2020 was a year of life-changing experiences for many, but as that year has come to a close, 2021 has fortunately brought lots of new and exciting things to the table. For many of you out there, a new year means new cars, which is always something to look forward to with each companies’ yearly innovation and performance.
Jeep is a company that hardly disappoints, and is especially not disappointing us this year with their new vehicles. Jeep has finally launched their Jeep Wrangler 4xe, which is their first hybrid electric vehicle, and boy is it a beauty. For those of you out there that are a fan of hybrid vehicles, and also a fan of Jeep, this is a car that you will definitely want to check out.
The Jeep Wrangler 4xe won the Hybrid Technology Solution of the Year at the Auto Breakthrough Awards and was named the 2021 Green SUV of the Year by Green Car Journal, which are both huge accomplishments for Jeep. You can get the Jeep Wrangler 4xe in the Sahara, Rubicon, and High Altitude models currently which have MSRP starting at about $49,850.
If a hybrid vehicle is something that has interested you, but you have been unsure about charging, Jeep offers two different charging levels. They currently offer Charging Level I, which is a charging system that is compatible with a normal 120V outlet, and Charging Level II, which is compatible with a 240V outlet. The time difference for Charging Level I vs Charging Level II happens to be pretty extreme where Level I can take around 12 hours and Level II can take around 2 hours. If the Level I charge seems to take too long for you, it may be beneficial to upgrade your charge to Level II for a faster charge.
The Wrangler 4xe currently has an EPA estimated 49 MPGe rating with an EPA estimated total driving range of about 370 miles. But that’s not all, along with the various add on features you can purchase for your Jeep, the 4xe is able to go 0-60 mph in 6 seconds. This beauty also has 375 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of instant torque.
However, if a hybrid vehicle is not something that interests you, don’t worry, because the new 2021 Rubicon 392 is an absolute beast that takes the spot for our pick of the Best Jeep Wrangler of 2021 with their most powerful Wrangler of all time. This badass vehicle has a 6.4L HEMI V8 engine with 470 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of instant torque. But, if this doesn’t impress you yet, it is also able to go 0-60 mph in only 4.5 seconds and a quarter-mile in 13 seconds.
The 2021 Rubicon 392 also has an extremely heavy- duty braking capability to help you control your vehicle as you explore the outdoors. It comes in a variety of colors and also has many add on options so you can customize your ride. The vehicle only has the 4-door option and MSRP for the 2021 Rubicon 392 starts at $73,745.
If you think the 2021 Rubicon 392 seems a bit pricey for you, we recommend checking out the 2021 Rubicon, whose MSRP starts at $38,300. This vehicle has both the 2-door and 4-door options, so if you happen to be a fan of the 2-door option, this may be a better choice for you. This stellar car has horsepower of 270-285, a towing capacity of about 2,000 lbs, and 260-295 pound-feet of instant torque. The Jeep Wrangler Rubicon is available in the Unlimited as well, which has some different features, such as a higher towing capacity at about 3,500 lbs and a higher starting MSRP at $41,000.
All of these vehicles are great and became our top picks from Jeep for 2021. Our absolute favorite from this lineup is the new 2021 Rubicon 392, with their new hybrid 4xe taking a close second, and their classic Rubicon taking third place. Whether you are looking for a hybrid, powerful-punch, or an all around great car, the 2021 Jeep Wranglers are definitely something to look for.