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Adds All-New 4.7-Liter V-8 Engine

Auburn Hills, Mich. - The Jeep® Commander is the first Jeep vehicle with three rows of seats allowing for more passengers – seven total – to visit more places and enjoy its go-anywhere, do-anything capability.

2008 Jeep Commander Sport2008 Jeep Commander Sport

The 2008 Jeep Commander adds an all-new 4.7L V-8 engine that delivers a 30 percent increase in horsepower, a 10 percent increase in torque, and improved fuel economy of more than five percent compared to the engine it replaces. Also new on the Jeep Commander for 2008 are a wide array of innovative technologies including the all-new SIRIUS™ Backseat TV, MyGIG™ Multimedia Infotainment System, Hill Descent Control, Hill Start Assist and Trailer Sway Control.

SIRIUS Backseat TV features three channels of respected children’s TV featuring many of the most well-known kids’ programming, including Nickelodeon, Disney Channel and Cartoon Network. Rear-seat passengers will be able to watch shows such as Nickelodeon’s “SpongeBob SquarePants,” Disney Channel’s “Hannah Montana” and Cartoon Network’s “Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends.”

SIRIUS Backseat TV operates via an in-vehicle satellite video receiver and two small roof-mounted antennas. Programming is displayed on the vehicle’s second-row (except minivan: second- and/or third-row) video screen, and channel name, program title and rating are broadcast and displayed on the screen. For added flexibility, rear-seat passengers can enjoy SIRIUS Backseat TV while front-seat occupants listen to SIRIUS Satellite Radio. The system can be operated from either the rear-seat entertainment unit or the radio head unit. In addition, when the vehicle is in Park, programming can be displayed on the MyGIG screen for front-seat viewing.

Also new for 2008 is MyGIG Multimedia Infotainment System that has a built-in navigation, audio, entertainment and communication system. MyGIG allows customers to use touch screen or voice commands to control all of the features, and includes a 20-gigabyte hard drive where music and photos can be stored. There’s space reserved on the hard drive for approximately 1,600 songs – more than 100 hours of music. There also is a voice-memo recorder feature. MyGIG supports real-time traffic information, available through SIRIUS Satellite Radio, and can provide an alternate drive route based on current traffic.

New for Jeep Commander and standard on 4x4 models equipped with Quadra-Trac II® and Quadra-Drive II® is Hill Descent Control (HDC). Operational in the “4WD Low” position, HDC provides downhill assistance at a controlled rate of speed. By means of electronic brake control, HDC supplements the gear reduction and engine braking that a traditional mechanical low-range transfer case provides. For ease of operation, Jeep Commander’s HDC is activated and deactivated automatically, after the HDC button is engaged, as the system senses changes in topography. The system works whether the vehicle in forward or reverse.

Another new feature for Jeep Commander is Hill Start Assist (HSA). Standard on all Jeep Commander models equipped with Quadra-Trac II and Quadra-Drive II, this feature allows the driver time to transition from brake to throttle to achieve a smooth launch on a grade. The system will hold brake pressure for two seconds upon the driver’s release of the brake pedal. The ABS system decreases wheel pressure in response to increasing throttle to provide a smooth launch.

Also new is Trailer Sway Control, which helps to reduce trailer sway and provides improved trailer stability and increased towing safety.

The Jeep brand has been building industry-leading 4x4 vehicles for more than 65 years. The Jeep Commander has Jeep’s legendary off-road capability combined with on-road driving comfort. As a result, the Jeep Commander is the most capable three-row, seven-passenger 4x4. And, of course, it’s Jeep Trail Rated®.

“WHAT’S NEW FOR 2008”

Interior:

* Two-row, five-passenger seating option — standard on Sport R package
* iPod interface — optional on Sport, standard on Limited
* MyGIG Multimedia Infotainment System with navigation — optional on Sport, Limited and standard on Overland
* SIRIUS Backseat TV — optional on Limited and Overland
* Tilt and telescoping steering column with integrated Electronic Vehicle Information Center controls on steering wheel
* Eight-inch DVD screen with rear video entertainment system — optional on Sport, Limited and Overland
* 115V power inverter

Powertrain / Chassis:

* 4.7-liter V-8 Flexible Fuel Vehicle (FFV) (not available in Maine, N.Y., Vt., Mass., Calif.)

