Jeep Commander vs. Jeep Grand Cherokee!



2010 Jeep Commander 2008 Grand Cherokee
2010 Commander 2010 Grand Cherokee


2009 Jeep Commander 2009 Grand Cherokee
2009 Jeep Commander 2009 Grand Cherokee


Give us your take on the Commander
***Tell us what you think?***


Alright..I'll be brutally honest! The Jeep Commander doesn't do a whole lot for me.



Not that it isn't a pretty nice SUV and all that, but it's...well...another compromise SUV designed to capture some of the family hauling, kid shuffling, people moving market.

I thought the Jeep Grand Cherokee served that niche quite well...and it does. However, in the ever growing SUV automotive marketplace, competitive manufacturers seem to have a compulsion to try and please every consumer's needs and desires..almost to a fault.

The Jeep Commander was introduced in 2006. It is built on the same platform as the Grand Cherokee and shares most of the Grand Cherokee's standard and optional features including engines and drive trains.

They both have the same wheelbase and track, with the Commander being slightly larger in the exterior.

Compare this1984 Jeep Cherokee to the Jeep Commander!

1984 Jeep Cherokee Chief

Commander..Grand Cherokee..or..?
What Jeep has Your Name on It?

Best Used Jeeps Ebook Cover!

The "boxy" look of the old Cherokee XJ is back, but the Commander, and to a lesser degree the Grand Cherokee don't seem to have the same "Jeep" look and feel as the old style Cherokee XJ.

There are some significant differences in the Commander and the Grand Cherokee. The Commander has a third back-seat allowing for more people toting (seats 7), while the Cherokee can only haul 5.

Being that both vehicles are essentially the same in most all of their respective dimensions, something had to be sacrificed to get those extra two people into the Commander.

You guessed it!...Cargo Space.

The Commander with a full load of passengers has minimal space available for such things as luggage, groceries, sports equipment, tools, or whatever else someone might want to haul around. However, with the third seat folded down you could still carry up to 5 passengers and have plenty of cargo space.

But......then you basically have a Grand Cherokee, at least in functionality. (The second seat can also fold down in both vehicles for more cargo space and again, less people carrying).

Jeep Commander Fold Down Seats

Lots-O-Cargo Space in the Commander
with All Rear Seats Folded Down


So, it seems to my little brain that you have a bit more versatility with the Commander than with the Grand Cherokee, because you have a choice between more passenger space and at least equal cargo space.

Both come in two-wheel drive or optional 4-wheel drive models (independent front suspension only) with several increasingly more expensive package options available. They are roughly comparable in price all the way from base price to "all-the-bells-and-whistles" price.

My personal rather disinterested view of the Jeep Commander and the Jeep Grand Cherokee is that neither one is exactly my cup of tea...but...who knows?...they might grow on me in time.

Especially if they come equipped like this Commander.....

Jeep Commander Off Road!

After all....they're still JEEPS!


Note: The 2010 Commander was the last year for this model in the Jeep new vehicle line-up when its production was discontinued.


What's your take on the Jeep Commander?
***Tell us about your experiences***



2007 Jeep Commander

Andrew's 2007 Commander...(click on photo for more info)




What Do You Think
About the Jeep Commander?


  • Do you currently own, or have you ever owned a Jeep Commander?
  • Tell us about your experience with the Commander...good..bad..or indifferent.
  • Describe your Commander in detail and include a photo (up to 4)
  • How do you (or did you) use your Commander (i.e. daily driver, exploring off road, camping, family SUV, etc.)?
  • Would you recommend the Jeep Commander to others? Why or why not?


Thanks!


Give Your Story A Title

Tell Us About Your Commander in Your Own Words[ ? ]

Upload Your Comander Photo(s) Here (at least one photo...with up to 4 accepted)![ ? ]

Add a Picture/Graphic Caption (optional) 

Click here to upload more images (optional)

Author Information (optional)

To receive credit as the author, enter your information below.

Your Name

(first or full name)

Your Location

(e.g., City, State, Country)

Submit Your Contribution

Check box to agree to these submission guidelines.


(You can preview and edit on the next page)

What Others Have Said

Click below to see contributions from other visitors to this page...

Commander is Great with an Awesome Name! 
I've had 5 Jeeps so far, 3 Grand Cherokees, and two Commanders. All leases except for the one now, and only because they didn't lease them anymore. …

My '06 Commander is More Than It Looks 
I have a 2006 Jeep Commander. It came with the factory Off Road package, a full complement of skid pans, the 4.7 Mangnum V8, and a QuadraTec 2 Transfer …

Traded a Wrangler for a Commander? 
My wife's brother Andrew (my brother-in-law) just traded his 2004 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited for a 2007 Jeep Commander. What?..you say. Why would …

I don't recommend the Jeep Commander 
I owned a 2007 Jeep Commander 4x4. It was white with gray interior. It certainly wasn't my favorite all-time vehicle, though it wasn't the worst …

