2006 Jeep Commander

The All-New 2006 Jeep® Commander Expands Jeep Lineup with its Classic Design, Jeep Engineering, New Features and Safety Technology

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New York, Mar 23, 2005 – Its name is Jeep® Commander, yet the newest member of the Jeep vehicle family could just as easily answer to “vanguard.”

That’s because the all-new 2006 Jeep Commander – classic in design, engineered to perform as only Jeep vehicles can, the first with three rows of seats, and equipped with advanced safety technologies – is the leading edge of a Jeep product offensive scheduled for the next few years.

“The 2006 Jeep Commander is significant for a number of reasons,” said Jeff Bell, Vice President Jeep, Chrysler Group. “First, Commander signals our commitment to remain the leader in the sport-utility market, a market that Jeep invented more than 60 years ago. This is the first seven-passenger 4×4 that is Jeep Trail Rated. Second, Commander is the only SUV in its class to offer two V-8 engines. In addition, the Jeep Commander expands and strengthens what is already a stellar lineup, consisting of the Wrangler, Liberty and Grand Cherokee. And finally, the all-new Jeep Commander initiates the expansion of the Jeep vehicle lineup that will take place during the second half of this decade.”

Heritage Exterior Design, Complemented by an All-new Interior
In developing the 2006 Jeep Commander, designers looked to past Jeep vehicles for inspiration: the Willys Station Wagons (1946 to 1962), the Jeep Wagoneer (1963 to 1991) and especially the Jeep Cherokee (1984 to 2001). All were classically Jeep in appearance, with sharp lines, planar surfaces and rugged looks. The 2006 Jeep Commander is a modern interpretation of that design ethic.

The Jeep Commander’s upright windshield, backlite and rear end, as well as its more vertical body sides and side glass, embody the vehicle’s classic Jeep styling. Even the side-view mirrors are blocky and stout. Overall, Commander looks strong and confident because of its military bearing – upright and rugged.

And because it is steeped in heritage Jeep design, the Commander looks familiar and new at the same time. This tension between past and present engages the emotions.

“The Jeep Cherokee is an authentic, classic shape that is rooted in the public consciousness,” said Donald A. Renkert, Senior Manager, Jeep Studio, Chrysler Group Product Design Office. “By reinterpreting that vehicle, and other classic Jeep vehicles of the past, the Jeep Commander elicited nods of recognition from consumers, even though it is a brand new vehicle. There is a sense of deja vu about the Jeep Commander that brings knowing smiles of satisfaction.”

The satisfaction continues inside the vehicle, where attention to detail is evident. For example, the two-tone instrument panel is a design unique to Commander. From the gear shift knob, to the four round gauges that make up the instrument cluster, to the new steering wheel, Commander is refined and uniquely Jeep in appearance.

The newly designed seats are supportive and comfortable. And, for the first time in a Jeep vehicle, there are three rows of them, each row slightly higher than the one in front of it. This distinctive stadium seating arrangement makes forward viewing easier. The second and third row seats fold forward to create a flat load floor. Commander is only two inches longer than the 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee, even though it is designed to accommodate three rows of seats. And since they have the same wheelbase (109.5 inches), Commander is as maneuverable and off-road capable as the Grand Cherokee.

The Jeep Commander’s stepped roof provides second and third row occupants with plenty of head room. Complementing the available front-mounted sun roof is Command-View™, new and innovative skylights (complete with shades) over the second row of seats.

Engineered to Go Anywhere, Do Anything
Class-leading off-road capability and on-road refinement were mandatory for the Jeep Commander. So the Jeep team went to the head of the class: They provided Commander with the same 4×4 systems, suspension and powertrains as the award-winning 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee, including an independent front suspension and rack and pinion steering. Available on Commander are:

  • Three full-time four-wheel drive systems, Quadra-Trac I®, Quadra-Trac II® and Quadra-Drive II®
  • Two transfer cases offering Brake Traction Control System (BTCS), and Electronic Limited Slip Differentials (ELSD) for best-in-class tractive performance
  • Three available engines: the 5.7-liter HEMI® V-8 with the Multi-Displacement System, the 4.7-liter SOHC Power Tech V-8, and the 3.7-liter SOHC Power Tech V-6 engine

“The on-road refinement and off-road capability of the 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee are key reasons why it was named 4×4 of the Year by 4-Wheel & Off-Road magazine,” said Craig Love, Vice President, Rear-Wheel Drive Product Team. “Now, the only vehicle on the market with the same pedigree is the all-new Jeep Commander.”