Safety and Security:

* Hill Descent Control System — optional on Sport, standard on Limited and Overland (4x4)
* Hill Start Assist — optional on Sport, standard on Limited and Overland (4x4)
* ParkView Rear Back-up Camera — available without navigation system — optional on Sport, standard on Limited and Overland
* Trailer Sway Control System — optional on Sport, Limited and Overland

Packages:

* Quadra-Drive II 4x4 Group: (available on 4.7 and 5.7 only) Quadra-Drive II, skid plates, tow hooks
* Sun & Sound Group: Power sun roof w/ CommandView™, AM/FM/six-CD
* Premium Audio Group: Boston Acoustics w/ six speakers, SIRIUS Satellite Radio
* Trailer Tow Group: Class II receiver, four-pin wiring harness
* Trailer Tow Group: Class IV receiver, seven- and four-pin wiring harness, heavy duty engine cooling (4.7L only), trailer sway damping
* Rear Backup Camera Group: CD/DVD audio, 6.5” screen, touch screen, USB port, music management database, hard drive, backup camera, ParkSense
* Popular Equipment Group: Heated seats, remote start, adjustable pedals, 115V power outlet
* Rear DVD Entertainment System Group: DVD rear entertainment System, eight-inch screen
* Rear Backup Camera/Rear DVD Group: 1 CD/DVD audio, 6.5 inch screen, touch screen, USB port, music management database, hard drive, DVD rear entertainment system, backup camera
* Navigation/Rear Backup Camera Group: MyGIG Multimedia Infotainment System, SIRIUS Satellite Radio, rear backup camera, ParkSense® Park Assist System
* Exterior Appearance Package: Chrome exterior assist handles, premium fender flares w/ chrome rivets

DESIGN
Six-plus decades of Jeep history gave Commander’s design team an unrivaled automotive heritage from which to draw. Key sources of inspiration were the Willys Station Wagons (1946 to 1962), the Jeep Wagoneer (1963 to 1991) and, most of all, the Jeep Cherokee (1984 to 2001).

Introduced in 2006, the Jeep Commander is immediately recognizable as an authentic Jeep due to its classic Jeep design elements: seven-slot grille, trapezoidal wheel openings, round headlamps and flat surfaces, plus a steep windshield, backlight and rear end. The result is a rugged, constructed appearance that says “Jeep.”

Commander is the first Jeep vehicle with three rows of seats. Firm and broad-shouldered, the seats are positioned theater-style: The second row is higher than the first; the third row is higher than the second. Additional head room is created by literally raising the roof. It is 3.15 inches higher, beginning over the second row and producing a stepped effect. The second-row seats split 40-20-40; the third row, 50-50. The middle and rear rows fold forward to create a flat load floor for maximum utility. Behind the third row is a storage bin, located in the load floor. Underneath it are provisions for storing the jack and tools. The bin’s top panel is removable and reversible. The carpeted side is level with the third row of seats, and the opposite side is molded-in plastic. It’s for storing the gear that active lifestyles demand.

Located in the roof above the second row are CommandView™ Skylights. These dual skylights of tinted glass are optional and are packaged with the power sun roof that is positioned above the front passengers. Standard on Commander Limited, the package expands the vehicle’s sense of interior roominess. The CommandView Skylights also have roller shades that can be used to block out light when desired. An optional rear-seat DVD player is located between the skylights.

An attractive roof rack rail has two integrated tie-downs on each side. Available on Limited and standard on the Overland are assist handles which extend from the roof rail down the back of the D-pillars, adding to the rugged, utilitarian appearance of the vehicle. The assist handles are black with chrome inserts on Limited and Overland. On top of the rear bumper is a diamond-plate-texture step pad. The pad’s nonskid surface is helpful when stepping on the rear bumper to gain access to the roof of the vehicle. Reinforcing the constructed look, standard on the Overland and optional on Limited models, are decorative bolts that appear to attach the classic Jeep trapezoidal wheel flares to the body.

