For all the reasons you can imagine, and a few you can’t, the 2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 4xe is among the most uniquely charming vehicles on the market. Beyond the obvious — it’s a plug-in hybrid (PHEV), after all — there’s something fascinating about an off-roader that’s simultaneously so capable and yet so quiet.
But most distinctive of all is the way it performs once the pavement ends. Make no mistake, this is a range-topping Rubi through and through, and the electrical components do nothing to take away from the baked-in capability. In fact, they just might add to it.
AutoTrader.ca Road Test Editor Dan Ilika meets up with the Central Ontario Off Road Jeep Club (COORJC) to give Jeep's first PHEV a proper workout. How does it perform and how does it compare to its gas- or diesel-powered stablemates?
Read the full review on AutoTrader.ca:
00:43 Stepping up to the plug-in
02:32 Powertrain and Specs
03:22 Driving impressions
04:21 Fuel economy
06:25 Hitting the trails with the Central Ontario Off Road Jeep Club
09:03 Off-road evaluation
11:06 Off-road equipment and technology
12:21 Options and Pricing
13:29 Pros and Cons