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Jeep Wrangler 4xe vs Jeep Wrangler 2.0L 4-door spec comparison

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Jeep Wrangler 4XE
2021 Wrangler Rubicon 4xe (Image courtesy of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles)

With the addition of the Jeep Wrangler 4xe plug-in hybrid, you might be wondering what changes occur versus the gasoline version. We were definitely curious.

In photos, you can see the electric blue accents that don everything from badging to tow hooks, but what’s underneath the sheet metal?

Well, rather than blather on, we figured the best idea might be to do a spec-by-spec comparison between two models with the same engines. The following specs are from the 4-door model only, since the 4xe is 4-door only. And, since the 4xe is equipped with the 2.0-liter, turbocharged engine, we looked at the 2021 Jeep Wrangler specs with the same gasoline engine as a comparison.

The biggest differences of note: the size of the fuel tank, the total power output, weight (4xe is chunky!) and total cargo plus passenger volume.

Oh, and one thing not officially noted in the specs below: Jeep estimates the 4xe will get an estimated 50 MPGe. If this rings true, this is flipping phenomenal considering considering the gasoline version will get 21 mpg in combined driving.

You want the specifics? See below. And have fun wading through the weeds.

Key specs: Wrangler 4xe vs Wrangler 2.0L

 Jeep Wrangler 4XEJeep Wrangler 2.0L 4-door
GENERAL INFORMATION
Vehicle TypeSport-utility vehicleSport-utility vehicle
Assembly PlantToledo Assembly Complex, Toledo, OhioToledo Supplier Park, Toledo Ohio
EPA Vehicle ClassMultipurpose vehicleMultipurpose vehicle
BODY/CHASSIS
LayoutLongitudinal, front engine, transfer case, four-wheel driveLongitudinal front engine, four-wheel drive
ConstructionLadder-type frame, open steel and aluminum bodyLadder-type fram, open steel and aluminum body
ENGINE: 2.0-LITER TURBO I-4ENGINE: 2.0-LITER TURBO I-4
Type and DescriptionI-4 16-valve with direct injection, turbocharging, with throttled, cooled EGRI-4 16-valve with direct injection, turbocharging, with throttled, cooled EGR
Displacement (cu. in. / cc)121 cu. in. (1,995 cu. cm)121 cu. in. (1,995 cu. cm)
Bore x Stroke3.31 x 3.54 (84 x 90)3.31 x 3.54 (84 x 90)
Valve SystemChain-driven DOHC, 16 valvesChain-driven DOHC, 16 valves
Fuel InjectionDirect InjectionDirect Injection
ConstructionAluminum block, aluminum alloy headsAluminum block, aluminum alloy heads
Compression Ratio10.0:110.0:1
Power (SAE net) (hp / kW@rpm)270 hp (200 kW) at 5,250 rpm270 hp (200 kW) at 5,250 rpm
Torque (SAE net) (lb.-ft. / N•m)295 lb.-ft. (400 N•m) at 3,000 rpm295 lb.-ft. (400 N•m) at 3,000 rpm
Max. Engine Speed (rpm)5,800 rpm (electronically limited)5,800 rpm (electronically limited)
Fuel RequirementMinimum unleaded regular, 87 octane (R + M)/2; 91 octane or higher recommended for optimum fuel economy and performanceMinimum unleaded regular, 87 octane (R + M)/2; 91 octane or higher recommended for optimum fuel economy and performance
Fuel Tank Capacity (gallons)17.221.5
Oil Capacity5 quarts (4.7 liters)5 quarts (4.7 liters)
Coolant Capacity9.9 quarts (9.4 liters)9.9 quarts (9.4 liters)
Emission ControlsGPEC4 engine-management system with close-coupled catalyst and wide range O2 sensorGPEC4 engine-management system with close-coupled catalyst and wide range O2 sensor
Max. Gross Trailer Weight3,500 lbs.3,500 lbs
Assembly PlantTermoli, Italy, and Trenton South Engine Plant, Trenton, MichiganTermoli, Italy, and Trenton South Engine Plant, Trenton, Michigan