The two-tone color scheme on Commander’s instrument panel and interior trim exemplify the vehicle’s attention to interior detail. The upper instrument panel is new. Character is provided by 16 Allen head bolts. A “JEEP” logo dominates the center of the steering wheel and the new shift knob. The four gauges in the instrument cluster are simple and purposeful.

The result is Commander’s Jeep heritage exterior design, complemented by a modern interior of well-conceived amenities and features.

ENGINEERING

Three Four-Wheel-Drive Systems

Quadra-Trac I®
For customers who want the assurance of full-time four-wheel drive without any switches or levers to pull, Quadra-Trac I® is ideal. The system provides for smooth operation of the vehicle over a variety of road conditions.

The NV140 transfer case splits torque 48/52 percent (front/rear) for nearly even distribution of engine power. The single-speed transfer case has been designed to rigorous Jeep durability standards while offering smooth and quiet operation. The use of the Brake Traction Control System (BTCS) with the NV140 transfer case makes the 4x4 system extremely competent in most situations.

Quadra-Trac II®
The Quadra-Trac II® 4x4 system for the Jeep Commander gives the customer the benefit of the NV245 two-speed active transfer case and BTCS.

The NV245 transfer case is the same used in the Quadra-Drive II® system. It takes input from a variety of sensors to determine tire slip at the earliest possible moment and take corrective action. The system also uses Throttle Anticipate – sensing quick movement in throttle from a stop – and takes steps to maximize traction before tire slippage occurs. When wheel slippage is detected, up to 100 percent of the available 375 lb.-ft. of torque is instantly routed to the axle with the most traction.

Torque is transferred to the individual wheels as needed by the BTCS to maintain traction in changing road conditions. When the system senses tire slip, it modulates brake pressure to the slipping wheel, which directs torque to the tires with the best traction.

Quadra-Trac II features an electronic shift mechanism for ease of use. The transfer case offers a low range for off-road situations and includes a neutral position for trouble-free towing behind another vehicle.

Quadra-Drive II®
The Quadra-Drive II® Jeep 4x4 system offers customers the ultimate in off-road capability. It combines the NV245 full-time transfer case with Electronic Limited Slip Differentials (ELSD) for best-in-class tractive performance. The system instantly detects tire slip and smoothly distributes engine torque to the tires with traction. In some cases, the vehicle will even anticipate low traction and adjust to proactively limit or eliminate slip.

The heart of the system is the NV245 active transfer case. This transfer case includes a center differential coupled with an electronically controlled clutch pack, varying it from a completely open state to completely locked and infinite possibilities in between. The 4-Low gear ratio is 2.72:1.

A key component in the Quadra-Drive II system is the ELSD – an industry-first application front/rear/center and the benchmark for automatic traction differentials. The ELSD uses electronically controlled clutch packs to automatically and instantly vary from slip to lock at each axle. This maximizes traction when needed without any of the on-road drawbacks normally associated with such a robust 4x4 system.

All components of the system work together, continually monitoring needs, to provide smooth and automatic application of the components for best-in-class tractive performance while improving the day-to-day on-road driving experience. For example, the ELSD releases the clutch packs in the front axle during turns to allow differentiation and prevent crow hop.

Three Engines

3.7-liter SOHC V-6
The 3.7-liter engine provides the 2008 Jeep Commander with a powerful standard single-overhead-cam (SOHC) engine that is efficient, durable and smooth. It produces 210 hp (157 kW) @ 5,200 rpm and 235 lb.-ft. (319 N•m) @ 4,000 rpm. A sophisticated Electronic Throttle Control (ETC) system tailors throttle response to pedal movement based on operating conditions, and maintains a consistent vehicle speed on rolling grades when cruise control is active. An exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) valve, helps increase fuel economy.

