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2009 Jeep Commander

 2009 Jeep Commander
2009 Jeep Commander Specifications
Chassis
BrakesAnti-lock Brake System (ABS) with Rough Road Detection
Wheels (F)18-inch seven-spoke aluminum chrome-clad wheels
Wheels (R)18-inch seven-spoke aluminum chrome-clad wheels
Tires Front245/60R18 BSW all-terrain tires
Tires Rear245/60R18 BSW all-terrain tires
Front SuspensionQuadra-Drive II 4x4 Group
Rear SuspensionQuadra-Drive II 4x4 Group
Drivetrain
DifferentialElectronic Limited Slip Differential
Final Drive Ratio3.73
Engine
Type:New 5.7-liter HEMI® V-8
Bore X Stroke3.92 x 3.58 (99.5 x 90.9)
Engine & Transmission
Displacement cu in (cc):345 cu. in. (5654 cu. cm)
Power bhp (kW) at RPM:357 hp (266 kW) @ 5,200 rpm, (58.3 hp/L)
Torque lb-ft (Nm) at RPM:89 lb.-ft
Exterior
Body Type5-passenger
Length188.5
Width74.8
Curb Weight5204

2009 Jeep Commander Powers Up with All-new 5.7-Liter HEMI® Engine and Added Interior Features   Auburn Hills, Mich., Sep 1, 2008  - 

The first Jeep® vehicle with three rows of seats to carry seven passengers now features an available 5.7-Liter HEMI® engine capable of 357 horsepower (266 kW) and 389 lb.-ft. (527 N•m) of torque. 2009 Jeep Commander customers now can visit more places and enjoy their “go-anywhere, do-anything” lifestyles with a HEMI under the hood, and they’ll enjoy better fuel economy, too.

The 2009 Jeep Commander’s new 5.7-liter HEMI engine provides better fuel economy, improved idle quality and overall refinement, along with an 8.2 percent increase in horsepower and a 3.7 percent increase in torque compared with the previous generation engine. The HEMI’s new Variable Valve Timing (VVT) improves fuel economy in two ways. First, it reduces the engine’s pumping work by closing the intake valve later. Second, it increases the expansion process of the combustion event. This allows more work to be transferred to the crankshaft instead of being rejected out of the exhaust port as heat. Essentially, VVT improves engine breathing, which improves engine efficiency and power.

The new HEMI® engine also gives drivers its fuel-saving Multi-displacement System (MDS) technology, which seamlessly alternates between smooth, high-fuel-economy four-cylinder mode when less power is needed and V-8 mode when more power is in demand. This optimizes fuel economy when V-8 power is not required, without sacrificing vehicle performance or capability.

In addition to the new engine, the 2009 Jeep Commander also features new customer amenities including available auto-leveling High-intensity Discharge (HID) headlamps, dual-zone automatic temperature controls, rain-sensing wipers, new interior appearance upgrades, an iPod interface on navigation radios, a new 9-inch rear DVD screen and new wheel options.

A new Leather Appearance Group is standard on 2009 Jeep Commander Limited and Overland models. The package includes leather wrap on the upper front- and rear-door bolsters, the center console armrest/lid and front door grab handle, as well as chrome rings around the instrument panel front face vents and the two-piece shift knob.

Leather-trimmed front seats with a map pocket on the passenger side of Limited models and both sides on Overland models also are available on the 2009 Jeep Commander.

The vehicle’s instrument panel has been upgraded to include modifications to the Laredo model Tire Pressure Monitor (TPM) warnings in the Electronic Vehicle Information Center.

On the outside, the 2009 Jeep Commander features several new wheel options. Customers can now select from the following: 17-inch aluminum machined-face wheels with painted pockets (standard on Sport models), 17-inch, five-spoke aluminum machined-face wheels with painted pockets (standard on Limited models) or 18-inch, seven-spoke aluminum chrome-clad wheels (standard on Overland models).

