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2006 Commander

2006 Jeep Commander "super-size" Jeep


  • World premiere: March 23rd, 2005, NY International Auto Show - 11:20AM Eastern

  • Production startup: July 2005

  • Sales launch date: September 2005


XKJeeps.com -- For the 2006 model year, Jeep will offer its largest Jeep ever, an extended wheelbase 7-passenger luxury/off-road model called the Commander. The Commander is built on the same platform as the Grand Cherokee, but uses very different sheet metal . Perhaps in some respects, an evolutionary upgrade to the Jeep "Wagoneer". The Commander is estimated to be 4-5" taller and 10" longer (?) than the 2005 Grand Cherokee. The GVW Rating (Gross Vehicle Weight) will be around 6210 lbs. for the base model and 6410 lbs. for the Limited.

Base models of the Commander will feature body color grille and fascias and black body side molding while the Limited models will have a chrome grille and chrome body side strip. Second row seats in both models are split 40/20/40 and have a "tumble" feature. Most of the features, options and colors for the Commander are exactly the same as what is available on the 2005-2006 model WK Grand Cherokee's. In fact, aside from the third row seat, one of the only new features on this super-size Jeep is a wide-angle sunroof called "Command View".

The Commander will offer the same engine and transmission choices as the Grand Cherokee, the 3.7 V6, 4.7 V8 and 5.7 V8 MDS Hemi engines along with the W5A580 and 545RFE transmissions. The navigation and Boston Acoustics sound systems are also the same as what is available on the Grand. However, most likely there will be a model above the Limited, similar to what Jeep is offering with the 2006 Grand Cherokee Overland. If so, you'll see some of the same features like electroluminescent gauges, luxury trim and special wheels. Additional information will be posted here as it becomes available.


2006 Commander

View from the back. Photo by Jim Dunne/Popular Mechanics


2006 Commander
        
2006 Commander

Spotted on the street: Photos ©Bob Spivey for Brenda Pritty.  Source: Autospies.com




      Available key features:


      Commander : (base model)

  • 3.7L engine (Standard)
  • 4.7L engine (Optional)
  • Air bags, side curtain (3-rows)
  • 3.07 axle ratio
  • Axles, 200mm front; 213mm rear
  • Boston Acoustics sound system with 276-watt amplifier
  • Body color grille & fascia
  • Body side molding, black
  • Camera, rear back-up (Requires REC navigation radio)
  • Emergency brake assist
  • Engine cooling, standard duty
  • Enhanced Accident Response System
  • ESP (Electronic Stability Program)
  • Fuel tank, 20.5 gallon (same for all models)
  • Halogen headlamps, automatic
  • Homelink
  • Independent front suspension, solid rear axle
  • Mirrors, power heated, manual folding
  • Navigation radio/6-disc changer "REC" (Optional)
  • Park-Sense back-up system
  • Quadra-Trac
  • Quadra-Trac II
  • Roof side rails, black
  • Seats, stadium style - 2nd row higher than first, 3rd row higher than second
  • Seats, broad shouldered with dual firmness foam
  • Seats, Yuma limited leather trim with perforated insert and criss-crosscenter stitch
  • Seats, power 8-way driver
  • Seats, fold-flat with automatic folding head restraints
  • Seats, 2nd row, 40/20/40 tumble style
  • Seats, 3rd row
  • Seat belts, three-point shoulder belt in 2nd and 3rd row seating areas
  • Sirius Satellite Radio
  • SmartBeam headlamp dimming system
  • Speedometer, 140 mph Primary
  • Sunroof, new wide-view with second row dual skylights
  • Tire Pressure Monitor display
  • Transmission, 545RFE 5-speed automatic (4.7L and 5.7L only)
  • UConnect hands-free system
  • Wheels, 17" with P235R/65R17 All-Season tires


      Commander Limited  (in addition to or in place of base model features):

  • 4.7L engine (Standard)
  • 5.7L Hemi engine with MDS (Optional; includes Electronic axles)
  • Adjustable Pedals (with memory)
  • Body side molding, chrome
  • Camera, rear back-up (Requires REC navigation radio)
  • Chrome grille (Limited models only)
  • Climate controls, dual-zone AZC front, optional rear
  • Electronic Limited-Slip differentials (included with Hemi engine)
  • Engine cooling, hydraulic
  • Fuel tank, 20.5 gallon (same for all models)
  • Memory for radio, drivers seat & mirrors
  • Mirrors, power heated, manual folding, with memory
  • Navigation radio/6-disc changer "REC" (Optional)
  • Quadra-Drive II
  • Rain Sense wipers
  • Remote start system
  • Roof side rails, silver; assist handle access
  • Seats, Pwr 8-way driver, 4-way passenger
  • Speakers, six Boston Acoustics with 276-watt amplifier
  • Speedometer, 140 mph Primary
  • Transmission, 545RFE 5-speed automatic
  • Wheels, 17" chrome clad with P245R/65R17 All-Terrain tires


