You will have to dig a little bit deeper in your pockets to get behind the wheel of a Jeep Wrangler 4xe as the best-selling plug-in hybrid vehicle in the United States is now a little bit more expensive. A recent dealer order guide discovered by Cars Direct shows the electrified off-roader has been subjected to a fairly substantial price hike for the second time in 2021.
In the Sahara trim level, the four-door-only Wrangler 4xe will now set you back $52,520 MSRP with destination while the range-topping Rubicon retails for $56,220. That makes the PHEV version $1,220 more expensive than before and it follows a price bump from earlier this year. As a refresher, the vehicle originally carried a starting price of $49,490. In other words, it’s now a rather substantial $3,030 pricier than before. Jeep spokesperson Ron Kiino confirmed the latest price bump in an e-mail sent to Cars Direct.
The silver lining is the asking price does not take into account the federal tax credit of $7,500 and any discounts the dealer might offer. The Wrangler 4xe is in high demand taking into consideration Jeep is happy to report the entire production run allocated for 2021 has been sold out. That can only mean placing an order today will result in a vehicle delivered most likely in early 2022, so new customers are in for a long wait.
The Jeep Wrangler 4xe will soon be following by an equivalent Gladiator plug-in hybrid serving as an electrified pickup truck. It should use the same turbocharged 2.0-liter, four-cylinder gasoline engine working together with a pair of electric motors, an eight-speed automatic transmission, and a 17-kWh lithium-ion battery pack.
The PHEV arrangement is good for 375 horsepower and 637 Newton-meters (470 pound-feet) of torque while the battery has enough juice for 21 miles (34 kilometers). Bear in mind the Gladiator 4xe won’t match the efficiency of the Wrangler 4xe considering it’s substantially heavier. We should have all the details in the coming months as the truck could debut before the end of 2021.
Source: Cars Direct