The Jeep brand has been building industry-leading 4x4 vehicles for more than 65 years. The Jeep Commander has Jeep’s legendary off-road capability combined with on-road driving comfort. As a result, the Jeep Commander is the most capable three-row, seven-passenger 4x4, and of course, it’s Jeep Trail Rated.®


WHAT’S NEW FOR 2009

EXTERIOR

  • HID headlamps with auto-leveling feature (Optional on Limited models, standard on Overland models)
  • Body-color exterior mirrors (Standard on Limited models)
  • Rain-sensing wipers (Optional on Sport models equipped with the U package)

INTERIOR

  • Leather-trimmed front seats with map pocket (Passenger side on Limited models and both sides on Overland models)
  • Instrument panel upgrades to include Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • uconnect gps with iPod interface
  • New 9-inch rear DVD screen replaces 8-inch screen

POWERTRAIN/CHASSIS

  • New 5.7-liter HEMI engine
  • 17-inch aluminum machined-face wheels with painted pockets (Standard on Sport models)
  • 17-inch, five-spoke aluminum machined face wheels with painted pockets (Standard on Limited models, optional on Overland models)
  • 18-inch, seven-spoke aluminum chrome-clad wheels (Standard on Overland models)

PACKAGES

Leather Appearance Group (Standard on Limited and Overland models. Includes: leather wrap on upper front- and rear-door bolsters, the center console armrest/lid and front door grab handle, chrome rings around the instrument panel front face vents and the modified two-piece shift knob)


DESIGN

Six-plus decades of Jeep history gave Commander’s design team an unrivaled automotive heritage from which to draw. Key sources of inspiration were the Willys Station Wagons (1946 to 1962), the Jeep Wagoneer (1963 to 1991) and, most of all, the Jeep Cherokee (1984 to 2001).

Introduced in 2006, the Jeep Commander is immediately recognizable as an authentic Jeep due to its classic Jeep design elements: seven-slot grille, trapezoidal wheel openings, round headlamps and flat surfaces, plus a steep windshield, backlight and rear end. The result is a rugged, constructed appearance that says “Jeep.”

Commander is the first Jeep vehicle with three rows of seats. Firm and broad-shouldered, the seats are positioned theater-style: the second row is higher than the first; the third row is higher than the second. Additional head room is created by literally raising the roof over the second row by 3.15 inches higher compared with the first row, which produces a stepped effect. The second-row seats split 40/20/40; the third row is split 50/50. The middle and third rows fold forward to create a flat load floor for maximum utility. Behind the third row is a storage bin, located in the load floor. Underneath it are provisions for storing the jack and tools. The bin’s top panel is removable and reversible. The carpeted side is level with the third row of seats, and the opposite side is molded-in plastic. It’s for storing the gear that active lifestyles demand.

Located in the roof above the second row are available CommandView™ Skylights. These dual skylights of tinted glass are optional and are packaged with the power sun roof that is positioned above the front passengers. Standard on Commander Limited, the package expands the vehicle’s sense of interior roominess. The CommandView Skylights also have roller shades that can be used to block out light when desired. An optional rear-seat DVD player is located between the skylights.

An attractive roof rack rail has two integrated tie-downs on each side. Black side rails are standard on Sport models; bright side rails are standard on Limited and Overland models. Assist handles extend from the roof rail down the back of the D-pillars, adding to the rugged, utilitarian appearance of the vehicle. The assist handles are black with chrome inserts on Limited and Overland models. On top of the rear bumper is a diamond-plate-texture step pad. The pad’s nonskid surface is helpful when stepping on the rear bumper to gain access to the roof of the vehicle. Reinforcing the constructed look are decorative bolts that appear to attach the classic Jeep trapezoidal wheel flares to the body. These are optional on Limited models and standard on Overland models.

The two-tone color scheme on Commander’s instrument panel and interior trim exemplify the vehicle’s attention to interior detail. A new Leather Appearance Group is available on 2009 Jeep Commander Limited and Overland models. The package includes leather wrap on the upper front- and rear-door bolsters, the center console armrest/lid and front door grab handle, as well as chrome rings around the instrument panel front face vents and the two-piece shift knob.

Leather-trimmed front seats with a map pocket on the passenger side of Limited models and both sides on Overland models also are available on the 2009 Jeep Commander.


ENGINEERING

Three Four-Wheel-Drive Systems
Quadra-Trac I®
For Jeep Commander customers who want the assurance of full-time four-wheel drive without any switches or levers to pull, Quadra-Trac I® is ideal. The system is available on vehicles equipped with the 3.7-liter V-6 engine and provides smooth operation of the vehicle over a variety of road conditions.

The NV140 transfer case splits torque 48/52 percent (front/rear) for nearly even distribution of engine power. The single-speed transfer case was designed to rigorous Jeep durability standards, yet offers smooth and quiet operation. The use of the Brake Traction Control System (BTCS) with the NV140 transfer case makes the 2009 Jeep Commander’s 4x4 system extremely competent in most driving situations.

