Jeep’s leap towards an electric future

2022 Jeep Compass S plug-in 4xe recharging its battery

The Jeep Wrangler 4xe SUV first hit the Canadian market with its 2021 model. While some off-road enthusiasts were initially concerned about its capabilities, this Jeep Wrangler hybrid quickly proved that it had plenty to offer! In fact, it’s the most powerful model in the line-up, with the obvious exception of the Wrangler Rubicon 392.

The Grand Cherokee followed suit, becoming the second model to adopt the 4xe hybrid powertrain in North America. As for Europe, they are already enjoying the 2022 Jeep Renegade 4xe and the 2022 Jeep Compass 4xe. Fortunately, these two electric models will be arriving before long to Cowansville, just a few minutes from Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu in Montérégie.

Three 2022 Jeep hybrid SUVs

While Europeans are currently enjoying a wider selection, next year we'll have the pleasure of welcoming the very first 100% electric Jeep vehicle on Canadian soil. This compact newcomer is similar in size to the Jeep Compass, and its use of signature Jeep features, like the iconic 7-slot grille, give it that unmistakable look that we love.

Jeep is also pursuing its ambitious "Zero Emission Freedom" program, with the goal of offering an all-electric vehicle in all its segments by 2025.

2022 Jeep Wrangler 4xe

front view of 2022 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 4xe driving on wet dirt

2022 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 4xe

As mentioned above, the 2022 Jeep Wrangler 4xe is more powerful than all of its gasoline-powered siblings, excluding the titanic Rubicon 392. This colossus is powered by a 6.4L HEMI V8 engine that unleashes a whopping 470 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque.

The 2022 Wrangler 4xe is available in two versions. They are both equipped with a 2.0 L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine paired with two electric motors. The total output is of 375 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque. This powertrain is matched to an 8-speed automatic transmission and a 17-kWh lithium-ion battery, as well as a 115-volt cable.

The Wrangler 4xe delivers an all-electric range of 35 km, while its total range reaches 592 km.

Two Wrangler 4x4 variants are available:

  • Unlimited Sahara;
  • Unlimited Rubicon.

Both are equipped with:

  • Selec-Trac 4-wheel-drive system;
  • Blue front and rear tow hooks;
  • A charging port with 120-volt cable.

If you choose the Unlimited Sahara version, you will also enjoy:

  • A sport suspension;
  • 20-inch fully painted aluminum wheels;
  • Freedom Top 3-piece modular hardtop;
  • Leather upholstery.

The Unlimited Rubicon version also adds:

  • Performance suspension;
  • 17-inch aluminum wheels with black dimples;
  • Black Sunrider soft top;
  • Premium cloth upholstery with contrast stitching.
2022 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 4xe cockpit including its onboard technologies

Interior | 2022 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 4xe

Both models also come standard with:

  • Keyless Enter'n Go;
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto;
  • Universal garage door opener;
  • Alpine Premium sound system with 9 speakers;
  • Uconnect 4C NAV system with 8.4-inch touchscreen;
  • Automatic temperature control;
  • Full center console and rear in-floor storage bin;
  • Torx tool kit for removing roof and doors.

2022 Jeep Renegade 4xe

The 2022 Renegade 4xe is already in the European market, and by the time it makes its arrival on this side of the pond, we expect it will offer the same features and equipment. As for its powertrain, we expect the following options:

Engine Power Torque
4-cylinder 1.3L turbocharged + electric motor 190 HP 270 lb-ft
4-cylinder 1.3L turbocharged + electric motor 240 HP 270 lb-ft
front 3/4 view of a 2022 European model Jeep Renegade 4xe being driven on a road

2022 European model Jeep Renegade 4xe

The hybrid powertrain of the Jeep Renegade 4xe is paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission and delivers an all-electric range of 55 km. The Renegade is available in 4 trims:

  • Limited;
  • Upland;
  • Trailhawk;
  • Renegade S.

Whichever model you choose, your Renegade 4xe will be equipped with:

  • Front and rear park assist;
  • Uconnect multimedia system with 8.4-inch screen;
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto;
  • Adaptive cruise control.

2022 Jeep Compass 4xe

Also available in Europe, the 2022 Compass 4xe is available in 5 versions:

  • Night Eagle;
  • Limited;
  • Upland;
  • Trailhawk;
  • Compass S.
side 3/4 view of a 2022 Jeep Compass 4xe S version parked on a beach

2022 Jeep Compass 4xe S version

Under the hood of the Jeep Compass 4xe you will find the same engines as in the Renegade. They boast a maximum power output of 240 horsepower, a 0 to 100 km/h time of 7.3 seconds, an all-electric range of 55 km. What’s more, they can be fully charged in only 2 hours.

The plug-in hybrid powertrain of these Jeep SUVs consists of a gasoline engine that powers the front wheels and an electric motor that drives the rear wheels. The latter is powered by an 11.4 kWh battery that can be recharged while driving, through regenerative braking or by plugging it in at home.

Both the Compass and the Renegade 4xe also feature 3 driving modes that let you adapt its performance to your needs: hybrid mode, which uses both engines; all-electric mode, which deactivates the combustion engine; and E-Save mode, which saves on battery and also recharges it while you drive.


Seeing just how successful the Grand Cherokee and Wrangler 4xe have been, you better believe that before long we will be introduced to 4xe versions of the Compass and Renegade. After all, hybrids and plug-in hybrids, as well as all-electric vehicles of the Jeep line-up are a big priority for Stellantis. It’s only a matter of time before they will be arriving at Bessette Automobile in Cowansville near St-Jean! 

To learn all about the exciting future of hybrid technology, to discover the models in our line-up, or for any questions on our financing plans or our ongoing promotions and rebates, be sure to stay tuned! Simply visit our website to learn the latest information about the Compass 4xe and Renegade 4xe, or stop by for a visit at our dealership!

And let’s not forget that these two models are sure to be eligible for government rebates, just like the Wrangler 4xe and Grand Cherokee 4xe are currently.

2022 Jeep Compass S version 4xe badge

2022 Jeep Compass S version