Safety and Security Designed in from the Beginning
Like all Chrysler Group vehicles, the 2006 Jeep Commander is designed to improve not only handling and accident avoidance, but also to provide excellent crash protection.

Jeep Commander is the first Chrysler Group vehicle with electronic roll mitigation. Using input from multiple sensors, the system deploys the air bags in certain rollover scenarios, as well as side impact events.

Crash protection features available on the Jeep Commander include advanced multi-stage air bags with an Occupant Classification System, available side curtain air bags, seat belts equipped with pretensioners and digressive load limiting retractors, and BeltAlert®, a buckle-up reminder system for the driver.

Crash avoidance features on the 2006 Jeep Commander include standard Electronic Stability Program (ESP), Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) and an All-Speed Traction Control System (TCS). A tire pressure monitoring system, ParkSense™, (rear park assist), Uconnect™ hands-free communications, DVD-based navigation system, SmartBeam® headlamps and rain sensitive wipers provide additional safety and security on the road.

Jeep Trail Rated
The Jeep Trail Rated badge on the 2006 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 an industry-leading methodology established by the Nevada Automotive Test Center (NATC) and Jeep Engineering to objectively measure and consistently predict off-road performance for all Jeep vehicles today and into the future. Through a combination of natural and controlled field tests, as well as computer simulated environments, Jeep Trail Rated provides a repeatable and consistent measurement of off-road performance for all Jeep vehicles. Only Jeep vehicles are Trail Rated.

SPECIFICATIONS

PRELIMINARY

The information shown is preliminary and based on data available at the time of publication. All dimensions are in inches (millimeters) unless otherwise noted. All dimensions are measured at curb weight with standard tires and wheels.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Body Style Four-door sport-utility vehicle

Construction Steel Uniframe®

Assembly Plant Jefferson Avenue North, Detroit, USA

EPA Vehicle Class Multi-purpose vehicle

2006 MY Introduction Fall 2005

ENGINE: 3.7-LITER SOHC POWER TECH® V-6

Availability Standard with 4×2 and 4×4 Commander

Type and Description 90-degree V-type, liquid-cooled with balance shaft

Displacement 226 cu. in. (3701 cu. cm)

Bore x Stroke 3.66 x 3.57 (93.0 x 90.8)

Valve System Chain-driven SOHC, 12 valves and hydraulic end-pivot roller rockers

Fuel Injection Sequential, multi-port, electronic, returnless

Construction Cast-iron block and bedplate, aluminum alloy heads, balance shaft

Compression Ratio 9.7:1

Power (estimated SAE net) 210 hp (157 kW) @ 5200 rpm (58.1 hp/L)

Torque (estimated SAE net) 235 lb.-ft. (319 N•m) @ 4000 rpm

Max. Engine Speed 5800 rpm (electronically limited)

Fuel Requirement Unleaded regular, 87 octane (R + M)/2

Oil Capacity 5.0 qt. (4.7-liter)

Coolant Capacity 14.0 qt. (13.25-liter)

Emission Controls Dual three-way catalytic converters,

heated oxygen sensors and internal engine features(a)

Maximum Gross Trailer Weight (lbs.)

2WD 3500 lbs.

4WD 3500 lbs.

Estimated EPA Fuel Economy

mpg (City/Hwy) 16/19

(a) Meets LEV II evaporative emission requirements in CA, NY, MA, ME and VT. Meets Tier 2, Bin 5 emission requirements and Clean Fuel Fleet Certification (CCF-LEV) in all other states.

