Terrific design, awesome performance
By flyerbry on
2007 Jeep Commander Sport 4dr SUV 4WD (3.7L 6cyl 5A)
Traded a 99 Wrangler due to a growing family. Test drove minivans but this is so much nicer, even Toyota and Honda. Kids love the stadium seating and I have found backing up isn't as bad as others have made it sound because of park assist and good mirrors. Amazing in snow due to the stability control (ESP) system. Wider and taller than most mid-size vehicles so it feels spaceous but not as huge as a full-size. Fits in parking decks no problem. Great ride (not too floaty) and very maneuverable. Leather is very nice and seats are very comfortable. Third row has plenty of room for an adult but seat sits a bit low for really long trips. Rear hatch opens low enough to clear standard garage door.
Stability control, satellite radio, seats fold easily. Third row access much better than CX-9 and easier than minivans due to higher ceiling. Three rows of air bags and ESP - very safe. DVD system. Trip computer. Front seat small item storage. Park Assist. Sun roofs. Better mileage than full-size.
Limited storage behind third row. No TDI diesel option in US. Mileage could be better. Sunglass storage in roof console is a little tight.