This review refers to the last produced Jeep Commander which was discontinued last year. If you’re interested in the features of the last produced Commander, read on.
Overview: On the surface, the Commander seems to offer more features than should be possible in an average midsize SUV. Its nostalgic style, trademark Jeep off-road ability, room for seven passengers and an upscale interior make the Jeep Commander look like the SUV to beat in its category at first glance. However, the Commander’s admirable feature list is not without some drawbacks. The exterior design is an obvious redo of the Cherokee from Jeep’s past lineup, but for many, the Cherokee is not all that far in the past for its design to be considered retro. The Commander is also the first Jeep to offer a third-row seat, but interior room gets more cramped further back into the vehicle and both back row seats may be less than comfortable for adults. Cargo room is also less adequate versus the Commander’s competitors. The 5.7 liter V8 is certainly powerful, but fuel economy subsequently suffers. For those looking for off-road prowess, the Commander meets that requirement fairly easily. It is a Jeep, after all. The interior is luxurious as well, with many in-demand high-tech features. But this Jeep might simply be trying to do too much.
- Strong V8 engine
- Interior is quiet and comfortable
- Capable off road
- Poor fuel economy
- Cargo space is lacking compared to competing models
- Small third-row seat
What is the fuel economy/gas mileage? 15 city / 20 hwy mpg
How much does it cost? $32,000 to $41,000
How many passengers does it accommodate? It seats 7 adequately, though the third row seat is on the small side.
Does it have any eco-friendly features? no
Does it have bucket seats? it has front bucket seats.
Is it suitable for off road use? True to its Jeep pedigree, the Commander performs well off-road.