Old vs New: Are the 2017 Jeep Wrangler’s new LED Headlights Really Better and Brighter?

The 2017 Jeep Wrangler is not that much different from the 2016 Jeep Wrangler except for the new headlights. 2017 Jeep Wrangler buyers can now purchase their Jeep with option LED headlights for $595.00. If you go for the upper trim Wrangler models like the Rubicon or Sahara the new LED’s are standard.

This got us thinking….are the new LED headlights that much better and brighter than the old halogen lights on previous JK Wrangler’s lights? Luckily we have a way to find out as TFLcar has a long-term 2016 Jeep Wrangler in our fleet of test cars.

On a cold, snowy and dark night in Colorado we headed out of the office with both the 2016 and 2017 Jeep Wrangler to compare the old vs the new Jeep’s headlights.

We mounted a camera on the windscreen of both Jeeps and drove the identical stretch of dirt road at the same speed in both vehicles. Through the magic of video editing software we are able to easily compare the two Jeep Wrangler’s headlights with a split screen video.  You can watch the video below that directly compares the difference between the old vs new headlights.

Jeep says the new 2017 Jeep Wrangler’s LED headlights are 63 percent brighter and use 69 percent less energy than the old Halogen headlights. Is this true? We’ll let you decide.

Check out the video below as we put Jeep’s claims to the visual test. And by the way if you are interested in a comprehensive 0-60 MPH review of the 2017 Jeep Wrangler, just click HERE.

Are the new 2017 Jeep Wrangler’s LED headlights worth the extra money? Please let us know what you think in the comments below.

 

Roman Mica
Roman Mica is a publisher, columnist, journalist, and author, who spent his early years driving fast on the German autobahn. When he’s not reviewing cars or producing videos, you can find him training for triathlons and writing about endurance sports for EverymanTri.com as our sister blog’s publisher. Mica is a former broadcast reporter with his Master’s Degree in journalism from Northwestern University. He is also a presenter for TFLcar’s very popular video review channels on YouTube.