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2006 Jeep Commander - Road Test Specs

2006 Jeep Commander SUV

(4.7L V8 5-speed Automatic)

Vehicle

Model year2006
MakeJeep
ModelCommander
StyleLimited 4x4
Base MSRP$38,900
As-tested MSRP$43,235

Drivetrain

Drive type4WD
Engine typeV8
Displacement (cc/cu-in)5.7
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)330 hp @ 5000 rpm
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)375 ft-lbs @ 4000 rpm
Transmission type5-speed Automatic

Chassis

Suspension, frontIndependent coil spring w/ stabilizer bar
Suspension, rearfive-link w/ stabilizer bar
Steering typePower rack-and-pinion
Tire brandGoodyear
Tire modelFortera HL
Tire size, frontP245/65R17
Tire size, rearP245/65R17
Brakes, front4-wheel disc w/ ABS

Track Test Results

0-45 mph (sec.)5.1
0-60 mph (sec.)8.0
0-75 mph (sec.)11.6
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)15.9@85.5
Braking, 30-0 mph (ft.)32.5
60-0 mph (ft.)141.4
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph)58.6
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g)36.7
Sound level @ idle (dB)45.5
@ Full throttle (dB)74.0
@ 70 mph cruise (dB)70.0

Test Driver Ratings & Comments

Acceleration commentsBest times by launching the car at 2,000 rpm and manually upshifting the transmission early at 4,800 rpm. The transmission then actually executes the gear change at 5,700 rpm, which is just above the V8's 5,500-rpm redline.
Braking ratingGood
Braking commentsFair amount of dive and rebound, even by SUV standards. Progressive pedal feel and feedback. Average ABS noise and vibration. Slight lock-up despite ABS, but it felt stable otherwise.
Handling ratingVery Good
Handling commentsGreat steering in terms of weighting response. All very controlled in terms of body roll. Considering its size and weight, it's very easy to maneuver. Traction control allows minimal wheelspin, and still intervenes when off, but not terribly so.

Testing Conditions

Elevation (ft.)Not Tested
Temperature (°F)Not Tested
Wind (mph, direction)Not Tested

Fuel Consumption

EPA fuel economy (mpg)14 City 18 Highway
Edmunds observed (mpg)13.2
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)20.5

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)5169
Length (in.)188.5 in.
Width (in.)74.8 in.
Height (in.)71.9 in.
Wheelbase (in.)109.5 in.
Legroom, front (in.)41.7 in.
Legroom, rear (in.)36.1 in.
Headroom, front (in.)42.1 in.
Headroom, rear (in.)40.3 in.
Seating capacity7
Cargo volume (cu-ft)7.5 cu. ft.
Max. cargo volume, seats folded (cu-ft)68.9 cu. ft.

Warranty

Bumper-to-bumper3 years / 36,000 miles
Powertrain3 years / 36,000 miles
Corrosion5 years / 100,000 miles
Roadside assistance3 years / 36,000 miles
Free scheduled maintenanceNot Available

Safety

Front airbagsStandard
Side airbagsStandard
Head airbagsStandard
Antilock brakesStandard
Electronic brake enhancementsStandard
Traction controlStandard
Stability controlStandard
Rollover protectionStandard
Emergency assistance systemNot Available
NHTSA crash test, driverNot Tested
NHTSA crash test, passengerNot Tested
NHTSA crash test, side frontNot Tested
NHTSA crash test, side rearNot Tested
NHTSA rollover resistanceNot Tested
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