Jeep Commander (2006 – 2010) Review

Jeep Commander (2006 – 2010) At A Glance


+Seven seats. Good diesel engine. Excellent off-road and decent on road.

-Rearmost seats are cramped.

On average it achieves 93% of the official MPG figure

I'd never been too keen on Jeep Grand Cherokees, finding them sloppy on the road and smaller inside than they appeared to be from the outside. But, to be fair to Jeep, I'd never driven them off road. The last Jeep I did drive off-road was a 1942 Ford I owned many years ago.

Jeep Commander 2006 Road Test

Real MPG average for a Jeep Commander (2006 – 2010)


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Average performance


Real MPG

19–28 mpg

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Buying a 4x4 - Jeep or Land Rover?

"I'm buying a 4x4, thinking of Discovery 3, but came across Jeep Commander. They seem extremely good value for money, is there something I should know?"
Here: I actually like it. Preferred it to the Jeep Grand Cherokee of the time:
Answered by Honest John

Too many owners!

"We purchased a used Jeep Commander from a main dealer about 6 weeks ago. We asked at the time how many owners it had and were told that they had just collected it from another dealer who had taken it as trade in, implying one previous owner I thought! When the V5 came through it turns out that it had 4 previous owners, making me the 5th! I am concerned that as it is a 57 reg should I decide to sell it many buyers and traders will be put off! The salesman at the dealership said he did not realise it had so many owners but would provide a letter to any future purchaser explaining the history. I am very concerned that we have an unsaleable car. Should the dealership do more, even give us some money back?"
No. What the dealer is doing is fine.
Answered by Honest John

Why is my Jeep Commander's power steering stiff after towing a caravan?

"After towing my caravan with my Jeep Commander for a day, the next day I find that the power steering is very stiff and seems to grind for about 200 yards. Then all seems OK. Any ideas why?"
Strange, but it seems to indicate that the PAS pump is not powering up the rack immediately, so there may be a fault with the pump or a leak somewhere.
Answered by Honest John
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