When people think of green cars, they don't typically think of the Jeep Wrangler. The iconic off-roader isn't exactly efficient, especially in V8 trim. The 4XE, however, has quietly become America's best-selling plug-in hybrid vehicle offering 21 miles of EV range before it switches to its 20-mpg 2.0L 4 cylinder engine (for a combined 49 MPGe).
In 2024, the 4XE gets a refreshed face with a new take on the legendary 7-slot grille, and it gets a major upgrade to its infotainment, now featuring a 12.3" widescreen touchscreen - a welcomed addition. The 4XE also gets a lower starting price, thanks to a new entry-level Sport S model. (Pricing on the Sport S is to-be-announced, but will slot-in below the previous entry-level Willys model).
Another fun addition exclusive to 4XE models: a "Power Box" that features four 120V power outlets for powering external devices with 30 Amps of total output.
We have a soft spot for this Wrangler 4XE. While it's certainly a poster-child for inefficiency, Jeep has been quite progressive with their electrification efforts and the result is a fun and very practical vehicle with usable EV range, stellar resale value and it's one of the only electrified convertibles you can buy. The new infotainment alone is a big upgrade, and makes a compelling vehicle even more so.