4.7-liter SOHC V-8 (FFV)
All-new for 2008 is the 4.7-liter V-8 engine that offers better fuel economy, power and torque than the previous 4.7-liter high output engine, while at the same time delivering improvements in refinement.

The new 4.7-liter V-8 incorporates two spark plugs per cylinder (the only Chrysler LLC engine to do so, other than the 5.7-liter HEMI®), increased compression ratio, improved cylinder-head port flow and a new combustion system. The result is 305 horsepower (227 kW) @ 5,650 rpm, a 30 percent increase, and 334 lb-ft (435 N•m) of torque @ 3,950 rpm, a 10 percent increase and more than five percent increase in fuel economy compared with the previous 4.7-liter V-8 engine. And, like the engine it replaces, the new 4.7-liter V-8 engine is flex-fuel capable, which gives customers the ability to use up to an 85 percent concentration of ethanol (E85) to fuel their vehicles.

Improvements in the new 4.7-liter V-8 result from significant revisions to the induction system, a lightweight piston/rod assembly and reduced accessory drive noise through lower accessory drive speed. Engine smoothness at idle is enhanced with a new cam design, two spark plugs per cylinder and a new valve-lash adjuster system. The new 4.7-liter V-8 also is equipped with electronic throttle control.

5.7-liter HEMI V-8
The 5.7-liter HEMI with the Multi-Displacement System (MDS) gives Commander best-in-class performance. MDS imperceptibly deactivates half the cylinders of the 5.7-liter HEMI during cruising and light acceleration to increase fuel economy up to 20 percent, depending on driving conditions. A sophisticated ETC system tailors throttle response to pedal movement based on operating conditions, and maintains a more consistent vehicle speed on rolling grades when cruise control is active, compared with the former mechanical throttle control system. The HEMI produces 330 hp (246 kW) @ 5,000 rpm and 375 lb.-ft. (508 N•m) @ 4,000 rpm.

New for the HEMI engine is a “Fuel Saver Mode” display, included as part of the Electronic Vehicle Information Center, which informs drivers when they are in four-cylinder mode, allowing them to modify their driving habits for improved fuel efficiency.

Suspension Steering Systems and Transmissions
The short- and long-arm independent front suspension on Commander provides the driver with a greater sense of precision and control and more precise steering, and reduces vehicle weight and head toss, all without compromising Commander’s stalwart off-road performance. The five-link rear suspension geometry, including a track bar, also improves lateral stiffness to match that of the front suspension for optimum handling.

The Electronic Stability Program, which is standard, aids the driver in maintaining vehicle directional stability in severe maneuvers on any type of surface. It works by using signals from sensors throughout the vehicle that then determine the appropriate brake and throttle adjustments for directional stability.

Commander’s rack-and-pinion steering imparts more precise steering to the driver, providing quick response during all types of maneuvers.

Available with the 3.7-liter V-6 engine is the W5A580, a five-speed automatic transmission that provides smooth shifts and optimum fuel economy. The 4.7-liter V-8 and the 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 are mated to the 545RFE five-speed automatic transmission. The transmission has higher torque capacity, giving Commander class-leading towing capacity of 7,400 lbs., equal to that of the Grand Cherokee. Both transmissions feature Electronic Range Select driver interactive shift control. The shifter provides fully automated shifting when in the “drive” position. Or the driver can manually select each gear by simply moving the shifter left and right from the “drive” position. This gives the driver control to precisely match any on-road or off-road driving requirement.

The Quadra-Drive II 4x4 Group available on Commander includes tow hooks, a stamped-steel transfer case skid plate that mounts to the transmission cross member, and a fuel tank skid plate that provides off-road protection to the transfer case.

Jeep Trail Rated®
The Jeep Commander’s four-wheel drive systems are Trail Rated. The Jeep Trail Rated® badge on the 2008 Jeep Commander shows that the vehicle has been designed to perform in a variety of challenging off-road conditions identified by five key consumer-oriented performance categories: Traction, Ground Clearance, Maneuverability, Articulation and Water Fording.

