Given the current fuel crisis, you’ve probably imagined how nice it’d be to save fuel on your off-roading excursions in Texas this summer. Fortunately, there is an SUV that will deliver impressive fuel economy as you enjoy your gear-shifting and boulder-climbing plans in the great outdoors. The 2022 Wrangler 4xe is a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) that embodies Jeep’s “Go Anywhere. Do Anything” motto. It retains the sporting features of its off-road predecessors while introducing eco-friendly operations.
This SUV brings better acceleration and more horsepower, with these metrics improving as you move through its three-trim lineup. Huffines CDJR Plano’s auto team discusses the features of the 2022 Jeep Wrangler 4xe trim levels, exploring their exteriors, interiors, powertrains, and prices.
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For the 2022 model year, the hybrid Wrangler 4xe comes in a four-door body style and with a five-passenger seating capacity. Its trim levels — Sahara 4xe, Rubicon 4xe, and High Altitude 4xe — use an identical power source. This includes an eight-speed automatic transmission paired with a 2.0-liter turbo engine with a 17-kWh battery and two electric motors. These components generate up to 375 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque. This power setup allows the hybrid Wrangler 4xe to accelerate from zero to 60 mph in six seconds and tow up to 3,500 pounds.
The E-Selec driving configurations — Electric, eSave, and Hybrid — allow you to reduce emissions, conserve battery, or balance power and fuel. The SUV can cover up to 21 miles with nearly zero tailpipe emissions when running solely on electric power. The eSave mode lets you travel farther and reserves battery power for subsequent driving. Hybrid mode (the default configuration) prioritizes neither; instead, it combines power and fuel efficiency.
The Sahara 4xe is the base trim for the 4xe and has an MSRP of $54,595. It comes in a wide range of exterior colors, such as Sarge Green, Sting-Gray, Hydro Blue Pearl, Firecracker Red, Bright White, and Silver Zynith. It features 20-inch aluminum wheels with all-season tires, a body-colored grille with silver rings, and an integrated off-road camera. You also get certain driver aids on this variant, like blind-spot monitoring and cross-path detection, to monitor the sides and rear of your vehicle and help you avoid collisions.
This elegant SUV is as dashing on the inside as it is outside with its Black or Dark Saddle interior options. Its 27.7 cubic feet of cargo space will accommodate your luggage for your seasonal camping trip. The 4xe also has rear door child safety locks and child seat anchors to keep your car seats firmly in place. The cruise control feature comes in handy when you’re driving long distances, maintaining the same speed to minimize foot fatigue.
The Rubicon 4xe, with an MSRP of $58,790, combines its athletic off-road performance with a variety of classy coats, such as Firecracker Red, Granite Crystal Metallic, and Tuscadero Pearl. The Rubicon also features 17-inch machined wheels with 33-inch all-terrain tires, which can easily handle both on- and off-road driving. Electronic-locking front and rear differentials will provide extra traction on the toughest terrain. At the same time, underbody rock rails protect from hazards like bumps and rocks during off-road explorations. The windshield has tough Corning Gorilla glass for added protection as you navigate rocky trails.
The Rubicon 4xe uses bright interior accents for a vibrant ambiance in the cabin. The air conditioning with automatic temperature control keeps the weather cool and comfortable in the vehicle during the summer. Additionally, the plastic door sills protect the bodywork and paint job from scratches, whether off the beaten path or in a parking lot. And all-weather floor mats will help you keep the interior clean when your adventures take you through the messier parts of the great outdoors.
Each Rubicon also comes with a 600-amp, maintenance-free battery. Heavy-duty Dana 44 front and rear axles rotate the wheels and support the vehicle’s weight. The SUV also has the 4:1 Rock-Trac full-time four-wheel-drive system to conquer the outdoors.
High Altitude 4xe
The High Altitude has an MSRP of $60,170 and comes with a smaller selection of paint colors: Bright White, Sting Gray, Hydro Blue Pearl, Silver Zynith, and Black. The body-colored front and rear bumpers blend the SUV’s appearance, while the 20-inch aluminum wheels with all-season tires provide impressive ground clearance. A Sunrider is available for hardtop configurations, and solid and mesh Sun Bonnet options are available as well. A deep-tint sunscreen with tinted windshield glass offers privacy for occupants. Further, the Global Black and Steel Gray interior colors set this trim apart from the rest.
The High Altitude 4xe uses leather-trimmed bucket seats to reflect its status as the premium trim level. The rear seats have a 60/40 folding configuration that lets you extend the cargo space. A Uconnect 4C NAV with an 8.4-inch display controls the vehicle’s entertainment system.
Moving on to the power specs, the SUV’s Electric mode uses 68 kWh per 100 miles. After the battery charge depletes, you can recharge it within 2.4 hours at 240V. Plano has several charging stations where you can quickly recharge the vehicle and get back on the road.
Purchase Your Jeep Wrangler 4xe at Huffines CJDR, Plano
The Wrangler 4xe trims provide stellar on- and off-road performance while reducing fuel usage and offering three driving modes to meet your needs. If you’re an adventure enthusiast, the 2022 Wrangler 4xe is the perfect travel companion with its roomy storage capacity, excellent towing capacity, and agility.
Here at Huffines CDJR Plano, we offer a large selection of vehicles, including the 2022 Wrangler 4xe, Gladiator, Compass, Grand Cherokee, and Wagoneer. Browse our inventory to view all the 4xe trims, and explore the customizations you can make to your new ride. Our finance team can assist you with financing options when you apply for pre-approval. Contact us if you have any questions about the 2022 Wrangler 4xe or require assistance in making a purchase.