2008 Jeep Commander  -  $29,060


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $29,060
Base Invoice: $26,784
Destination Charge: $730
Options: $0
Trim: RWD 4dr Sport
Doors: 4
Drive train: Rear Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: | City: 14 | Hwy: 19
Body Style: RWD 4dr Sport
Transmission: 5-speed automatic transmission
Engine: 3.7L V6 engine

Model News

The Jeep Commander's available V8 engine gets a 30-percent boost in power and ten-percent boost in torque for 2008, plus improved fuel economy. Several technologies--hill descent control, hill start assist, and trailer sway control--are introduced to the model as well.

Two new entertainment options also join the lineup. Sirius Backseat TV brings on-screen entertainment for back-seat passengers, and the MyGig Multimedia Infotainment System brings navigation, audio, entertainment, and communication features together, and includes a 20-gigabyte hard drive for music or photo storage.

In other changes, a two-row, five-passenger seating layout is now also available, an iPod interface is offered on some models, the steering column now tilts and telescopes, and there's a 115V AC plug. Options have also been realigned into popular packages.


Pros

Traditional Jeep styling; seating for seven; off-road ability; towing ability.


Model Highlights

Three different trim levels and three engines are offered on the 2008 Jeep Commander, along with rear-wheel drive or one of three different four-wheel-drive systems, to equip it for a wide range of performance requirements and budgets. A 210-horsepower, 3.7L V6 is standard on the base Sport model, the mid-range Limited model gets a 305-horsepower, 4.7L V8 engine, and the top-of-the-line Overland includes a 330-horsepower Hemi V8 engine. All models have a five-speed automatic transmission.

The 4.7L V8 makes an impressive 334 lb-ft of torque and is now flex-fuel capable, to handle a mix of up to 85-percent ethanol (E85), and the Hemi V8 includes the Multi-Displacement System, which automatically shuts down half of the cylinders during coasting or low-load conditions. The system now includes an in-dash "Fuel Saver Mode" display.

Each of the three models are available either with rear-wheel drive or four-wheel drive. The Sport model gets the Quadra-Trac I system, which has a single-speed transfer case and normally splits power 52 percent to the back wheels but can use the brakes to redistribute power where it's needed. The Limited gets the more sophisticated Quadra-Trac II system; it has a transfer case with low range and can send up to 100 percent of the torque to the axle with the most traction. It also uses a Throttle Anticipate feature to sense quick movement of the throttle and anticipate a loss in traction. The Overland features the Quadra-Drive II system, the system for hard-core off-roading; it also has a low range but uses electronic limited-slip differentials to smoothly route torque to the tires with the best traction. The center differential can go from completely locked to completely open, depending on the conditions, to maximize traction. Quadra-Drive II is available on the Sport and Limited as an option.

The Commander comes with seating for seven, arranged theater-style with the second and third rows higher than the front seats. The 40/20/40-split second-row seat folds flat and allows easy entry and exit to the third row, which also folds flat and is split 50/50.

Top options on the Commander include Sirius Backseat TV, a rear-seat DVD entertainment system, and the MyGig system, which includes navigation, audio, entertainment, and communication functions. The system supports real-time traffic information, while it also includes a hard-drive system that can hold more than 100 hours of music in MP3 format.


Value Writeup

The 2008 Jeep Commander, which is mechanically similar to the Grand Cherokee, has a boxier, more traditional appearance and is the first Jeep to offer three rows of seating and a versatile interior for combinations of people and cargo. With rear-wheel drive, the Commander can tow up to 7,400 pounds, and with four-wheel drive it's an extremely capable off-road mount.


Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
19 MPG

Cruising Range - City
295.40 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
14 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
400.90 mi

Engine Order Code
EKG

Engine Type
Gas V6

Displacement
3.7L/225

Fuel System
SMPI

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
210 @ 5200

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
235 @ 4000

Trans Order Code
DGJ

Trans Type
5

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic

First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.59

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.19

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.83

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.16

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.07

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
625

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
160

Total Cooling System Capacity
14.0 qts

EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicles

Passenger Capacity
7

Passenger Volume
112.8 ft³

Front Head Room
42.1 in

Front Leg Room
41.7 in

Front Shoulder Room
59.0 in

Front Hip Room
55.6 in

Second Head Room
40.3 in

Second Leg Room
36.1 in

Second Shoulder Room
58.5 in

Second Hip Room
54.0 in

Third Head Room
35.7 in

Third Leg Room
28.9 in

Third Shoulder Room
50.6 in

Third Hip Room
57.4 in

Wheelbase
109.5 in

Length, Overall
188.5 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
74.8 in

