Update: ‘New trim line-up’ section added and ‘Revised prices’ updated.
The Jeep Wrangler 4xe debuted in September 2020 as the most eco-friendly Wrangler ever. Just as Jeep announced at the unveiling, customer deliveries of the PHEV in the U.S. market commenced in early 2021. The Wrangler PHEV is produced at the Toledo Assembly Complex in Ohio, USA, since December 2020.
The 2023 Jeep Wrangler 4xe has begun arriving at dealers in the U.S., and it has four noteworthy changes from the 2022 model, which is still on sale. Here are the details on America’s best-selling plug-in hybrid vehicle for the new model year:
1. New exterior colors
The 2023 Jeep Wrangler 4xe is available in two new exterior colors: Earl and Reign. Earl (pictured as the article’s featured image) is a replacement for the Snazzberry paint and it costs USD 395. Reign (pictured below), a new color, is a limited edition option costing USD 495. Customers can select the new colors in the base Sahara trim and the mid-range Rubicon trim, but not the top-of-the-line High Altitude trims. In total, there are 11 color choices for the 2023 Wrangler 4xe, as listed below:
- Bright White
- Earl (New)
- Firecracker Red
- Granite Crystal
- High Velocity
- Hydro Blue
- Reign (New, limited edition)
- Sarge Green
- Silver Zynith
- Sting Gray
2. New decal
The 2023 Jeep Wrangler 4xe features a Wrangler Decal with an American Flag on the front fenders. The decal is in honor of the brand’s military heritage and it’s also a tribute to the American workers who make the Wrangler.
3. New trim line-up
Jeep has expanded the Wrangler 4xe line-up with the MY2023 line-up. In addition to the existing Sahara, Rubicon, and High Altitude trims, there’s a new Willys trim which sits at the bottom of the line-up, becoming the new entry point.
Willys is a heritage-inspired trim aimed at Jeep fans who seek electrification with a vintage twist. It features gloss black detailing on the grille, an Electric Blue ‘Willys’ decal on the hood, and an ‘Electric 4-Wheel Drive’ decal on the swing gate. Jeep has used the color also to accent the front and rear Willys tow hooks, the Trail Rated badge, and the brand badge.
4. Revised prices
|Trim||2023 Jeep Wrangler 4xe Price (excl. Destination Charges)||2022 Jeep Wrangler 4xe Price (excl. Destination Charges)||Difference (Price Hike)|
|Sahara||USD 55,260||USD 54,595||USD 665|
|Rubicon||USD 58,990||USD 58,790||USD 200|
|High Altitude||USD 60,935||USD 60,170||USD 765|
The 2023 Jeep Wrangler 4xe is costlier than the 2022 model, but the Willys trim makes it more accessible. Prices start at USD 53,995 (excl. USD 1,595 destination fee).
2023 Jeep Wrangler 4xe specifications
The 2023 Jeep Wrangler 4xe teams up a 2.0-liter turbocharged gasoline engine with two electric motors, a 17.3 kWh (gross) battery pack, and the TorqueFlight 8-speed automatic transmission.
|Aspect||2023 Jeep Wrangler 4xe Specification|
|Engine||2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder gasoline|
|Engine Power||200 kW (270 hp) at 5,250 rpm|
|Engine Torque||295 lb.-ft. at 3,000 rpm|
|eTorque Belt-Start Generator Motor Power||33 kW (44 hp)|
|eTorque Belt-Start Generator Motor Torque||39 lb.-ft.|
|Integrated Transmission Traction Motor Power||100 kW (134 hp)|
|Integrated Transmission Traction Motor Torque||181 lb.-ft.|
|System Power||280 kW (375 hp) at 5,250 rpm|
|System Torque||470 lb.-ft. at 3,000 rpm|
|Battery Pack Type||Lithium-ion (Li-NMC)|
|Battery Pack Capacity (Gross)||17.3 kWh|
|Battery Pack Operating Voltage||260-400V|
|Charging Modes||Level 1: 120V AC & Level 2: 240V AC|
|Maximum Charging Power||7.2 kW|
|EPA-est. Electric Range (Jeep-Expected)||21 miles|
|EPA-est. Fuel Economy (Jeep-Expected)||49 MPGe|
The Wrangler 4xe is the best-selling plug-in hybrid model in the U.S. as of September 30, 2022. Between January and September 2022, Jeep sold 32,685 units of the plug-in hybrid SUV at home. With 147,156 Wranglers sold during this period, the 4xe variant contributed 22% to the tally.
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