Green Car Journal Names the 2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe the Green SUV of the Year

November 12th, 2020 by

Jeep Wrangler 4xe at Hollywood Chrysler Jeep

Leading automotive industry publication Green Car Journal deemed the 2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe plug-in hybrid model the Green SUV of the Year. The publication made the announcement at the 2020 Virtual Greenbuild Conference and Expo.

“The Wrangler 4xe delivers an exciting and environmentally positive way for Jeep fans to enjoy their on- and off-road experiences. Its powerful plug-in hybrid power plant brings welcome performance while enabling up to 25 miles of trail or street driving exclusively on quiet zero-emission battery power,” said Ron Cogan, editor, and publisher of Green Car Journal and GreenCarJournal.com. 

With up to 25 miles of electric-only, zero-emission, and nearly silent propulsion, the Wrangler 4xe is a commuter-friendly all-electric daily driver without inducing range anxiety. Additionally, the Wrangler 4xe is also Jeep’s most eco-friendly vehicle that’s coupled with the brand’s unbridled passion for open-air freedom. 4xe is the official name for Jeep’s global plug-in hybrid electric vehicle technology. The powertrain consists of a high-tech 2.0-liter turbocharged engine that’s complemented by two electric motors, a TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission, and a high-voltage battery pack. 

Considered by automotive experts to be the most advanced powertrain ever developed in the history of the Jeep Wrangler, the Wrangler 4xe has an estimated 50 miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe). The 2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe offers buyers unprecedented performance, an electric vehicle lifestyle, and unmatched benchmark off-road capability with its 375 horsepower and 0-60 mpg time of a speedy 6.0 seconds. Hybrid is the default mode for the SUV as it blends power from the 2.0-liter engine and electric motors, but there’s a series of E Selec mode buttons that help drivers tailor the powertrain to best suit each adventure behind the wheel. Electric mode prioritizes all-electric operation until the battery is depleted, while the eSave function saves the battery charge by prioritizing propulsion directly from the engine.

Like the rest of the Jeep Wrangler lineup, the 4xe is Trail Rated and features a full-time 4×4 two-speed transfer case, up to 30 inches of water fording capability, solid front and rear axles, and a fully articulating suspension. Drivers can access all power modes when the Wrangler 4xe’s drivetrain is shifted to 4Lo. This marks the first time a Jeep Wrangler offers buyers this much performance as the integration of an electric powertrain with a 4×4 drivetrain takes the model to new heights. The 2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe is assembled at the Toledo Assembly Complex in Toledo, Ohio, and is scheduled to hit dealer lots at the end of 2020.

Learn more about the 2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe from The Jeep Experts at Hollywood Chrysler Jeep. Follow Hollywood Chrysler Jeep on social media to be the first to know when the SUV arrives at our lot. In the meantime, if you’re looking to get familiar with what the latest Jeep Wrangler has to offer, check out the Jeep Wrangler inventory at Hollywood Chrysler Jeep and get behind the wheel today!

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