Quadra-Trac II®
The Quadra-Trac II® 4x4 system for the Jeep Commander gives the customer the benefit of the NV245 two-speed active transfer case and BTCS.

The NV245 transfer case is the same used in the Quadra-Drive II® system. It takes input from a variety of sensors to determine tire slip at the earliest possible moment and take corrective action. The system also uses Throttle Anticipate – sensing quick movement in throttle from a stop – and takes steps to maximize traction before tire slippage occurs. When wheel slippage is detected, as much as 100 percent of the available 375 lb.-ft. of torque is instantly routed to the axle with the most traction.

Torque is transferred to the individual wheels as needed by the BTCS to maintain traction in changing road conditions. When the system senses tire slip, it modulates brake pressure to the slipping wheel, which directs torque to the tires with the best traction.

Quadra-Trac II features an electronic shift mechanism for ease of use. The transfer case offers a low range for off-road situations and includes a neutral position for trouble-free towing behind another vehicle.

Quadra-Drive II®
The Quadra-Drive II® Jeep Commander 4x4 system offers customers the ultimate in off-road capability. It combines the NV245 full-time transfer case with Electronic Limited Slip Differentials (ELSD) for best-in-class tractive performance. The system instantly detects tire slip and smoothly distributes engine torque to the tires with traction. In some cases, the vehicle will even anticipate low traction and adjust to proactively limit or eliminate slip.

The heart of the system is the NV245 active transfer case. This transfer case includes a center differential coupled with an electronically controlled clutch pack, varying it from a completely open state to completely locked and infinite possibilities in between. The 4-Low gear ratio is 2.72:1.

A key component in the Quadra-Drive II system is the ELSD, which is an industry-first application front/rear/center and the benchmark for automatic traction differentials. The ELSD uses electronically controlled clutch packs to automatically and instantly vary from slip to lock at each axle. This maximizes traction when needed without any of the on-road drawbacks normally associated with such a robust 4x4 system.

All components of the system work together, continually monitoring needs, to provide smooth and automatic application of the components for best-in-class tractive performance while improving the day-to-day on-road driving experience. For instance, the ELSD releases the clutch packs in the front axle during turns to allow differentiation and prevent crow hop.

Three Engines
3.7-liter SOHC V-6
The 2009 Jeep Commander’s 3.7-liter engine is a powerful standard single-overhead-cam (SOHC) engine that is efficient, durable and smooth. It produces 210 horsepower (157 kW) @ 5,200 rpm and 235 lb.-ft. (319 N•m) @ 4,000 rpm. A sophisticated Electronic Throttle Control (ETC) system tailors throttle response to pedal movement based on operating conditions and maintains a consistent vehicle speed on rolling grades when cruise control is active. An exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) valve, helps increase fuel economy.

4.7-liter SOHC V-8 (FFV)
The 2009 Jeep Commander’s 4.7-liter V-8 engine is more refined and offers better fuel economy, power and torque than the previous-generation 4.7-liter high-output engine.

The 4.7-liter V-8 flexible fuel vehicle (FFV) engine incorporates two spark plugs per cylinder (the only Chrysler engine to do so, other than the 5.7-liter HEMI), an increased compression ratio, improved cylinder-head port flow and an improved combustion system. The result is 305 horsepower (227 kW) @ 5,650 rpm, a 30 percent increase, and 334 lb.-ft. (453 N•m) of torque @ 3,950 rpm, a 10 percent increase and a more than 5 percent increase in fuel economy compared with the previous 4.7-liter V-8 engine. This FFV engine also gives customers the ability to use up to an 85 percent concentration of ethanol (E85) to fuel their vehicles.

Improvements in the 4.7-liter V-8 result from significant revisions to the induction system, a lightweight piston/rod assembly and reduced accessory drive noise through lower accessory drive speed. Engine smoothness at idle is enhanced with an improved cam design, two spark plugs per cylinder and a valve-lash adjuster system. The 2009 Jeep Commander’s 4.7-liter V-8 also is equipped with electronic throttle control.

New 5.7-liter HEMI® V-8
The 2009 Jeep Commander’s new 5.7-liter HEMI® engine provides better fuel economy, improved idle quality and overall refinement, along with more horsepower (357 horsepower [266 kW]) and torque (389 lb.-ft. [527 N•m]), than the engine it replaces. The HEMI’s new Variable Valve Timing (VVT) improves fuel economy in two ways. First, it reduces the engine’s pumping work by closing the intake valve later. Second, it increases the expansion process of the combustion event. This allows more work to be transferred to the crankshaft instead of being rejected out of the exhaust port as heat. Essentially, VVT improves engine breathing, which improves engine efficiency and power.

