...A five-speed automatic is the only transmission available for all Commanders. The 3.7-liter V6 feels woefully overtaxed when trying to accelerate all 4,600-plus pounds of Jeep Commander. To make matters worse, the lack of power does not translate into improved fuel economy. The EPA estimates a two-wheel drive Commander V6's fuel consumption at 15 mpg city/20 on the highway and 16 in combined driving -- which is subpar for this segment. The burly 5.7- liter V8 provides much better acceleration without any appreciable fuel mileage penalties, as it is rated at 14/20/16 mpg. Four-wheel-drive...
...The 2010 Jeep Commander looks suspiciously like Cherokees of old, and seems to have some of the same pitfalls.
...second-row overhead TV monitor and satellite television Optional navigation system Under the Hood Three full-time four-wheel-drive systems and two transfer cases are available. In ascending order of ruggedness, Jeep calls its four-wheel-drive systems Quadra-Trac I, Quadra-Trac II and Quadra-Drive II. Hill descent control, which is designed to keep the SUV's speed to a crawl when traversing difficult terrain, is optional. Hill start assist is also optional; it keeps the Commander from rolling backward on an incline. The 5.7-liter engine has a multi-displacement system that alternates between...