The Jeep Commander has only been around since its launch in 2005 and is easily the largest Jeep in the lineup to date. The Commander is a very rugged jeep from the looks to the engine. The Commander takes everything that the public loves about Jeep and amplifies it. This Jeep is a larger version of the Jeep Cherokee and brings some serious power to the standard Grand Cherokee platform. With a very nice interior offering many extras and a very luxurious attention to detail, the Commander is competitive with other full size SUVs like the Navigator and Escalade.
The Commander offers big performance and power, but it still is able to offer a reasonable amount of fuel economy with 20 mpg on the highway. The interior seating could offer more leg and head room, but does offer headed seats and some other luxury accommodations that more than make up for where it lacks. The Commander base models start around $30,000 and the fully equipped model can cost over $40,000. The Commander offers a high amount of value at its price level.
Engines: 3.7L V-6, 5.7L V-8
Transmissions: 5-speed automatic
Models: Limited 4×2, Limited 4×4, Sport 4×2, Sport 4×4
In 2010 there are few changes for the Jeep Commander, the Overland trim level is gone leaving just Sport and Limited. The weak 4.7-liter V-8 is gone, replaced with the much more powerful 5.7-liter V-8 which is now standard in the Limited as is a power liftgate, third-row seating and foglamps.
The 2010 Jeep Commander has a powerful look to it with styling reminiscent of Jeep Grand Cherokees from the past which is what many Jeep enthusiasts wanted and Jeep was more than happy to accommodate.
The Sport offers an eight-way power driver seat, front and rear air-conditioning, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, a 40/20/40-split second-row bench, and a 50/50-split third-row bench. While the Limited gives you everything from the Sport plus dual-zone climate control, heated second-row seats and driver-seat memory.
The 2010 Jeep Commander has only two engines available, if you opt for the Limited you get the 5.7-liter Hemi V-8 putting out 357 horsepower and 389 pound-feet matted to a five-speed automatic transmission. If you choose the Sport you get the 3.7-liter V-6 with 210 horsepower and 235 pound-feet, also mated to a five-speed automatic transmission.
The Commander features four-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS), curtain first, second and third row overhead airbag, airbag occupancy sensor, driveline traction control, stability control and rollover mitigation are standard on all Jeep Commanders.
Limited 4×2: 14 mpg city/20 mpg highway
Limited 4×4: 13 mpg city/19 mpg highway
Sport 4×2: 15 mpg city/20 mpg highway
Sport 4×4: 14 mpg city/19 mpg highway
- Seating for seven
- Capable off-road
- Powerful V-8
- Power-sapping weight
- Weak V-6
- Small third row seating
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