2009 Jeep Commander customers also will benefit from the HEMI® engine’s fuel-saving Multi Displacement System (MDS), which seamlessly alternates between smooth, high-fuel-economy four-cylinder mode when less power is needed, and V-8 mode when more power is in demand. This optimizes fuel economy when V-8 power is not required, without sacrificing vehicle performance or capability.

Suspension Steering Systems and Transmissions
The short- and long-arm (SLA) independent front suspension on the 2009 Jeep Commander provides the driver with a greater sense of control and more precise steering, while reducing vehicle weight and head toss, all without compromising Commander’s stalwart off-road performance. The five-link rear suspension geometry, including a track bar, also improves lateral stiffness to match that of the front suspension for optimum handling.

The standard Electronic Stability Program helps the driver maintain vehicle directional stability in severe maneuvers on any type of surface. It works by using signals from sensors throughout the vehicle that then determine the appropriate brake and throttle adjustments for directional stability.

Jeep Commander’s rack-and-pinion steering gives more precise steering to the driver, providing quick response during all types of maneuvers.

A five-speed automatic W5A580 transmission that provides smooth shifts and optimum fuel economy is available with the Jeep Commander’s 3.7-liter engine. The 4.7-liter V-8 and the 5.7-liter HEMI® V-8 engines are mated to a 545RFE five-speed automatic transmission. This transmission’s high torque capacity gives Commander class-leading towing capacity of 7,400 lbs., equal to that of the Jeep Grand Cherokee. Both transmissions feature Electronic Range Select driver interactive shift control. The shifter provides fully automated shifting when in the “Drive” position. Or the driver can manually select each gear by simply moving the shifter left and right from the “Drive” position. This gives the driver the ability to precisely match any on-road or off-road driving requirement.

The Quadra-Drive II 4x4 Group available on the 2009 Jeep Commander includes tow hooks, a stamped-steel transfer case skid plate that mounts to the transmission cross member and a fuel tank skid plate that provides off-road protection to the transfer case.

Jeep Trail Rated®
The Jeep Commander’s four-wheel-drive systems are Trail Rated.® The Jeep Trail Rated badge on the 2009 Jeep Commander shows that the vehicle has been designed to perform in a variety of challenging off-road conditions identified by five key consumer-oriented performance categories: traction, ground clearance, maneuverability, articulation and water fording.

Jeep Trail Rated is a unique methodology used by Jeep Engineering to measure and predict off-road performance for all Jeep vehicles today and into the future. Through a combination of natural and controlled field tests, Jeep Trail Rated provides a consistent measurement of off-road performance for all Jeep vehicles. Only Jeep vehicles are Trail Rated.


PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS

The Jeep Commander led the Jeep brand’s expansion and offers consumers more capability, more flexibility, more safety and more premium amenities

  • First Jeep with three-row, seven-passenger seating
  • The most capable three-row, seven-passenger vehicle on the market
  • Three rows of theater-style seats
  • Fold-flat, 40/20/40 second-row seating allows for easy entry and exit to and from the third row, while fold-flat, 50/50 third-row seats provide flexibility for passengers and cargo
  • Jeep Commander Overland featuring chrome exterior accents and wood and leather interior accents, makes the Overland the most luxurious Jeep Commander ever

Jeep Commander’s design was inspired by three legendary Jeep vehicles: the Willys Station Wagons (1946 to 1962), the Jeep Wagoneer (1963 to 1991) and especially the Jeep Cherokee (1984 to 2001)

  • With its flat, planar surfaces and upright stance, Jeep Commander has a rugged, masculine presence
  • Styling cues include the Jeep signature seven-slot grille and trapezoidal wheel openings

Legendary Jeep off-road 4x4 capability and class-leading four-wheel-drive capability

  • Choice of three 4x4 systems – Quadra-Trac I, Quadra-Trac II and Quadra-Drive II
  • The Quadra-Drive II Jeep 4x4 system gives customers the ultimate in off-road capability by combining an NV245 full-time transfer case with Electronic Limited Slip Differentials (front/rear/center) for best-in-class tractive performance
  • Staying true to its legendary 4x4 heritage, Jeep Commander is Trail Rated®
  • The new 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 engine delivers best-in-class horsepower and torque, (357 horsepower [266 kW]) 389 lb.-ft. [527 N•m] of torque) and provides and best-in-class off-road performance for a three-row SUV. Also available on Commander are the 4.7-liter V-8 FFV engine (305 horsepower and 334 lb.-ft. of torque) and the 3.7-liter V-6 engine (210 horsepower and 235 lb.-ft. of torque)

