Jeep Commander

2008 Jeep Commander

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  • (4.6) 26 reviews
  • MSRP: $4,978$14,158
  • Body Style: Sport Utility
  • Combined MPG: 15-16
  • Engine: 305-hp, 4.7-liter V-8 (flexible; E85)
  • Drivetrain: 4x2
  • Seats: 5-7
2008 Jeep Commander

Our Take on the 2008 Jeep Commander

A host of changes for 2008 aim to make Jeep's Commander SUV more family-friendly. Satellite TV is now available for backseat passengers, and those up front get an optional MyGIG entertainment system that stores up to 1,600 songs. On the mechanical front, the Commander's available 4.7-li... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Cargo space
  • Rear visibility
  • Gas mileage
  • Some low-rent controls
  • Trucklike brakes
  • Second- and third-row legroom

Notable Features

  • Most trim levels seat seven
  • V-6 or upgraded 4.7-liter V-8
  • Available 5.7-liter Hemi V-8
  • Three 4WD systems
  • Available backseat skylights

2008 Jeep Commander Reviews Expert Reviews

If you're thinking about buying an old-school SUV like the Jeep Commander, I can only hope you've vetted the alternatives — crossovers, minivans, wagons — and discounted criteria like gas mileage and space efficiency. Your priorities should include romping about the backwoods and towing 7,000-plus pounds to Grandma's house.Then, and only then, might the Commander be... Read full review for the 2008 Jeep Commander

Consumer Reviews


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Jeepers !!!

by Black Beauty from Rochester, New York on May 4, 2011

I had a Grand Cherokee before owning the Commander. There were a few shortcomings with that model. First off, I had to duck my head quite a bit just to get into the driver seat. The seatbelt was too s... Read Full Review

6 Trim Levels Available

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2008 Jeep Commander Safety Ratings

Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 7 recalls for this car.

Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

Safety defects and recalls explained

Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $4,100 per year.

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Roadside Assistance Coverage


What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained


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.


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.

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).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

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.


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