Guide: 5=Perfect; 3=Good; 1=Poor
Pros: What do you like about your 2006 Jeep Commander?
Power, performance, superb traction on snow, ice, mud, rocks-you decide where to go, it gets you there & back in style & comfort. They've outdone themselves with the Commander's performance.
Cons: How would you improve your 2006 Jeep Commander?
3rd row seats are good for kids or 1 adult, eventually I'll remove them & make room for more golf clubs. I'm a pilot, can we put some wings & a turbo prop on this?
2006 Jeep Commander Review:
Rides like a luxury sedan on Pa. roads. Handles superbly and confidently with ample feedback to let you know when you're pushing the envelope. Does a fantastic job in the deep snow & icy roads, with the ELSD's & traction control you have to try real hard to spin the wheels. Couple that with the ESP and you have the most sure footed Jeep on the road today. The Commander isn't intimidated one bit when taken off road & will take you anywhere you equip it to go. The Hemi does a good job for the MPG it serves up, using 89 octane will get you a slight increase in performance & MPG while maintaining the same fuel cost per mile. The equation is simple enough, pony up for the increased cost of a good mid grade fuel, you'll go further on a tank, cost per mile remains the same. I've found BP, Hess & Sunoco give me the best results. A lot of thought went into the front driver & passenger compartment. The 8 way adjustable seat & sound insulated interior quell any fatigue normally encountered on long road trips. The seats are the most comfortable I've ever driven in. The instrument panel is designed in a way that all controls can be easily reached without taking your eyes off the road to look for any of them. I enjoy the many compliments I get from passengers along for the ride both on & off road. Performance, comfort & good old Jeep Guts, I am truly impressed by this machine. I own & operate an auto & light truck repair shop so we see a lot come through here, I've owned "Rovers" & they have nothing on a Jeep Commander (5.7 equipped) except higher operating costs & less reliability. I hear rumors that 09 will be the last year for Commanders, that would be a huge mistake in my opinion. Some better marketing is defiantly needed. With the Hemi package this is the ultimate SUV. It's a Jeep thing, move over Rover.
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