Height, Overall
75.6 in

Track Width, Front
62.5 in

Track Width, Rear
62.5 in

Min Ground Clearance
8.6 in

Liftover Height
34.1 in

Cargo Volume to Seat 1
68.5 ft³

Cargo Volume to Seat 2
36.3 ft³

Cargo Volume to Seat 3
7.5 ft³

Base Curb Weight
4393 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
3500 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
350 lbs

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
3500 lbs

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
350 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
SLA Independent

Suspension Type - Rear
Live axle

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer bar

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer bar

Front Tire Order Code
TCH

Rear Tire Order Code
TCH

Spare Tire Order Code
TCH

Front Tire Size
P245/65R17

Rear Tire Size
P245/65R17

Spare Tire Size
P245/65R17

Front Wheel Size
17 x 7.5 in

Rear Wheel Size
17 x 7.5 in

Spare Wheel Size
17 x -TBD- in

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum

Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.4

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.14

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
38.7 ft

Brake Type
Power

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.9 x 1.2 in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.6 x 0.6 in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
21.1 gal

Total Option Weight
0.00 lbs

Basic Years
3

Basic Miles/km
36,000

Drivetrain Years
Unlimited

Drivetrain Miles/km
Unlimited

Corrosion Years
3

Corrosion Miles/km
Unlimited

Emissions Years
2

Emissions Miles/km
24,000

Roadside Assistance Years
3

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
36,000

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
09E039000

Mfg's Report Date
JUN 15, 2009

Component
SUSPENSION

Potential Number of Units Affected
44

Summary
ROCK KRAWLER IS RECALLING 44 PERFORMANCE SUSPENSION SYSTEMS SOLD AS AFTERMARKET EQUIPMENT FOR USE ON THE VEHICLE LISTED ABOVE. THESE SUSPENSION SYSTEMS WERE PRODUCED WITH GRADE 2 CARRIAGE BOLTS INSTEAD OF THE PROPER GRADE 5 CARRIAGE BOLTS. THE IMPROPER GRADE 2 CARRIAGE BOLTS COULD EXPERIENCE A LOSS OF CLAMPING FORCE FOR THE BOTTOM STRUT FORK.

Consequence
THIS CONDITION COULD CAUSE A LOSS OF EFFECTIVE LIFT AND LOWERING OF THE AFFECTED VEHICLE, POSSIBLY CREATING THE DRIVER TO PANIC WHICH COULD POSSIBLY LEAD TO A VEHICLE CRASH.

ROCK KRAWLER WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND PROVIDE A FREE REMEDY. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING JUNE/JULY 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT ROCK KRAWLER AT 1-518-270-9822.

OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
07V415000

Mfg's Report Date
SEP 11, 2007

Component
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC:CALIPER

Potential Number of Units Affected
28755

Summary
ON CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES, FRONT BRAKE CALIPERS IN A CERTAIN LOT MAY HAVE BEEN MANUFACTURED FROM GRAY IRON INSTEAD OF DUCTILE IRON AS DESIGNED AND COULD FRACTURE WITHOUT WARNING.

Consequence
THIS WOULD INCREASE THE VEHICLE'S STOPPING DISTANCE AND COULD CAUSE A CRASH.

DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE FRONT BRAKE CALIPERS TO SEE IF THEY FALL INTO THIS LOT AND, IF SO, WILL REPLACE THEM FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING OCTOBER 2007. OWNERS MAY CONTACT DAIMLERCHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403.

DAIMLERCHRYSLER RECALL NO G35. CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
08V059000

Mfg's Report Date
FEB 05, 2008

Component
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Potential Number of Units Affected
1338

Summary
CHRYSLER IS RECALLING 1,338 MY 2008 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE AND COMMANDER VEHICLES. THE FRONT CONTROL MODULE MAY HAVE BEEN INCORRECTLY MANUFACTURED.

Consequence
THIS COULD CAUSE THE ENGINE TO STALL WHILE DRIVING OR NOT TO START AND/OR CAUSE THE WINDSHIELD WIPERS TO BECOME INOPERATIVE. ENGINE STALLING OR INOPERATIVE WIPERS COULD CAUSE A CRASH WITHOUT WARNING.

DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE MODULE AND REPLACE IT IF NECESSARY. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING FEBRUARY 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403.

CHRYSLER RECALL NO. H03. CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
14V567000

Mfg's Report Date
SEP 17, 2014

Potential Number of Units Affected
291,703

Summary
Chrysler Group LLC (Chrysler) is recalling certain model year 2008 Chrysler 300 vehicles manufactured May 31, 2007, to May 12, 2008, Dodge Magnum vehicles manufactured May 23, 2007, to May 12, 2008, Dodge Charger vehicles manufactured May 24, 2007, to May 12, 2008, Jeep Commander vehicles manufactured April 3, 2007, to May 12, 2008, and Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles manufactured March 21, 2007, to May 12, 2008. In the affected vehicles, the ignition key (FOBIK) may not return to the "ON" position after being rotated to the "START" position, instead sticking between the two positions. Potentially, while the vehicle is being driven, the ignition may inadvertently move through the "RUN" position to the "ACCESSORY" or "OFF" ignition position, turning off the engine.

Consequence
If the ignition stays between "START" and "ON" positions it could cause loss of certain electrical functions. If the ignition key inadvertently moves into the "OFF" or "ACCESSORY" position, the engine will turn off, which will then depower various key safety systems including but not limited to air bags, power steering, and power braking. Loss of functionality of these systems may increase the risk of crash and/or increase the risk of injury in the event of a crash.

The remedy for this recall campaign is still under development. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is P57.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
13V175000

Mfg's Report Date
MAY 07, 2013

Component
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM , POWER TRAIN

Potential Number of Units Affected
295,345

Summary
Chrysler Group LLC (Chrysler) is recalling certain model year 2005-2010 Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles manufactured February 11, 2004, through March 9, 2010; and 2006-2010 Jeep Commander vehicles manufactured January 31, 2005, through March 10, 2010. A transfer case electrical failure may result in an unintentional shifting of the transfer case into the neutral position.

Consequence
If the vehicle shifts into neutral, it may roll away increasing the risk of a crash or personal injury.

Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will reflash the final drive controller which governs the transfer case, with new software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in June 2013. Owners may contact Chrysler at 1-800-247-9753. Chrysler's recall campaign number is N23.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

Frontal Driver

Frontal Passenger

Side Driver
Not Rated

Side Rear Passenger
Not Rated

Crash Test Note
Results based on a 35 MPH frontal crash and 38.5 MPH side crash. Results are reported in a range of one to five stars, with five stars indicating the best crash protection for vehicles within the same weight class. This test used driver and passenger belts and airbags.

NHTSA Rollover Rating
Not Rated

Rollover Note
The Rollover Resistance Rating is an estimate of your risk of rolling over if you have a single vehicle crash. It does not predict the likelihood of that crash. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is. The more "top-heavy" the vehicle, the more likely it is to roll over. The lowest rated vehicles (1-star) are at least four times more likely to roll over than the highest rated vehicles (5-stars).

3.7L V6 engine

5-speed automatic transmission

Rear wheel drive

Tip start system

625-amp maintenance-free battery

160-amp alternator

3.07 axle ratio

213MM rear axle

Electronic stability program

Independent front suspension

Live axle rear suspension

Front & rear stabilizer bars

P245/65R17 all terrain BSW tires

17" x 7.5" aluminum wheels

Full size spare tire w/17" steel spare wheel

Pwr rack & pinion steering

Pwr steering cooler

Pwr 4-wheel anti-lock disc brakes w/brake assist

Roof side rails

Bright grille

Molding-inc: bodyside, belt, black windshield

Body color fascias

Body color fender flares

Halogen headlamps

Fold away heated pwr mirrors

Deep tinted sunscreen glass

Flip-up liftgate glass

Variable intermittent windshield wipers

Rear window wiper/washer

Front license plate bracket

Accent color license plate brow

Body color door handles

Cloth low-back front bucket seats w/driver lumbar adjustment

8-way pwr driver seat

2nd row 40/20/40 fold & tumble seat

Full-length floor console

Full floor carpeting

Tilt/telescoping steering column

Sentry Key theft deterrent system

Vehicle information center

Traveler/mini trip computer

Pwr front windows w/(1) touch up/down feature

Pwr door locks

Pwr accessory delay

Enhanced accident response system *Unlocks car doors and activates interior lighting in the event of an accident*

