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2006 Commander Specifications


2006 Commander



PRELIMINARY

The information shown is preliminary and based on data available at the time of publication. All dimensions are in inches (millimeters) unless otherwise noted. All dimensions are measured at curb weight with standard tires and wheels.


GENERAL INFORMATION

Body Style ...........................................................................................Four-door sport-utility vehicle

Construction ...........................................................................................................Steel Uniframe®

Assembly Plant ........................................................................Jefferson Avenue North, Detroit, USA

EPA Vehicle Class .............................................................................................Multi-purpose vehicle

2006 MY Introduction ........................................................................................................Fall 2005


ENGINE: 3.7-LITER SOHC POWER TECH® V-6

Availability ............................................................................Standard with 4x2 and 4x4 Commander

Type and Description ..............................................90-degree V-type, liquid-cooled with balance shaft

Displacement ..............................................................................................226 cu. in. (3701 cu. cm)

Bore x Stroke ...............................................................................................3.66 x 3.57 (93.0 x 90.8)

Valve System ...............................Chain-driven SOHC, 12 valves and hydraulic end-pivot roller rockers

Fuel Injection ....................................................................Sequential, multi-port, electronic, returnless

Construction ....................................Cast-iron block and bedplate, aluminum alloy heads, balance shaft

Compression Ratio .......................................................................................................................................9.7:1

Power (estimated SAE net) .................................................210 hp (157 kW) @ 5200 rpm (58.1 hp/L)

Torque (estimated SAE net) ...........................................................235 lb.-ft. (319 N•m) @ 4000 rpm

Max. Engine Speed ...........................................................................5800 rpm (electronically limited)

Fuel Requirement .....................................................................Unleaded regular, 87 octane (R + M)/2

Oil Capacity ............................................................................................................5.0 qt. (4.7-liter)

Coolant Capacity .................................................................................................14.0 qt. (13.25-liter)

Emission Controls ...Dual 3-way catalytic converters, heated oxygen sensors & internal engine features(a)


Maximum Gross Trailer Weight (lbs.)

2WD .................................................................................................................................3500 lbs.

4WD .................................................................................................................................3500 lbs.

Estimated EPA Fuel Economy

mpg (City/Hwy) ......................................................................................................................16/19

(a) Meets LEV II evaporative emission requirements in CA, NY, MA, ME and VT. Meets Tier 2, Bin 5 emission requirements and Clean Fuel Fleet Certification (CCF-LEV) in all other states..


ENGINE: 4.7-LITER SOHC POWER TECH V-8

Availability ...........................Standard with 4x2 and 4x4 Commander Limited, optional on Commander

Type and Description ........................................................................90-degree V-type, liquid-cooled

Displacement ..............................................................................................287 cu. in. (4701 cu. cm)

Bore x Stroke ...............................................................................................3.66 x 3.41 (93.0 x 86.5)

Valve System .....................................................................................Chain-driven SOHC, 16 valves, hydraulic end-pivot roller rockers

Fuel Injection ....................................................................Sequential, multi-port, electronic, returnless

Construction .........................................................Cast-iron block and bedplate, Aluminum alloy heads

Compression Ratio .....................................................................................................................................9.0:1

Power (estimated SAE net) ................................................235 hp (175 kW) @ 4500 rpm (50.0 hp/L)

Torque (estimated SAE net) ...........................................................305 lb.-ft. (414 N•m) @ 3600 rpm

Max. Engine Speed .........................................................................6000 rpm (electronically limited)

Fuel Requirement .....................................................................Unleaded regular, 87 octane (R+M)/2

Oil Capacity ..........................................................................................................6 qt. (5.7-liter)

Coolant Capacity .................................................................................................14.0 qt. (13.25-liter)

Emission Controls ....Dual 3-way catalytic converters, heated oxygen sensors, internal engine features(a)


Maximum Gross Trailer Weight (lbs.)

2WD .................................................................................................................................6500 lbs.

4WD .................................................................................................................................6500 lbs.

Estimated EPA Fuel Economy

(mpg City/Hwy) ......................................................................................................................14/19

(a) 4x2 meets LEV II evaporative emission requirements in CA, NY, MA, ME and VT. 4x2 meets Tier 2 Bin 9A emissions requirements and Clean Fuel Fleet Certification (CCF-LEV) in all other states. 4x4 meets LEV II evaporative emission requirements in CA, NY, MA, ME and VT. 4x4 meets Tier I evaporative emissions in all other states and Clean Fuel Fleet Certification (CCF-LEV). Meets Euro IV in international markets.