Jeep Trail Rated is a unique methodology used by Jeep Engineering to measure and predict off-road performance for all Jeep vehicles today and into the future. Through a combination of natural and controlled field tests, Jeep Trail Rated provides a consistent measurement of off-road performance for all Jeep vehicles. Only Jeep vehicles are Trail Rated.

PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS

The 2008 Jeep Commander expands the Jeep lineup and offers consumers more capability, more flexibility, more safety and more premium amenities

* First Jeep with three-row, seven-passenger seating
* The most capable three-row, seven-passenger vehicle on the market
* Three rows of seats that are theater-style
* Fold-flat, 40-20-40 second-row seating allows for easy entry and exit to and from the third row, while fold-flat, 50-50 third-row seats provide flexibility for passengers and cargo
* Jeep Commander Overland featuring chrome exterior accents and wood and leather interior accents, making the Overland the most luxurious Commander ever

Commander’s all-new design was inspired by three legendary Jeep vehicles: the Willys Station Wagons (1946 to 1962), the Jeep Wagoneer (1963 to 1991) and especially the Jeep Cherokee (1984 to 2001)

* With its flat, planar surfaces and upright stance, Commander has a rugged, masculine presence
* Styling cues include the Jeep signature seven-slot grille and trapezoidal wheel openings

Legendary Jeep off-road 4x4 capability and class-leading four-wheel-drive capability

* Choice of three 4x4 systems – Quadra-Trac I, Quadra-Trac II and Quadra-Drive II
* The Quadra-Drive II Jeep 4x4 system gives customers the ultimate in off-road capability by combining the NV245 full-time transfer case with Electronic Limited Slip Differentials (front/rear/center) for best-in-class tractive performance
* Staying true to its legendary 4x4 heritage, Jeep Commander is Trail Rated®
* The 5.7-liter HEMI® V-8 engine (330 hp and 375 lb.-ft. of torque) provides best-in-class horsepower and torque, and best-in-class off-road performance for a three-row SUV. The HEMI’s Multiple-displacement System increases fuel economy by up to 20 percent. Also available on Commander are the 4.7-liter V-8 engine (305 hp and 334 lb.-ft. of torque) and the 3.7-liter V-6 engine (210 hp and 235 lb.-ft. of torque).

Jeep Commander has the highest level of safety and security technology and features ever offered on a Chrysler vehicle

* Commander has standard side-curtain air bags covering all three rows, including rollover sensors, standard Electronic Stability Program, advanced multi-stage driver and front-passenger air bags, advanced Anti-lock Brake System (ABS), brake assist, All-speed Traction Control, ParkView™ Rear Back-up Camera, ParkSense® Rear Park Assist System, Hill Descent Control, Hill Start Assist and Trailer Sway Control

More Jeep with more premium amenities

* SIRIUS Backseat TV, MyGIG Multimedia Infotainment System with navigation, CommandView Skylights, remote start, driver-accessible DVD player and overhead-mounted DVD screen for improved viewing comfort, rear audio mode unique from driver, full-screen navigation system, SIRIUS Satellite Radio, UConnect®, ParkView™ and ParkSense®

MODEL LINEUP

2008 Jeep Commander Sport

Standard Features

* 3.7-liter SOHC V-6 engine
* Five-speed automatic transmission
* 17-inch cast-aluminum wheels
* Electronic vehicle information center
* Quadra-Trac I
* Full-size spare (4x4 models)
* Tilt and telescoping steering wheel column with integrated Electronic Vehicle Information Center controls
* Air conditioning
* ParkSense® Rear Park Assist System
* Speed control
* Tire Pressure Monitoring System

