I have been driving a 4xe for a couple days now and I have found when it's out of battery (>1%) it acts like what I would expect the mild hybrid to be. Maybe I am off there but honestly that has been my best driving experience in it thus far. I have found the 2.0T itself to feel a little jittery once the battery is depleted.https://www.jlwranglerforums.com/fo...e-what-it-is-how-it-works-what-it-does.74400/
It’s really a totally different thing, the eTorque just makes start/stop smoother and adds some juice to the “first half of tire rotation from a stop”, and some capture of energy from letting off the throttle to add to the 48v system for that tiny startup boost. In contrast, you can go 25 miles without gasoline on the 4xe.
To me, the eTorque is a bunch of complication for some stuff the engine should do just fine on its own. Which is probably why the 2.0 doesn’t have eTorque any more, it’s got great low end torque already. Maybe the 3.6 can benefit from it…but really, if you’re thinking hybrid - the 4xe is the right choice.
You are required to get the eTorque on a 3.6 if you want XR pack so it definitely must make a difference on that initial take off.