Las Cruces, NM to Carlsbad, NM
Via White Sands National Park (National Park #1)
Today’s Drive: 233 Miles
Total Miles: 1092.4
Drive time: 4 hours 12 minutes
Brake light status: Gremlins (off and on and off etc)
More GEEKY JEEP REPORT at bottom of post.
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So far the Jeep 4xe we purchased earlier this year has been a delightful vehicle. We’ve been enjoying it much more than we thought we would. The electric part of the drivetrain is really sophisticated. Jeep obviously put a lot of thought into this. And when the hybrid system shuts down (as it will when the battery is low) the gas engine picks up. There’s no dropoff in performance. The gas driven drivetrain is exactly the same as in the standard Jeep Rubicon.
We’d been looking for a new vehicle and I, particularly, wanted a Jeep. Not just any Jeep, but a Jeep Rubicon. I’ve owned three Jeeps in the past, a Wrangler Sport, a Grand Cherokee, and a Rubicon. I’d done a lot in those vehicles and, yes, I did off roading (though not the extreme off roading). So, I’d been wanting to get back into another Rubicon.