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Share what you like or dislike about the Jeep Wrangler 4xe so far.

To start, I like the 25 miles of all-electric range but dislike pricing a bit. The Wrangler 4xe Rubicon is the most expensive Wrangler yet, but it comes within $2,000 of its gas sibling after the $7,500 federal EV tax credit.
 

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Share what you like or dislike about the Jeep Wrangler 4xe so far.

To start, I like the 25 miles of all-electric range but dislike pricing a bit. The Wrangler 4xe Rubicon is the most expensive Wrangler yet, but it comes within $2,000 of its gas sibling after the $7,500 federal EV tax credit.
From everything I've done the math on, a comparably equipped 4XE is about $2500 more than a gas model. So all in all, with the $7500 federal credit, it comes out a lot cheaper.

But yeah, I wish they could have gotten up closer to 50 miles of EV range for sure.
 

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From everything I've done the math on, a comparably equipped 4XE is about $2500 more than a gas model. So all in all, with the $7500 federal credit, it comes out a lot cheaper.

But yeah, I wish they could have gotten up closer to 50 miles of EV range for sure.
At 25 miles of EV range, how limiting will it be for you? Do you at least have a decent amount of public chargers nearby to use? After factoring in that and others, 25 is enough for me and I could possibly get by with just a home charger!
 

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At 25 miles of EV range, how limiting will it be for you? Do you at least have a decent amount of public chargers nearby to use? After factoring in that and others, 25 is enough for me and I could possibly get by with just a home charger!
It will be fine for me for daily use. I have a charger in my garage and one in my Mom's garage. The area of town I live in doesn't have any but there are in other parts. I've been driving an EV for almost 5 years that has about 60 miles of range. I've been able to make it work. I'm guessing that almost all of my daily driving will be electric. I only have an 8 mile drive to work.
 

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Design-wise I really like the blue accents Jeep went with for the 4xe emblem. I'm glad they didn't have to change much of the Wrangler's look or capability to accommodate the battery and hybrid powertrain.

I'd like them to have a 2-door version but I don't know how feasible that is.
 

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I wish the battery had more capacity, and that they offered cooled seats. Why in the heck they are shipping the cold-weather group to Florida is beyond me. They need a "hot weather group" option.
 

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25-27 miles is great for me. Precisely why I went with the 4xe. That and the added HP/Torque. Also, I knew this Jeep was 700lbs heavier than a normal gas Rubicon, and I wanted the added weight for winter driving. Heavier is better in the snow. I’m fitting a square peg in a square hole. Some folks on here are trying to fit a square peg in a round hole. This is actually quite a feat of engineering if you ask me.
 

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I would have preferred some sort of lane keep system and cooled seats (both of which I had in my Explorer ST). Other than that? I can't think of anything. It's a great car.
 

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I'm mildly annoyed by all the horn use for warnings. Like, if you use remote start or get out with the car "running" it blasts the horn in everyone's face. The loose fuse thing is a bit of a let down too - but that's not a design problem per se. Hmm, one pedal driving (Tesla style) would be nice to have.

Otherwise, it's really, really well done and I imagine Stellantis is gonna sell a gazillion of them. Crossing streams on trails without annoying engine and fan noise is just plain cool, as is rolling around town without fuel. I like that the remote "start" usually just turns on the HVAC with no engine too - so, quite a few of the things that make EVs nice also apply to the 4xE. The eSelec modes and charging all work well, and the driving experience is really smooth - it really feels like they put a ton of effort in to the system, and didn't just crank out a PHEV Jeep as a "compliance car".
 

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Likes:
Ability to select driving modes
Ability to see efficiency conveniently in the dash and center console
Tow hooks and other badging on Rubicon
Running on all electric
AC Inverter
The look
Sound of electric motor


Dislikes:
AC compressor noise. #1 complaint
3 horns upon exiting a running vehicle with key (sounds would be better)
Back Seat height
Battery isn’t big enough
Tighter steering or lack of an ability to configure
Sound chimes and other alerts
Inability to diagnose vehicle through SOS button
Doors close hard and loud
Need better insulation
Difficulty navigating easily to Hybrid Pages
Reliability / manufacturing quality


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i wish there was a different position for the plug in + lockable, i wish the seat brackets will be a little lower, no bumper stop for the hood , it hits the windshield frame, easy to screw up wrongly the gas cap, underrated towability. ..mmh what else ..no new car smell..no smell at all
 

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i wish there was a different position for the plug in + lockable, i wish the seat brackets will be a little lower, no bumper stop for the hood , it hits the windshield frame, easy to screw up wrongly the gas cap, underrated towability. ..mmh what else ..no new car smell..no smell at all
😆 New tire smell!!
 

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i wish there was a different position for the plug in + lockable, i wish the seat brackets will be a little lower, no bumper stop for the hood , it hits the windshield frame, easy to screw up wrongly the gas cap, underrated towability. ..mmh what else ..no new car smell..no smell at all
Interesting. I have a new car smell


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Likes:
Ability to select driving modes
Ability to see efficiency conveniently in the dash and center console
Tow hooks and other badging on Rubicon
Running on all electric
AC Inverter
The look
Sound of electric motor


Dislikes:
AC compressor noise. #1 complaint
3 horns upon exiting a running vehicle with key (sounds would be better)
Back Seat height
Battery isn’t big enough
Tighter steering or lack of an ability to configure
Sound chimes and other alerts
Inability to diagnose vehicle through SOS button
Doors close hard and loud
Need better insulation
Difficulty navigating easily to Hybrid Pages
Reliability / manufacturing quality


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For quicker access to your Hybrid page, go to your apps, press and hold on the Hybrid Page icon, then drag it to the bottom menu bar and replace it with something like the HVAC controls. Mine goes Media, Hybrid, Off-Road, Apps, Phone/Android Auto, Settings.

I'd add a picture, but it's still at the service shop for a bad battery coolant pump.
 

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For quicker access to your Hybrid page, go to your apps, press and hold on the Hybrid Page icon, then drag it to the bottom menu bar and replace it with something like the HVAC controls. Mine goes Media, Hybrid, Off-Road, Apps, Phone/Android Auto, Settings.

I'd add a picture, but it's still at the service shop for a bad battery coolant pump.
Oh nice, thanks! I haven’t gotten the seatbelt disable procedure to work


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