To help slow the adverse effects of climate change, more and more automakers are building hybrid or electric vehicles. Jeep is following suit with their new Jeep® Wrangler 4xe plug-in hybrid model. Duncannon drivers will be pleased to hear that a Jeep Grand Cherokee plug-in hybrid SUV is in the works for 2022. There is also expected to be a Dodge Durango hybrid soon. Forrer Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram is your source for new and used Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Ram vehicles near Harrisburg, PA. Read on for answers to frequently asked questions about our hybrid and electric SUVs.

FAQs and Answers about Jeep and Dodge Hybrid/EV SUVs

  • Q: Does Jeep make a hybrid SUV? A: Yes. The 2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe is an all-new plug-in hybrid model.
  • Q: What kind of fuel economy does the Jeep Wrangler 4xe get? A: The Wrangler 4xe gets 49 MPG-equivalent in combined city/highway driving when running on electric power.
  • Q: What's the range for the Jeep Wrangler 4xe? A: Thrifty drivers in Duncannon will appreciate that the Wrangler 4xe has an all-electric range of 21 miles.
  • Q: How powerful is the Jeep Wrangler 4xe? A: The Wrangler 4xe's turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and two electric motors combine to produce 375 horsepower.
  • Q: How much torque does the Wrangler 4xe have? A: The Wrangler 4xe's hybrid powertrain cranks out 470 pound-feet of torque.
  • Q: Is the Jeep Wrangler 4xe a four-wheel drive vehicle? A: Yes. Torque is routed to the wheels through an eight-speed automatic transmission and a transfer case that offers rear-wheel drive, all-wheel drive (4WD Auto), and high- or low-range four-wheel drive for off-road enthusiasts in Harrisburg.
  • Q: How fast is the Jeep Wrangler 4xe? A: According to Jeep, the Wrangler 4xe can go from 0 to 60 mph in 6 seconds when properly equipped.
  • Q: Is the 4xe system available on all Jeep Wranglers? A: No. The 4xe system will be available only on four-door Unlimited models.
  • Q: Does the Jeep Wrangler 4xe have off-road capability? A: Yes. The Wrangler 4xe's 14.0-kWh lithium-ion battery is positioned under the rear seat to retain the same ground clearance and capability as nonhybrid models.
  • Q: What Jeep Wrangler 4xe trim levels are available? A: The 2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe comes in the base 4xe Sahara model, the middle-level 4xe Rubicon, and the range-topping 4xe High Altitude.
  • Q: How do you charge the Wrangler 4xe? A: Every Wrangler 4xe is delivered with a Level I (120V) charging system that plugs into a typical household outlet. You can get an even faster charge with an available Level II (240V) charger. It can fully charge the Wrangler 4xe battery in approximately 2 hours versus 12 hours with a Level 1 unit.
  • Q: Does the Wrangler 4xe have regenerative brakes? A: Yes. These brakes let you recharge the battery while slowing the vehicle. To charge the battery quicker, there's also a Max Regen setting that's more aggressive than the standard braking.
  • Q: What other Jeep SUVs will be available in hybrid form? A: Jeep is preparing to drop its plug-in hybrid 4Xe powertrain into the 2022 Grand Cherokee to provide electrification for the first time in its family SUV. Jeep is also expected to offer hybrid versions of the Renegade and Compass.
  • Q: Does Dodge offer a hybrid SUV? A: Not yet, but a Dodge Durango hybrid is anticipated. It is expected to run on a Pentastar V6 engine with eTorque.
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