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2010 Jeep Commander Review

Nostalgic favorite gets to end of the road

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In a Nutshell
The 2010 Jeep Commander is a seven-passenger, midsize sport utility vehicle (SUV) that is available in two trim levels: Sport and Limited. The Sport trim's standard engine is a 3.7-liter V-6, while the Limited boasts a 5.7-liter V-8 engine which is also available as an option on the Sport. All trims come with a five-speed automatic transmission. Both the Sport and Limited trims are offered in either two- or four-wheel drive. Properly equipped, a V-8-powered two-wheel drive Commander can tow a maximum of 7,400 pounds, while the V-6 trims top out at 6,500 pounds.

While the Jeep Commander possesses spectacular off-road abilities, the cabin of the Commander sports leather, user-friendly controls, and a comfortable interior. With raised seating, the Commander has a spacious second row of seats, but the leg and head room is a bit cramped, and the third row of seating is more for cargo and small passengers. Fuel economy is in the 14 mpg city / 19 mpg highway range, the Commander boasts perfect frontal crash test scores.

New for 2010

In 2010, the Jeep Commander drops the 4.7-liter V-8 engine and Overland trim and adopts the powerful 5.7-liter V-8 engine, which is now standard on the Limited trim, along with a power lift gate. The Sport trim gains third-row seats and fog lights as standard equipment

Essentials

Engines: 3.7L V-6, 5.7L V-8
Transmission: 5-speed automatic
Body Style: SUV
Trims: Sport Sport Utility, Limited Sport Utility

On the Outside

Commanding a powerful look, the Jeep Commander displays a style reminiscent of the Jeep Grand Cherokees from the past, which is a favorite among Jeep fans.

From the Inside

Offering an eight-way power driver seat, front and rear air-conditioning, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, a 40/20/40-split second-row bench, and a 50/50-split third-row bench, the Jeep Commander Limited also gives you dual-zone climate control, heated second-row seats, and driver-seat memory.

Driving Performance

With the 2010 Jeep Commander Sport, you get the 3.7-liter V-6 engine with 210 horsepower and 235 pound-feet mated to a five-speed automatic transmission. However, if you opt for the Limited, you get the 5.7-liter Hemi V-8 engine churning out 357 horsepower and 389 pound-feet married to a five-speed automatic transmission.

Safety Equipment

Standard safety features on the Jeep Commander includes four-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS), curtain first, second and third row overhead airbag, airbag occupancy sensor, driveline traction control, stability control, and rollover mitigation.

Gas Mileage

Limited 4x2: 14 mpg city/20 mpg highway
Limited 4x4: 13 mpg city/19 mpg highway
Sport 4x2: 15 mpg city/20 mpg highway
Sport 4x4: 14 mpg city/19 mpg highway

Plusses

  • Seven passenger seating
  • Off-road capabilities
  • Powerful V-8 engine

Minuses

  • Heavy weight
  • Poor V-6 engine
  • Cramped third row

Rating

Nostalgic favorite gets to end of the road

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