2017 Jeep Wrangler Gets LED Headlights Ahead of 2018 Redesign

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Updated with first look at the new LED leadlights:





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Compare to the previous non-LED lights:

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The Jeep Wrangler is finally going to get LED headlights and it's starting before you think.

Addressing the much maligned halogen bulbs on the current model Wrangler, FCA has decided that the 2017 Jeep Wrangler will be the first to get the LED headlights and fog lights, ahead of the JL Wrangler debut for the 2018 model year.

The new LED lights will be standard on the Sahara and Rubicon models and optional on the Sport and Sport S trims.

The current halogen lamps have ranked among the worst on the market by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and Jeep promises the new high beams will bring with it a 90% increase in light.

In a further signal of what to expect for the 2018 Wrangler and beyond, Jeep will be adding several package options including a cold weather group option for Sport S and Rubicon, with 17-inch BF Goodrich KO2 tires, an engine block heater, slush mats, power convenience group, heated seats, and remote start.

There will also be new paint colors Acid Yellow, XTreme Purple, Chief and Gobi, available for the entire lineup.

2017 Jeep Wrangler Fact Sheet:

New for 2017

  • 2017 Jeep® Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited models receive new LED headlights and fog lamps (Optional on Sport and Sport S and standard on Sahara and Rubicon models)

  • Cold Weather Group available on Sport S and Rubicon models and includes: 17-inch BF Goodrich KO2 tires, engine block heater, all-weather slush mats, Power Convenience Group, heated seats, and remote start

September 1, 2016 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - The iconic 2017 Jeep® Wrangler – the most capable and recognized vehicle in the world – features a standard eight-speaker audio system and an optional Premium Alpine Audio Package that includes nine Alpine speakers, a subwoofer and a 552-watt amplifier. The 2017 Jeep Wrangler delivers unmatched off-road capability with legendary four-wheel drive and is produced with more than seven decades of 4x4 engineering experience. Wrangler continues to offer a body-on-frame design, front and rear five-link suspension system, live axles, electronic lockers, and is one of the few mid-size SUVs that offer a six-speed manual transmission, in addition to its five-speed automatic.

Highlights

  • Jeep Wrangler’s 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine delivers 285 horsepower and 260 lb.-ft. of torque and is engineered to provide a broad torque band with a focus on low-end torque
  • Jeep Wrangler is available with several axle gear ratios allowing customers to optimize fuel economy and vehicle capability. Wrangler is available with 3.21, 3.73 or 4.10 ratios depending on model. Also, Wrangler offers towing capability up to 3,500 pounds
  • A best-in-class approach angle of 42.2 degrees, breakover angle of 25.8 degrees and departure angle of 32.3 degrees helps the Jeep Wrangler scale the toughest terrain
  • The capable driveline of the Sport and Sahara models include a Dana 30 front axle and Dana 44 rear axle. The Command-Trac NV241, part-time, two-speed transfer case, features a 2.72:1 low-range gear ratio. In addition, an optional Trac-Lok limited-slip rear differential provides extra torque and grip in low-traction environments such as sand, mud or snow
  • The Wrangler Rubicon model features heavy-duty Dana 44 front and rear axles and the Rock-Trac NV241 two-speed transfer case with a 4.0:1 low-range gear ratio. Rubicon also includes electric front and rear locking differentials, disconnecting front sway bar and 32-inch tires, taking the Wrangler to the highest level of capability
  • The Jeep Wrangler’s signature features include: classic round headlamps, seven-slot grille, trapezoid wheel flares, removable doors, exposed hinges, a fold-down windshield and innovative removable tops and half doors that allow the Wrangler to retain the brand’s iconic appearance and function
  • Standard electronic stability control (ESC), electronic roll mitigation, trailer-sway control, Hill-start Assist and brake traction control are among two dozen available safety and security features

Model Lineup

For 2017, the Jeep Wrangler lineup consists of four models:
  • Sport
  • Sport S
  • Sahara
  • Rubicon
Exterior Colors

  • Chief (new)
  • Acid Yellow (new)
  • Gobi (new)
  • Xtreme Purple (now available across entire lineup)
  • Billet Silver
  • Black
  • Bright White
  • Firecracker Red
  • Granite Crystal
  • Rhino
Interior Colors

  • Black
  • Black/Dark Saddle Brown
  • Black/Dark Olive





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Good on Jeep to give JK buyers a well needed lighting upgrade even before the JL. I'm impressed.

Looks like we weren't seeing things and the JL mule was sporting LED's.

 

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Nice, so the speculation that those were LEDs on the prototypes was correct. The Renegade also got a nice interior/tech update, so the JL is shaping up to feature some nice new technology inside and outside I think.
 

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Nice look and upgrade. Hope LED are standard on all JL models. Really should be no reason why any car comes with halogens. Xenon and LEDs have been around for years now.
 

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I think the reason for the final year upgrade is because the JK and JL will be produced simultaneously for at least a year. At this late stage the JK must be more profitable and they'll have to provide added features for it to be chosen over the newest model.
 
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2017 models are arriving now. First look at the sweet new LED lights. Stamped "Jeep Performance LED"


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Thanks for the pic! Do the bezels around the light and grille come on all models with leds?
 

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Good on Jeep to upgrade the JK even in its final year. It'll make deciding between the JK and JL even more difficult as there's sure to be some good deals on the outgoing model.
 

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Very nice hope it's standard in the JL
I think LED lights will be standard on the higher trim JL models but optional on the lower models, like how it is for the JK right now.

And it looks like the JL's LED lights will have a different design. The leaked pics from dealer meeting show a different looking light pattern than the JK ones.

 

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I think LED lights will be standard on the higher trim JL models but optional on the lower models, like how it is for the JK right now.

And it looks like the JL's LED lights will have a different design. The leaked pics from dealer meeting show a different looking light pattern than the JK ones.

Think you're right. Definitely nothing in the 2017 LED headlights that would create a separation line seen in the dealer meeting pics. Glad to see it'll be a different design. Exterior wise the JL is already not going to be much of a departure so any small updates like this are welcome.
 

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I doubt FCA would design and build a part and only use it for one MY. My guess is these will be on the JL.
 

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I doubt FCA would design and build a part and only use it for one MY. My guess is these will be on the JL.
I heard they were forced to upgrade their headlights by the gub'ment. FCA likely bought something off the shelf for the '17, but held back on what is planned for the '18.
 

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