Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Port Orchard, Washington
Own a Commander?: Yes
Model year: 2008
Trim Package: Sport
Power-Train: 4.7L V-8
If 4WD - system: QT-I
Current Mileage: 3500
I'm not as knowledgable on this stuff as these other 2 guys, but I can chime in on some things I guess, lol.
You clearly like the power of a Hemi, so I would not recommend settling on the 3.7L if that ever crosses your mind. I hear they just don't have the necessary power for the Commander, and some people are unhappy with it.
'06 - '07s are the first 2 years of the Commander, and are Chrysler's learning years for the Commander, IMO, go higher.
'08 The commander's are pretty solid, the engines got a revision. Hemi's went up from 330ish HP (can't remember) to 357HP, and the 4.7 went from 285HP to 305HP. I have an '08 with 4.7, The power was very nice despite not being a Hemi
'09 - '10 the Hemi at the very least got another revision, VVT was added.
Yes, soooo many of the parts sold for the Grand Cherokee are %100 compatible with the Commander, and the Grand Cherokee is popular, luckily for us. As far as I know, The engine options are the same (minus the SRT), the suspension is the same, drive train, even wiring is the same. I bought this vehicle on a whim back in 2011 because I didn't have the credit to get a wrangler, and I couldn't be happier, I plan on keeping it until the wrath of God tells me otherwise and I wholeheartedly recommend it, it's a fantastic vehicle with loads of untapped character. plus no one seems to know what a Commander is due to its lack of popularity so better chance of not being a cookie cutter driving down the road.
Edit: I almost forgot, but I'm fairly certain only the Hemi and the 4.7 had 3.73 gears, the 3.7 had 3.07 or something
Last edited by SkulhunterM42; 11-12-2016 at 08:58 PM.