Used 2006 Jeep Commander SUV


$6,999 - $9,363
2006 Jeep Commander

2006 Highlights

The 2006 Jeep Commander is a new seven-passenger SUV based on the Jeep Grand Cherokee's basic platform.


Pros

  • Three available engines, excellent off-road ability, balanced handling, simple controls.

Cons

  • Low-grade interior materials, minimal legroom for third-row seat, mediocre cargo capacity, poor gas mileage with the big V8s.

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Jeep Commander 2006 4dr SUV 4WD (3.7L 6cyl 5A) Bright Silver Metallic Clearcoat Medium Slate Gray cloth134,968 miles
Used 2006Jeep CommanderBase
List:$6,950
Est.Loan: $142/mo
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Jeep Commander 2006 Limited 4dr SUV 4WD (4.7L 8cyl 5A) Deep Beryl Green Pearlcoat 140,430 miles
Used 2006Jeep CommanderLimited
List:$6,999
Est.Loan: $143/mo
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Jeep Commander 2006 4dr SUV 4WD (3.7L 6cyl 5A) Bright Silver Metallic Clearcoat Medium Slate Gray cloth67,553 miles
Used 2006Jeep CommanderBase
List:$8,995
Est.Loan: $184/mo
Black Clearcoat 92,429 miles
Used 2006Jeep CommanderLimited
List:$8,995
Est.Loan: $184/mo
Midnight Blue Pearlcoat 160,816 miles
Used 2006Jeep CommanderBase
List:$6,495
Est.Loan: $133/mo
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Black Clearcoat Dark Khaki/Light Graystone leather101,473 miles
Used 2006Jeep CommanderLimited
List:$7,933
Est.Loan: $162/mo
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Light Khaki Metallic Clearcoat Khaki cloth185,818 miles
Used 2006Jeep CommanderBase
List:$4,360
Est.Loan: $89/mo
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Midnight Blue Pearlcoat 91,968 miles
Used 2006Jeep CommanderBase
List:$7,995
Est.Loan: $164/mo
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Inferno Red Crystal Pearlcoat 234,978 miles
Used 2006Jeep CommanderBase
List:$5,588
Est.Loan: $114/mo
Bright Silver Metallic Clearcoat Medium Slate Gray cloth109,235 miles
Used 2006Jeep CommanderBase
List:$6,900
Est.Loan: $141/mo
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Dark Khaki Pearlcoat Dark Slate Gray/Light Graystone leather37,659 miles
Used 2006Jeep CommanderLimited
List:$18,805
Est.Loan: $343/mo
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Dealer Notes

WOW! WHAT A RARE FIND! Without a doubt, THE FINEST COLOR COMBO EVER PRODUCED BY JEEP. This is a ONCE IN A LIFETIME FIND. The way you see it is the way we got it. On a scale of 1-10 THIS IS A 9.5 just because nothing is perfect. RUNS AND DRIVES JUST AS GREAT AS IT LOOKS. There are NO ISSUES or WORRIES. Yes, it is not cheap, but WHERE WILL YOU EVER FIND ANOTHER AS NICE AND WITH THESE MILES. 100% CAR FAX GUARANTEED! If we had a showroom this JEEP WOULD BE THE ONLY VEHICLE IN IT WITH A VELVET ROPE AROUND IT. A TRUE MOVIE STAR!! PLEASE CALL WITH QUESTIONS OR TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT.

Black Clearcoat Khaki cloth110,930 miles
Used 2006Jeep CommanderBase
List:$9,363
Est.Loan: $191/mo
Light Khaki Metallic Clearcoat Khaki cloth0
Used 2006Jeep CommanderBase
List:$7,998
Est.Loan: $164/mo
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Stone White Clearcoat Khaki cloth0
Used 2006Jeep CommanderBase
List:Not Listed
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Deep Beryl Green Pearlcoat 169,935 miles
Used 2006Jeep CommanderLimited
List:Not Listed

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Features & Specs

4dr SUV 4WD (3.7L 6cyl 5A)Limited 4dr SUV 4WD (4.7L 8cyl 5A)4dr SUV (3.7L 6cyl 5A)Limited 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)
MPG16151615
Seating7777
Transmission5-speed shiftable automatic5-speed shiftable automatic5-speed shiftable automatic5-speed shiftable automatic
Fuelgasgasgasgas
Horsepower210 hp @ 5200 rpm235 hp @ 4500 rpm210 hp @ 5200 rpm235 hp @ 4500 rpm

Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

    OverallNot Rated
    Driver5/5
    Passenger5/5
  • Side Crash Rating

    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating

    OverallNot Rated
    DriverNot Rated
    PassengerNot Rated
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings

