Wrangler is getting closer to the period where the mid-cycle update is expected. Since no major change is coming next year, we will probably see a few big changes on the 2023 Jeep Wrangler. One of them is already announced. The Magneto version is taking the game to another level. This is going to be an all-electric SUV, the final step of the evolution after the 4xe model with a plug-in hybrid configuration.
Still, most buyers are going after the Wrangler because of its off-road skills. This is one of the best 4×4 vehicles in the world and the main choice for adventurers. Even without the Rubicon package, the SUV can deliver an excellent performance. Plus, you can find it with two- or four-door layout.
The redesign is not going to change the look radically. There is still going to be a seven-slot grille with an aggressive bumper and hood. But, the question is – what will 2023 Jeep Wrangler Magneto introduce, its performance, mileage, and technology.
2023 Jeep Wrangler Specs
Turbo-four and six-cylinder engines are the main choices for the SUV. This season brought the Wrangler V8, but it is the Rubicon 392 edition, which is a limited offer. That was the update for the 2021 and 2022 seasons. After the redesign, the company is going to drop a 6.4-liter V8. We don’t need 470 horsepower from this model and the fuel consumption makes it even less affordable.
So, the offer starts with a 3.6-liter Pentastar drivetrain, ready to crunch 285 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque. A six-speed manual transmission is a power router, while optionally, you can take an automatic gearbox. An eTorque mild-hybrid system is included, but it doesn’t save too much fuel or increases power outputs. A 2.0-liter turbo-four is a good alternative. It improves the gas mileage to 23 mpg combined. Engineers pair it only with an automatic transmission. The total of this setup is 270 hp and 295 lb-ft.
A 3.0-liter EcoDiesel is a turbocharged oil burner that will deliver 260 horsepower and 442 pound-feet of twist. Combined with the Rubicon package, it will make the 2023 Jeep Wrangler unstoppable. Even the gas mileage is way better than with petrol units, returning 22/29 mpg. An eight-speed auto is the only transmission and you cannot order a diesel engine for a two-door SUV.
2023 Jeep Wrangler 4xe and Magneto
The 4xe plug-in hybrid started the evolution, and the logical choice was to expect an all-electric version in foreseeable future. It is happening for the 2023 season, where the Wrangler Magneto is debuting. It is early to talk about outputs. But, judging by the PHEV configuration, we can expect a lot from the EV. The 2023 Jeep Wrangler 4xe is based on a 2.0-liter four-pot engine, and the system is boosted by electric motors. The SUV gains 375 horsepower and you can ride it by using batteries only. The range of the plug-in hybrid version is 21 miles. It is still a mighty 4×4 vehicle thanks to 475 lb-ft coming from the PHEV system. Bosses are not announcing too many plans. But, we’ve heard that 2023 Jeep Wrangler Magneto is going to sprint to 60 mph in less than 6 seconds. Also, some experts say a manual transmission will be available as well.
Source: The Drive
Even after the redesign, the 2023 Wrangler is going to keep most of its main versions. Two- and four-door models are there. The late one is called Wrangler Unlimited. Those two will share a lot of options, but there are some differences behind the number of doors and size. Definitely, the most exciting trim level is Rubicon. It enhances 4×4 drive and meets the requirements of most adventurers. We will see how many fans will turn to the new Ford Bronco, as the biggest threat to Wrangler’s supremacy. The base model is going to be Sport and we expect it to keep the same price level. Altitude is a mid-range offer, available also for some other packages. A lighter version of an off-roader is Sahara. Rubicon 392 is a limited-time offer that will expire after next season. Still, we can also expect a few sub-trims and surprises by Jeep.
2023 Jeep Wrangler Release Date and Prices
There are two key moments for the 2023 Jeep Wrangler. The release date will depend on the speed of development of the new styling and electric Magneto drivetrain. Those two novelties can appear on separate occasions, with a few months before launching each one. The price for the entry-level version should start under $29,000 for a 2-door model. A four-door Unlimited adds around $3,500. Besides Rubicon, all higher-end trim levels are unavailable for a smaller SUV. Heavily-loaded trims are starting above $50,000. If the FCA brings back a V8 engine, that means you will have to spend at least $75,000 for the 4×4 SUV. The current pricing of the plug-in hybrid is around $50,000. An all-electric 2023 Jeep Wrangler Magneto is going to cost at least $60,000 or $65,000.