Jeep Recon First Look: A Powerful Off-Roader

The Jeep Recon is set to be an all-electric version of the iconic Jeep Wrangler, complete with all the best off-roading capabilities.
Written by Elaine Duvet
Reviewed by Kathleen Flear
Oct 3, 2022
Recently,
Jeep
announced it was hopping on the
electric vehicle trend
, with plans to make its entire lineup of cars electric within the next few years. While this plan includes offering hybrid models of all existing vehicles, it also means the addition of two brand-new all-electric vehicles—one of which is the Jeep Recon. 
Jerry
, the
trustworthy insurance comparison app
, looks at what we know so far about this electric beast set to hit the roads in 2024. 

Jeep Recon pricing

The Jeep Recon will join the Jeep Wagoneer EV as the car brand’s only all-electric vehicles by 2024. While we don’t know the exact dates for production just yet, Jeep has announced the car will be available for reservation in 2023, with hopes to get it on the roads in 2024.
Although no official prices and trims have been released,
Car and Driver
speculates the Jeep Recon will likely follow the trim structure of the Jeep Wrangler, with prices being a bit higher in the electric vehicle compared to gas-powered vehicle. 
Car and Driver guesses the Jeep Recon will have a base Sport trim for about $60,000, followed by a Willys trim at $63,000, a Rubicon trim at $69,000, a Sahara trim at $74,000 and topping out at a Sahara High Altitude trim at $79,000. 

Jeep Recon exterior

Based on Jeep’s current statements, it seems that the Jeep Recon will essentially be an all-electric version of the
Jeep Wrangler
, with the same great off-roading skills drivers know and love. Christian Meunier, Jeep CEO, stated that the Jeep Recon would be able to take on the Rubicon Trail, which is one of the most intense off-roading courses in the country, but would never replace the iconic Jeep Wrangler. 
According to
CNET
, the Jeep Recon will take on the Wrangler’s large tires, long travel suspension and extreme approach, departure and breakover angles, and two-box silhouette. But, the Recon will be different from the Wrangler in that there’s a lower beltline for a battery pack, and LED rectangular headlights in place of the signature circular headlights. 
Plus, there will be colorful tow hooks on the exterior, and extra luggage and cargo space under the front hood since a gas engine isn’t needed. 

Jeep Recon interior

Besides the specifics of the Jeep Recon battery pack and engine, the interior is probably the category Jeep has been the most tight-lipped about thus far when it comes to the newest vehicle. 
Similar to the Wrangler, we do know that the Jeep Recon will have the ability to remove the top and doors, giving drivers the freeing feeling of driving with the wind in their hair. When the doors and roof are on, greenhouse glass will continue giving the cabin an airy and open feel. 
As for technology and safety features, as well as interior materials and comfort, we aren’t too sure about most things.
Consumer Reports
reported that a Uconnect infotainment system inside the vehicle will feature guides to off-road trails, making this all-electric vehicle even more awesome when it comes to off-roading. 
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