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2007 Jeep Commander

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$3,325 — $10,285 USED
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Sport Utility
7 Seats
16-18 MPG
(Combined)
Key specs of the base trim
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Overview

Is this the car for you?

The Good

  • Performance potential with Hemi V-8
  • Offroad capabilities
  • Passenger accommodations
  • Stadium-style seating

The Bad

  • Pending further review

What to Know

about the 2007 Jeep Commander
  • Available seven-passenger seating
  • V-6 or V-8
  • Five-speed automatic
  • Optional power liftgate
  • Three 4WD systems
  • Available Command-View skylights

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2007 Jeep Commander Review

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

Vehicle Overview
Despite its popularity and reputation among sport utility vehicle fans, one element has been lacking in the Jeep Grand Cherokee: a third-row seat. That deficiency has been addressed with the Jeep Commander, which offers seating for either five or seven. Introduced in 2006, the Commander is the first Jeep product to have three rows of seats. Changes for 2007 include new options and a new trim level for the trail-rated SUV.

The 2007 model is sold in Sport, Limited and Overland variations. An optional power liftgate is new, along with five new colors and various other tweaks to the exterior and interior. The SUV comes with a standard rearview camera.

The Commander is built on the Grand Cherokee’s platform and shares the same wheelbase. Designers looked to 1940s Willys utility vehicles and later Jeep Wagoneers for guidance, and inspiration also came from the company’s Cherokee SUV, which was replaced by the Liberty in 2002.

Commanders get the same four-wheel-drive systems, suspension and powertrains as the Grand Cherokee, including an independent front suspension and rack-and-pinion steering. Buyers can choose a 3.7-liter V-6, a 4.7-liter V-8 or a 5.7-liter Hemi V-8 with the Multi Displacement System. Three full-time four-wheel-drive systems are offered: Quadra-Trac I, Quadra-Trac II and Quadra-Drive II. Two transfer cases are offered.

The Commander is the first Chrysler Group vehicle with electronic roll mitigation, which deploys the optional side cur...

Vehicle Overview
Despite its popularity and reputation among sport utility vehicle fans, one element has been lacking in the Jeep Grand Cherokee: a third-row seat. That deficiency has been addressed with the Jeep Commander, which offers seating for either five or seven. Introduced in 2006, the Commander is the first Jeep product to have three rows of seats. Changes for 2007 include new options and a new trim level for the trail-rated SUV.

The 2007 model is sold in Sport, Limited and Overland variations. An optional power liftgate is new, along with five new colors and various other tweaks to the exterior and interior. The SUV comes with a standard rearview camera.

The Commander is built on the Grand Cherokee’s platform and shares the same wheelbase. Designers looked to 1940s Willys utility vehicles and later Jeep Wagoneers for guidance, and inspiration also came from the company’s Cherokee SUV, which was replaced by the Liberty in 2002.

Commanders get the same four-wheel-drive systems, suspension and powertrains as the Grand Cherokee, including an independent front suspension and rack-and-pinion steering. Buyers can choose a 3.7-liter V-6, a 4.7-liter V-8 or a 5.7-liter Hemi V-8 with the Multi Displacement System. Three full-time four-wheel-drive systems are offered: Quadra-Trac I, Quadra-Trac II and Quadra-Drive II. Two transfer cases are offered.

The Commander is the first Chrysler Group vehicle with electronic roll mitigation, which deploys the optional side curtain airbags in certain rollover and side-impact events. An Electronic Stability Program is standard. Available features include a tire pressure monitoring system, rear parking assistance, a DVD-based navigation system, SmartBeam headlights, rain-sensing wipers and Command-View skylights.

Exterior
For 2007, Red Rock Crystal, Light Graystone, Steel Blue Metallic, Jeep Green Metallic and Mineral Gray Metallic are new color options. The Commander Sport features body-colored door handles, while Overland models add front tow hooks, platinum finish for the bodyside panels and front, a wire lattice grille and outside mirrors that match the body color. Other Overland trim pieces also get the platinum finish, with its 18-inch aluminum wheels being added to that list in January.

There’s also a power liftgate for all Commander models that’s standard on the Overland and optional on other trims.

The Commander is 2 inches longer and 4 inches taller than the Grand Cherokee; they share the same 109.5-inch wheelbase. 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. Even the side mirrors are blocky and stout.

Interior
Inside, the Commander Sport has a diamond-plate console shifter bezel. The Overland adds leather to the center floor console, shifter knob, steering wheel and door grab handles. The lower center stack and center floor console bezels are trimmed in wood. Two-tone suede and leather seats round out the Overland’s interior touches.

The SUV holds up to five or 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. Four round gauges populate the instrument cluster, which is surrounded by a two-tone dashboard. There’s also an optional rear-seat DVD entertainment system with a screen that folds down from the ceiling.

A stepped roof provides ample headroom for rear occupants. Innovative twin Command-View skylights over the second row of seats are standard on Limited and Overland models and optional on the Sport model.

Under the Hood
Three engines are available. The 3.7-liter V-6 develops an estimated 210 horsepower, versus an estimated 235 hp for the 4.7-liter V-8. The 5.7-liter Hemi V-8 makes an estimated 330 hp. All models use a five-speed automatic transmission.

Safety
Side curtain airbags are optional. An electronic stability system, antilock brakes and all-speed traction control are standard.

Driving Impressions
Acceleration is adequate with the 3.7-liter V-6. The 4.7-liter V-8 provides improved passing power, and under light load situations it offers nearly as much oomph as the larger Hemi V-8. Brakes are mushy in all three models as one would expect in a SUV. Quick lane-change maneuvers elicit moderate body roll.

The Commander’s interior offers a mix of high-quality controls and cheap plastic panels. Front and middle-row seats are large and comfortable, but the third row is tiny. With second- and third-row seats raised, there’s a significant blind spot at five o’clock.

Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

4.2
72 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(4.4)
Performance
(4.2)
Interior Design
(4.2)
Comfort
(4.5)
Reliability
(4.2)
Value For The Money
(4.1)

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(5.0)

Very Reliable but fun SUV

by James Abbot from Tempe, AZ on July 26, 2019

Car has option to play AUX fro music, the seats pump upwards so you are closer to the wheel. Plenty of space for a full family, the third row of seats go easily down for storing camping gear! Read full review

(3.0)

Great Jeep Cmmander

by HAM27 from Saluda, SC on April 22, 2019

Drove this jeep for most of its miles. Had it serviced every 3,000 miles. Great vehicle for young driver or family. Safe and dependable. Third row seating with heat and air for larger families. Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2007 Jeep Commander currently has 6 recalls


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2007 Jeep Commander has not been tested.

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Commander received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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