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Question regarding 07 vs. 09 commander

I have 2 commandersí. 2007 and a brand new 2009. I like the 07 a lot better. Granted the 09 4.7 v8 has more horsepower, it lacks the low-range torque I need for pulling my pulsar 4x4 and boat.

Is this because the 06-07 were built on the Mercedes M class platform and the 09 is not?

Like I said, the 07 drives better and has less top-heavy feel. The only thing I like about the 09 is itís easier to get back into the throttle. The 07 at times, when you let off it's hard to evenly get back into the throttle without revving the rpm's to 5000.
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I have 2 commandersí. 2007 and a brand new 2009. I like the 07 a lot better. Granted the 09 4.7 v8 has more horsepower, it lacks the low-range torque I need for pulling my pulsar 4x4 and boat.

Is this because the 06-07 were built on the Mercedes M class platform and the 09 is not?

Like I said, the 07 drives better and has less top-heavy feel. The only thing I like about the 09 is itís easier to get back into the throttle. The 07 at times, when you let off it's hard to evenly get back into the throttle without revving the rpm's to 5000.
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Is this because the 06-07 were built on the Mercedes M class platform and the 09 is not?
What do you mean by that?! ,,, if you mean that the transmission in 06-07 is the Mercedes one, then that is wrong. The transmission in 4.7L and 5.7L is a Chrysler one (545RFE), while 3.7L and CRD 3.0 has the Mercedes one

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Sorry, 08.

The 08 V8 has 290 hp, but lacks the umph towing. What is the difference between the 07 adn 08?
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ok, just going by the service guy from Jeep. Why less towing power in the 08? The 08 has 290 hp vs the 07 having 235 hp.

The 08 has a nice responsiveness with the foot pedal. The 07 / 4.7 v8 however, when I press the foot pedal the truck zooms out. When I am going over 25 mph the truck is much more responsive.

Just wondering, Jeep service department said, "It's a heavy truck". All I know is the 08 is extremely smooth from 0-60.


Just wondering, Jeep service department said, "It's a heavy truck". All I know is the 08 is extremely smooth from 0-60.
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