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2006 Jeep Commander

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Cheap for a reason
3 of 7 people found this review helpful
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By fervidmuse
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2006 Jeep Commander 4dr SUV 4WD (3.7L 6cyl 5A)


Review

What we don't like about the Jeep is the fuel economy, sound system, climate system, and reliability.
With mixed city/highway miles we average 14-15mpg which is what the vehicle is rated for in city-only driving.
250-300 miles at most per fill-up

-The climate system has been replaced yet the floor vents never shut off no matter the setting.

-The sound system has too much bass even when completely turned down.

-After the transmission fluid was flushed twice, the car still had problems shifting so the transmission was replaced around 30k after arguing with the dealership.

-Both of the oxygen sensors failed before 60k miles and the whole exhaust had to be removed to replace them.


Best Features

The Jeep Commander is reasonably comfortable and well suited for long trips (as long as you like stopping for gas often). Even our base 3.7L 4x4 model has some nice features such as separate rear-zone climate controls, trip consumption computer, comfortable power seats, lots of storage, easy access to the third row (although the third row is practically useless)


Worst Features

Although we bought our Jeep Commander 3.7L 4X4 used and thought it was a good value we have had significant issues with it that we first thought were isolated but that others have reported having issues with as well. It handles very poorly, goes through tires quickly, and has a small gas tank for the rate at which it goes through fuel, the transmission is very slow to change gears and the 3.7L engine is very underpowered for the weight of the car. Passing on the highway requires a lot of space. The interior is relatively well thought out although materials are a bit cheap, especially the seat fabric which discolors with any type of moisture contact including plain water.


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Choose carefully kids!
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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By joeshibotnik
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2006 Jeep Commander Limited 4dr SUV 4WD (4.7L 8cyl 5A)


Review

The only difference between new and old Commanders is age and engine h.p.
Otherwise, not much changes.
It is way overpriced new.
Resale value is very poor.
It is FULLTIME 4x4.
Why?
Is it that hard to push a button.
Just think of the mpg increase if you could switch to 2WD.
12mpg is lucky in town.
17mpg is pretty standard.
Put in E3 spark plugs and K&N air filter (averaged 19.1mpg on a 265 mile trip.
Don't plan on hauling around above average height people in the back seat, especially if you are tall.
Air cond. will go out.
A plate protecting the lines will hold sand and salt causing leaks.
If you own a Commander get rid of this plate, replacement of these lines... around $1200.


Best Features

Rides very nice. A taller person such as myself (6'-3") can be very comfortable, unless you have people in the back seat. There is a large cargo area if the seats are folded down and there is only 2 of you travelling. Headlights & driving lights are AWESOME, however you WILL have dash/command center lighting issues. Specifically, the heat control lights. OH. The leather seats in the 06' are NOT leather. Stereo ROCKS! Only 2 cup holders up front. Sunroofs are cool, would be cooler if the back 2 flipped up. Way rear seats are useless your hauling mini people. The roof rack is very rugged. Back up sensors are very accurate. On my 3rd window switch, this time its the back passenger


Worst Features

This is a JEEP. Give the owners the option of driving in 2WD. Hence, better gas mileage. Tow hooks front and rear as well as a CLASS III hitch standard. Any engine option for this type of vehicle both 2WD and 4x4 should be no less than 300h.p. Level it out! Why does the front end have to sit lower than the back. Again...IT'S A JEEP people!!! Roof light rack/bar above windshield (like the Liberty) should be standard on Limited versions. A more sporty wheel. Dual exhaust. Hooks in the cargo are for hanging things. More air tight engine compartment (have to wash my motor @ least 3 times a year, dust/dirt). Dash rear hatch button. Real leather seats! Tilt wheel like in a GM truck


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2006 Jeep Commander Hemi Problem
12 of 12 people found this review helpful
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By pcjeepowner
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2006 Jeep Commander Limited 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)


Review

Since buying the 2006 Jeep Commander in 2007 I have had to spend major money on repairs.
I have had to replace the battery three times already, I have had to rebuild the transmission, and now worst of all I have to replace the whole engine that is going to cost me $6,000.
I have around 75,000 miles and this was the most expensive vehicle I have ever purchased and I am so upset and I don't know where to turn.


Best Features

I love the look of the interior and the exterior and I love all the bells and whistles. Great stereo system.


Worst Features

Make an engine that will last.


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2006 Jeep Commander
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By fireguy750
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2006 Jeep Commander 4dr SUV 4WD (3.7L 6cyl 5A)


Review

I bought my Jeep this year and I'm very happy with it i love the space inside of it and it's great in snow


Best Features

the sound is ridiculous i never owned a car with amazing sound all of my friends are jealous


Worst Features

definitely gas mileage,and do away with the 6 cyl it doesn't have much for pick up so definitely stick with the 8 cyl


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Not a Jeep!
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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By joe shibotnik
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2006 Jeep Commander 4dr SUV 4WD (3.7L 6cyl 5A)


Review

80,000 miles. Dealer serviced or authorized dealer serviced as required per owners manual or dealer recommendation. #1 This vehicle is fun to drive. #2 This vehicle is a Durango in Jeep attire (meaning, this is not a Jeep). #3 Who in their right mind makes a "Jeep" fulltime 4 wheeldrive? Dodge, that's who. #4 Replaced front 2 times (ball joints, tie rod ends and bushings) fulltime 4wheel issue...yes. #5 Eats 60,000 mile tires in 30ish. #6 If this vehicle had 2wheel capabilities it would pull great gas mileage. #7 Leather seats are not leather. #8 Resale poor, so plan on keeping it. My Suburban is worth just as much as our (40K) Commander, its a 1999(148,000 miles). Think hard!


Best Features

Triple sun roofs (1 functional), speed shifter. Driver comfort with adjustable pedals,Comfort passenger front seat. Stereo rocks! Headlight options, on board data.


Worst Features

Make it a JEEP. 2 wheel/4 wheel option. More ground clearance when it says "Trail Rated" on the side. Bigger front breaks. Dual exhaust. Bigger tires, after all, it's a COMMANDER! Trailer package STANDARD!


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