The Jeep Commander has been around as a sport utility vehicle since 2006. It seats seven and it has been noted that it looks like a stretched out Jeep Grand Cherokee. It has features like an electronic tire pressure monitoring system and rollover protection. The three rows of seats are designed so that each row sits slightly higher than the row before it. Though this was originally an Overland model, it has been discontinued.
The Commander comes as a sport model and limited edition. They come with safety features like automatic braking systems, traction control, anti-skid technology and front and side airbags. Commanders come with a 3 year / 36,000 mile basic warranty. There is also a 5 year / 100,000 mile warranty against corrosion and protecting the power-train, a 2 year / 24,000 mile warranty on the emission system and roadside assistance for 3 years or 36,000 miles.
Manufacturer's suggested retail prices range from $31,515 (for a basic 2010 Jeep Commander Sport Utility) to $42,830 (for a 2010 Jeep Commander Limited Sport Utility with all the options). All models are available with rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. The low-range gear for off-roading is an option for the sport Commanders but standard on the Limited Commanders. The big difference between the two models is the engine. Sport Commanders have a 210 hp, 3.7-liter, 6-cylinder engine while the Limited Commanders have a 357-hp, 5.7-liter, Hemi 8-cylinder engine with Chrysler's Multi Displacement System cylinder deactivation. The 305-hp engine in some earlier Commanders was discontinued. Both models get about 14 mpg city and 20 mpg highway. Consumer Guides noted that the Commander's cargo room and available all-wheel drive were big pluses for the models, while its fuel economy and cramped third-row seating were drawbacks.
Jeep Commander auto insurance is around $1,379, according to Automobile Magazine. The National Institute of Highway Safety gave 5 stars (out of 5) for frontal driver and frontal passenger impact protection. The Commander earned 3 stars for the likelihood of rolling over in a crash. However, there have been recalls of the Jeep Commander as late as the 2010 models. Commanders were part of a group of Chrysler models recalled for improperly manufactured brakes. The best way to make sure you don't have to pay more your Jeep Commander auto insurance than you need to is to do your homework and compare Commander car insurance quotes from different companies. The easiest way to do that is to request online Commander car insurance quotes from CarInsuranceQuotes.com. You enter your vehicle information and the coverage you want and CarInsuranceQuotes.com will send you insurance quotes from reputable companies. Then it's up to you to choose the company that's just right for you.