ENGINE: 5.7-LITER HEMI® V-8

Availability ..............................................................................Optional with 4x4 Commander Limited

Type and Description ..........................................................................90-degree V-type, liquid-cooled

Displacement ..............................................................................................345 cu. in. (5654 cu. cm)

Bore x Stroke ...............................................................................................3.92 x 3.58 (99.5 x 90.9)

Valve System ....Pushrod-operated overhead valves, 16 valves, eight deactivating and eight conventional hydraulic lifters, all with roller followers

Fuel Injection .................................................................Sequential, multi-port, electronic, returnless

Construction ..................................................................Deep-skirt cast-iron block with cross-bolted main bearing caps, aluminum alloy heads with hemispherical combustion chambers

Compression Ratio ......................................................................................................................................9.6:1

Power (estimated SAE net) ...............................................330 hp (246 kW) @ 5000 rpm, (57.5 hp/L)

Torque (estimated SAE net) ...........................................................375 lb.-ft. (509 N•m) @ 4000 rpm

Max. Engine Speed ............................................................................5800 rpm (electronically limited)

Fuel Requirement ...Unleaded mid-grade, 89 octane (R+M)/2 recommended, unleaded regular, 87 octane (R+M)/2 acceptable

Oil Capacity ...............................................................................................................7 qt. (6.6-liter)

Coolant Capacity .................................................................................................14.5 qt. (13.72-liter)

Emission Controls ......Dual close-coupled three-way catalytic converters, Quad heated oxygen sensors and internal engine features(a)


Maximum Gross Trailer Weight (lbs.)

4WD ..................................................................................................................................7200 lbs.

Estimated EPA Fuel Economy

mpg City/Hwy) ........................................................................................................................13/18

(a) Meets LEV II evaporative emission requirements in CA, NY, MA, ME and VT and Tier I evaporative emissions and Clean Fuel Fleet Certification (CCF-LEV) in all other states. Meets Euro IV in international markets.


TRANSMISSION: W5A580 AUTOMATIC, FIVE-SPEED OVERDRIVE

Availability ....................................................................................Included with 3.7-L V-6 gas engine

Description ....Adaptive electronic control or Electronic Range Select (ERS) driver-interactive manual control and electronically modulated torque converter clutch

Gear Ratios

1st ............................................................................................................................................3.59

2nd ...........................................................................................................................................2.19

3rd ............................................................................................................................................1.41

4th ............................................................................................................................................1.00

5th ............................................................................................................................................0.83

Reverse .....................................................................................................................................3.16

Final Drive Ratio ...........................................................................................3.07:1 with 3.7-L engine

Overall Top Gear .................................................................2.55 with 3.07 axle or 2.95 with 3.55 axle


TRANSMISSION: 545RFE, AUTOMATIC MULTI-SPEED

Availability ...............................................................................Included with 4.7-L and 5.7-L engines

Description ......Three planetary gear sets, one overrunning clutch, with Electronic Range Select (ERS) driver interactive control, electronically controlled torque converter clutch

Gear Ratios

1st ............................................................................................................................................3.00

2nd ........................................................................................................1.67 upshift; 1.50 kick-down

3rd ............................................................................................................................................1.00

4th ............................................................................................................................................0.75

5th ............................................................................................................................................0.67

Reverse ....................................................................................................................................3.00

Final Drive Ratio ...............................................................................3.73 with 4.7-L or 5.7-L engine

Overall Top Gear .................................................................................................2.50 with 3.73 axle


TRANSFER CASE: NV140

Availability ................................................................................................Standard with 3.7-L engine

Type .............................................................................................................................Single-speed

Operating Mode ................................................................................................................Full-time 4x4

Low-Range Ratio .............................................................................................................................None

Center Differential Type ........................................Electronically controlled clutch pack torque transfer

Torque Split, Front/Rear .............................................................................................................48/52


TRANSFER CASE: NV245

Availability ..............................................................................Included with 4.7-L and 5.7-L engines, optional with 3.7-L engine

Type ................................................................................................Two-speed, electronically shifted

Operating Modes ........................................................4x4 Low (Lock), Neutral; Full-Time Active 4x4

Low Range Ratio ..........................................................................................................................2.72

Center Differential Type ....................................Electronically controlled clutch pack torque transfer

Torque Split, Front/Rear .............................................................................................................48/52


FRONT AXLES

Differential Type .............................................................................................................Conventional

