2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe Plug-in Hybrid: First Drive Review

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On the Road
We have driven the Jeep Wrangler many times, including at the launch of the redesigned 2018 model. Climbing into the Wrangler 4xe is familiar and comfortable, although after pushing the Start button and selecting Drive the experience changes completely as the 4xe smoothly accelerates away in near silence with a hint of pedestrian warning noise. Granted, most electric vehicles have plenty of torque at launch, although we were surprised by how aggressively we could accelerate yet keep the 4xe in electric-only mode. With other hybrids it takes more effort to stay in electric mode under hard acceleration.

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