Jeep Commander (XK) 2006-2010
The Jeep Commander was first introduced at the 2005 New York Auto Show. And it was sold as a 5 or 7-passenger counterpart to the third generation Jeep Grand Cherokee, with the initial inspiration coming from the Jeep Grand Wagoneer. It shared its uniframe construction, independent short/long arm front suspension and its 5-link live rear axle with the Grand Cherokee on which it was based. However, It featured a more box-like appearance, with an upright windshield and squared-off sides; it more closely resembled the discontinued Jeep Cherokee (XJ), as well as the second generation Jeep Liberty/Cherokee. Another notable attribute was its stepped roof which was cleverly disguised by the roof rack; similar to the GMC Envoy XL and Chevrolet TrailBlazer EXT. This allowed the second and third-row seats to be mounted higher than the first-row seats.
Jeep Commander (XK)
Standard features included: electronic stability control, traction control, electronic roll mitigation, back up sensors, immobiliser, front dual-stage and side curtain airbags, TPMS, power heated mirrors, remote keyless entry, automatic headlights, UConnect infotainment system and a full-size spare wheel. Some optional features included: automatic wipers, a 276-watt Boston Acoustics premium sound system, hands-free phone integration, dual zone auto climate control, remote start, a power liftgate, heated first and second row seats, auto dimming mirrors, hill start assist, hill descent control, and adjustable pedals. Smartbeam headlights were also available as well as HID headlights. Another interesting feature was its optional Command View sunroof package which included a power front sunroof and two smaller sunroofs over the second row seats. The Commander also had an optional entertainment package which included a DVD player, 9 in (229 mm) TV, and backup camera. In Europe and certain other markets like Chile, South Africa, and South Korea, the Commander offered a V6 Diesel engine.
The Commander was offered with three different four-wheel drive systems: Quadra-Trac I, Quadra-Trac II, and Quadra-Drive II. Quadra-Trac I was available on models equipped with the 3.7 L engine; it is a full-time system that requires no driver input. Quadra-Trac II was available on models equipped with a V8 engine; it is a full-time system as well but adds a low range as well as a neutral position for towing. Quadra-Drive II expands on Quadra-Trac II by adding electronic limited slip differentials to the front and rear axles. When equipped with Quadra-Drive II skid plates for the fuel tank, front suspension and transfer case were also added.