Category Archives: 2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe Rubicon Hybrid

Jeep Wrangler 4xe Hoist Review

Jeep Wrangler 4xe Hoist Review

In this episode of Munro Live Sandy is joined by a long time legend at Munro, David Oberholtzer (OB1) as they look under the Jeep Wrangler 4xe and tell the audience what they have found. Once again, Sandy brings up his lifelong love of Jeeps and so it is no surprise that he is considering buying another one soon, as the Cybertruck’s delivery have been pushed out until late 22′ or early 23′.

First Sandy rattles off the specs of the vehicle, stopping to emphasize that the 17-kWh Lithium Ion battery which can bring extra torque to the vehicle (an important point for Jeep off-roading enthusiasts).

Overall though, the Jeep Wrangler 4xe Rubicon has been reported to have a nice feel while driving with reduced noise and comfortable seating and suspension. Cory remarked that he didn’t hear the engine kick in once when driving the vehicle back and forth from Munro & Associates to home which is impressive.

When looking at the suspension, Dave points out that it is the same as all of the newer Rubicon Jeep Wranglers. It also has the smart bar, which has an electronic disconnect on the sway bar allowing off-roaders to keep a better connection to the terrain when encountering highly uneven surfaces such as rocks/boulders at varying heights, logs, etc. This Jeep Wrangler 4xe Rubicon also has a front camera that allows the driver to better see the terrain in front of them and make better navigation choices when confronting rugged and difficult environments.

OB1 gives praise to the engineers that designed this vehicle as they had to fit all of the suspension and 4×4 drive train components as a regular Jeep while accommodating all of the electric hybrid aspects. There is a lot going on in the underbelly of this beast.

The electronics and mostly kept within the super module except for the battery pack which is housed underneath the rear seat which unfortunately didn’t get a chance to look at in this video. Another amazing fact about this vehicle is that it also houses two electric motors – one in the front on the engine which is a motor generator unit and one inside the transmission coupled directly in the drivetrain. OB1 points out that this same hybrid with all of it’s complexities is assembled on the same line as the regular ICE Jeeps which in and of itself is amazing.

The rear of the vehicle also contains the same drivetrain and suspension components as what you would find on a standard Jeep while also accommodating the extra hybrid infrastructure. The tow package and trailer connections are the same rugged build, which makes it one of the only hybrids that we know can really tow loads that are heavy.

All in all, the Jeep engineers have maintained all of the cherished characteristics their customers desire including the ability to modify the vehicle with the packages for lifts, bushbars, etc. Our hats off to their team. As a former Jeep owner myself, I am glad that Jeep can maintain it’s brand and quality while moving into the electric sphere.

On a sad, note one of our dearly loved associates, Mark Ellis, our god of electrification has passed on. He would have loved to have a look at this vehicle as he really enjoyed pulling apart anything new. He will be sorely missed.

2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe First Impressions

2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe Rubicon Hybrid Sandy Munro First Impressions

In this first episode in the series on the 2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe Rubicon Hybrid, Sandy Munro (a long time Jeep owner) reviews the companies newest hybrid contender. Sandy recounts some of the terrain and travails that he has experience with his Jeep Wrangler. This new hybrid vehicle however is a first look for Sandy which he first noticed at the Detroit International Autoshow this year (Motor Bella). He would also like to thank Chrysler for letting Munro have a look at this vehicle in detail and review it on our channel.

Sandy has a quick walk around the vehicle remarking on similar and dissimilar features of the 2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe vs his current Wrangler. The first thing he notices that is probably more for style than function is the scoops on the above the engine. Sandy is unsure if the vehicle actually needs this to prevent over heating at any point.

Inside the vehicle, Sandy likes the overall look and feel of the car, including the grab handles, the look of the instrument panel, and especially the electric retractable/convertible roof. This is actually a suggestion that we gave to Chrysler a while ago, which Sandy is overjoyed to see put into the vehicle.

In the front and back seating, Sandy finds the overall comfortability the same as in his Jeep but definitely likes the attention to detail in the stitching.

The trunk continues to provide great room, but Sandy likes the addition of the extra cargo space underneath the floor with a roadside kit bag inside. Sandy also finds a surprise in the back of the 2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe which is a special bag that fits behind the back seats that is made specifically for storing the side windows in. The side windows are also designed in an easy to remove Lean Design fashion that Sandy is a real fan of.

Sandy ends of the video having a look under the hood and the front of the vehicle, catching more interesting features, but learn what they are, you are going to have to watch the video below: