2019 Jeep Wrangler Gets Murdered-out with Altitude Package

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Jeep Wrangler Altitude

Black wheels, exterior accents, seats and interior trim bring bold look to Wrangler Unlimited Sport and Sahara.

Jeep has rolled out the first appearance package for the JL Wrangler, introducing the Altitude package for the Wrangler Unlimited. Offered with the Sport and Sahara trim levels as the base, this package adds a blacked-out trim on the inside and outside at two different price points, making this a package that many people can add to their new SUV. Whether you are buying the low-cost Sport or the heavily-appointed Sahara, you can have the sporty, murdered-out look from the factory.

Altitude Features

The JL Wrangler Altitude package makes its presence felt the most on the outside, with gloss black headlight inserts, grille inserts and fender badges as well as gloss black 18-inch five-spoke wheels. On the Sport Altitude (above in white and below in silver), a three-piece removable hardtop is black to match the black wheel flares while the Sahara Altitude (below in red) has the same hardtop, but it is body-colored, as are the wheel flares.

Jeep Wrangler Altitude

Both the Wrangler Sport Altitude and Sahara Altitude are available in six colors – Granite Crystal Metallic, Bright White, Flame Red, Black, Billet Silver and Sting Gray.

Jeep Wrangler Altitude

On the inside, the Jeep Wrangler Altitude package introduces a new dash look, with the mid-panel finished in “wizard black” with silver accents, along with black cloth seats in the Sport Altitude and black leather in the Sahara Altitude. The rest of the interior is also clad entirely in black, with splashes of contrasting silver trim here and there, while the Jeep Performance Parts hardtop headliner is also black.

Jeep Wrangler Altitude

Jeep Altitude

Optional Upgrades

You can get the Wrangler Altitude package in Sport or Sahara trim, so you can add this blacked-out look to a base vehicle or one with some premium features. However, if you want lots more technology in your murdered-out JL, you will want to opt for the Sahara Altitude. This package can be upgraded with the latest UConnect 4C Navigation system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, the LED Lighting Group which adds high tech headlights, fog lights and taillights, the Advanced Safety Group and a nine-speaker Alpine premium sound system.

Jeep Altitude

The Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sport Altitude starts at $37,935 while the Sahara Altitude, also only offered in Unlimited form, starts at $43,185 and both of these packages can be built now on Jeep.com.

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