    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover

    RolloverNot Rated
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of RolloverNot Rated

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8x jeep, love it!
My husband and I are on our 8th jeep and I couldn't wait to get the Commander. Trail rated, reliable, large size. I am a total loss adjuster and auto damage adjuster so I work around cars all day long. Wouldn't trade my Jeep for any other SUV. **For 2006-sk.canada...sounds like you got a lemon or someone didn't take care of their vehicle, do some additional research on the vehicle's history and mechanical records from the previous owner if available. The Tahoe has a history of issues ,problems and recalls..do your research.
Buy A Commander!
If a Jeep Cherokee and a Chevy Suburban had kids, they would be Commanders. This is one great SUV. I've owned a lot of SUVs since 1988 and the Commander is the best. I live in Maine where snow is measured in feet, not inches.The Quadra Drive II is amazing; I BURIED my Commander's right side in a snow bank on purpose and the Quadra Drive's limited slip differentials locked in and out I came. I tried it with my '96 Cherokee with Select Trac and a Trac Lok rear. I needed the Commander to pull me out. Get the 4.7 V8 and the Off Road Group II if you do any off roading or live in an area with a lot of snow. Buy a Commander! You'll love it!
4x4 sculpter outside my home
first of all I am a true Jeep fan and have owned almost nothing but jeeps. However this time Jeep has left me beyond disappointed with the 2006 commander. I bought mine in 2005 and at first it was incredible to drive and looked great. My Jeep still looks great but the problem is 75% of the time it just wont start. Its a good looking, paid for, sitting sculpture outside my house!! The transmission has been replaced once, the fuel pump has been replaced twice and the battery has been replaced 3 times and still no luck on finding the cause on why this great looking truck wont start. in this last year it has sat 90% of the year outside my house because everytime I get it towed to a shop and drop a significant amount of money to get it fixed it always comes back home to not start again. It seems a lot of people are having the same problems with these trucks and I have yet to find someone with the remedy to this problem so yeah. I have a 1994 grand Cherokee limited with so many miles people have to look twice and its starts and runs with no problem, my 2006 commander with very little mileage for its age doesn't start 75% of the time so yeah extremely disappointed this time around with my jeep purchase and its a shame because I really do like the style and comfort of it .
More About This Model

It's impossible to criticize the business plan for the 2006 Jeep Commander: Take the Grand Cherokee and give it an extra row of seats. Jeep dealers have long been tired of losing customers who need to haul more than five people to other manufacturers, so it's overdue.

And a tip of the hat to Jeep for doing a great deal of work to make this happen. The company could have done what General Motors did with the Chevrolet TrailBlazer and its kin: Stretch the five-passenger version to make room for a third seat. But the Commander, while clearly a Jeep, will not be mistaken for a swollen Grand Cherokee.

What it will be mistaken for, though, is a Jeep Cherokee on steroids. Not the kind of steroids that make you big and strong and acne-laden, but the kind that makes you — well, sort of just swell up, like Jerry Lewis. (Press the horn, and it goes, "Hey Ladeeee!" But they love it in France.)

Actually, that's cruel, because on the road, the Jeep Commander's looks grow on you. It's 2 inches longer and nearly 4 inches taller than the Grand Cherokee, but its wheelbase, at 109.5 inches, is the same. The Commander's track is a half-inch wider than the Grand Cherokee, though.

Bigger Inside
That extra height is there to make the middle and rear seats friendlier. The roof steps up more than 3 inches just behind the front seats, effectively hidden by the standard roof rack. It means ample headroom for all three rows, even though the second- and third-row seats are raised theater-style. Five 6-footers will fit without fisticuffs in the front and middle row, but the two passengers exiled to the rear had best be shortish.

With seven on board, there's room for 6.0 cubic feet of luggage. Folding the third-row seats expands the cargo space to 36.3 cubic feet, while folding the second and third rows gives a total of 68.9 cubic feet. A Grand Cherokee is only a wee bit smaller, offering 34.5 cubic feet of space with its second row in the up position and 67.4 cubic feet with its second-row seat folded.

The front bucket seats are wide and pretty flat, similar to the seats of the target demographic — age 35 to 50, 85-percent married, 55-percent male, 62-percent college graduates. There are two models: the Commander and the Commander Limited. You shall know the Limited by its chrome. Inside, the Limited gets the expected power, heated front seats, plus leather upholstery, premium stereo with six Boston Acoustics speakers, Sirius Satellite Radio, power-adjustable pedals and the usual other luxury features.

