2006 Jeep Commander – Road Test & Review – Automobile Magazine

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Philadelphia The Jeep Commander for two reasons. First, like manufacturer of mid-size SUVs, wants a model with a row of seats, a feature that is a when families who suffer minivan-avoidance syndrome go shopping for a new Second, Jeep hopes the Commander will recreate of the positive imagery and romance of the old Wagoneer, which, unlike the Grand Cherokee, really was in its day.

During our drive from Philadelphia to the Pocono Mountains, of Cherokees and Grand Cherokees noticed the Commander. We were whether they were or simply curious. The Grand Commander certainly looks a Jeep, and it was intentionally penned to the iconic Cherokee.

But the stance and are very different, so the result to mind those Silly comic-strip transfers you did as a kid, you stretched and pulled Superman’s There are some clever touches, however, including the rack that disguises the roofline and the (optional) grab mounted on the D-pillars. The Commander the Grand Cherokee’s 109.5-inch and is only two inches longer

These tidy but tight mean that Jeep needed a very upright window to carve out enough for two additional bodies. The second and rows of seats are elevated, Access to the rearmost seats, are perched high atop the underpinnings, is cumbersome at best.

Once the third-class passengers in, they’ll rue their fate, the seat bottom is shallow and only inches off the floor. For a …, it’s like in a chair designed for kids, is whom the third row is intended we suppose. When the third-row and their headrests are in place, the view out the rearview mirror is to the size of a mail slot.

The Nissan Pathfinder and the Ford both do the third-row thing better. Like the Grand the Commander is fully at home and is offered with three four-wheel-drive systems. The Commander mimics its smaller sibling by decent, but not class-leading, on-road dynamics. Body control and feel fall short of competitors, and the rear axle the sideways skip-de-do-dah over road imperfections.

Three available engines are all to a smooth-shifting, five-speed automatic. The you want, of course, is the 330-hp, Hemi, since its EPA-estimated economy, at 14/19 mpg city/highway, is 1 mpg worse than that of the 4.7-liter V-8. If you can afford the weak 3.7-liter V-6, you ought to consider that after all. SPECS

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