What Is the Grand Cherokee 4xe?
If you're a long-term fan of the Grand Cherokee, you're probably wondering what this "4xe" addition means. Is it a trim level? A special edition? Well, not exactly––instead, the term "4xe" stands for "four by electric." This clever terminology indicates that you get the same powerful off-roading capabilities as before but with some electric power to help you out and increase your fuel efficiency. The Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe is not an all-electric EV model. Instead, it's a Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) that gets its power from both gasoline and plug-in charging.
The Grand Cherokee 4xe is not a standalone model. Aside from the hybrid powertrain, it shares its design and features with the regular Grand Cherokee. Plus, it comes in several different trim levels with options for every driver. Each trim level comes with its own fun perks, such as unique paint colors, off-roading upgrades, and luxurious interior comfort and convenience features. Not to mention that the Grand Cherokee 4xe offers additional infotainment and driver-assist technologies as you climb the trim ladder.
Remember that there's much more to the new Grand Cherokee 4xe than its electric power alone. It comes with a sealed battery pack, meaning you can ford two feet of water. It has a reinforced underbody housing for protection against debris, and its 4x4 options include Jeep's Quadra-Trac II and Quadra-Drive II systems. Both systems are excellent for off-road usage, but Quadra-Drive II is the most capable option, thanks to its electronic limited-slip rear differential. Whether you're a casual off-roader or like to hit the trails more often than not, the Grand Cherokee 4xe offers a configuration that's perfect for you.
Grand Cherokee 4xe Features and Highlights
This is an amazing year to check out the Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe and everything it has to offer, providing you with rugged capability, a stunning driving experience, and great features inside and out. Performance is extraordinary with the Grand Cherokee 4xe and its 375 hp hybrid powertrain, which makes it fun to drive around town or out on the trail. The moment you get behind the wheel of this beauty, you can feel everything it has to offer, and there is no denying that you are driving something special. Even with its incredible efficiency and driving range—an estimated 470 miles with a full tank and full charge—the Grand Cherokee 4xe still has 6,000 lbs of maximum towing capacity.
You not only have the muscle to tackle any job you want while still enjoying yourself behind the wheel, but you also get the benefit of Jeep style and innovation. The Grand Cherokee 4xe has gorgeous features, including a leather-trimmed interior with heated first and second-row seats, a heated steering wheel, and a remarkable 10.1-inch infotainment display with a premium sound system. Moving up to higher trims of the Grand Cherokee 4xe takes things even further: the Trailhawk comes with leather-trimmed seats with suede inserts and blue accent stitching for added flair, while the Summit features 16-way power-adjustable front seats with massage functionality, a 19-speaker premium McIntosh sound system, and much more.
How Long Does the Grand Cherokee 4xe Battery Last?
The Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe's battery is good for an EPA-estimated 26 miles of all-electric range and provides an estimated 56 MPGe in Electric Mode. It has 470 miles of total range when it has a full tank and full charge. The Grand Cherokee 4xe comes with three different drive modes: Hybrid Mode, Electric Mode, and ESave Mode. Hybrid Mode, of course, uses both gasoline and electric power and is where you get the highest powertrain output: 375 hp and 470 lb-ft of torque. In Electric Mode, the gasoline engine is shut off, and the vehicle uses only battery power for a quieter and more eco-friendly ride. ESave Mode runs solely on gasoline, saving your battery charge for a later time.
Are you concerned about using the Grand Cherokee 4xe on the trails? Don't be. Remember that it's a PHEV, not an EV, which means it runs on gasoline and electricity. Thanks to ESave Mode, you can even drive the Grand Cherokee 4xe with gasoline power only as if it's a traditional Jeep. Off-roading in the Grand Cherokee 4xe is not only possible; it's extremely enjoyable––even in Electric Mode. Jeep is working to install plug-in electric chargers near Jeep Badge of Honor trails across the country. Plus, a Jeep Level II home charging station is available, making charging quicker and easier.
Simple and Convenient Charging Options
There are plenty of reasons to love the standard Jeep Grand Cherokee and the various trims and features it has to offer; choosing the 4xe version means you are probably interested in its PHEV performance and capabilities. We love this plug-in hybrid design because it is a perfect middle ground between the conventional vehicles we all know and the fully electrified future of the auto industry. Here at The Faricy Boys, we are excited about what this electrification will bring to future Jeep models, but we also know that not everyone is ready to go all-electric yet.
The plug-in hybrid engineering of the Grand Cherokee 4xe is perfect if you are interested in how well an EV might work for you but are not ready to fully commit to one. Since you can use this model as a conventional gasoline vehicle when the battery runs low, you do not have to worry about any issues with charging. But if you want to see how easy and convenient it can be to utilize EV technology, then you have great options for doing that.
