Commander Seating & Interior
The Jeep Commander has three rows of stadium style seating, with each row slightly higher than the row in front of it to give all passengers a good view of the road ahead. The stepped roof above the seats keeps headroom plentiful for all.
A front sun roof is available and tinted and fixed skylights, complete with shades, are an option over the second row. A rear DVD system is also available.
The second and third row seats fold flat to create a flat floor for hauling cargo. The Commander is two inches longer than the 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee, and shares its 109.5" wheelbase.
You'll find an L-shaped storage bin in the floor behind the third row seats.
Three Full Time 4WD Systems
- Quadra-Trac I®, uses a single-speed transfer case to transfer power to all wheels. There's no lever to shift; no low range available.
- Quadra-Trac II®, is a full-time active 4WD system that can be electronically shifted into low range, or into neutral for towing the Commander behind another vehicle.
- Quadra-Drive II®, offers Electronic Limited Slip Differentials (ELSD), which gives you the ability to lock front, rear and center differentials for maximum traction capabilities.
Three Engine Choices
- 5.7-liter HEMI® V-8 with the Multi-Displacement System
- 4.7-liter V-8
- 3.7-liter V-6
Jeep Commander is the first Chrysler Group vehicle with electronic roll mitigation. Electronic sensors deploy the air bags in certain types of rollovers, as well as in side impact crashes.
Crash protection features include:
- Advanced multi-stage air bags
- Optional side curtain air bags
- Seat belts equipped with pretensioners and load limiting retractors
- A buckle-up reminder system for the driver
Crash avoidance features
- Standard Electronic Stability Program (ESP)
- Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)
- All-Speed Traction Control System (TCS)
- Tire pressure monitoring system
- ParkSense (rear park assist)
- Uconnect hands-free communications
- DVD-based navigation system
- SmartBeam® headlamps
- Rain sensing wipers
Jeep Trail Rated
The 2006 Commander is Jeep Trail Rated, a designation that indicates it has passed field tests designed to show it can perform in a variety of off-road conditions in five performance categories:
- Ground Clearance
- Water Fording
The Jeep Commander has the same suspension and powertrains as the 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee, including an independent front suspension and rack and pinion steering.
See the 2006 Jeep Commander Photo Gallery for a close up look at Jeep's new SUV.