LIVE YOUR ADVENTURE WITH JEEP COMMANDER
The Jeep Commander was a highly anticipated sport utility vehicle as it was the first seven passenger vehicle that consumers have seen from Jeep. The Commander was first seen at the 2005 New York Auto Show where it was very well received. Despite offering more seating, the Commander is just two inches longer than the Jeep Grand Cherokee. Though many thought that the Commander would look a lot like the Cherokee, it really is styled much differently and does not look much like any other vehicle that is currently in the Jeep lineup.
While the Commander is not a twin of any other vehicle in the Jeep lineup, it is the perfect addition because it is everything many modern day Jeep consumers are looking for. Jeep is definitely proud of its new edition to its lineup, but it is not the first manufacturer to have a vehicle with the Commander name!
In fact, Jeep is the third company in history to produce a vehicle with the Commander name. The other two were the Studebaker Commander and the Scammell Commander, but the Jeep stands out because it is a completely different vehicle than either of these were so it is in no way an imitation of those vehicles. It remains to be seen if this Commander will outsell the Commander vehicles of the past, chances are that it will exceed Commander sales of the past and perhaps even Jeep expectations.
The Jeep Commander is a very boxy vehicle and this is often what is first noticed when consumers take a look at the vehicle. The Commander features an upright windshield as well as squared off sides that make the vehicle unmistakable. The roof is actually higher in the back than it is in the front as the second and third row seats are mounted higher than the first row, but this doesn’t look awkward at all because the height is hidden by a roof rack. Speaking of the roof, the Commander also sports a very cool feature which is a moon roof!
It’s been reported that the Commander was inspired by the Jeep Wagoneer and you can see some similar characteristics in the exterior styling. Though the Commander may have initially been inspired by the Wagoneer, it is actually based on the same platform as the third generation of the Jeep Grand Cherokee. In the end, the Commander is a combination of styles from the past and the needs of the consumer today. Now that consumers have gotten a taste of the Commander they are anxiously awaiting the next model year to see what fun features are added.
Jeep has fitted the Commander with some great engine choices, which provide power and get up and go. Consumers can choose from three different engines, one of them is a V6 and the other two V8. Specific engine offerings are a 3.7 liter Powertech V6, a 4.7 liter Powertech V8, and the highly esteemed 5.7 liter Hemi V8! With a wide power range each consumer can get what he or she needs from the Commander making the vehicle perfect for cross country trips as well as trips across town.
The Jeep Commander is attractive to consumers that are looking for a midsized SUV that offers both style and space. The second and third row seating options are great for families that really want a sport utility vehicle but need space and don’t want to cram their kids and pets into small seats. The second and third row seats can hold adults in the Commander, though the seats seem as though they would be most ideal for smaller adults or children. Generally speaking, this may be one of the most comfortable second and third row seating sport utility vehicles currently on the market. For those willing to look at a Jeep SUV, the comfort and second and third row seating will generally sell them on this vehicle over all others.
Overall it appears as though Jeep has scored with the Commander. Some critics site that the Commander doesn’t offer anything new, but for consumers that believe in the Jeep name, this is the vehicle of choice. Space, price, handing, and comfort all come together for a many consumers to make this the right vehicle for them. Critics also say that the seven passenger capacity is long over due from Jeep, but the company didn’t want to release a vehicle of this type that was not refined and comfortable for all seven passengers. This is perhaps where the Commander stands apart from some of the other seven passenger vehicles on the market because all of the seating is comfortable and that cannot be said for every SUV on the market.
The Jeep Commander has proven to be the perfect combination of style, sport, power, and comfort. This vehicle is great for families, business people, those that want to travel, and more. It will be interesting to see the Commander evolve into an even better vehicle in the future. For other vehicle accessories and gifts, visit this website for a wide selection.
What's New For Jeep Commander in 2010?
The Jeep Commander for 2010 is an SUV that was specifically designed to be great for families and great for driving off road. It is the vehicle to be in when a family wants to drive in rugged winter terrain or go camping in a four wheel drive vehicle... Go here for more information and specifications on the 2010 Jeep Commander.
What's New For Jeep Commander in 2009?
For 2009, the Jeep Commander offers an optional 5.7 liter V8 engine that is both more fuel efficient and more powerful. The interior materials have been on the Overland and Limited trims, and the optional navigation system now has an iPod interface... Go here for more information and specifications on the 2009 Jeep Commander.
What's New For Jeep Commander in 2008?
The 2008 Jeep Commander is a rugged vehicle that is almost identical to the 2007 model. With an NHSTS Driver’s Crash Rating of five stars out of five, you can feel safe transporting everything from your golf clubs to your kids with this SUV.. Go here for more information and specifications on the 2008 Jeep Commander.
What's New For Jeep Commander in 2007?
For the 2007 model year, Jeep has confirmed that an Overland edition will go into production. Similar to the Grand Cherokee Overland, the base Commander Overland showcases an increased amount of platinum accents. The premium 2007 Jeep Commander Overland features a forward fascia, platinum grilles, and rear assist handling. Platinum color wheels, side roof railing and body side molds are also included. In what is a first for any Jeep production model, power liftgates will be added as a feature. Go here for more information and specifications on the 2007 Jeep Commander.
Jeep Commander Updates
A new review of the Commander.
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DaimlerChrysler has signed an agreement with Sirrius to bring the following TV channels; Nickelodeon, Disney and Cartoon Network to the 2008 Jeep Commander.
The Jeep Commander "Rocky Mountain" edition is a special release that will be assembled and on sale March 1 to May 31, 2007. It is available in both 4x2 and 4x4. The standard sports a 3.7L V6 engine and an optional 4.7L V8. The Hemi engine is not offered for the Rocky Mountain.
Jeep is offering aMarch 07 $3000 cash back allowance for Jeep Commander buyers. For those looking to lease instead,, the allowance is $3000 plus an extra $1000 if you are returning a previous Chrysler vehicle lease.
February 2007 sales figures for Chrysler Daimler were down 8% compared to last year. The Jeep brand was down an overall of 5%. The biggest decliners were the Jeep Liberty (-41%), Jeep Grand Cherokee (-22%) and the Jeep Commander (-24%).The biggest gainers were the Jeep Wrangler, with an impressive 63% gain and the Jeep Compass. Which posted its 2nd best sales month selling 4,071 unit., since its June 2006 introduction.
DaimlerChrysler AG's Chrysler Group said on Friday, December 22, that it is recalling 62,369 2007 model-year vehicles to reprogram a computer that is related to the brake system. The Jeep Commander is one of those vehicles affected. Please check with your local DaimlerChrysler representative to see if you need to send your vehicle in.
Chrysler Group's 5.7-liter HEMI(R) engine has been ranked on Ward's 10 Best Engines list. The 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 achieves power and fuel economy thanks to its Multiple Displacement System (MDS).
The Jeep Commander took the 7th position in the "Top 10 most popular 2006 new car introduction" in terms of consumer searches, according to Cars.com. At the same time, the Jeep Commander was one of the Top 5 SUV picks during the 2007 North America International Auto Show
Consumer Reports has recently labelled the Jeep Commander as the "Worst Blind Spot Offender", among 200 other cars and SUVs. CR has tested and determined that a 5' 1" driver had difficulty seeing the top of a 28" traffic cone ( height of a small child) from a distance of approximately 69 feet.
A flexible fuel Jeep Commander (blend of gasoline and corn ethanol) will be offered by Daimler Chrysler. A total of 25% of all vehicles from Chrysler are expected to follow suit.. This helps drivers offset the high cost of gas.