Jeep Commander (XK)
|Assembly||Detroit, Michigan, United States
Graz, Austria (Magna Steyr)
|Body and chassis|
|Body style||4-door SUV|
|Layout||Front-engine, rear-wheel-drive or four-wheel-drive|
|Related||Jeep Grand Cherokee|
|Engine||3.7 L PowerTech V6
4.7 L PowerTech V8
5.7 L Hemi V8
3.0 L CRD V6 (Europe)
|Transmission||5-speed automatic W5A580|
|Wheelbase||109.5 in (2,781 mm)|
|Length||188.5 in (4,788 mm)|
|Width||75.0 in (1,905 mm)|
|Height||71.9 in (1,826 mm)|
|Curb weight||4,391 lb (1,992 kg)|
The Jeep Commander (XK) is a mid-size SUV produced by the Jeep division of the American manufacturer Chrysler, from 2006 to 2010. The first use of the Commander name on a passenger vehicle was the popular Studebaker Commander which was produced from the 1920s through 1966.
The Jeep Commander was first introduced at the 2005 New York Auto Show. While in production, it was sold as a 7-passenger counterpart of the Jeep Grand Cherokee. The Commander's styling was much more boxy than the Grand Cherokee, with an upright windshield and squared-off sides. It featured a stepped roof for the second and third-row seats (which were mounted higher than the first-row seats), but as on the GMC Envoy XL and Chevrolet TrailBlazer EXT, this was cleverly disguised by the roof rack. Another interesting feature was its three moonroofs called "Command View". The Commander came with the optional entertainment package which included a DVD player, TV, and rear parking camera.
Jeep is the 4th company to produce a vehicle called the Commander, after the Studebaker Commander, the Scammell Commander and the Mahindra Commander.
While the Jeep Wagoneer was the Commander's initial inspiration, it was built upon the WK Grand Cherokee and resembled the discontinued third generation Jeep Cherokee (XJ), as well as the second generation KK Jeep Liberty.
The Commander's production ended in 2010, however, Chrysler announced that the 2011 Dodge Durango would be its successor; which is produced alongside its platform mate the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee at Jefferson North Assembly in Detroit, Michigan. Another successor, using the Jeep Grand Wagoneer name, is planned for release in 2014, along with a refreshed Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango, and will also be produced alongside the Maserati Kubang.
Base/Sport- 2006-2010: (Includes: 3.7L V6 engine or 4.7L V8 engine, A/M-F/M radio with CD player and six speakers, alloy wheels, cloth seats, keyless entry, power windows, door locks, and driver's seat, and five-passenger seating)
Limited- 2006-2010: (Includes: 4.7L or 5.7 HEMI V8 engine, A/M-F/M radio with six-disc integral CD changer and six Boston Acoustics speakers, security system, dual power seats, leather seats, and seven-passenger seating)
Overland- 2007-2009: (Includes: 5.7L HEMI V8 engine, A/M-F/M radio with GPS navigation and six-disc integral CD changer, SIRIUS Satellite Radio, leather-and-suede seats, and dual-panel "Command View" sunroof)
An SRT-8 model was anticipated, but it was never produced. The features would have included: 6.1L HEMI V8 engine, sport seats, A/M-F/M radio with integral six-disc CD changer, SIRIUS Satellite Radio, remote start, and a single-panel sunroof.
Total American sales
The Jeep Commander was discontinued after the 2010 model year. With this, Chrysler dealerships only offer 7-seat SUVs under the Dodge brand, such as the similarly-sized Journey crossover SUV and the larger Grand Cherokee-based 2011 Durango.
Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne announced at the January 2011 North American International Auto Show held in Detroit, that an "upper-scale" 7-seat Jeep SUV is to be introduced January 2013, and will revive the Grand Wagoneer name.
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- Wernle, Bradford (10 January 2011). "Jeep to dust off Grand Wagoneer name for 7-seat SUV". Automotive News. Retrieved 2 February 2011.
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