I just completed a 700 mile trip yesterday. Freeway driving and mountain roads. End of the day I was still comfortable and sane. 16.8 mpg, comfortable driving position, quiet at high speeds, it's a great driver.
I love everything about it... the boxy (and functional) style, the luxurious interior, the fit and finish, the power.
I hope Jeep continues with the concept of the boxy, luxury, off-roader even after the XK ends production. In the XK\WK replacement, I would like to see a V8 Cummins diesel hybrid engine option, about 2" more of ground clearance, a little more room for the second and third rows, all HID/LED lighting, heated and cooled seating for all three rows, and just keeping up with all the latest safety and electronics options.
Just yesterday I was coming out of a garden center and the Commander was at a perfect angle, I had to stop and admire it. Love the cargo room, always get comments about how much room there is inside, especially from the guys at the tire shop when they saw how many rims and tires I had in there to get the ice and snows put on. Autostick, it's awesome. I never expected the base Commander to have autostick. Great ride and handling for the size of the vehicle.
I like the XK because it is the first vehicle that does everything I want it to:
1. Hold seven passengers - (two adults and five kids)
2. Go anywhere I want it to (top of the mountains to the bottom of the mud holes)
3. Looks good
5. Good in all weather
QDII is the best drivetrain for Michigan winters.
I feel very secure with my grandkids onboard.
Quiet and very comfortable seating.
Great get up and go with the hemi.
Great stopping ability.
And I got a great deal.
We have had three storms in the past week with over a foot and a half of snow and my Commander had no problems. I love the look,feel and security you get with a Jeep. You know you will get where you are going in this vehicle and with the Commander Limited you arrive in style.
Unique style and looks, very safe, dependable, American, drives great, fun to drive!
I have driven this thing for 14 hours straight (only stopping for gas) a few times and I get out and am not stiff or anything. Very comfortable. Every time I have someone new in my Jeep I get a comment on how much they like it. Thats without having to do any fishing for compliments .
After I ditched the idea to do a HEMI swap into my other Commander, I bought one with a HEMI in it. I want to be able to tow a camper in the mountains, to go mountain biking.
Backstory: Check out my First Post and Need Some Help Getting Started to understand where I started, on this adventure...
So, I'm new here. I did my 5 new member posts in the New Member section. There are pictures and explanation of how I got to the point of this discussion over there.
2006 Commander Base
4.7 L Engine (trashed)
545 RFE Transmission (190K miles)
NVG245 Transfer Case (190K miles)...
I have a grill guard already installed on my truck...it looks to be an after market; I want to use the truck for the beach; so I want to install tow hooks with it...is that possible without losing the guard? or can the vehicle be front towed from the grill guard assembly; which...
My wife has a 2009 Jeep Commander. She has been having issues with her key not coming out of the ignition. I have no idea why but I had seen posts about a trigger in the gears being the problem so I took her gear console apart and found this piece. While I was messing with it her ignition was...