eTORQUE BELT-START GENERATOR/MOTOR
Peak power44 hp (33 kW)
Starting torque39 lb.-ft. (53 Nm)
TRANSMISSION: 8P75PH PHEV AUTOMATIC, EIGHT-SPEED OVERDRIVETRANSMISSION: 850RE AUTOMATIC, EIGHT-SPEED OVERDRIVE
DescriptionPlug-in hybrid automatic transmission with AC traction motor with Motor Interrupting Clutch and Integrated Launch Element; adaptive electronic control and Auto Stick driver-interactive manual controlAdaptive electronic control or Electronic Range Select (ERS) driver-interactive manual
control and electronically modulated torque converter clutch
Gear Ratios
1st4.714.71
2nd3.143.13
3rd2.112.1
4th1.671.67
5th1.281.28
6th11
7th0.840.84
8th0.670.67
Reverse3.323.3
INTEGRATED TRANSMISSION TRACTION MOTOR
Peak torque181 lb.-ft. (245 Nm)n/a
Peak power134 hp (100 kW)n/a
HIGH VOLTAGE BATTERY
ChemistryLithium Ion Li-NMCn/a
Operating Voltage260 – 400 VDCn/a
Gross Capacity17.3 kWhn/a
TOTAL POWERTRAIN OUTPUT
Peak combined torque470 lb.-ft. (637 Nm) at 3,000 rpm295 lb.-ft. (400 Nm) at 3,000 rpm
Peak combined power375 hp (280 kW) at 5,250 rpm270 hp (200 kW) at 5,250 rpm
TRANSFER CASE: MP3022 SELEC-TRAC (4xe and Sahara 4xe)TRANSFER CASE: NV241 COMMAND-TRAC (Sport and Sahara)
TypeFull-timePart-time
Operating Modes2WD High; 4WD Auto; 4WD High; Neutral; 4WD Low2WD High; 4WD High; Neutral; 4WD Low
Low Range Ratio2.72:12.72:1
TRANSFER CASE: MP3022OR ROCK-TRAC (Rubicon 4xe)TRANSFER CASE: NV241OR ROCK-TRAC
TypeFull-timeStandard - Part-time, Available - Full-time
Operating Modes2WD High; 4WD Auto; 4WD High; Neutral; 4WD Low2WD High; 4WD high; Neutral; 4WD Low
Low Range Ratio4.0:14.0:1
AXLES
Front3rd Generation Dana 443rd generation Dana axles
Differential typeOpen (4xe and Sahara 4xe) or Tru-Lock electronic locking (Rubicon 4xe)Open or Tru-Lok electronic locking (on Rubicon models)
Rear3rd Generation Dana 443rd generation Dana axles
Differential typeOpen (4xe and Sahara 4xe) with available Trac-Lock anti-spin; Tru-Lok electronic locking (Rubicon 4xe)Open (4xe and Sahara 4xe) with available Trac-Lock anti-spin; Tru-Lok electronic locking (Rubicon 4xe)
Axle ratios3.73 (4xe and Sahara 4xe) or 4.10 (Rubicon 4xe)3.45, 4.10
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
ArchitecturePowernetn/a
DC/DC Converter Capacity2.5 kWn/a
Low Voltage Battery600 CCA, maintenance free (Standard) 700 CCA, maintenance free (Optional)650 CCA, maintenance free
SUSPENSION
FrontSolid axle, link coil, leading arms, track bar, coil springs, stabilizer barSolid axle, link coil, leading arms, track bar, coil springs, stabilizer bar
Stabilizer barElectronic sway-bar disconnect system (Rubicon 4xe)Electronic sway-bar disconnect system (standard - Rubicon)
Shock type4xe: Gas-charged twin-tube shock absorbers with full displacement Multi-tuned Valve (MTV) technologySport: Gas-charged twin-tube shock absorbers with full displacement Multi-tuned Valve (MTV) technology
Sahara 4xe: High-pressure gas-charged monotube shock absorbers with MTV technologySahara: High-pressure gas-charged monotube shock absorbers with MTV technology
Rubicon 4xe: High-press gas-charged monotube shock absorbers with MTV technology and hydraulic rebound stopRubicon: High-press gas-charged monotube shock absorbers with MTV technology and hydraulic rebound stop
RearSolid axle, link coil, trailing arms, track bar, coil springs, stabilizer barSolid axle, link coil, trailing arms, track bar, coil springs, stabilizer bar
Shock type4xe: Gas-charged twin-tube shock absorbers with full displacement MTV technologySport: Gas-charged twin-tube shock absorbers with full displacement MTV technology
