2007 Jeep Commander | new car review

Posted on Jun 19, 2009 by

The is the first vehicle with three rows of seats; now, more passengers – seven total – can visit more places to enjoy its go-anywhere, do-anything capability offering owners an extra dose of freedom and adventure, both on- and .

The Jeep Commander stands out with its boxy and angular design. Although the styling may not be to everyone’s fancy, from DaimlerChrysler’s point of view, it gives the German-American company a vehicle to compete against General Motors’ line-up of macho, edgy-shaped Hummer models.

Inside, the Commander is loaded with creature comforts. There is a sunroof with CommandView skylights (that’s what DC calls it), CD changer with radio, leather seats with heating and memory, rear park assist, power assisted foot pedals, six Boston Acoustics speakers, rain sensitive wipers, SmartBeam headlights (which automatically switch beams on and off), dual-zone automatic temperature control. All this is standard fare on the Commander Limited model. Three derivatives are available, Base, Limited and Overland. Optional extras include rear-seat DVD, engine block heater and Goodyear OWL all-season tyres.

Two engine options are available. The base engine is the 4.7-litre unit that makes 231 bhp and 410 Nm of torque. The more powerful is the 5.7-litre Hemi V8 that pumps out 326 horsepower at 5000 rpm and a whooping 500 Nm of torque at a lowly 4000 rpm. The Hemi is the best thing to have happened to DC’s range of vehicles and its unobtrusive MDS (Multi-Displacement System) that deactivates half the cylinders during cruising helps increase fuel efficiency by upto 20 per cent, according to the company.

Body Type

4X4

Price (in AED)

113,700-153,300

Engine Size (litre)

4.7

5.7

Power (bhp)

231

326

Torque (Nm)

410

500

Transmission

A

A

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