If you’ve been to a grocery store lately, started a DIY home project, or even tried to buy a car, you’d soon realize that the world today is riddled with shortages and price surges. That includes the vehicle market where the average transaction price has gone up considerably. The Jeep Wrangler 4xe hybrid SUV is no exception to the way things are as it receives a price bump for the 2022 model year.
The Jeep Wrangler 4xe which debuted in 2020, has seen numerous price bumps, this one makes it the third overall. The new price of the 2022 model year JL Jeep Wrangler 4xe Sahara is now set at $54,125 which includes the destination fee. The Rubicon 4xe will now start at $57,285. Both see a price hike of exactly $1,005 (since the last price hike).
While that may not seem like too much of a gouge, keep in mind the original MSRP at launch was $49,490 for the 2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe Sahara and $53,160 for the Rubicon 4xe, with both prices including destination. In total the Jeep Wrangler 4xe has seen a rise of $4,635 per Cars Dierct, or a jump of almost 10 percent. These price spikes come with no apparent changes to vehicle features, at least as far as we can tell so far. There is some good news however. If you can get your hands on the plug-in-hybrid, the 4xe does qualify for a federal tax credit to the tune of $7,500. Note, we mention if you can get your hands on one, the silent Jeep is in high demand and increasingly difficult to actually find in stock. However, Jeep North America President recently told MC&T that customers can still find 4xe Wranglers if they look hard enough.
Jeep Wrangler 4xe Hybrid: The Highlights
The JL Jeep Wrangler 4xe is uniquely powered by a 2.0 liter turbocharged four-cylinder combustion engine accompanied by two electric motors, for a total output of 375 horsepower and a Hemi-rivaling 470 ft-lb of torque. The electric motors account for 134 horsepower of that total. Being a plug-in hybrid, the Wrangler 4xe has an estimated electric-only range of 21 miles before firing up the engine, and can see about 370 miles of road before having to stop in at the local gas station for a fill-up. It is only offered as a four door model for now and can clock a 0-60 speed of about 6-seconds. The Wrangler 4xe will be available in three trims, Sahara, Rubicon, and High Altitude.