The new 2022 Jeep Wrangler 4XE provides drivers and passengers alike with the classic comfort they’ve always enjoyed in the Wrangler, plus the added benefits of green energy and increased performance. This hybrid model’s gas and electric drivetrain ensures you can enjoy a fantastic driving range and more freedom in your journeys. If you’re considering upgrading to a newer and more environmentally friendly Wrangler model, here are a few things to know about its engines, performance, and other important specs.
Engines and Hybrid Range
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The 2022 Jeep Wrangler 4XE comes with a 2.0-liter I-4 DOHC DI turbo PHEV engine and two electric motors that offer a combined 375 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque for powerful off-road performance. The vehicle also comes with an automatic eight-speed transmission. These electric motors allow drivers to travel in the city with zero emissions and minimal road noise. The vehicle can even handle rough terrain with the same valued performance in fully electric mode. Using the gas engine in combination with the electric motors enhances your capabilities even further by improving traction.
With a 17.2-gallon fuel tank, the 2022 4XE provides around 344 miles of range and 20 mpg on average when you only use gas. The hybrid capabilities provide you with an estimated 370-mile driving range and 49 mpg rating, meaning you’ll have even more freedom and less range anxiety. This extra heft from the electric motors may help you save money on gas while contributing to greener energy consumption.
Performance and Towing Capacity
With four E-Select driving modes and four-wheel-drive capabilities, you can rest assured that you’ll receive the most efficient and capable performance from your 2022 Wrangler 4XE. Control your ride with Hybrid, Electric, and eSave modes. Hybrid Mode uses torque from both the gas and electric motors, improving acceleration and providing the most horsepower. The vehicle can use Electric Mode for up to 21 miles when the battery has more than a 1% charge, which reduces emissions to nearly zero. Meanwhile, eSave Mode prioritizes the engine and shuts it off during times of low power consumption to save battery charge.
All trim levels of the 2022 Wrangler 4XE can tow up to 3,500 pounds. They also come standard with two front tow hooks and one rear tow hook. These electric blue tow hooks add a vibrant flair to the model’s exterior. Customers may also buy an available Class II receiver hitch.
Battery and Charging
The 2022 Jeep Wrangler 4XE comes with a 17-kWh, 400-volt lithium-ion battery pack. This weatherproof pack even allows drivers to traverse through any weather and terrain condition, including streams up to 30 inches deep. The vehicle also uses regenerative braking to charge the battery when you stop or decelerate. The Max Regeneration feature configures the acceleration pedal to enhance regeneration at low pedal positions. This means you can slow down without using the brake pedal — although a complete stop still requires you to brake.
Charge your vehicle at home, work, or public charging areas in around two hours when you use the available 240-volt Level II charger. It takes around eight to 12 hours to charge when you use the standard 120-volt Level I charger instead. The Level II option also comes with a quick-release mount, a weatherproof enclosure for indoor and outdoor charging, and Wi-Fi connectivity that lets you control the charge rate from the app on your smart devices.
Interior and Exterior Features
Customize your Wrangler 4XE according to your preferences with the many interiors and exterior features available. All trims come standard with black, though tan, dark saddle, and gray options are available for certain trim levels. Enjoy comfortable six-way adjustable manual driver’s seats, low back bucket seats, and available heated front seats for ultimate comfort. The vehicle also has an 8.4-inch infotainment touch screen and a 4G Wi-Fi hot spot, plus Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration. You may also benefit from the available nine-speaker Alpine Premium Audio System or uConnect Navigation system.
Standard exterior features include power-heated mirrors, automatic headlamps, ambient interior lighting, LED fog lamps, a power-locking fuel filler door, a full-size spare tire, front door tinted glass, tinted sunscreen glass, and a sport bar. Customers may choose from available options such as a doors-off mirror kit, steel bumpers, an integrated off-road camera, a rear window wiper, half doors with uppers, and a soft top. Other available add-ons include removable rear quarter windows, a windshield with Corning Gorilla glass, advanced brake assist, and side steps. Customers may also choose from various tire options that match their travel habits and off-roading preferences.
Safety and Security Features
You’ll arrive at all of your destinations safely and securely with the 2022 Jeep Wrangler 4XE’s specially designed features. Standard safety features include electronic stability control, hill start assist, traction control, trailer sway damping, and a rearview camera. The Sahara and High Altitude trims also come with a 110 mph max speed calibration, while the Rubicon comes with a 97 mph max speed calibration.
Additional safety features you may add include blind-spot and cross-path detection, full-speed front collision warning, rear-park assist, and a remote-start system. In case of a collision, passengers and drivers alike remain protected by advanced multistage front airbags and supplemental front-seat side air bags. All trims also come with a child seat upper tether anchor. A Sentry Key Immobilizer System disables your engine when your Wrangler is unattended, protecting your possessions from theft.
Whatever trim level you choose in the 2022 4XE line, you’ll enjoy improved performance and reduced carbon emissions thanks to the capabilities of one of Jeep’s first hybrid versions of the Wrangler. From traversing rocky hills outside Plano, Texas, to commuting to work in the big city of Dallas, this vehicle’s extended range and electric power make the perfect addition to your road trips.
Find your perfect 2022 Jeep Wrangler 4XE at your trusted Huffines dealership today. You can contact our general manager online with questions, stop by our showroom, or give us a call at 972-526-5979. Check out our new inventory first to see which 2022 4XE trim levels we have available.