The current Jeep Wrangler is larger, more powerful and far more civilized than the original 1945 CJ (Civilian Jeep) that spawned it, but rarely has it veered from its single-minded purpose of providing maximum off-road capability with a traditional powertrain.
The new 2021 Wrangler 4xe Plug-In Hybrid is the first real attempt to incorporate modern electrification technology into the storied platform without altering the core tenets that define the Wrangler: four-wheel drive, short-overhangs, high ground clearance and a robust driveline.
Jeep knew a half-hearted attempt at a Wrangler hybrid would alienate the faithful and tarnish its legacy, so the Wrangler 4xe comes in hard. It retains the solid front and rear axles, a ladder frame and a two-speed, full-time transfer case. Its approach and