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How the Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe Became the Second Best-Selling Plug-In Hybrid in America

The Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe rocketed to the top of the plug-in hybrid charts. It is only outsold by the Jeep Wrangler 4xe.

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The Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe launched as a 2022 model, offering 25 miles of all-electric range and 56 miles per gallon equivalent or MPGe. Since then, it has become the second best-selling plug-in hybrid or PHEV. Why has the 2024 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe been so well received? One huge reason is that it is an electrified version of one of the best-selling vehicles of all time. The redesigned Jeep Grand Cherokee was one of the most anticipated vehicles ever and Jeep found a way to not just improve it but also make it attractive to a younger generation that appears intrigued by electrification and EVs. The Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe is a great transition vehicle for drivers who aren’t willing to make the leap to total electrification.

 

2024 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe

Grand Cherokee’s 4xe propulsion system combines two electric motors, a 400-volt battery pack, 2.0-liter turbocharged, four-cylinder engine and TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission for maximum efficiency and capability.

 

The Grand Cherokee 4xe’s E Selec modes – Hybrid, Electric and eSave – allow the 4xe driver to tailor the hybrid powertrain to best suit each trip, whether it be commuting, off-roading or long-distance travel. The ability to choose when you will use the electrified power is a great option because it means that you have total control. You can switch to the electric option when you are out on the trail when you want to listen to the silence. Perhaps you will save the electric option until you are arriving home late and don’t want to disturb your children or your neighbors.

The Grand Cherokee 4xe has the power and torque that drivers want as well as the space to take the whole family. Most plug-in hybrids, except for the Chrysler Pacifica minivan, are smaller or under powered vehicles. In other words, the 2024 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe has all of the positives with virtually no negatives. The driver still gets great performance, they can use electric power if they wish but there is absolutely no range anxiety. The driver isn’t forced to find a charger in the middle of the night or in terrible weather.  

New for 2024

The Anniversary Edition, previously called the 30th Anniversary Edition for 2023, offers leatherette seats, ventilated front seats, wireless charging pad, nine-speaker Alpine audio system, Uconnect 5 NAV with a 10.1-inch touchscreen, a segment-exclusive front passenger screen offers co-pilot assistance with navigation, camera viewing and visual entertainment, unique blacked-out exterior appearance, 20-inch black wheels, special badging, and body-color rear fascia, lower moldings, sill claddings and wheel flares.

 

Highlights of the Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe

  • 25 miles of all-electric range and 56 MPGe
  • 375 horsepower and 470 lb.-ft. of torque
  • Quadra Trac II 4x4 system with two-speed transfer case and 2.72:1 low-range gear ratio
  • 6,000-lbs. 4xe max towing capability
  • Blue tow hooks
  • Trail Rated Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe delivers up to 10.9 inches of ground clearance and 24 inches of water fording.

 

Grand Cherokee Trailhawk comes exclusively as a 4xe, combining 25 miles of all-electric range and 56 MPGe with legendary 4x4 capability. The Grand Cherokee 4xe Trailhawk conquered the Rubicon Trail under all-electric power using Electric mode:

  • Quadra-Drive II 4x4 system with two-speed transfer case and 2.72:1 low-range gear ratio
  • Rear electronic limited slip differential (ELSD)
  • Selec-Terrain traction management system
  • Selec-Speed Control
  • 10.9 inches of ground clearance
  • 24 inches of water-fording capability
  • Blue tow hooks
  • Blue-accented 18-inch wheels with all-terrain tires
  • Glare-proof black-and-blue matte “Trailhawk” hood decal 

The available High Altitude Package adds 21-inch Gloss Black aluminum wheels, Gloss Black accents and badging, roof rails and a unique seven-slot grille to the already well-appointed Grand Cherokee 4xe Summit and Summit Reserve models.

 

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Mary Conway is a professional automotive journalist and has decades of experience specializing in automotive news analysis. She covered the Detroit Three for more than twenty years for the ABC affiliate, in Detroit. Her affection for the Motor City comes naturally. Her father ran a gas station while Mary was growing up, in Wisconsin.

 

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