Optional Features

* 4.7-liter SOHC V-8 FFV engine
* 17-inch x 7.5-inch gray aluminum wheels
* Power liftgate
* Power eight-way driver and four-way passenger seats
* Quadra-Trac II
* Automatic headlamps
* Automatic dimming rearview mirror
* AM/FM/CD/MP3 six-disc radio
* iPod interface
* Boston Acoustics speakers
* Fog lamps
* SIRUS Satellite Radio
* UConnect Hands-free Communication System
* Third-row air conditioning with heater
* Leather seats
* MyGIG Multimedia Infotainment System with navigation
* Power sun roof with CommandView Skylights
* ParkView™ Rear Back-up Camera
* Rear-seat DVD system
* Remote start
* Trailer Tow Group – Class II (3.7L) and Class IV (4.7L) with Trailer Sway Control
* HomeLink universal garage door opener

2008 Jeep Commander Limited

Standard Features

In addition to the standard features on the Jeep Commander Sport, the Limited model includes:

* 4.7-liter SOHC V-8 engine
* Quadra-Trac II
* Rain-sensing windshield wipers
* SmartBeam® intelligent headlight system
* 17-inch cast-aluminum wheels
* Heated front seats
* Power eight-way driver seats and four-way power passenger seats
* Air conditioning with dual-zone automatic temperature control
* Leather-wrapped steering wheel
* ParkView™ Rear Back-up Camera
* Power adjustable pedals
* Power sun roof with CommandView Skylights
* Remote start
* AM/FM/CD/DVD/HDD/MP3 stereo with 20G hard drive and touch screen
* Boston Acoustics speakers
* SIRIUS Satellite Radio with a one-year free subscription
* Security alarm
* Third-row heat, ventilation and air conditioning
* Universal garage door opener

Optional Features

* 5.7-liter HEMI V-8
* Quadra-Drive II 4x4 Group
* P245/65R17 OWL (outline white letter) all-terrain tires
* 17-inch x 7.5-inch chrome-clad aluminum wheels
* Power liftgate
* MyGIG Multimedia Infotainment System
* Rear DVD entertainment system
* SIRIUS Backseat TV
* UConnect® Hands-free Communication System
* Engine block heater

2008 Jeep Commander Overland

Standard Features

In addition to the standard features on the Jeep Commander Limited, the Overland model includes:

* 5.7-liter HEMI V-8
* Quadra-Drive II (4x4 models)
* Trailer tow group
* Leather-trimmed bucket seats
* ParkView Rear Back-up Camera
* Power liftgate
* Wood and leather-wrapped steering wheel
* UConnect® Hands-free Communication System
* MyGIG Multimedia Infotainment System
* 18-inch chrome-clad aluminum wheels

Optional Features

* 17-inch chrome-clad wheels
* 245/60R18 BSW all-terrain tires
* Rear DVD entertainment system
* SIRIUS Backseat TV

SAFETY AND SECURITY FEATURES
The Jeep Commander received the government’s highest rating for frontal-impact crash protection from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Please refer to the safety glossary for descriptions of the following available features:

* Active Turn Signals
* Adjustable Pedals
* Anti-lock Brake System (ABS)
* Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) with Rough Road Detection
* Advanced Multi-stage Air Bags
* BeltAlert
* Brake Assist
* Brake/Park Interlock
* Brake Traction Control System (BTCS)
* LATCH (Lower Anchor and Tethers for CHildren)
* Child Protection Rear Door Locks
* Crumple Zones
* Digressive Load-limiting Seat Belt Retractors
* Electronic Roll Mitigation
* Electronic Stability Program
* Energy-absorbing Steering Wheel and Column
* Enhanced Accident Response System
* Express Up-down Front-door Windows
* Four-wheel Brake Traction Control System
* Head Restraints in All Outboard Seating Positions
* Hill Descent Control (4x4 models)
* Hill Start Assist (4x4 models)
* Knee Bolsters
* ParkSense® Rear Park Assist System
* ParkView™ Rear Back-up Camera
* Rain-sensitive Wipers
* Remote Keyless Entry
* Seat Belt Pretensioners
* Sentry Key® Engine Immobilizer Theft-deterrent System
* Side-curtain Air Bags with Roll Detection System
* SmartBeam Headlamps
* Three-point Belts in All Seating Positions
* Tire Pressure Monitoring System with Warning Indicator
* Trailer Sway Control
* UConnect® Hands-free Communication System