Availability ......................................................Standard on 4x4 models with 3.7-L and 4.7-L engines

Ring Gear Diameter ...................................................................................................7.9 in. (200mm)

Axle Ratios ......................................................................3.07:1 - 3.7-L engine; 3.73:1 - 4.7-L engine

Differential Type ...............................................................Electronic Limited Slip Differentials (ELSD)

Availability .........................................................Optional on 4.7-L models with NV245 transfer case,

standard with 4x4 5.7-L engine (Quadra-Drive II®)

Ring Gear Diameter ...............................................................................................Same as standard

Axle Ratios .........................................................................................3.73:1 - 4.7-L and 5.7-L engine


REAR AXLES

Differential Type .............................................................................................................Conventional

Availability .........................................................Standard on 3.7-L engine; standard on 4.7-L engine

Ring Gear Diameter ..................................................................................................8.3 in. (213 mm)

Axle Ratios .........................................................3.07:1 - 3.7-L V-6 engine; 3.73:1 - 4.7-L V-8 engine;

3.55:1 included with 3.7-L/4WD/245 Transfer Case

Differential Type ...............................................................................................Vari-Lock Progressive

Availability .....................................................................................................Optional on 4x2 models

Ring Gear Diameter ...............................................................................................Same as standard

Axle Ratios ..........................................3.07:1 - 3.7-L engine; 3.73:1 - 4.7-L engine and 5.7-L engine

Differential Type ...............................................................Electronic Limited Slip Differentials (ELSD)

Availability ...................Standard with 5.7-L engine; optional with 4x4 4.7-L engine (Quadra-Drive II)

Ring Gear Diameter .........................................................................................Same as conventional

Axle Ratios .............................................................................3.73:1 - 4.7-L engine and 5.7-L engine


ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Alternator ..............................................................................................................................160-amp

Battery ......................................................................................Group 65 maintenance-free 750CCA


DIMENSIONS AND CAPACITIES

Wheelbase ......................................................................................................................109.5 (2781)

Track, Front .......................................................................................................................62.6 (1589)

Track, Rear .......................................................................................................................62.6 (1589)

Overall Length ................................................................................................................188.5 (4787)

Overall Width (width at mirrors) .....................................................................................89.0 (2260.9)

Body Width ....................................................................................................................74.8 (1899.5)

Overall Height ................................................................................................................71.9 (1825.7)

Load Floor Height ............................................................................................................36.2 (920.3)

Sill Step Height ................................................................................................................19.9 (504.9)

Ground Clearance

Chassis (fuel tank) ..........................................................................................................9.9 (250.6)

Front axle .......................................................................................................................9.0 (227.4)

Rear axle ........................................................................................................................8.6 (217.9)

Approach Angle ............................................................................................................................34°

Ramp Breakover Angle .................................................................................................................20°

Departure Angle ...........................................................................................................................27°

Curb Weight (estimated)

2WD ...............................................................Commander: 4581 lbs. (2077 kg) with 3.7-L engine

Commander: 4709 lbs. (2136 kg) with 4.7-L engine

Limited: 4930 lbs. (2236 kg) with 4.7-L engine

4WD ...............................................................Commander: 4783 lbs. (2170 kg) with 3.7-L engine

Commander: 4951 lbs. (2246 kg) with 4.7-L engine

Limited: 5047 lbs. (2289 kg) with 4.7-L engine

Limited: 5169 lbs. (2345 kg) with 5.7-L engine

Weight Distribution, F/R

2WD .....................................................................................Commander: 43/57 with 3.7-L engine

Commander: 44/56 with 4.7-L engine

Limited: 45/55 with 4.7-L engine

4WD .....................................................................................Commander: 44/56 with 3.7-L engine

Commander: 44/56 with 4.7-L engine

Limited: 44/56 with 4.7-L engine

Limited: 45/55 with 5.7-L engine

Payload (includes occupants and cargo)

2WD ...............................................................................................3.7-L engine 1620 lbs (735 kg)

4.7-L engine 1490 lbs (676 kg)

4WD ...............................................................................................3.7-L engine 1620 lbs (735 kg)

4.7-L engine 1450 lbs (658 kg)

5.7-L engine 1230 lbs (558 kg)

Frontal Area .....................................................................................................32.1 sq. ft. (3.0 sq. m)

Drag Coefficient .........................................................................................................................0.415

Aero ................................................................................................13.3 (Cd x Cross Sectional Area)

