Exposed Allen-head bolts along the wheel openings and in the headlamp module are decorative, intended to create a technical look. Three limited-slip differentials one in each axle and one between the axles are electronically controlled, sending torque to the wheels, or single wheel, with the best traction. The 2008 Commander, largely a carryover from the 2007 model year, is available in three trims, the Sport, Limited and Overland, and is available as a rear-wheel or four-wheel drive vehicle. The smallest of the three is a 3. The full Terms and Conditions of using this website and database can be found.
Those in the front seats enjoy a comfortable cabin, much of which is shared with the Jeep Grand Cherokee. Every Jeep Commander also includes an electronic stability system, traction control, and four-wheel-disc anti-lock brakes. Its seven-passenger seating capability is complemented by seats that fold flat for big cargo capacity. Storage areas, too, are abundant. For 2008, Overland trades a standard navigation system for Jeep's MyGig Multi-Media Infotainment system, which adds voice control and a navigation system with real-time traffic to the MyGig Entertainment System.
Currently, it is the least popular Jeep model, trailing even the relatively unloved Jeep Compass by 25 percent. Safety features include a ParkView rear backup camera and side-curtain airbags, while antilock brakes, an Electronic Stability Program, and Brake Assist, as well as rack-and-pinion steering, help improve the Commander Limited's stability, traction, and handling. Power comes in the form of a 4. A navigation system can be coupled with it, and the system includes real-time traffic monitoring, provided you subscribe to Sirius Satellite Radio, which streams the data in. Then, and only then, might the Commander be the vehicle for you.
Performance for the 2008 Jeep Commander is completely dependent on your engine choice. Many systems have 7- or 8-inch displays. The Commander model is a car manufactured by Jeep, sold new from year 2006. Two-wheel-drive models are available, though that seems a curious choice because it loses the benefits of Jeep's highly capable four-wheel-drive systems, one of the Commander's most compelling features. Safety Jeep has seen fit to equip its Commander with plenty of keep-you-safe stuff. In addition, the second-row seats fold flat to provide additional cargo space.
The Nissan Pathfinder's second row is comfortable, but its third row is similar to the Commander's. For Jeep, 2008 sees three different engines offered in the Jeep Commander. Off-road performance is a religion at Jeep, and a long wheelbase with lots of body extending beyond the axles is not the right formula for dirty work. At the same time, the Commander offers a sense of spaciousness. A choice of V6 and V8 engines is available. Inside, the Jeep Commander's styling is straightforward. The five-speed automatic transmission enhances the engine's responsiveness and features two second-gear ratios.
Utility comes in the form of a perfectly flat cargo floor when the rear two rows are folded down, providing 68. The tall ride height and off-road capability make the Commander handle poorly, though. The Jeep Commander, 2008 edition, comes in Sport, Limited, and Overland trim levels, with rear- or all-wheel drive available on each. Prices do not include manufacturer's destination and delivery charges. The Willys Jeep debuted in 1946 and had its name shortened to just-plain Jeep in the early 1960s. Even with three passengers and enough gear for a weekend away, there was ample power to accelerate from 60 to 70 mph in fourth gear.
The hype is true, folks: If you possibly can, consider one of those before you buy one of these. Rating sample for this Jeep Electronic nightmare Is car electronics reducing the life-time of new vehicles to 10 years? Questions are also welcome at the car forums. The Limited also comes with a higher axle gear ratio, which translates to poorer fuel economy, but improves the Limited's acceleration, power when climbing grades, and towing capacity. The pad's nonskid surface is helpful when stepping on the rear bumper to gain access to the roof of the vehicle for tying down kayaks, bicycles and other gear. In addition to the upgraded 4. Violations of copyright will be prosecuted under the fullest extent of the law.
But it's also equipped with a number of not-so-expected standard features, including Sirius satellite radio, an eight-way power-adjustable driver's seat, side curtain airbags, powered and heated fold-away mirrors, and an enhanced accident-response system. Engine performance for the 2008 Jeep Commander 5. On the highway, the Commander is a notably smooth and comfortable cruiser. With its responsive acceleration and 6,500-pound towing capacity, the 4. By catering to both, we think it fails to sufficiently appeal to either group. The optional third-row seat suffers a similar lack of legroom made worse by having precious little headroom. The stadium-style seats are positioned slightly higher for each successive row, and a stepped ceiling yields nominally more room as you go back, creating excellent headroom and a decent view of the road even from the third row — good news for those prone to carsickness and anyone charged with cleanup.
Specification errors Please, report any you find. It raises the interior plush factor with suede-trimmed leather seats embroidered with the Overland logo; leather-wrapped shift knob and grab handles; Berber floor mats; and woodgrain trim on the center stack, console, steering wheel which is also leather-wrapped and front door panels. To access the rear, the second-row seat flops forward, providing a careful adult with a reasonably easy path to the rearmost bench seat, which is split 50-50. I tested a four-wheel-drive Jeep Commander Sport with the 4. One could make an argument to go with smaller engines because of their vastly better fuel economy, but the truth is that the 2008 Jeep Commander gets lousy mileage regardless of which engine you choose. The 276-watt premium sound system comes with six Bose Acoustics speakers, a touchscreen, and a 20-gigabyte hard drive for storing music and photos. The front seats are supportive and comfortable, but the rear seats are cramped in terms of legroom.