2007 Jeep Commander Overland 4dr SUV 4WD (5.7L 8cyl 5A)
I've had an eye on one of these for years, then about 8 months ago I ran across this '07 Overland with 99k on it, a one-owner garaged all its life, and well-serviced. This is a heavy vehicle and moves with sureness down the highway or other roads. Had a small thud in front end going over sharp speed bumps. Had a suspension fellow look it over....given the overall excellent condition of this Commander, I had him rebuild the front end, struts and ball joints, tie rod ends, shocks all around, front transfer case shaft (rubber boot was cut) + new serpentine belt, all hoses and the transmission cooler lines needed replacement. One bad item is that an oil seal is leaking in the transfer case (the seal costs about $20) -- not a bad leak but to fix it the transfer case must be removed and opened up because the seal is INSIDE of the case. No other leaks. The Hemi is buttery smooth with good power. This thing rides and drives with good control and a secure feeling. Given the Overland equipment it is a joyful experience with its luxuries and their user-friendliness, even on this '07 model. The windshield was replaced (small chips in it) and there is a small tear in the driver's seat thigh support that will soon be repaired. Great visibility, quiet and solid. I've been amazed and plan to keep this for a long time.
2007 Jeep Commander Limited 4dr SUV 4WD (4.7L 8cyl 5A)
The reliability of recent models are poor. I have owned my 2007 Jeep Commander for 9 years. It has been in and out of the shop for repairs, not to mention multiple recalls that when repaired, something else goes out in the Jeep. Tire pressure light continues to stay lit even when air pressure is normal. Roof leaking, A/C needs recharged yearly, Starter, Alternator, Fuel Pump, 2-batteries, Electrical Components and Crank Shaft Module. Currently in the shop after breaking down on vacation and being towed 200 miles. I have complained to the local Jeep Service Department of an issue with hesitation in RPM function and hard automatic shifting. They haven't been able to diagnose and correct the problem after 3 years.