metallic (Metallic Silver), Hydro Blue Pearlcoat Metallic (Metallic Bright Blue, not available on High Altitude), Chief Clear Coat (Gloss Light Blue, not available on High Altitude), Snazzberry Pearlcoat Metallic (Metallic Maroon, not available on High Altitude), Firecracker Red Clear Coat (Gloss Bright Red, not available on High Altitude), Nacho Clear Coat (Gloss Yellow-Orange, not available on High Altitude, and an exterior paint color unique to the Wrangler 4xe), Hellayella Clear Coat (Gloss Bright Yellow, not available on High Altitude), Sarge Green Clear Coat (Gloss Dark Green, not available on High Altitude), and Bright White Clear Coat (Gloss White). All of these exterior paint color options cost an additional $245 in addition to the base Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP), except for Bright White Clear Coat (Gloss White), which is a no-cost option ($0).
Jeep will build the 2021 Wrangler 4xe at its Toledo Assembly Complex in Ohio, where it also builds the gasoline-only Wrangler JL, Wrangler Unlimited JL, and Gladiator JT midsize convertible pickup truck. Every 2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe will be powered by the 2.0L "Hurricane" Turbocharged Inline Four-Cylinder (I4) gasoline engine mated with dual electric motors, which, when combined together, will produce a total system output of 375 horsepower, and 470 lb. ft. of torque (this will make the second most powerful Jeep Wrangler ever built, the most powerful model being the also-new-for-2021 Rubicon 392, which is due out soon). Total driving range is 400 miles, which includes a battery-only range of 25 miles. The onboard 115V AC portable charger can charge a depleted hybrid system battery in 12 hours, while an optional 240V AC wired charger (or a DC fast charger) can fully charge a depleted battery in just two hours. The 2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe has an estimated Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Miles Per Gallon Equivalent (MPGe) rating of 50 MPGe. When properly equipped with the optional Trailer Tow and Heavy-Duty Electrical Group, the Wrangler 4xe can tow up to 3,500 lbs., which is the same towing capacity as a standard gasoline-only Wrangler or Wrangler Unlimited. The 2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe will reach Jeep dealers soon, and you can "Build and Price" one to your specification right now on Jeep's website. What do you think of the 2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe? Let us know in the comments down below, and stay tuned right here for more information as it becomes available!