ENGINE: 4.7-LITER SOHC POWER TECH V-8

Availability Standard with 4×2 and 4×4 Commander Limited, optional on Commander

Type and Description 90-degree V-type, liquid-cooled

Displacement 287 cu. in. (4701 cu. cm)

Bore x Stroke 3.66 x 3.41 (93.0 x 86.5)

Valve System Chain-driven SOHC, 16 valves,

and hydraulic end-pivot roller rockers

Fuel Injection Sequential, multi-port, electronic, returnless

Construction Cast-iron block and bedplate, Aluminum alloy heads

Compression Ratio 9.0:1

Power (estimated SAE net) 235 hp (175 kW) @ 4500 rpm (50.0 hp/L)

Torque (estimated SAE net) 305 lb.-ft. (414 N•m) @ 3600 rpm

Max. Engine Speed 6000 rpm (electronically limited)

Fuel Requirement Unleaded regular, 87 octane (R+M)/2

Oil Capacity 6 qt. (5.7-liter)

Coolant Capacity 14.0 qt. (13.25-liter)

Emission Controls Dual three-way catalytic converters,

heated oxygen sensors, internal engine features(a)

Maximum Gross Trailer Weight (lbs.)

2WD 6500 lbs.

4WD 6500 lbs.

Estimated EPA Fuel Economy

(mpg City/Hwy) 14/19

(a) 4×2 meets LEV II evaporative emission requirements in CA, NY, MA, ME and VT. 4×2 meets Tier 2 Bin 9A emissions requirements and Clean Fuel Fleet Certification (CCF-LEV) in all other states. 4×4 meets LEV II evaporative emission requirements in CA, NY, MA, ME and VT. 4×4 meets Tier I evaporative emissions in all other states and Clean Fuel Fleet Certification (CCF-LEV). Meets Euro IV in international markets.

ENGINE: 5.7-LITER HEMI® V-8

Availability Optional with 4×4 Commander Limited

Type and Description 90-degree V-type, liquid-cooled

Displacement 345 cu. in. (5654 cu. cm)

Bore x Stroke 3.92 x 3.58 (99.5 x 90.9)

Valve System Pushrod-operated overhead valves,

16 valves, eight deactivating and eight conventional hydraulic lifters, all with roller followers

Fuel Injection Sequential, multi-port, electronic, returnless

Construction Deep-skirt cast-iron block with cross-bolted main bearing caps, aluminum alloy heads with hemispherical combustion chambers

Compression Ratio 9.6:1

Power (estimated SAE net) 330 hp (246 kW) @ 5000 rpm, (57.5 hp/L)

Torque (estimated SAE net) 375 lb.-ft. (509 N•m) @ 4000 rpm

Max. Engine Speed 5800 rpm (electronically limited)

Fuel Requirement Unleaded mid-grade, 89 octane (R+M)/2 recommended, unleaded regular, 87 octane (R+M)/2 acceptable

Oil Capacity 7 qt. (6.6-liter)

Coolant Capacity 14.5 qt. (13.72-liter)

Emission Controls Dual close-coupled three-way catalytic converters, Quad heated oxygen sensors and internal engine features(a)

Maximum Gross Trailer Weight (lbs.)

4WD 7200 lbs.

Estimated EPA Fuel Economy

mpg City/Hwy) 13/18

(a) Meets LEV II evaporative emission requirements in CA, NY, MA, ME and VT and Tier I evaporative emissions and Clean Fuel Fleet Certification (CCF-LEV) in all other states. Meets Euro IV in international markets.