Commander? Real Jeep or not? 
I purchased an '07 Commander for my teenage son with the thought that there is plenty of room and it is more secure than the JK (Wrangler) I drive. …

Swindled by the Dealer...'08 Commander a Lemon ! 
We bought a 2008 Jeep Commander 5 weeks ago to go on the beach for surf casting. The vehicle did well...even without the traditional 4wd. My …

Love my Commander 
I purchased a 2008 Commander 4x4 and I was very sad to hear they stopped making this model in 2010. I love my Commander. I had a Cherokee before …

I LOVE MY JEEP COMMANDER! 
I own a 2007 Jeep Commander. Living in Florida means that relatives occasionally visit and a trip to the airport is necessary. In case that …

Like My Commander Better Than Cherokee 
I didn't think I would like the Commander as much as the Jeep Cherokee, but I changed my mind within a week of my purchase. I LOVE the Commander …

Just Bought 2009 Commander Used! In LOVE! 
Ok, LOVE IT, LOVE IT, LOVE my '09 Jeep Commander! The only 3rd row fold-down SUV that could fit a car-seat without breaking my son's feet! We …

Love My Jeep Commander 
I normally don't write in to any forums, but I just read a negative review of the JEEP COMMANDER. As we all know everyone has their own opinion, …

I Love my Jeep Commander!!! 
I am always so proud of my Jeep Commander. It stands out in the parking lot, always easy to find. We have a Commander Limited 2006 model and it's …

Big Red Jeep 
I have a 2006 Commander Limited 4x4 and love everything but the color and the mileage. I got a deal on this rig at $13,000 under sticker price in March …

'06 Commander Great ol' Jeep 
I've always loved Jeeps. There's just something comforting knowing that you can go nearly anywhere at anytime for anything. My fiance and I just bought …

Jeep Commander & Jeep Grand Cherokee 
We replaced my wife's Chrysler Town & Country with an 06 Commander. It is rear wheel drive with the 4.7L, Light Khaki, Hulk Wheels, Michelins …

Our family hauler..'07 Jeep Commander 4x4 
Ok well I will start out saying that me and my wife own a '07 Commander sport 4x4 base. I was at training when my wife bought the Jeep and well …

Commander Used Too Much Gas 
I used to have a Jeep Commander. It was hunter green. I enjoyed it, though I would normally use it for commute to and from work. Eventually, I …

My 4x4 Commander 
I currently own a silver 4x4 Jeep Commander. I have installed slightly larger but still all-terrain tires on it, since it is used a lot in town and …

Commander Jeep in India 
Hi this is Raghavendra.G from Anantapur,Andhra Pradesh. Five years back I have Commander Jeep. I used that for 3 years. It is very comfort, good …

Lot's of space in the Jeep Commander 
My first Jeep was a 2006 Jeep Liberty which I traded in because it lacked the space I really needed. I purchased a 2007 Jeep Commander, 4x2 …

My versatile Jeep Commander 
I own a 2007 Jeep Commander and I use it for pretty much everything. When I was in the market looking for a big sized family sedan, I never thought …

Jeep Commander in Kenya 
Owning a Jeep Commander Sport, 5-passenger 4x2 was the greatest experience. I had good, bad and ugly experiences, but most of them led to the knowledge …

Sold on my Jeep Commander 
I currently own a Jeep Commander and I must say it is a great vehicle. It is comparable to the Dodge Nitro, but looks a lot better and has more space. …

Click here to write your own.




Jeep Grand Cherokee Page!

Jeep Cherokee Page!

Jeep Patriot Page!

Jeep Compass Page!




Custom Search

Doing a site search is the easiest way to find specific info on my site

My Logo!



(Return to Top of Page..Jeep Commander)

Home|About|Site Map|Contact Me|What's New?|Disclaimer



Hi, this is Larry..the author of this website. I know you hear a lot about how to build an online business...but nothing compares to what you will see when you click the box below. Proven simply the best!

Site Build It!






Show and Tell Us About Your Jeep..
New, Old, Restored, Project, Any Condition...

Click to See How!

Andrew's '04 Wrangler Rubicon!




Best Used Jeeps Ebook Cover

All Jeeps Were Not Created Equal! This easy to read ebook compares them all.





Winches Made for Your Jeep. Now winches are better made and cheaper to buy than ever!




Jeep Exhaust Manifolds. They crack and leak. Replace yours at the best price possible.




Jeep Bumpers and Tire Carriers. Replace those weak original bumpers and spare tire carrier. Your Jeep will be more functional and look cool too!







Jeep Rock Rails/Sliders. Protect your Jeep's vulnerable Rocker Panels...and look awesome at the same time!




SBI!

SBI! is like no other online success maker. I use SBI! exclusively.
Larry Morton, owner 4-The-Love-of-Jeeps.com



Free "Jeep Experience" Newsletter. Get Yours Now!




Military Support Websites!

They Give So We Can Be Free!