COLOR AVAILABILITY

* Jeep Green Metallic Clear Coat
* Light Graystone Pearl Coat
* Mineral Gray Metallic Clear Coat
* Red Rock Crystal Pearl Coat
* Steel Blue Metallic Clear Coat
* Stone White Clear Coat
* Black Clear Coat
* Bright Silver Metallic Clear Coat

MANUFACTURING INFORMATION

* 2008 model year production start: August 2007
* Production location: Jefferson North Assembly Plant in Detroit
* 3.7-liter SOHC V-6 engine: Mack Avenue Engine Complex in Detroit
* 4.7-liter SOHC V-8 FFV engine: Mack Avenue Engine Complex in Detroit
* 5.7-liter SOHC HEMI V-8 engine: Saltillo Engine Plant in Saltillo, Mexico
* Five-speed automatic transmission (W5A580): Indiana Transmission Plant II in Kokomo, Ind.
* Five-speed automatic transmission (545RFE): Indiana Transmission Plant II in Kokomo, Ind.

MARKET POSITION
Jeep Commander is the only Jeep Trail Rated full-size three row SUV delivering passenger and cargo versatility combined with unmatched off-road capability. Commander’s classic Jeep styling separates it from a sea of bland SUV’s and represents Jeep’s commitment to authenticity and adventure.

MARKET ADVANTAGES

Class-Leading Off-Road, On-Road and Safety Performance for Three-Row Vehicles

* Standard Electronic Stability Program, Panic Brake Assist, Electronic Roll Mitigation, ParkSense Rear Park Assist System, and side-curtain air bags with extended roll protection
* Quadra-Drive II system with industry-exclusive Electronic Limited Slip Differentials
* 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 offers best-in-class horsepower and torque combined with Multi-Displacement System for improved fuel economy

Expanded Seating Versatility and Flexibility with Room for Seven in Three Rows

* Power Sunroof with CommandView Dual Skylights above the second row
* Stadium seating provides a better inside/outside view for all passengers
* Fold flat second and third row seats (40-20-40 in the 2nd row, 50-50 in the 3rd row) for increased cargo storage and flexibility

An Authentic Jeep

* A modern interpretation of the traditional Jeep appearance; immediately recognizable as a Jeep
* Rugged masculine presence, classic Jeep grille and lines with steep windshield, back glass and back end
* What other SUVs want to be

Modern Technology

* ParkView Rear Back-up Camera
* Power liftgate
* SmartBeam headlights
* MyGIG Multimedia Infotainment system with navigation
* SIRIUS Backseat TV
* SIRIUS Satellite Radio
* Remote engine start
* Rear DVD player

DEMOGRAPHICS
Gender: 56 percent male/44 percent female
Median Age: 41
Median Annual Household Income: $92,000
Education: 55 percent with undergraduate/graduate degrees
Household: 80 percent married, 53 percent with children

PRODUCT CHRONOLOGY

2007 Model Year

* Commander Sport (New name)
* Commander Overland
* Five new colors: Red Rock Crystal, Light Graystone, Steel Blue Metallic, Jeep Green Metallic, Mineral Gray Metallic
* Power liftgate
* Body color matching door handles on Commander Sport
* Overland model includes:
o Front tow hooks
o Bodyside moldings with platinum finish
o Front fascia with platinum finish appliqué
o Wire lattice grille with platinum finish surround
o Overland liftgate badge
o Platinum finish on roof rack side rails
o Outside mirrors with matching body color
o Liftgate license brow with platinum finish
o D-pillar appliqué/handle with platinum finish
o Leather-wrapped center floor console lid
o Lower center stack bezel — real wood design
o Center floor console bezel — real wood design
o Front door switch bezels — real wood design
o Leather-wrapped steering wheel with wood inserts
o Leather-wrapped shifter knob
o Leather-wrapped door grab handles
o Seats — suede with Yuma leather two-tone combination with embroidered Overland logo
o Mopar-designed “cross-car” cargo net
o Front and rear Berber floor mats (no third-row mat)
o 17-inch platinum-clad aluminum wheels
o P245/65R17 BSW Goodyear Fortera tires
* Matching interior color cup holders
* Body color door handles — Commander Sport
* Diamond plate pattern console shifter bezel — Commander Sport
* 4.7-liter V-8 Flexible Fuel Vehicle (FFV) (not available in ME, NY, VT, CT, CA)
* Electronic Throttle Control (ETC) and Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) standard on 3.7-liter engine
* Quadra-Trac I® Standard on V-6 4WD
* Quadra-Trac II® Standard on 5.7-liter 4WD (late availability)
* Quadra-Drive II® optional on 5.7-liter engine
* Remote start
* ParkView™ Rear Back-up Camera
* Active turn signals — “Three-blink Lane Change”