Speed control

Remote keyless entry

ParkSense rear park assist system

Tire pressure monitoring warning

Air conditioning

Rear window defroster

AM/FM stereo w/CD player-inc: MP3 playback, (6) speakers

Sirius satellite radio w/1-year subscription

Fixed long mast antenna

(2) Auxiliary 12-volt pwr outlets

Locking glove box

Base door trim panel

Day/night rearview mirror

Passenger assist handles

Cloth covered headliner

Overhead console

Passenger visor vanity mirror

Lamps-inc: cargo area, glove box, front & rear courtesy, rear reading

Illuminated entry

Cargo area-inc: storage net, tie down loops

Pwr 4-wheel anti-lock disc brakes w/brake assist

Driver/front passenger advanced multistage airbags w/occupant sensor

Side airbags

Front & rear side curtain airbags

3-point rear center seat belt

Child seat upper tether anchorages

LATCH-ready child seat anchor system

Rear door child safety locks

Electronic stability program

Dual note horn

 
NATIONAL REGION
$0

 
NORTHEAST REGION
$0

 
SOUTHEAST/SOUTHWEST REGION
$0

 
CALIFORNIA REGION
$0

 
FLORIDA REGION
$0

 
NATIONAL DELIVERY
$0

 
HAWAII DELIVERY
$50

 
FEDERAL EMISSIONS
$0

 
CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS
$0

 
BORDER STATE EMISSIONS
$0

 
EMISSION CONTROL WAIVER
$0

 
3.7L V6 ENGINE
$0

 
4.7L FLEXIBLE FUEL V8 ENGINE
$930

 
4.7L V8 ENGINE
$930

 
5-SPEED AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
$0

 
5-SPEED AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
$0

 
26R SPORT CUSTOMER PREFERRED ORDER SELECTION PKG
$0

 
28R SPORT CUSTOMER PREFERRED ORDER SELECTION PKG
$0

 
26S SPORT CUSTOMER PREFERRED ORDER SELECTION PKG
$2,140

 
28S SPORT CUSTOMER PREFERRED ORDER SELECTION PKG
$2,140

 
26U SPORT CUSTOMER PREFERRED ORDER SELECTION PKG
$5,970

 
28U SPORT CUSTOMER PREFERRED ORDER SELECTION PKG
$5,970

 
26W ROCKY MOUNTAIN CUSTOMER PREFERRED ORDER SELECTION PKG
$3,435

 
28W ROCKY MOUNTAIN CUSTOMER PREFERRED ORDER SELECTION PKG
$3,435

 
P245/65R17 ALL-TERRAIN BSW TIRES
$0

 
P245/65R17 ALL-TERRAIN OWL TIRES
$190

 
245/65R17 ALL-SEASON BSW TIRES
$0

 
CLOTH LOW-BACK FRONT BUCKET SEATS
$0

 
LEATHER TRIMMED 1ST & 2ND ROW SEATS
$0

 
MONOTONE PAINT
$0

 
EXTRA COST PAINT
$150

 
PREMIUM COST PAINT
$225

 
17" X 7.5" ALUMINUM WHEELS
$0

 
17" X 7.5" GRAY ALUMINUM WHEELS
$100

 
17" X 7.5" ALUMINUM GRAY ACCENT WHEELS
$0

 
POPULAR EQUIPMENT GROUP
$1,095

 
TRAILER TOW GROUP
$205

 
TRAILER TOW GROUP IV
$280

 
REAR BACK-UP CAMERA GROUP
$850

 
NAVIGATION/REAR BACK-UP CAMERA GROUP
$1,400

 
REAR BACK-UP CAMERA/REAR DVD GROUP
$1,700

 
MOPAR CHROME EDITION GROUP
$800

 
SUN/SOUND GROUP
$1,195

 
LUXURY FRONT & REAR FLOOR MATS W/LOGO
$30

 
ENGINE BLOCK HEATER
$40

 
PWR SUNROOF W/COMMANDVIEW
$1,000

 
PWR LIFTGATE
$400

 
UCONNECT HANDS-FREE COMMUNICATION
$310

 
MANUFACTURER STATEMENT OF ORIGIN
$0

 
MOPAR OFF-ROAD GROUP
$0

 
MOPAR ON-ROAD GROUP
$0

 
MOPAR ROADSIDE KIT
$0

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