Sahara 4xe: High-pressure gas-charged monotube shock absorbers with MTV technologySahara: High-pressure gas-charged monotube shock absorbers with MTV technology
Rubicon 4xe: High-pressure gas-charged monotube shock absorbers with MTV technology and hydraulic rebound stopRubicon: High-press gas-charged monotube shock absorbers with MTV technology and hydraulic rebound stop
STEERING
TypeElectro-hydraulic powerElectro-hydraulic power
Overall ratio13.7:115.6:1
Turning diameter (curb-to-curb) (ft)39.439.4
Steering Turns (lock-to-lock)3.13.2
P/S pumpElectro-hydraulicElectro-hydraulic
BRAKES
TypeHydro-electric anti-lock braking system with fully blended regeneration capacityPower-assisted, anti-lock brake system
Front
Rotor size and type12.9 x 1.1 (330 x 28) vented rotor12.9 x .94 (330 x 24) vented rotor - Sport; 12.9 x 1.1 (330 x 28) vented rotor - Sahara and Rubicon
Caliper size and type2 (51) twin-piston floating calipers1.88 (48) twin-piston floating caliper - Sport; 2 (51) twin-piston floating calipers - Sahara and Rubicon
Rear
Rotor size and type13.6 x .86 (345 x 22) vented rotor12.9 x .47 (328 x 12) solid rotor - Sport; 13.4 x 55 (342 x 14) solid rotor - Sahara and Rubicon
Caliper size and type2 (51) single-piston floating calipers1.77 (45) single-piston floating caliper - Sport; 1.88 (48) single-piston floating caliper (Sahara and Rubicon)
DIMENSIONS AND CAPACITIES
Wheelbase118.4 (3,008)118.4 (3,008)
Overhang — Front29.5 (749.8)29.2 (741.6)
Overhang — Rear40.3 (1,023)40.8 (1,036.3)
Track — Front64.4 (1,636)62.9 (1,598)
Track — Rear64.4 (1,636)62.9 (1,598)
Overall Length (includes spare tire)188.4 (4,786)188.4 (4,786)
Overall Width73.8 (1,875)73.8 (1,875)
Overall Height73.5 (1,868)73.6 (1,868.4)
CLEARANCES
Approach angle, degrees42.2 (4xe and Sahara 4xe), 43.8 (Rubicon 4xe)41.4 (Sport), 41.8 (Sahara), 43.9 (Rubicon)
Breakover angle, degrees22.0 (4xe and Sahara 4xe), 22.5 (Rubicon 4xe)20.3 (Sport), 21 (Sahara), 22.6 (Rubicon)
Departure angle, degrees35.2 (4xe and Sahara 4xe), 35.6 (Rubicon 4xe)36.1 (Sport), 36.1 (Sahara), 37 (Rubicon)
Ground clearance, inches10.1 (4xe and Sahara 4xe), 10.8 (Rubicon 4xe)9.7 (Sport), 10 Sahara, 10.8 (Rubicon)
CURB WEIGHT (lb)5000 (4xe); 5100 (Sahara 4xe); 5222 (Rubicon 4xe)4,196 (Sport), 4,406 (Sahara), 4,478 (Rubicon)
ACCOMMODATIONS
Seating Capacity, F/R55
SAE Total Interior Passenger Volume, (cu. ft. / cu. m)103.3 (2.93)103.7 (2.94)
Front
Headroom40.8 (1,036) hardtop / 42.8 (1,087) soft top40.7 (1,036) hardtop, 42.6 (1,083) soft top
Legroom40.8 (1,038)41.2 (1,038)
Shoulder room55.8 (1,417)55.7 (1,417)
Hip room53.9 (1,370)53.9 (1,370)
Seat travel8.1 (206)8.1 (206)
EPA front volume index54.6 (1.55)53.8 (1.52)
Rear
Headroom40.3 (1,023) hardtop, 42.6 (1,082) soft top40.2 (1,023) hardtop, 41.7 (1,059) soft top
Legroom38.2 (970)38.3 (974)
Knee clearance61.6 (1,565.9)61.6 (1,565.9)
Shoulder Room55.8 (1,417)55.7 (1,417)
Hip Room55.9 (1,421)56.7 (1,440)
EPA rear seat volume index (cu. ft. / cu. m)48.7 (1.38)49.9 (1.40)
Liftover height29.7 (756.4)29.7 (756.4)
Maximum cargo width at liftgate opening47.9 (1,217)47.9 (1,217)
Minimum cargo width at liftgate opening41.5 (1,054)41.1 (1,052)
Maximum cargo height at liftgate opening36.0 (942.3)36.0 (942.3)
Minimum cargo height at liftgate opening35.7 (907.8)35.7 (907.8)
Distance between wheelhouse interior trim45.0 (1143)45.0 (1143)
SAE Cargo Volume
Rear seat folded67.4 cu. ft. (1.91)72.4 cu. ft. (2.05)
Rear seat upright27.7 cu. ft. (0.78)31.7 cu. ft. (0.89)
Total passenger plus cargo volume, (cu. ft. / cu. m)131 / 3.71150.4 cu. ft. / 4.26

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