Fuel Tank Capacity ............................................................................................. 20.5 gal. (77.6-liter)


ACCOMMODATIONS

Seating Capacity, Front/Second/Third ........................................................................................2/3/2

Front Seat

Head room ....................................................................................................................42.1 (1070)

Leg room .......................................................................................................................41.7 (1058)

Shoulder room ...............................................................................................................59.0 (1499)

Hip room ........................................................................................................................55.6 (1412)

Seat travel - driver ...........................................................................................................10.5 (267)

Seat travel - passenger .....................................................................................................9.8 (250)

SAE volume ................................................................................................68.5 cu. ft. (1.94 cu. m)

2nd Row Seat

Head room ................................................................................................................... 40.2 (1021)

Leg room ........................................................................................................................ 36.1 (916)

Shoulder room .............................................................................................................. 58.5 (1486)

Hip room ....................................................................................................................... 54.0 (1372)

Knee clearance ............................................................................................................... 1.8 (45.7)

Couple ......................................................................................................................... 33.0 (838.4)

SAE volume ............................................................................................... 36.3 cu. ft. (1.03 cu. m)

3rd Row Seat

Head room .................................................................................................................. 35.7 (907.6)

Leg room ..................................................................................................................... 28.9 (734.0)

Shoulder room ........................................................................................................... 50.4 (1280.8)

Hip room (w/without rear HVAC) ................................................................................ 57.4 (1458.5)

Couple ......................................................................................................................... 33.0 (838.2)

SAE Volume ................................................................................................. 8.0 cu. ft. (0.23 cu. m)

Cargo Volume

Behind 3rd Row Seat ....................................................................................6.0 cu. ft. (0.17 cu. m)

Behind 2nd row seats .................................................with 3rd seat folded 36.4 cu. ft. (1.03 cu. m)

Behind front row with 2nd and 3rd seat folded ...........................................68.7 cu. ft. (1.95 cu. m)


BODY

4x2

Layout ....................................................................................Longitudinal front engine, rear drive

Construction .............................................................................................................Steel Uniframe

4x4

Layout ................................Longitudinal front engine, transfer case with full-time four-wheel drive

Construction .............................................................................................................Steel Uniframe


SUSPENSION

Front ...................................................................................................Short/long independent (SLA),

coil springs, gas-charged, twin-tube coil over shock absorbers,

upper and lower control arms (“A” arms), stabilizer bar

Rear ..........Live axle, link coil with track bar, gas-charged twin tube shock absorbers, stabilizer bar


STEERING

Type ................................................................................................................Power rack-and-pinion

Overall Ratio ..............................................................................17:4:1 on center, 15:45:1 at full lock

Turning Diameter (curb-to-curb)(a) ..............................................................................36.8 ft (11.2 m)

Steering Turns (lock-to-lock) ........................................................................................................3.14

(a)Turning diameter is measured at the outside of the tires at curb height. Turning diameters and steering wheel turns, lock-to-lock may differ with optional tires and wheels.


BRAKES

Front

Size and type ..............................................................12.9 x 1.2 (328 x 30) vented disc with 1.89

(48) two-piston pin-slider caliper and ESP standard

Swept area ..............................................................................................272 sq. in. (1820 sq. cm)

Rear

Size and type .................................................................12.6 x 0.55 (320 x 14) disc with 1.89 (48) single-piston pin-slider caliper and ESP standard

Swept area ..................................................................................................256 sq. in. (1658 sq. cm)

Power Assist Type ................................................................Single-rate, tandem diaphragm vacuum


TIRES(a)

Standard - Commander

Size and type ...............................................................................................................P245/65R17

Mfr. and model ...........................................................Goodyear Fortera black sidewall all-season

Revs per mile ............................................................................................................................721

Standard - Limited/Optional - Commander

Size and type ...............................................................................................................P245/65R17

Mfr. and model .....................................................Goodyear Fortera outline white letter all-season

Revs per mile ............................................................................................................................710

(a)Turning diameter is measured at the outside of the tires at curb height. Turning diameters and steering wheel turns, lock-to-lock may differ with optional tires and wheels.


WHEELS

Standard - Commander

Type and Material ........................................................................................Cast-aluminum wheels

Size .................................................................................................................................17” x 7.5”

Standard - Limited

Type and Material ........................................................................................Cast-aluminum wheels

Size .................................................................................................................................17” x 7.5”

Optional - Limited

Type and Material ...........................................................................Chrome-clad aluminum wheels



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