Join Date: Sep 2018
Own a Commander?: Yes
Model year: 2010
Trim Package: Sport
Power-Train: 5.7L V-8 Hemi
If 4WD - system: QT-II
Current Mileage: 108000
First off, welcome to the club!
I got my first "AWD" (QTII which you have is so much more than AWD) in 2005 on a Grand Cherokee, same powertrain as yours, and it was beautiful. Drove like a tank in the snow (yeah, yeah, he's in NC he doesn't know snow... I lived in Northern VA/MD at the time). Prior to that I had a 2000 XJ with the 231 transfer case (part-time only), and only ever had one of the 242 transfer cases (full-time available). I think you'll really appreciate not having to monkey around with the 4wd shifter and enjoy how sturdy it is.
Of course tires trump the transfer case situation... make sure you're comfortable with the rubber you're putting on the road.
I'm not here to bash the GM you drove... but I'll tell you my newer Grand Cherokee with a similar transfer case to a Tahoe does not feel as sure footed in the sand or snow as my old WK with the 245 transfer case.