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By Cars.com Staff
September 1, 2009
Vehicle Overview The Jeep Commander is the first Jeep to have three rows of seats; it seats up to seven people. Sport and Limited trim levels are available, as are three four-wheel-drive systems. The Commander's competitors include the Toyota 4Runner, Nissan Pathfinder and Ford Explorer.
New for 2010 For 2010, the Commander dropped its 4.7-liter V-8 engine and the Overland trim.
Exterior The Commander features an upright windshield and rear window. Its angular sheet metal and vertical side glass give it a classic Jeep profile and a rugged, upright, military look.
Standard body-colored door handles and front/rear bumpers
Standard power, heated mirrors
Standard remote keyless entry
17- or 18-inch wheels
Optional xenon headlamps
Optional dual-panel sunroof
Interior The SUV holds up to seven occupants on two or three rows of seats. Each row is slightly higher than the one ahead of it, enhancing forward visibility for rear occupants. The second- and third-row seats fold forward to create a flat load floor. A stepped roof provides headroom for rear occupants.
Cloth, leather or perforated leather upholstery
Wood-grain and leather-wrapped center console
Standard air conditioning
Optional dual-zone automatic climate control
Standard power locks and windows
Standard steering-wheel-mounted cruise control
Standard eight-way power driver seat and optional four-way power passenger seat
Optional second-row overhead TV monitor and satellite television
Optional navigation system
Under the Hood Three full-time four-wheel-drive systems and two transfer cases are available. In ascending order of ruggedness, Jeep calls its four-wheel-drive systems Quadra-Trac I, Quadra-Trac II and Quadra-Drive II.
Hill descent control, which is designed to keep the SUV's speed to a crawl when traversing difficult terrain, is optional. Hill start assist is also optional; it keeps the Commander from rolling backward on an incline. The 5.7-liter engine has a multi-displacement system that alternates between four-cylinder and V-8 mode for higher fuel efficiency.
210-horsepower, 3.7-liter V-6 with 235 pounds-feet of torque
357-hp, 5.7-liter Hemi V-8 with 389 pounds-feet of torque
Five-speed automatic transmission
Rear- and four-wheel-drive systems available
Safety Safety features include:
Available rear backup camera
Standard side curtain airbags for all rows
Standard antilock brakes
Standard electronic stability system and traction control
Standard Smart Key that immobilizes the engine in a theft attempt
Standard rear park assist
Available rain-sensing wipers and automatic headlamps