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Jeep Wrangler Adds LED Headlights to Options List

Posted in News on September 1, 2016
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Those pursuing better on-trail illumination have an additional factory option for the 2017 model year. The heritage-happy Jeep Wrangler will join the future of automotive lighting, adopting light-emitting diode (LED) headlights as an option.

According to, which appears to have obtained an ordering guide for the 2017 SUV, the LED headlights will be available as part of a $595 package that also includes LED foglamps. $595 strikes us as a reasonable deal for the lighting technology, which provides a brighter, more even beam for better vision in the dark.

Until now, the Wrangler JK had only been available with old-tech halogen headlights, and customers had to resort to aftermarket high-intensity discharge (HID) or LED lighting kits for improved visibility. Luckily, the Wrangler’s 7-inch round headlamps made such conversions relatively straightforward, but nothing beats an OEM solution for user-friendliness.

In addition to the Wrangler’s LED lamps, Jeep will also offer HID lighting on a broader range of its SUVs. For example, all trim levels of the Cherokee except the Sport will come standard with HIDs, and a late-availability option on the Renegade will bring the technology to the company’s littlest offering.

With the all-new Wrangler JL on the way late next year, the new LED options aren’t terribly substantial. But since the Wrangler continues to sell incredibly well, even a decade into its model cycle, Jeep probably doesn’t need much help turning shoppers into Wrangler drivers.

Source: Jeep,

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