The Grand Cherokee 4xe supports both Level 1 and Level 2 charging options, which is ideal for being able to charge your vehicle at home or out at a wide range of other locations. Level 1 charging is as simple as plugging your SUV into a standard 120V outlet at home, which makes it easy to keep the Grand Cherokee 4xe charged up overnight. Jeep provides the appropriate charging cables and connections with its 4xe models, so you do not have to worry about purchasing any additional accessories to enjoy your vehicle.
If you want to take charging at home to the next level, you can get a Jeep Level 2 Home Charging Station. Professional installation of one of these charging stations is easy and convenient, which ensures everything is set up properly. Once in place, you can plug into your Level 2 charger for rates up to six times faster than Level 1 charging, making it easy to keep your vehicle fully charged when you need it. Considering the impressive all-electric range of the Grand Cherokee 4xe, this makes it simple to go through your daily commute, run errands, and make other short trips without ever touching your gas tank.
Own a New or Used Grand Cherokee 4xe Today!
There is nothing standing between you and a brand-new Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe. Here at The Faricy Boys, we pride ourselves on our Jeep knowledge. After all, we have been hosting the Rock Solid Trail Day event since 2009 for a reason––Jeeps are our passion. We wouldn't recommend the Grand Cherokee 4xe if we had any doubts about this hybrid model's capability and performance.
Since many of our customers are off-roading enthusiasts like us, we want to emphasize the Grand Cherokee 4xe Trailhawk trim. Not only is this trim just as capable as previous Trailhawk trims, but it's actually the most capable Grand Cherokee Trailhawk yet. Plus, it can drive silently in Electric Mode, fully immersing you in the wilderness. This Jeep gives you the best of both worlds––rowdy off-roading with your friends and peaceful sightseeing moments when you want them. Blue tow hooks and badging indicate that your Grand Cherokee is the most capable one of them all, the Trailhawk.
Are you not so keen on off-roading and looking more for family-friendliness and all-weather capability? Any Grand Cherokee 4xe trim will serve you well. Every plug-in model comes with standard 4x4 capability, keeping you a step ahead of most competing SUVs without any additional costs. That said, while all trim levels are capable and loaded with features, drivers interested in a genuine luxury vehicle will prefer the highest trim level, the Summit Reserve. It's got all the extra fun stuff that you don't necessarily need but definitely want.
We can honestly say that capability and practicality have never looked so good. Now, you can finally travel with the family, tackle adverse weather conditions, and conquer rough terrain without overpaying at the gas station. This Trail Rated model's traction, water fording capability, and ground clearance keep it ahead of the pack, not to mention its maneuverability and suspension. Throw in the Selec-Terrain Traction Management System, and the possibilities are endless.
Lease a New Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe
One of our favorite ways to experience the Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe and everything it has to offer is with a lease. By leasing your next vehicle, you can enjoy the latest features and options, drive your Jeep for several years, and then return it at the end of the lease with the freedom to do as you please. This makes it easy to enjoy a new Jeep without making a long-term commitment and then drive another new Jeep in a few years and experience all of the new features and options at that time.
Since this sort of PHEV model is perfect for testing whether an all-electric option might be right for you in the future, leasing a Grand Cherokee 4xe lets you fully take advantage of that. You can think of it as an extended, multi-year test drive that lets you get the most from your vehicle and fully explore everything it has to offer. At the end of the lease, you might find that you love the freedom that electrified performance offers and want to switch to one of the all-electric models Jeep is working on. Leasing your next Jeep gives you this freedom and makes it easy to take advantage of the ways the auto industry is changing.
Easy, Hassle-Free Jeep Financing
No matter what kind of financing is right for your next vehicle, we can help you figure everything out and get the best terms possible. Leasing a new Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe is a great choice, but far from your only option when looking at what will work best for you. If you prefer to own your vehicle, then we are happy to help you consider a wide range of options for the Grand Cherokee to get what is best for you. It is important that you consider all of your choices to ensure you get everything you need.
For most people, financing comes down to finding the right lender to help them buy their next Jeep, which we are experts at. With one of our financing professionals by your side, it is easy to explore a wide range of lending options and find the best rates possible. Even if you already have a loan offer from your bank or another lender, we can quickly look at all of your options to ensure you are getting the best terms available. We keep the financing process simple and will have you on the road in your new Jeep in no time.
Let The Faricy Boys Help With Service and Support
Our goal is to ensure you drive away in a vehicle you love and to see that you keep enjoying it for many years to come. That is why our certified service center and parts department are here to support you with all of your maintenance and repair needs. The plug-in hybrid design of the Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe means it is a lot more complex than the kinds of engines a lot of us grew up working on in our driveways—you need to have a professional technician that you can trust with your vehicle taking care of it.
Here at The Faricy Boys, that is exactly what you will find. We have factory-trained technicians ready to assist you with everything you need and keep your Jeep running beautifully. Whether you need simple routine service or more elaborate repairs for your vehicle, we are ready to assist you. We keep genuine Mopar parts on hand so that we can get work done as quickly as possible, and you will drive away confident in the knowledge that your Jeep was in the best hands.