Jeep Commander has the highest level of safety and security technology and features ever offered on a Chrysler LLC vehicle

  • Commander has standard side-curtain air bags covering all three rows, including rollover sensors, standard Electronic Stability Program, advanced multi-stage driver and front-passenger air bags, advanced Anti-lock Brake System (ABS), brake assist, All-speed Traction Control, ParkView Rear Back-up Camera, ParkSense Rear Park Assist System, Hill Descent Control, Hill Start Assist and Trailer Sway Control

More Jeep with more premium amenities

  • uconnect studios with SIRIUS Satellite Radio and SIRIUS Backseat TV, driver-accessible DVD player and overhead-mounted DVD screen for improved viewing comfort, uconnect gps, CommandView Skylights, remote start, ParkView and ParkSense

MODEL LINEUP

2009 Jeep Commander Sport
Standard Features

  • 3.7-liter SOHC V-6 engine
  • Five-speed automatic transmission
  • 17-inch aluminum machined-face wheels with painted pockets
  • Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)
  • Quadra-Trac I®
  • Full-size spare (4x4 models)
  • Tilt and telescoping steering wheel column with integrated EVIC controls
  • Air conditioning
  • ParkSense® Rear Park Assist System
  • Speed control
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring (TPM)
  • SIRIUS Satellite Radio

Optional Features

  • 4.7-liter SOHC V-8 FFV engine
  • 17-inch x 7.5-inch gray aluminum wheels
  • Power liftgate
  • Power eight-way driver and four-way passenger seats
  • Quadra-Trac II®
  • Automatic headlamps
  • Automatic-dimming rearview mirror
  • AM/FM/CD/MP3 six-disc radio
  • iPod interface
  • Boston Acoustics speakers
  • Fog lamps
  • uconnect phone (available with Sport U package)
  • Power adjustable pedals (Optional Sport S package, available with Sport U package)
  • Power liftgate (available with Sport U package)
  • Third-row air conditioning with heater
  • Leather seats
  • uconnect tunes
  • uconnect gps
  • Power sun roof with CommandViewTM Skylights
  • ParkView™ Rear Back-up Camera
  • Remote start
  • Trailer Tow Group – Class II (3.7L) and Class IV (4.7L) with Trailer Sway Control
  • HomeLink universal home security system transceiver
  • Engine block heater

2009 Jeep Commander Limited
Standard Features
In addition to the standard features on the Jeep Commander Sport, the Limited model includes:

  • 4.7-liter SOHC V-8 engine
  • Quadra-Trac II
  • Leather Appearance Group
  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers
  • SmartBeam® intelligent headlamp system
  • 17-inch five-spoke aluminum machined-face wheels with painted pockets
  • Heated front seats
  • Power eight-way driver seats and four-way power passenger seats
  • Leather-trimmed front seat with map pocket (passenger side)
  • Air conditioning with dual-zone automatic temperature control
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • ParkView™ Rear Back-up Camera
  • Power adjustable pedals with memory
  • Power sun roof with CommandViewTM Skylights
  • Remote start
  • AM/FM/CD/DVD/HDD/MP3 stereo with 20-gigabyte hard drive and touch screen
  • uconnect gps with iPod interface
  • uconnect phone
  • Boston Acoustics speakers
  • SIRIUS Satellite Radio with a one-year free subscription
  • Security alarm
  • Third-row heat, ventilation and air conditioning
  • HomeLink universal home security system transceiver

Optional Features

  • New 5.7-liter HEMI® V-8
  • Quadra-Drive II 4x4 Group
  • P245/65R17 Outlined White Letter (OWL) all-terrain tires
  • 17-inch aluminum chrome-clad wheels
  • Power liftgate
  • Rear DVD entertainment system
  • uconnect studios (packaged with Rear DVD entertainment system)
  • Engine block heater
  • HID headlamps

2009 Jeep Commander Overland
Standard Features
In addition to the standard features on the Jeep Commander Limited, the Overland model includes:

