Suggested pricing ranges between $31,575 and $42,830 for the new 2010 Jeep Commander. We are talking about the all time biggest Jeep ever produced here - and the first ever to provide seating for seven adults. And even though its sheer mass is quite fearsome, it is still optimally comfortable - and it still has earned 5-Star frontal crash test ratings from the NHTSA. Vehicles this safe can save you a lot of money on your auto insurance premiums. It is very capable in off-road scenarios and equally pleasing to cruise in on a downtown strip bathed in neon lights.
Those perfect ratings for safety from the NHTSA are products of standard safety features on the 2010 Commander including 4-wheel ABS braking with electronic brake force distribution and brake assist, electronic roll mitigation, electronic stability control, front/side and all-row side-curtain airbags, trailer sway control, rear parking sensors and tire pressure monitoring. Standard technological features include a rear view parking camera, the UConnect system for wireless connectivity, an ear-piercing sound system from Boston Accoustic and an information/entertainment multimedia system that features a 30 GB hard drive with built-in navigation. Yeah, it's nice inside.
The Jeep Commander for 2010 is powerful. Standard V6 and optional V8 engines are offered. The base (Sport) 3.7L SOHC 210hp 235 lb-ft V6 engine is a solid performer. Limited trims receive the 5.7L 357hp 389 lb-ft V8 Hemi which is only optional on the Sport. All Commanders come standard with a 5-speed automatic transmission. 4x2 and 4x4 versions of either trim level are available. Payload ratings for Sport trims are reported at 1340 pounds while Limited trims can carry only 1220 pounds. As you would expect, towing ratings are where significant differences are observed. Sport trims of the Commander can tow 3500 pounds, but the Limited Commander can pull up to 7400. This year, the Overland trim has been discontinued as well as the 4.7L V8.
The new 2010 Commander from Jeep is a large unit. Exterior dimensions in length, width and height measure 188.5, 74.8 and 72.1 inches respectively. It rides on a 109.5 inch wheelbase and clears the ground by 8.6 inches. Its gross vehicular weight tips the scales at 6200 pounds. The Commander competes with the Chevrolet Tahoe, Ford Explorer, Mercury Mountaineer and the GMC Yukon. Stretch out inside in 42 inches of headroom, 59 inches of shoulder room, 56 inches of hip room and 41.7 inches of legroom. The standard 7.5 cubic feet of luggage space can be expanded to 68.5 cubic feet by laying down the rear seating.
The 2010 Jeep Commander comes with a 21.1 gallon fuel tank and is reported by the EPA to deliver 15/20 mpg city/highway (4x2 Sport trim). It's capable of transporting you anywhere you need to go. It's optimally safe. It's technologically advanced. It's spacious, well-designed - and let's face it, cool. It's a Jeep - and that says a lot.