TRANSMISSION: W5A580 AUTOMATIC, FIVE-SPEED OVERDRIVE

Availability Included with 3.7-L V-6 gas engine

Description Adaptive electronic control or Electronic Range Select (ERS) driver-interactive manual control

and electronically modulated torque converter clutch

Gear Ratios

1st 3.59

2nd 2.19

3rd 1.41

4th 1.00

5th 0.83

Reverse 3.16

Final Drive Ratio 3.07:1 with 3.7-L engine

Overall Top Gear 2.55 with 3.07 axle or 2.95 with 3.55 axle

TRANSMISSION: 545RFE, AUTOMATIC MULTI-SPEED

Availability Included with 4.7-L and 5.7-L engines

Description Three planetary gear sets, one overrunning clutch, with Electronic Range Select (ERS) driver interactive control, electronically controlled torque converter clutch

Gear Ratios

1st 3.00

2nd 1.67 upshift; 1.50 kick-down

3rd 1.00

4th 0.75

5th 0.67

Reverse 3.00

Final Drive Ratio 3.73 with 4.7-L or 5.7-L engine

Overall Top Gear 2.50 with 3.73 axle

TRANSFER CASE: NV140

Availability Standard with 3.7-L engine

Type Single-speed

Operating Mode Full-time 4×4

Low-Range Ratio None

Center Differential Type Electronically controlled clutch pack torque transfer

Torque Split, Front/Rear 48/52

TRANSFER CASE: NV245

Availability Included with 4.7-L and 5.7-L engines, optional with 3.7-L engine

Type Two-speed, electronically shifted

Operating Modes 4×4 Low (Lock), Neutral; Full-Time Active 4×4

Low Range Ratio 2.72

Center Differential Type Electronically controlled clutch pack torque transfer

Torque Split, Front/Rear 48/52

FRONT AXLES

Differential Type Conventional

Availability Standard on 4×4 models with 3.7-L and 4.7-L engines

Ring Gear Diameter 7.9 in. (200mm)

Axle Ratios 3.07:1 – 3.7-L engine; 3.73:1 – 4.7-L engine

Differential Type Electronic Limited Slip Differentials (ELSD)

Availability Optional on 4.7-L models with NV245 transfer case, standard with 4×4 5.7-L engine (Quadra-Drive IIЁ)

Ring Gear Diameter Same as standard

Axle Ratios 3.73:1 – 4.7-L and 5.7-L engine

REAR AXLES

Differential Type Conventional

Availability Standard on 3.7-L engine; standard on 4.7-L engine

Ring Gear Diameter 8.3 in. (213 mm)

Axle Ratios 3.07:1 – 3.7-L V-6 engine; 3.73:1 – 4.7-L V-8 engine; 3.55:1 included with 3.7-L/4WD/245 Transfer Case

Differential Type Vari-Lock Progressive

Availability Optional on 4×2 models

Ring Gear Diameter Same as standard

Axle Ratios 3.07:1 – 3.7-L engine; 3.73:1 – 4.7-L engine and 5.7-L engine

Differential Type Electronic Limited Slip Differentials (ELSD)

Availability Standard with 5.7-L engine; optional with 4×4 4.7-L engine (Quadra-Drive II)

Ring Gear Diameter Same as conventional

Axle Ratios 3.73:1 – 4.7-L engine and 5.7-L engine

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Alternator 160-amp

Battery Group 65 maintenance-free 750CCA

DIMENSIONS AND CAPACITIES

Wheelbase 109.5 (2781)

Track, Front 62.6 (1589)

Track, Rear 62.6 (1589)

Overall Length 188.5 (4787)

Overall Width (width at mirrors) 89.0 (2260.9)

Body Width 74.8 (1899.5)

Overall Height 71.9 (1825.7)

Load Floor Height 36.2 (920.3)

Sill Step Height 19.9 (504.9)

Ground Clearance

Chassis (fuel tank) 9.9 (250.6)

Front axle 9.0 (227.4)

Rear axle 8.6 (217.9)

Approach Angle 34°

Ramp Breakover Angle 20°

Departure Angle 27°

Curb Weight (estimated)