  • New 5.7-liter HEMI® V-8
  • Quadra-Drive II (4x4 models)
  • HID headlamps
  • Trailer Tow Group
  • Leather Appearance Group
  • Leather-trimmed bucket seats
  • Leather-trimmed front seat with map pockets (both sides)
  • ParkViewTM Rear Back-up Camera
  • Power liftgate
  • Wood and leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • uconnect phone
  • uconnect tunes
  • 18-inch seven-spoke aluminum chrome-clad wheels
  • 245/60R18 BSW all-terrain tires

Optional Features

  • 17-inch five-spoke aluminum machined-face wheels with painted pockets
  • 245/5R17 BSW all-terrain tires
  • Rear DVD entertainment system
  • uconnect studios (packaged with Rear DVD entertainment system)
  • Engine block heater

SAFETY AND SECURITY FEATURES

The Jeep Commander received the government’s highest rating for frontal-impact crash protection from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Please refer to the Safety and Security Glossary in the Safety and Technology section for descriptions of the following available features:

  • Active Turn Signals
  • Adjustable Pedals
  • Anti-lock Brake System (ABS)
  • Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) with Rough Road Detection
  • Advanced Multi-stage Air Bags
  • BeltAlert
  • Brake Assist
  • Brake/Park Interlock
  • Brake Traction Control System (BTCS)
  • LATCH (Lower Anchor and Tethers for CHildren)
  • Child Protection Rear Door Locks
  • Crumple Zones
  • Digressive Load-limiting Seat Belt Retractors
  • Electronic Roll Mitigation (ERM)
  • Electronic Stability Program (ESP)
  • Energy-absorbing Steering Wheel and Column
  • Enhanced Accident Response System (EARS)
  • Express Up-down Front-door Windows
  • Four-wheel Brake Traction Control System
  • Head Restraints in All Outboard Seating Positions
  • Hill Descent Control (4x4 models)
  • Hill Start Assist (4x4 models)
  • Knee Bolsters
  • ParkSense® Rear Park Assist System
  • ParkView™ Rear Back-up Camera
  • Rain-sensitive Wipers
  • Remote Keyless Entry
  • Seat Belt Pretensioners
  • Sentry Key® Engine Immobilizer Theft-deterrent System
  • Side-curtain Air Bags with Roll Detection System
  • SmartBeam® Headlamps
  • Three-point Belts in All Seating Positions
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System with Warning Indicator
  • Trailer Sway Control
  • uconnect tunes

COLOR AVAILABILITY

  • Jeep Green Metallic Clear Coat (Available on Commander Sport and Commander Limited models)
  • Light Graystone Pearl Coat
  • Olive Green Metallic Clear Coat
  • Red Rock Crystal Pearl Coat
  • Modern Blue Pearl Coat
  • Stone White Clear Coat (Available on Commander Sport and Commander Limited models)
  • Brilliant Black Crystal Clear Coat
  • Bright Silver Metallic Clear Coat

MANUFACTURING INFORMATION

  • 2009 model year production start: July 2008
  • Production location: Jefferson North Assembly Plant in Detroit
  • 3.7-liter SOHC V-6 engine: Mack Avenue Engine Complex in Detroit
  • 4.7-liter SOHC V-8 FFV engine: Mack Avenue Engine Complex in Detroit
  • 5.7-liter SOHC HEMI® V-8 engine: Saltillo Engine Plant in Saltillo, Mexico
  • Five-speed automatic transmission (W5A580): Indiana Transmission Plant II in Kokomo, Ind.
  • Five-speed automatic transmission (545RFE): Indiana Transmission Plant II in Kokomo, Ind.

MARKET POSITION

Jeep Commander is the only Jeep Trail Rated® full-size three-row SUV delivering passenger and cargo versatility combined with unmatched off-road capability. Commander’s classic Jeep styling separates it from a sea of bland SUVs and represents Jeep’s commitment to authenticity and adventure.


