All About The Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe

January 5th, 2023 by

Jeep celebrates the 30th anniversary of the Grand Cherokee with the 2023 model year. However, you can now get the legendary capability, upscale style, and innovative technology of a Grand Cherokee in a hybrid powertrain. Meet the Jeep Grand Cherokee 4Xe, the next generation of Jeep lore. Here we explore Jeep’s impressive electric vehicle (EV) to help you understand this technologically advanced vehicle. After reading, you’ll know why the Grand Cherokee is the most-awarded SUV ever.

2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4Xe Powertrain

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The electric Grand Cherokee 4Xe combines the power of the internal combustion engine and dual electric motors to propel the vehicle. Jeep uses a 2.0-liter inline four-cylinder turbocharged engine paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission. This powertrain produces 270 horsepower and 375 lb-ft of torque before factoring in the electric motor’s output. Adding in the electric power, you get 375 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of trail-tearing torque.

All that power lets you tow up to 6,000 pounds when properly equipped, and you still save money at the pump. The Grand Cherokee 4Xe boasts an EPA-estimated 56 MPGe rating. In addition, you have three power modes you can operate in. Hybrid mode captures the turbocharged engine’s power and electric motor for maximum horsepower, instant torque, and impressive acceleration. In this mode, you can travel up to 470 miles on a full tank and fully charged battery.

Switching to electric mode, you shut down the gas engine. Using only the electric motors, you emit zero tailpipe emissions and can drive up to 25 miles before depleting your hybrid battery. ESave mode allows you to shut off the electric motors and save your battery power, using only the gas engine. Off-road enthusiasts love this mode because you can drive to the trail and switch to hybrid or all-electric power, where the additional torque helps.

2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4Xe Capability

You won’t have any qualms about trading in your old Jeep, as Jeep’s legendary four-wheel-drive (4WD) capability lives on in the Grand Cherokee 4Xe. Every 4Xe model comes standard with a 4WD system. An available Quadra-Trac II System uses a low-speed transfer case with sensors that detect wheel slippage. Once detected, this intelligent system can send as much as 100% of the available torque to the wheels with the most traction.

Jeep’s Quadra-Drive II System uses a rear electronic limited-slip differential to deliver full-time 4WD power. This always-active system can deliver up to 100% of available power to a single wheel if needed.

One of the more compelling features of the 4Xe drivetrain is its ability to recognize when 4WD power isn’t needed and shut off power to the front wheels. For example, when you reach cruising speeds on the highway, the system will turn off power to the front axle for improved efficiency.

Engineers thought of everything when they designed the Grand Cherokee 4Xe, including protecting the hybrid powertrain. Jeep sealed off the lithium-ion battery pack to protect it from water intrusion, and they added underbody protection to keep vital components from damage while traversing rugged terrain or in case of an accident.

2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4Xe Charging

Of course, all batteries eventually run low and need recharging. Every Grand Cherokee 4Xe comes standard with a Level 1 charging cord. This cord uses a three-prong plug on one end that plugs directly into any home outlet.

You can purchase the Level 2 charging cord, which offers much faster charging times. However, you will need to install a charging station for home charging. The Level 2 charging cord uses a special prong on one end, similar to what you see on your clothes dryer. You’ll need a qualified electrician to install it.

We recommend you purchase the Level 2 charging cord for several reasons. First, you can use this cord for quick-charging capability at any public charging station. Second, the Level 2 charger can charge up to six times faster than the Level 1 system. For example, the Level 1 charger takes up to 12 hours to completely recharge your battery. You can accomplish this with a Level 2 system in as little as two hours.

Jeep uses built-in Wi-Fi connectivity to your onboard computer that monitors and controls charging. You can access this with a smartphone app and control it from anywhere. This allows you to program your home charging for off-peak rates, saving you more money.

Jeep has done something no other brand has done before. They have installed solar-powered charging stations on popular trails around the country. Now, you can find and use these to keep your adventure going.

2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4Xe Interior

Jeep designed the Grand Cherokee 4Xe cabin using premium materials, sophisticated style, and innovative craftsmanship. As a result, the top-tier Summit model earned the most luxurious cabin in its class. Premium leather upholstery in various colors and style deliver refined comfort. Plus, you have an available 16-way power-adjustable driver’s seat with massage and memory functions. In addition, the standard interior ambient lighting system allows you to set the color to match your mood or style.

Elevated technology features include a 10.1-inch touchscreen with Uconnect powering your infotainment system. With Apple CarPlay and Android Auto preloaded, you can sync your smartphone for wireless operations. Plus, you can add the optional passenger touch screen, giving your copilot access to your infotainment system. In addition, an optional rear entertainment system keeps everyone occupied. You can stream movies, hook up video game systems, and more.

A premium 19-speaker audio system from McIntosh delivers theater-quality sound on every adventure. The system uses a 17-channel, 950-watt amplifier and a 10-inch subwoofer to create an immersive listening experience.

Test-Drive a 2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee Today

At Bachman Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, we know what drivers want in an SUV. That’s why we stock an expansive inventory of Grand Cherokee 4Xe SUVs at competitive prices. With six models to choose from, we recommend you start by browsing our virtual inventory. Once you’ve found a vehicle you’re interested in, you can visit us on Broadway Street. One of our friendly, knowledgeable staff will answer all your questions and let you take your preferred vehicle for a test drive.

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