Press Kit: 2006 Jeep® Commander, What's New for '06

2006 Jeep® Commander Market Position and Advantages

Auburn Hills, Mich. September 1, 2005 -

Market Position
The result of more than 60 years of building industry-leading 4x4 vehicles, Jeep® Commander is the first three-row Jeep. It is all Jeep, inside and out. Commander is a ruggedly styled SUV with a well-appointed interior providing versatility that complements an adventurous lifestyle.  

Market Advantages
Commander puts the utility in “sport-utility.” It is the first Jeep vehicle with three rows of seats, making it capable of carrying seven passengers. The theater-style seats provide enhanced forward-viewing for second- and third-row passengers. The second row folds 40-20-40; the third row folds 50-50. Both fold flat for increased cargo storage. New CommandView™ dual skylights above the second row are packaged with a power sun roof over the front row, resulting in a greater sense of interior spaciousness

Commander is an all-new design immediately recognizable as a Jeep by its rugged, classic Jeep appearance, including the seven-slot grille, trapezoidal wheel openings, round headlamps, steep windshield, rear glass and back end

Best-in-class off- and on-road performance is provided by the Quadra-Drive II® system and industry exclusive Electronic Limited Slip Differentials (ELSD). Best-in-class horsepower and torque are provided by the 5.7-liter HEMI® V-8. The Multi-Displacement System (MDS) yields improved fuel economy. Safety features include standard Electronic Stability Program (ESP), Brake Assist, Electronic Roll Mitigation (ERM), ParkSense™ rear park assist, and supplemental side-curtain air bags

Among the available luxuries are SmartBeam™ headlamps, Sirius Satellite Radio, a DVD-based navigation system and rear DVD player