MARKET ADVANTAGES

Class-leading Off-road, On-road and Safety Performance for Three-row Vehicles

  • Standard Electronic Stability Program, Brake Assist, Electronic Roll Mitigation, ParkSense® Rear Park Assist System, and side-curtain air bags with extended roll protection
  • Quadra-Drive II® system with industry-exclusive Electronic Limited Slip Differential
  • New 5.7-liter HEMI® V-8 offers best-in-class horsepower and torque combined with Multi-displacement System (MDS) for improved fuel economy

Expanded Seating Versatility and Flexibility with Room for Seven in Three Rows

  • Power Sun roof with CommandViewTM Dual Skylights above the second row
  • Stadium seating provides a better inside/outside view for all passengers
  • Fold-flat second- and third-row seats (40/20/40 in the second row, 50/50 in the third row) for increased cargo storage and flexibility

An Authentic Jeep

  • A modern interpretation of the traditional Jeep appearance. Immediately recognizable as a Jeep vehicle
  • Rugged masculine presence, classic Jeep grille and lines with steep windshield, back glass and back end
  • What other SUVs want to be

Modern Technology

  • ParkViewTM Rear Back-up Camera
  • Power liftgate
  • SmartBeam® headlamps
  • uconnect gps
  • uconnect studios
  • Remote engine start
  • Rear DVD player

DEMOGRAPHICS

  • Gender: 56 percent male/44 percent female
  • Median Age: 41 years old
  • Median Annual Household Income: $92,000
  • Education: 55 percent undergraduates/graduates degrees
  • Household: 80 percent married; 53 percent with children

PRODUCT CHRONOLOGY

2008 MODEL YEAR

  • Two-row, five-passenger seating option—standard on Sport R package
  •  iPod interface – optional on Sport, standard on Limited
  • MyGIG® Multimedia Infotainment System with navigation—optional on Sport, Limited and standard on Overland
  • SIRIUS Backseat TVTM—optional on Limited and Overland
  • Tilt and telescoping steering column with integrated Electronic Vehicle Information Center controls on steering wheel
  • 8-inch DVD screen with rear video entertainment system—optional on Sport, Limited and Overland
  • 115-volt power inverter
  • 4.7-liter V-8 Flexible Fuel Vehicle (FFV) (not available in ME, NY, VT, MA, CA)
  • Hill Descent Control System—optional on Sport, standard on Limited and Overland (4x4)
  • Hill Start Assist—optional on Sport, standard on Limited and Overland (4x4)
  • ParkViewTM Rear Back-up Camera—available without navigation system–optional on Sport, standard on Limited and Overland
  • Trailer Sway Control System—optional on Sport, Limited and Overland
  • Quadra-Drive II® 4x4 Group: (available on 4.7-liter and 5.7-liter engines only) Quadra-Drive II, skid plates, tow hooks
  • Sun and Sound Group: Power sun roof with CommandView,™ AM/FM/six-CD
  • Premium Audio Group: Boston Acoustics with six speakers, SIRIUS Satellite Radio
  • Trailer Tow Group: Class II receiver, four-pin wiring harness
  • Trailer Tow Group: Class IV receiver, seven- and four-pin wiring harness, heavy duty engine cooling (4.7-liter engine only), trailer sway damping
  • Rear Back-up Camera Group: CD/DVD audio, 6.5-inch screen, touch screen, USB port, music management database, hard drive, backup camera, ParkSense
  • Popular Equipment Group: Heated seats, remote start, adjustable pedals, 115-volt power outlet
  • Rear DVD Entertainment System Group: DVD rear entertainment System, 8-inch screen
  • Rear Back-up Camera/Rear DVD Group: single-disc CD/DVD audio, 6.5-inch screen, touch screen, USB port, music management database, hard drive, DVD rear entertainment system, Back-up camera
  • Navigation/Rear Back-up Camera Group: MyGIG Multimedia Infotainment System, SIRIUS Satellite Radio, Rear Back-up camera, ParkSense® Park Assist System
  • Exterior Appearance Package: Chrome exterior assist handles, premium fender flares with chrome rivets