2006 Model Year

* Jeep Commander and Jeep Commander Limited Introduced

JEEP COMMANDER STANDARD FEATURES

Colors: Red Rock Crystal, Light Graystone, Mineral Gray Metallic, Jeep Green Metallic, Steel Blue Metallic, Bright Silver Metallic Clear Coat, Black Clear Coat, Stone White Clear Coat

Automatic liftgate flipper glass

High-performance halogen headlamps

Stepped roof for enhanced interior spaciousness

3.7-liter V-6 with W5A580 five-speed automatic transmission and Electronic Range Select (ERS)

4.7-liter V-8 with 545RFE five-speed automatic transmission and Electronic Range Select (ERS) — optional

Quadra-Trac I standard on 3.7-liter V-6 4WD models

Quadra-Trac II standard on V-8 4WD models

Interior Colors: Medium Slate Gray, Khaki

Three-row seven-passenger seating:

* Stadium seating for second- and third-row passengers
* Reclining fold-and-tumble 40/20/40 split-folding second-row seat
* 50/50 split-folding third-row seat
* 10.8-inch driver seat track travel
* Manual lumbar adjustment for driver and passenger
* Cloth seats with Telluride cloth inserts and Aibi cloth covering outer surfaces
* Eight-way power driver seat

Advanced multi-stage driver and front passenger air bags

BeltAlert system

One touch express up/down windows

Trail Rated™ 4WD models — optional

Independent short- and -long arm (SLA) front suspension

Power-assisted, variable ratio rack and pinion steering

Five-link solid axle rear

Standard Electronic Stability Program (ESP)(a) with Electronic Roll Mitigation

Anti-lock Brake System (ABS)

Brake Traction Control System (BTCS) on 4WD models

Tire Pressure Monitoring warning light

Boston Acoustic sound system with Boston Sound™ — optional

Controller Area Network (CAN) electrical architecture

ParkSense® Rear Park Assist System

JEEP COMMANDER LIMITED FEATURES

Includes all Jeep Commander standard features plus or replaced by:

Chrome Accents: Grille, bodyside molding, “D” pillar assist handle with chrome insert, side roof rails, license plate brow

SmartBeam™ intelligent headlamps

Electrochromic mirror

Rain-sensitive windshield wipers

Premium fender flares

5.7-liter HEMI® V-8 with 545RFE five-speed automatic transmission and Electronic Range Select (ERS)

Electronic Limited Slip Differential (ELSD) included in 4WD models

Quadra-Trac II Electric Shift standard on 4WD models with 4.7-liter engine and 5.7-liter engine

Interior Colors: Dark Slate Gray/Light Graystone, Khaki/Light Graystone

Seats:

* Premium Yuma leather with perforated inserts
* Two-tone Light Graystone/Dark Khaki seat with Khaki/Light Graystone interior
* Monotone Saddle Brown seat with Dark Slate Gray/Light Graystone interior or
* Monotone Light Graystone seat with Dark Slate Gray/Light Graystone interior
* Memory driver seat
* Four-way passenger power seat
* Heated driver and passenger seats

SIRIUS Satellite Radio

Dual Zone Automatic Temperature Control

Tire Pressure Monitoring system with premium display

Rear HVAC system

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Source: Chrysler Group

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