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2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe plug-in hybrid starts at nearly $50,000, arrives in Q1

The 2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe will arrive at dealerships in January

Photo courtesy of FCA US LLC

The first plug-in hybrid vehicle in Jeep's U.S. lineup finally has a price tag. The 2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe will start at nearly $50,000. Deliveries of the Launch Editions of the model are scheduled to begin in the first quarter of 2021.

Jeep will launch two models of the electrified Wrangler first, the 2021 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 4xe Launch Edition and the 2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 4xe Launch Edition.

Both Jeeps offer driver's access to 375 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque. The automaker says that the SUVs get from zero to 60 mph in six seconds. This is all while achieving an estimated 50 miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe).

2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe The 2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe carries a high price tag, but may be eligible for tax incentives.Photo courtesy of FCA US LLC

Under the hood of each model is a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission that are paired with a 17 kilowatt hour battery made of lithium-ion, nickel manganese cobalt. This combination offers three different types of power options: gasoline-only, hybrid, and electric-only.

The Wrangler Sahara 4xe Launch Edition and Wrangler Rubicon 4xe Launch Edition get a unique list of standard premium equipment. The Wrangler Sahara 4xe Launch Edition runs on 20-inch wheels. Its interior features leather-trimmed bucket seats, Jeep's LED Lighting Group, an 8.4-inch infotainment touch screen, navigation, a nine-speaker Alpine audio system, a 2.72:1 Selec-Trac full-time four-wheel drive system, and Dana 44 HD wide axles.

The Wrangler Rubicon 4xe Launch Edition gets the LED Lighting Group, an 8.4-inch infotainment touch screen, navigation, a nine-speaker Alpine audio system, and a 4:1 Rock-Trac heavy-duty four-wheel drive system.

The Jeep Wrangler 4xe is assembled at FCA's Toledo Assembly Complex in Toledo, Ohio.

The Wrangler Sahara 4xe model carries a starting U.S. manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) of $47,995 while the Wrangler Rubicon 4xe has a starting MSRP of $51,695. All prices exclude the available $7,500 federal tax credit, any additional eligible state and local credits, and $1,495 destination charges.

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New compact pickup truck

Three things to know about the 2022 Ford Maverick

The Maverick will be hybrid-first and can return great fuel economy.

Ford Motor Company

Last week, Ford confirmed the name of its new compact truck and set a date for its official reveal. Today is that day, and the Maverick is finally out in the open for all to see. Ford's compact pickup features an interesting mix of powertrain tech and functionality, so we're here to help you get a feel for what makes the new truck tick.

Here are three things to know about the 2022 Ford Maverick.


2022 Ford Maverick The Maverick will likely be all the pickup most people ever need.Ford Motor Company


It'll be hybrid-first

The 2022 Maverick will be offered with two powertrains, but the standard fixture is a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine paired with a 94kW electric motor. The two combine to produce 191 horsepower and send the power to the front wheels. The base hybrid models get a continuously variable transmission and can return as much as 40 mpg on the highway. Yes, it's a hybrid, but there's some real truck capability hidden in the Maverick's specs. It will be able to tow up to 2,000 pounds and can carry a payload of up to 1,500 pounds. That's enough to pull a small boat, a couple of jet skis, or a camper trailer.

The optional gas powertrain includes a 2.0-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission. Maverick models equipped with this powertrain can tow up to 4,000 pounds when properly equipped.


2022 Ford Maverick The Maverick's bed and tailgate will help owners carry more with less overall space.Ford Motor Company


It's bigger than you think

Ford's marketing materials and even tweets from prominent members of its PR staff suggest that the Maverick is tiny, but that's not the whole story. The truck rides on a platform shared with the Ford Bronco Sport and Ford Escape, but is just ten inches shorter than the Ranger and around 32 inches shorter than an F-150. It's compact, sure, but it's not the tiny toy truck you might be envisioning. Beyond fuel economy, the Maverick's dimensions help it maneuver tight spaces, so much so that Ford says it needs just a 40-foot diameter to turn in a complete circle.



2022 Ford Maverick Trucks don't need to be huge to get the job done.Ford Motor Company


It will be relatively affordable

Vehicles of all types are becoming more expensive, especially trucks. The Maverick bucks that trend, at least in most of its forms, and comes in with a starting price of around $20,000 after destination charges are applied. The midrange XLT model starts at $22,280 before destination and the range-topping Lariat starts at $25,490 before destination. Any model can be upgraded with the 2.0-liter gas engine and the Lariat trim is available with a First Edition Package that adds exclusive wheels, paint colors, and a moonroof.

If you're hoping to get your hands on a Maverick, you can reserve one now on Ford.com. The automaker says that the truck will start hitting dealers' lots in fall 2021, so there are just a few months to wait if you're in the market.

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The Grand Cherokee L features a third-row seat for the first time.

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The Jeep Grand Cherokee is one of the longest running and most off-road capable SUVs on the market today. But for buyers needing to haul more than a few people, the Grand Cherokee wasn't the roomiest choice. To remedy that problem, Jeep created the Grand Cherokee L, a three-row version of the popular SUV that will go on sale in 2021. Today, Jeep announced pricing for the new stretched Grand Cherokee.


2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L Pricing starts under $40,000.Jeep


The Grand Cherokee L is the first three-row SUV to wear the nameplate, and will land in 2021 with a starting price tag that comes in under $40,000. The SUV will include four trims: Laredo, Limited, Overland, and Summit. The base Laredo trim will start at $36,995, the mid-range Limited trim at $43,995, and the range-topping Overland trim at $52,995.

The base powertrain for Grand Cherokee L models involves a 3.6-liter V6 that makes 290 horsepower and 257 pound-feet of torque. It's paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission and rear-wheel drive. Four-wheel drive is available. As in previous models, the Grand Cherokee L will be available with a V8. Here, it produces 357 horsepower and 390 pound-feet of torque.


2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L Higher trim levels can be quite plush.Jeep


Even the base Laredo trim gets a fairly generous list of standard features that include adaptive cruise control, blind spot monitoring, LED exterior lighting, an 8.4-inch-inch infotainment display, a 10.25-inch frameless digital gauge cluster, and Uconnect 5. Top trims get upscale features like ventilated seats, navigation, a dual-pane sunroof, an electronic limited slip differential, and more.

The new Uconnect 5 infotainment system enables advanced capabilities, such as wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The Grand Cherokee L will also be offered with a head-up display system, a digital rearview mirror, and a 950-watt McIntosh audio system.


2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L The Grand Cherokee L should bring better cargo space with seats folded down.Jeep


The three-row Grand Cherokee L beats its two-row counterpart to market. While the L is expected soon, Jeep says the standard Grand Cherokee and an electrified 4xe version are scheduled to debut later in 2021.

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