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anyone traveled long distance with their bb yet? talking + 4 hours of driving.


i know some people have already posted about complications they are finding in their every day commute etc. just want to know if theres anything i should prep or be on the look out for

thinking of driving from east to west after getting delivery. lemme know your experiences!! :)
 

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We have driven it on a long trip 5+ hours both way and had no issues.

I truly think the issue prone vehicles are a small number of folks on here who have the most posts.

We like others has fuses that weren't seated.

Problem solved by lifting the hood and seating all the fuses.

Other then that we have a few thousand miles on the 4xe and are loving it.

We have a 4xe Rubicon.

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We have driven it on a long trip 5+ hours both way and had no issues.

I truly think the issue prone vehicles are a small number of folks on here who have the most posts.

We like others has fuses that weren't seated.

Problem solved by lifting the hood and seating all the fuses.

Other then that we have a few thousand miles on the 4xe and are loving it.

We have a 4xe Rubicon.

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nice!!
 

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First thing I did before my trip was double check the fuses. Since that, I've done 2 6+ hour trips. The ride is great, my only complaint 2 complaints are no dead pedle (my left leg got tired moving around). The second is the total range. At freeway speeds I only got around 20-22 mpg and had to fill up every 275-300 miles.
 

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First thing I did before my trip was double check the fuses. Since that, I've done 2 6+ hour trips. The ride is great, my only complaint 2 complaints are no dead pedle (my left leg got tired moving around). The second is the total range. At freeway speeds I only got around 20-22 mpg and had to fill up every 275-300 miles.
Still better than a non hybrid jeep as they only get about 15-18 max.

We all have to remember it is a Hybrid Brick. Most other hybrids design for least drag

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Still better than a non hybrid jeep as they only get about 15-18 max.

We all have to remember it is a Hybrid Brick. Most other hybrids design for least drag

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Actually, it isn’t better than the current ICE 2.0l engine Jeep. My 2019 gets 25-26 mpg highway. But I am not getting the 4xe for its distance mpg. 90% of my driving is <25 miles.
 

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I've had my Rubi 4xe for a couple weeks. I'm planning a 250 mile trip from NYC to DC and presume I'll use up all of the 20 electric miles leaving the city which will only leave me with1% electric left for the rest of the trip? So the Jeep will run gas for the next 230 miles until I get to DC or will the battery recharge using eSave charge mode on the freeway? Any advice on which modes to use would be appreciated. 🖐
 

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I've had my Rubi 4xe for a couple weeks. I'm planning a 250 mile trip from NYC to DC and presume I'll use up all of the 20 electric miles leaving the city which will only leave me with1% electric left for the rest of the trip? So the Jeep will run gas for the next 230 miles until I get to DC or will the battery recharge using eSave charge mode on the freeway? Any advice on which modes to use would be appreciated. 🖐
same, would like advice on modes to use as well!

going to do a reverse test run from yours from DC to NYC and back as well before the big one. hoping to find charging spots over night for the long trip.
 

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Just run in hybrid mode. It’s never all gas. It runs in hybrid after using the available electric charge. Still saves 15% for hybrid driving. From what I’ve read, charging the battery with the engine is counter productive. Use Max Regen braking in the city or on hilly driving.
 

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I have made several 250 mile trips. All in hybrid as others have said. I have just over 5400 miles on it now.

it gets 19 mpg at a steady 75, 21 at 65 mph. The trip is all over on speeds. Through central GA and N FL.

I average a hand cal 21.5 on this trip.

PTL no issues.
 

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I have made several 250 mile trips. All in hybrid as others have said. I have just over 5400 miles on it now.

it gets 19 mpg at a steady 75, 21 at 65 mph. The trip is all over on speeds. Through central GA and N FL.

I average a hand cal 21.5 on this trip.

PTL no issues.

I just finished a 1200 mile trip with an AVG 15 mpg @ 78mph. I have to say I was a bit disappointed. I now have Approx 2500 miles total. I will rarely use my 4xe for long trips anyway, so definitely not the end of the world.
 

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I have done 2 trips that were 700km and one trip in a day that was 1100km (500miles) with no issues.

The 1100km in a day trip was over mountainous highway roads at some pretty high temperatures - reached a max of 45c (113f) and I wasn’t babying it.

No issues, the Jeep performed great and I drove it in all manner of modes. Hybrid mode to the point of depleted battery, e-save with charging on, electric only…

Range of course sucks on a long trip, I would buy an integrated long range fuel tank if I could find one… but 98% of my driving is to and from work where I installed a charger so I effectively don’t need to fuel up for most of my driving… I just make up for that on the occasional long distance trip -__-

The only thing I did was check the fuses before I test drove the vehicle I ended up buying. I got some movement out of pretty much every fuse I touched.

This was all on a stock rubicon trim vehicle.
 

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Just finished a trip of over 2,000 miles. Not many opportunities to charge but found one in Tennessee, Melton Hill Dam has free level 2 charging. It was rather uneventful. Took our time going out and split the trip over 3 days. Did the whole trip back in one day, 15 hours on the road. The week before the trip I had the dealership look at the front end because it was clicking and it turned out to be the ball joints were loose and one of the sway bar bolts had come out. Could of turned out differently if I hadn't had the front end checked. The closer you get to 80, the more the mileage suffers. I managed to keep it around 19.5 mpg. Went over 441 from Gatlinburg to Asheville. Picked up 20% 3 time on different down hill sections. Also did part of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Beautiful drive if you get the chance.

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Awesome jrichards !! Your Trip sounds like a lot of fun, 19.5 mpg is what i get on hybrid too without counting the extra electic miles. Love the Region, lot to explore and nice Roads.
 

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For those still looking for some 4xe mileage, here is our first trip since getting it back from service to Toledo Jeep Fest this weekend .
2021 4xe Rubicon on 35" Nitto Trail Grapplers (speedometer recalibrated with a Tazer), 2 Adults, no additional gear or mods

Started the day at 100% battery, full tank of fuel (87 octane) and the display showing 22.6 MPG average. Vehicle in Hybrid Mode and Max Regen ON for the entire trip. Drove conservatively and mostly at the posted limits using standard cruise control (no ACC). I vary rarely took it out of cruise control and adjusted the speed with the +- so as not to invoke any Max Regen on the highway or interstate. There was very little traffic, 88F, 93% humidity and 8mph winds from the South. Flat Ohio roads.
85% of the driving was above 60mph with most of it right at 70mph and a top speed of 74mph. The vehicle traveled the first 3.5 miles on battery only until reaching 60+ mph on the highway when the engine kicked on and never stopped until getting to Toledo. The battery assisted for 52 miles in hybrid mode before reaching <1% showing us 19-25 current mpg (28-30mpg if we were behind a tractor trailer or camper). Current MPG dropped to around 15-16 mpg without the battery assisting when heading east and north and 12 -16mpg when heading south and west.

230.6 total miles (8 electric, 222.6 gas hybrid)
15.68 total gallons of fuel used
230.6 / 15.68 = 14.7 miles per gallon combined vs trip computer displaying 16mpg?
222.6 / 15.68 = 14.19 miles per gallon (hybrid engine only)

I expected a MPG hit when adding the 35s but was still hoping to get 300 miles on a full battery and single tank of fuel.
Anybody else have any input or recommendations for getting better results? Those 19.5 and 21mpg's sound pretty nice. Interested to know if you are still running the stock 33" tires or other mods and if you have found different octane fuel to make any difference or any other variables I might be overlooking. Thanks
 

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That’s really bad… 35’s must have had quite an effect. Along with cruise control.
 

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Anyone else running 35's that has done a one tank drive of 230 miles or so and what you are calculating for mileage? Thanks.
 
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