This does not mean that the regular Commander is a stripper, because it isn't. It is well-appointed, and options such as a navigation system, rear-seat DVD player, hands-free communications and rear air conditioning can dress it up to near Limited standards.

Distinctive Outside
As with the interior, the base Commander doesn't look downmarket. In some colors, in fact, some of us prefer it to the so-shiny Limited, which has a chrome grille, side molding and rear grab handles. Big, industrial-sized exterior door handles add to the son-of-Cherokee look.

Standard are 17-inch Goodyear radials with cast-aluminum wheels that look pretty nice, and include a full-size matching spare. Chrome wheels are a Limited option. With even the least expensive Commander, you're lookin' pretty good.

Under the Hood
The base-est Commander — responsible for that sub-$28,000 list price, with shipping — is a rear-drive model with the 210-horsepower, 3.7-liter V6. A five-speed automatic transmission is standard across the board. Next step up is the 235-horse, 4.7-liter V8, and at the top is the 330-hp, 5.7-liter Hemi V8.

The fact that the 3.7-liter V6 performs so well that it can't be dismissed out of hand is commendable. Even with four-wheel drive — and EPA rating of 17 mpg city, 21 mpg highway — there's enough pep to make it worth considering, so long as you don't need to tow more than 3,500 pounds. The 4.7-liter V8 has a lot more punch off the line, and can tow 6,500 pounds.

The big gun is, of course, the Hemi and its 375 pound-feet of torque; it can tow 7,200 pounds and has all kinds of acceleration. It also has the Multi-Displacement System (MDS), which shuts down half the cylinders to save gas when they aren't needed.

On the Road…
The Commander's five-link solid rear axle manages bumps and potholes about as well as any, and the independent short-and-long-arm front suspension gives you above-average road feel and a good ride. For such a tall vehicle, the Commander doesn't feel at all tipsy, even when you are cornering more sharply than the tires would prefer. Every Commander, incidentally, gets electronic stability control, antilock brakes with BrakeAssist, and side curtain airbags that cover all three rows.

Like most Jeeps, the Commander has a relatively high waistline, but you don't get the feeling you're that far off the ground. The front seats need more side support, but otherwise, they're fine, even for long stints. There's nothing alarming or complex about the instruments and controls. With an overall length of just 188.5 inches — more than 10 inches shorter than a Chrysler Pacifica — the Commander doesn't feel ungainly around town.

…And Off the Road
It's unlikely the Commander will be anyone's first choice to tackle the Rubicon Trail, but Jeep gamely insists that the Commander, appropriately equipped, is "Trail Rated." There are three available 4x4 systems: The base is Quadra-Trac I, with the convenience of full-time all-wheel drive and a single-speed transfer case. Quadra-Trac II has the new NV245 two-speed active transfer case, and Quadra-Drive II has front and rear electronic limited-slip differentials and pretty much every trick Jeep has up its 4x4 sleeve. When slippage is detected, 100 percent of the power can be sent to an individual wheel with traction.

We did some fairly serious off-roading with the Commander, and while it is certainly capable, it isn't all that much fun. Throttle tip-in seemed abrupt for rock crawling, and a little more ground clearance would be nice, but for a seven-passenger SUV, it's certainly capable of getting you there.

Bottom Line?
The 2006 Jeep Commander's list prices start with the aforementioned $27,985 base. Get four-wheel drive with the V6, and you're up to $29,985. The Limited starts at $36,280 with the 4.7-liter V8 (EPA ratings: 15 mpg city, 20 highway), and $38,900 if you want four-wheel drive. The Hemi starts at $40,395, with Quadra-Drive II as standard. EPA ratings are 14 mpg city, 19 highway.

Undeniably, Jeep needs the Commander, but with gas prices what they are, how much room is left for big SUVs of any brand is an open question, and likely one reason the Commander carries, at introduction, a $1,500 rebate. Jeep is about to learn just what level of pent-up demand exists for a seven-passenger Jeep.

Used 2006 Jeep Commander SUV Overview

The Used 2006 Jeep Commander SUV is offered in the following styles: 4dr SUV 4WD (3.7L 6cyl 5A), Limited 4dr SUV 4WD (4.7L 8cyl 5A), 4dr SUV (3.7L 6cyl 5A), and Limited 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A).

What's a good price on a Used 2006 Jeep Commander SUV?

Price comparisons for Used 2006 Jeep Commander SUV trim styles:

  • The Used 2006 Jeep Commander SUV Base is priced between $4,360 and $9,363 with odometer readings between 0 and 234978 miles.
  • The Used 2006 Jeep Commander SUV Limited is priced between $6,999 and $18,805 with odometer readings between 37659 and 140430 miles.

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