     Major Option packages

     Electronic Infotainment Group (AEK):

  • Rear overhead console
  • Rear seat video system


     Luxury Group (AFF):

  • Automatic headlamps
  • Power 8-way drvr 4-way pass seats
  • Rear view auto dim mirror
  • Sun visors w/illum vanity mirrors
  • Universal garage door opener


     Off-Road Group I (AWL):

  • 3.55 Axle ratio
  • Front suspension skid plate
  • Fuel tank skid plate shield
  • Quadra-Trac II full-time,active 4wd
  • Skid plate group
  • Tow hooks
  • Trail rated badge
  • Transfer case skid plate shield


     Off-Road Group II (AWY):

  • Fuel tank skid plate shield
  • Skid plate group
  • Tow hooks
  • Transfer case skid plate shield


     Popular Equipment Group (AJY):

  • Adjustable roof rail crossbars
  • Heated front seats
  • Power adjustable pedals


     Supplemental side air bags (CGS):

  • Supp. side curtain all rows air bags


     Tan Your Hide Group (ASW):

  • Leather trimmed Saddle Brown bucket seats
  • Power sunroof with CommandView


     Trailer Tow Group II (AHT):

  • Class II receiver hitch
  • Trailer tow wiring harness


     Trailer Tow Group IV (AHX):

  • 7-pin wiring harness
  • 7-pin to 4-pin adaptor
  • Hitch - Class IV receiver



     Exterior colors

  • Black Clear Coat
  • Bright Silver Metallic Clear Coat
  • Light Khaki Metallic Clear Coat
  • Dark Khaki Pearl Coat
  • Deep Beryl Green
  • Inferno Red Crystal Pearl Coat
  • Midnight Blue Pearl Coat
  • Stone White Clear Coat


     Interior colors

  • Khaki (base model)
  • Medium Slate Gray (base model)
  • Dark Slate Gray/Light Graystone (Limited)
  • Dark Khaki/Light Graystone (Limited)


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Promotional information:

This fall the all-new Jeep Commander will offer you more of everything that you've come to expect from a Jeep vehicle. The result of more than 60 years of building industry-leading 4x4s, the Commander is all Jeep brand, inside and out - a ruggedly styled SUV with a well-appointed interior which provides versatility and compliments an adventurous lifestyle.

Commander is the first Jeep vehicle with three rows of seating. And stadium-style seating - second row seating is slightly higher than the front, and third-row slightly higher still - provides a better inside/outside view for passengers. An available large front-row power sunroof and CommandView dual skylights above the second row open Commander's cabin, treating driver and passenger to an "open-roof" sensation. Fold-flat seats and automatic folding head restraints create increased cargo storage.

Commander, like all Jeep 4x4s, has the capability to confidently go where you want. It's equipped with the Electronic Stability Program (ESP) - which helps maintain the vehicle's stability regardless of raod surface or weather conditions - the available QuadraDrive II system and industry exclusive Electronic Limited Slip Differentials (ELSD), Commander power comes from a choice of three engines: 3.7-Liter V6, 4.7-Liter V8, and even the brawny 5.7-Liter HEMI V8.

Commander is designed to provide the most civilized motoring experience even in the most brutal driving conditions on-road or off. Broad-shouldered seats with dual firmness foam provide form-fitting comfort. Available Yuma Limited leather trim with perforated insert and criss-cross centerstitch displays a look as classic as a leather bomber jacket. Backseat passengers can tune in to an entertainment center that features a single-disc DVD player at the rear of the center floor console, overhead-mounted video screen, wireless remote control and two sets of wireless headphones.

The available satellite navigation system offers full-screen (5.8 inches) map color display that uses thin film transistor, Liquid Crystal Display for easy viewing suring daylight or at night. Interior conveniences and safety features include front windows with express up-and-down, and door modules that control window motion and sense for pinch conditions during closing procedures. And drivers are aided by Commander's Park Sense rear back-up system - it alerts the driver to obstacles located immediately behind the vehicle.

Commander - an all together fresh expression of the essence of the Jeep brand. One look at it's all-new design and you're sure to say "Now that is a Jeep 4x4". It is what other SUVs can only hope to be.





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