Jeep Commander Review

Jeep Commander Interior
75%

Jeep Commander Review

Jeep Commander ReviewJeep Commander Review | Part TwoJeep Commander Review | Part ThreeJeep Commander Review | Part FiveJeep Commander Road Test

The Jeep Commander 3.0 CRD Limited is equipped with the following safety and security as standard: .

Safety and Security

The Jeep Commander 3.0 CRD Limited is equipped with the following safety and security as standard:

ABS (Anti Lock Brakes), ESP (Electronic Stability Programme), rear ISOfix child seat fixing points, Rollover mitigation, central locking with remote operation, driver and front passenger airbags, front and rear park assist, headlamp on timer delay, levelling system, height adjustable front seat belts, Locking fuel filler cap, locking wheel nuts, rain sensitive windscreen wipers, full size side curtain airbags all rows, thatcham Category 1 Alarm and immobiliser and tyre pressure monitoring display.

Comfort and Refinement

The Jeep Commander has been designed to transport seven people safely to any destination whether on or off the road. There are three rows of seats, two front as you would expect, in the middle there is a three seat bench which sits nearly 12 cm above the height of the front. Then there is the rear row, which comprises of two seats, which can be folded down into the boot floor. The rear seats sit again around 12 cm above the height of the middle row, to give you a theatre style seating arrangement. This helps all passengers to have a commanding view of the road ahead but doesn’t help the driver’s rear vision.

The second row seats split on a 40:20:40 basis and are engineered so the outer sections fold down and tumble forward to allow passengers entry or exit from the third row on either side of the vehicle. All three second-row seatback's can be folded onto the cushions to form a flat-load area. In practice entering the rear row does require a degree of athleticism and then the occupants don’t really get a foot well, so their legs stretch out in front of them - so really you are looking at pre-teens in the back.

With seven occupants on board, there is room for 212 litres of luggage. Folding the third-row seats (can be folded on a 50:50 split) expands the cargo space to around 1028 litres and also folding the second row gives a total of 1940 litres. With the rear most seats occupied you practically give up the boot space although you probably could jam in a few soft bags. So it is onto the roof if you are planning on taking seven people on holiday.

You don’t get a load cover so your cargo is on sight to all, the only salvation is that you can opt to have the windows tinted from the ‘B’ pillar back which does help to disguise your load.

We found the leather/suede seats to be very comfortable, even on long journeys. Both the driver’s (8-way) and passenger’s seat (4-way) are electrically adjustable. The driver’s seat having two memory positions, which also memorises the exterior mirrors. The driver’s seat can be programmed to move away from the steering wheel on removing the key to assist exiting the car. We did not like the part wooden steering wheel which is far too hard for comfort. The steering wheel only adjusts for rake (height) and not reach.

The Commander Limited model is fitted with dual zone climate controlled air conditioning, which means that the driver and passenger can set their individual preferred temperature. It worked well although the controls were a little fiddly to operate on the move. The Predator model has manual air conditioning as standard. Third row passengers can control the ventilation, and air-conditioning system via individual controls fully independent of the front system, it feeds warmed or cooled air to a single floor-level outlet and two circular rotating outlets on each side of the rear trim.

Jeep Commander ReviewJeep Commander Review | Part TwoJeep Commander Review | Part ThreeJeep Commander Review | Part FiveJeep Commander Road Test
Jeep Commander Road Test Data
Model ReviewedJeep Commander 3.0 V6 CRD Limited
  
Body Type4x4
ColourBrilliant Black Crystal Pearlcoat
  
Performance (manufacturers data) 
  
0 - 62 mph9 Seconds
Top Speed 118 mph
  
Transmission5-Speed Automatic
  
Fuel TypeDiesel
  
CO2 Emissions (NEDC Figures) g/km
  
Economy (NEDC Figures) 
  
Urban20.9 mpg
Extra Urban30.7 mpg
Combined26.2 mpg
  
Insurance Group14
Euro NCAP RatingTBA
Warranty3 years / 60,000 miles
Price (when tested on the 10/04/07)£31,590 OTR

The information contained within this Jeep Commander review may have changed since publication on the 10 April 2007. The actual model road tested may feature options and functionality specific to that model, which may not be available as on option or be fitted to other models in the range. Options may not be available on UK specification cars. You may wish to check with your local Jeep dealer, before making a purchasing decision. E.&.O.E. You may NOT reproduce this car review in full or part, in any format without our written permission. carpages.co.uk © 2017