Why does the Jeep Commander exist? Does the world really need another SUV that approaches 5000 pounds? According to Jeep boss Jeff Bell, the answer is yes, and his reasoning is pretty simple: Jeep, legendary maker of all things SUV, didn’t have a seven-passenger vehicle in its line. So? So this: “Forty percent of full-size SUV sales [in 2004] went to trucks with third-row seats,” Bell said.