2007 MODEL YEAR

  • Commander Sport (New name)
  • Commander Overland
  • Five new colors: Red Rock Crystal, Light Graystone, Steel Blue Metallic, Jeep Green Metallic, Mineral Gray Metallic
  • Power liftgate
  • Body-color matching door handles on Commander Sport
  • Overland model includes:
    o Front tow hooks
    o Bodyside moldings with platinum finish
    o Front fascia with platinum finish appliqué
    o Wire lattice grille with platinum finish surround
    o Overland liftgate badge
    o Platinum finish on roof rack side rails
    o Outside mirrors with matching body color
    o Liftgate license brow with platinum finish
    o D-pillar appliqué/handle with platinum finish
    o Leather-wrapped center floor console lid
    o Lower center stack bezel—real wood design
    o Center floor console bezel—real wood design
    o Front door switch bezels—real wood design
    o Leather-wrapped steering wheel with wood inserts
    o Leather-wrapped shifter knob
    o Leather-wrapped door grab handles
    o Seats—suede with Yuma leather two-tone combination with embroidered Overland logo
    o Mopar-designed “cross-car” cargo net
    o Front and rear Berber floor mats (no third-row mat)
    o 17-inch platinum-clad aluminum wheels
    o P245/65R17 BSW Goodyear Fortera tires
    o Matching interior color cup holders
    o Body-color door handles—Commander Sport
    o Diamond plate pattern console shifter bezel—Commander Sport
    o 4.7-liter V-8 Flexible Fuel Vehicle (FFV) (not available in ME, NY, VT, CT, CA)
    o Electronic Throttle Control (ETC) and Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) standard on 3.7-liter engine
    o Quadra-Trac I® Standard on V-6 4WD
    o Quadra-Trac II® Standard on 5.7-liter 4WD (late availability)
    o Quadra-Drive II® optional on 5.7-liter engine
    o Remote start
    o ParkView™ Rear Back-up Camera
    o Active turn signals—“Three-blink Lane Change”

2006 MODEL YEAR
Jeep Commander and Jeep Commander Limited Introduced

JEEP COMMANDER STANDARD FEATURES

  • Colors: Red Rock Crystal, Light Graystone, Mineral Gray Metallic, Jeep Green Metallic, Steel Blue Metallic, Bright Silver Metallic Clear Coat, Black Clear Coat, Stone White Clear Coat
  • Automatic liftgate flipper glass
  • High-performance halogen headlamps
  • Stepped roof for enhanced interior spaciousness
  • 3.7-liter V-6 with W5A580 five-speed automatic transmission and Electronic Range Select (ERS)
  • 4.7-liter V-8 with 545RFE five-speed automatic transmission and Electronic Range Select (ERS)—Optional
  • Quadra-Trac I standard on 3.7-liter V-6 4WD models
  • Quadra-Trac II standard on V-8 4WD models
  • Interior Colors: Medium Slate Gray, Khaki
  • Three-row seven-passenger seating
  • Stadium seating for second- and third-row passengers
  • Reclining fold-and-tumble 40/20/40 split-folding second-row seat
  • 50/50 split-folding third-row seat
  • 10.8-inch driver seat track travel
  • Manual lumbar adjustment for driver and passenger
  • Cloth seats with Telluride cloth inserts and Aibi cloth covering outer surfaces
  • Eight-way power driver seat
  • Advanced multi-stage driver and front passenger air bags
  • BeltAlert system
  • One touch express up/down windows
  • Trail Rated™ 4WD models—Optional
  • Independent short- and -long arm (SLA) front suspension
  • Power-assisted, variable ratio rack and pinion steering
  • Five-link solid axle rear
  • Standard Electronic Stability Program (ESP) with Electronic Roll Mitigation
  • Anti-lock Brake System (ABS)
  • Brake Traction Control System (BTCS) on 4WD models
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring warning light
  • Boston Acoustic sound system with Boston Sound™—Optional
  • Controller Area Network (CAN) electrical architecture
  • ParkSense® Rear Park Assist System

JEEP COMMANDER LIMITED FEATURES

  • Includes all Jeep Commander standard features plus or replaced by:
  • Chrome Accents: Grille, bodyside molding, D-pillar assist handle with chrome insert, side roof rails, license plate brow
  • SmartBeam™ intelligent headlamps
  • Electrochromic mirror
  • Rain-sensitive windshield wipers
  • Premium fender flares
  • 5.7-liter HEMI® V-8 with 545RFE five-speed automatic transmission and Electronic Range Select (ERS)
  • Electronic Limited Slip Differential (ELSD) included in 4WD models
  • Quadra-Trac II Electric Shift standard on 4WD models with 4.7-liter engine and 5.7-liter engine
  •  Interior Colors: Dark Slate Gray/Light Graystone, Khaki/Light Graystone
  • Seats
    o Premium Yuma leather with perforated inserts
    o Two-tone Light Graystone/Dark Khaki seat with Khaki/Light Graystone interior
    o Monotone Saddle Brown seat with Dark Slate Gray/Light Graystone interior or
    o Monotone Light Graystone seat with Dark Slate Gray/Light Graystone interior
    o Memory driver seat
    o Four-way passenger power seat
    o Heated driver and passenger seats
  • SIRIUS Satellite Radio
  • Dual-zone Automatic Temperature Control
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring system with premium display
  • Rear HVAC system
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