Why Did Jeep Increase the Price on Their Wrangler 4xe Plug-In Hybrid?
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Jeep has released a plug-in hybrid version of one of their most iconic SUVs. The 2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe has the power and visual appeal expected from the Wrangler line and the added benefit of being a greener vehicle.
Those who are interested in the new Jeep Wrangler will now have to pay a bit more, though. Car and Driver reported that Jeep has increased the cost of Wrangler 4xe models. The Jeep Wrangler 4xe will have a high starting price like many electric vehicles.
The 2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe is powerful
Plug-in hybrids and fully electric vehicles are getting more powerful. Those who doubt the capabilities of electric vehicles only need to look at the 800 horsepower Hummer EV to see what electric can do. The Jeep Wrangler 4xe shows that hybrids can be powerful too.
The Wrangler 4xe’s hybrid turbocharged engine puts out 375 horsepower, and the SUV can go from 0 to 60 mph in just six seconds. It also boasts an impressive 470 lb-ft of torque.
The SUV also has the benefits of a hybrid vehicle. A 14.0-kWh lithium-ion battery helps give the Wrangler 4xe an estimated 49 MPGe. The vehicle is expected to have a total range of 370 miles.
What plug-in hybrid Wrangler 4xe models are available?
There are three models available in the Wrangler 4xe line. Even though the 4xe is a plug-in hybrid, it retains the iconic look of the Wrangler.
The base model is the Jeep Wrangler 4xe Sahara. This standard Wrangler has 20-inch wheels, leather seats, and all-season tires.
A tier above the Sahara is the Rubicon, which is meant to handle difficult off-road situations. It includes 33-inch all-terrain tires. The most expensive Wrangler 4xe model is the Sahara High Altitude, which offers different paint scheme options.
Price increases for the Wrangler 4xe
When the Jeep Wrangler 4xe initially hit the market, a standard Sahara model cost $49,490, according to Car and Driver. However, the vehicle now starts at $51,025 not including the $1,495 destination charge. This increase also impacts the Rubicon and the Sahara High Altitude models.
Jeep has not yet given a reason for the increased price of the hybrid Wrangler. However, the brand claims that the 4xe is currently the best-selling plug-in hybrid in the country. This might contribute to the added cost.
For drivers considering purchasing a Wrangler 4xe, there may be a way to help with the increased price. To incentivize Americans to switch to hybrid or electric vehicles, tax credits are available. The federal tax credit can be as high as $7,500, and the Jeep Wrangler 4xe is eligible for the full credit.
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