Used Car Review – Jeep Commander (2006-2011)

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Used Car Review – Jeep Commander (2006-2011)

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2006-2011 Jeep Commander

History
Say the word “Jeep” as well as the one thing of which comes to mind are the muscular as well as topless Wranglers usually driven in mountains as well as mud terrains. Yes, they are off-road rated as well as capable of being driven within the worst of all conditions.

If you think of which the Grand Cherokee cannot fit your extended family, the Commander can be the vehicle within the Jeep stable of which can accommodate your needs since of which has three rows. First previewed at the 2005 fresh York Auto Show as well as regarded by salespersons as the “seven seater Grand Cherokee”. The vehicle became a hit at first nevertheless as time pass by, sales of the “seven seater Jeep” declined as well as a second generation design didn’t happen. By the time you read of which, the Grand Wagoneer nameplate would likely be brought back to life as a three row vehicle.

CATS Motors brought within the Commander to Philippine shores in 2006 as well as became the first Jeep vehicle to be distributed by them. You can buy one brand fresh until 2011, with the WK2 Grand Cherokee indirectly replacing of which design.

Value as well as Costs
For the cost of a brand fresh vehicle, you can buy a pre-owned Commander of which would likely cost you between P1,000,000-P2,000,000. For premium vehicles like of which, of which can be a Great decision to visit CATS Pre-Owned inventory to check out the numerous Commanders of which were given an inspection as well as backed them up having a limited warranty.

Taking care of of which vehicle can be on par with the Ford Expedition as well as the Chevrolet Tahoe due to the fuel expenses afforded by the standard gasoline V8 engine. Going for the diesel one can save you cash nevertheless to cut on costs more, try to have a relationship with the head manager of a auto parts shop of which specializes in American vehicles as well as they can give you prices of which are friendly to your wallet.

outside as well as Inside
Boxy can be the word of which pops out of one’s mind when seeing of which vehicle, even removing the badges would likely still elicit the description. If we were to use a second adjective just for of which, of which must be muscular due to the influences coming from its grandfathers. To sum of which up, everything can be squarish except for the circular fog lamps as well as of course, the wheels.

Leather surfaces greets you inside of which vehicle, which should be since you are paying two million grand for a vehicle. Audiophiles would likely love the standard Boston Acoustics sound system while chrome bits make the Inside lively without resorting to a cheesy dashboard. The second as well as third rows are raised higher akin to a movie theater, nevertheless the third row can be best for kids as well as if all of them are occupied, rear visibility can be compromised despite the large windows.

Engine
Rounding up the engine choices are two V8 gasoline options as well as just one V6 diesel. coming from launch, you can either have your Commander having a Magnum 4,698cc V8 with 230hp at 4,600rpm as well as 414Nm at 3,600rpm or a Hemi 5,654cc V8 of which carries 357hp at 5,200rpm as well as 520Nm at 4,350rpm. In 2010, a diesel engine with six cylinders within the form of a 2,987cc V6 possessing 218hp at 4,000rpm as well as 510Nm at 1,0-2,400rpm was added to the range. Both V8 engines are capable, as well as they are no slouch. Give them a push as well as you’ll hear a muscle car sound. The diesel power plant can be refined as well as smooth, you’ll even mistaken of which as a gasoline engine.

Driving Impressions
Despite the tall stance, the Commander feels stable especially when cornering. Steering can be on the light side, nevertheless you get a minimum amount of Centeng roll especially when traversing mountainous roads, thanks to the standard electronic stability control. An advanced all-wheel drive system dubbed as the Quadra-Drive II puts the low-range, towing, as well as locking differential functions in one.

Verdict
The Commander combines the classic off-road capability of which the Jeep brand was known for in a modern package. You have a luxurious Inside while crossing the worst roads our country has to offer. Seeking for a decent family car with seven seats? The Durango would likely serve your needs better, as well as of which can be the same with some other American rivals.



The Great:

  • Easy to drive around
  • Available diesel option
  • Impressive kit for lower prices
The Bad:
  • Fuel consumption can drain your funds (except for the diesel)
  • Rear visibility when full occupied
  • Polarizing looks
The Pick: 3.0 Diesel

THE SPECS
Engines: 4,698cc Magnum as well as 5,654cc Hemi V8 gasoline. 2,987cc V6 Diesel
Power: 230hp @ 4,600rpm (4.7), 357hp @ 5,200rpm (5.7), 218hp @ 4,000rpm (3.0 Diesel)
Torque: 414Nm @ 3,600rpm (4.7), 520Nm @ 4,350rpm (5.7), 510Nm @ 1,0-2,400rpm (3.0 Diesel)
Fuel Consumption: 4-8km/L (city), 6-9km/L (highway) (*estimated as well as varies)
Transmission: 5-speed automatic
Suspension: Front independent double wishbone, rear rigid axle
MORE INFO
cost (fresh): P2,500,000-P3,450,000
cost (at of which point): P1,000,000-P2,000,000
Rivals: Dodge Durango, Chevrolet Tahoe, Ford Expedition, Chevrolet Suburban, Toyota Land Cruiser Prado, Mitsubishi Pajero, Nissan Patrol
Resources:
http://www.jeepcommander.com/forums/
http://townhall-talk.edmunds.com/direct/view/ed_displayMakeModelRelatedDiscussions!make=Jeep&design=Commander
Contacts:
CATS Pre-Owned – (02) 723-5808

Photos courtesy of http://sulit.com.ph/6778787


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