The Jeep Commander is a truck-of-all-trades and caters to both outdoor enthusiasts and daily city commuters who want a car with plenty of room for storage and seating and one that can handle different terrains and weather. The Commander is available in Base/Sport, Limited, and the Overland trim which was added to the line in 2007. A common thread running through the different trims is the performance rating. The SUV's various forms have shown to be a top quality off-roading and on-pavement vehicle, with reviewers commenting on the Commander's highway tracking and road stability. The Commander's versatility is due in part to its powerful four-wheel drive.
In terms of power, the base model comes with a V6 engine with the option to upgrade to a 4.7L Magnum or 5.7L Hemi V8. The Commander has gone through several different design changes over its lifetime and 2009 was the year for a structural and power redesign. At this time, the 5.7L Hemi engine was replaced, the MDS system was given fresh updates to increase performance, and the crankshaft was given a dual-mass damper. Other features include HID headlamps, iPod compatibility, Wi-Fi access, MyGIG® radio, and new wheel options.
The Jeep Commander is a solid and reliable vehicle that offers comfort, style, class, and power. It has been celebrated by SUV enthusiasts as fun to drive, enjoyable for off-roading, spacious, and well worth its base price.
The 2010 Jeep Commander received an impressive 5 out of 5 stars in front passenger and front driver safety from the National Highway Safety Transportation Administration. The model received 3 out of 5 stars in a rollover crash test.
Different safety options are available in the Jeep Commander. Some of these safety features include air bags for the driver, passenger, and side and rear heads, 4-wheel ABS, brake assist, auto-on headlights, child safety locks, traction control, electronic stability control, daytime running lights, and adjustable pedals.