2WD Commander: 4581 lbs. (2077 kg) with 3.7-L engine

Commander: 4709 lbs. (2136 kg) with 4.7-L engine

Limited: 4930 lbs. (2236 kg) with 4.7-L engine

4WD Commander: 4783 lbs. (2170 kg) with 3.7-L engine

Commander: 4951 lbs. (2246 kg) with 4.7-L engine

Limited: 5047 lbs. (2289 kg) with 4.7-L engine

Limited: 5169 lbs. (2345 kg) with 5.7-L engine

Weight Distribution, F/R

2WD Commander: 43/57 with 3.7-L engine

Commander: 44/56 with 4.7-L engine

Limited: 45/55 with 4.7-L engine

4WD Commander: 44/56 with 3.7-L engine

Commander: 44/56 with 4.7-L engine

Limited: 44/56 with 4.7-L engine

Limited: 45/55 with 5.7-L engine

Payload (includes occupants and cargo)

2WD 3.7-L engine 1620 lbs (735 kg)

4.7-L engine 1490 lbs (676 kg)

4WD 3.7-L engine 1620 lbs (735 kg)

4.7-L engine 1450 lbs (658 kg)

5.7-L engine 1230 lbs (558 kg)

Frontal Area 32.1 sq. ft. (3.0 sq. m)

Drag Coefficient 0.415

Aero 13.3 (Cd x Cross Sectional Area)

Fuel Tank Capacity 20.5 gal. (77.6-liter)

ACCOMMODATIONS

Seating Capacity, Front/Second/Third 2/3/2

Front Seat

Head room 42.1 (1070)

Leg room 41.7 (1058)

Shoulder room 59.0 (1499)

Hip room 55.6 (1412)

Seat travel – driver 10.5 (267)

Seat travel – passenger 9.8 (250)

SAE volume 68.5 cu. ft. (1.94 cu. m)

2nd Row Seat

Head room 40.2 (1021)

Leg room 36.1 (916)

Shoulder room 58.5 (1486)

Hip room 54.0 (1372)

Knee clearance 1.8 (45.7)

Couple 33.0 (838.4)

SAE volume 36.3 cu. ft. (1.03 cu. m)

3rd Row Seat

Head room 35.7 (907.6)

Leg room 28.9 (734.0)

Shoulder room 50.4 (1280.8)

Hip room (w/without rear HVAC) 57.4 (1458.5)

Couple 33.0 (838.2)

SAE Volume 8.0 cu. ft. (0.23 cu. m)

Cargo Volume

Behind 3rd Row Seat 6.0 cu. ft. (0.17 cu. m)

Behind 2nd row seats with 3rd seat folded 36.4 cu. ft. (1.03 cu. m)

Behind front row with 2nd and 3rd seat folded 68.7 cu. ft. (1.95 cu. m)

BODY

4×2

Layout Longitudinal front engine, rear drive

Construction Steel Uniframe

4×4

Layout Longitudinal front engine, transfer case with full-time four-wheel drive

Construction Steel Uniframe

SUSPENSION

Front Short/long independent (SLA),

coil springs, gas-charged, twin-tube coil over shock absorbers, upper and lower control arms (“A” arms), stabilizer bar

Rear Live axle, link coil with track bar, gas-charged twin tube shock absorbers, stabilizer bar

STEERING

Type Power rack-and-pinion

Overall Ratio 17:4:1 on center, 15:45:1 at full lock

Turning Diameter (curb-to-curb)(a) 36.8 ft (11.2 m)

Steering Turns (lock-to-lock) 3.14

(a)Turning diameter is measured at the outside of the tires at curb height. Turning diameters and steering wheel turns, lock-to-lock may differ with optional tires and wheels.

BRAKES

Front

Size and type 12.9 x 1.2 (328 x 30) vented disc with 1.89 (48) two-piston pin-slider caliper and ESP standard

Swept area 272 sq. in. (1820 sq. cm)

Rear

Size and type 12.6 x 0.55 (320 x 14) disc with 1.89 (48) single-piston pin-slider caliper and ESP standard

Swept area 256 sq. in. (1658 sq. cm)

Power Assist Type Single-rate, tandem diaphragm vacuum

TIRES(a)

Standard – Commander

Size and type P245/65R17

Mfr. and model Goodyear Fortera black sidewall all-season

Revs per mile 721

Standard – Limited/Optional – Commander

Size and type P245/65R17

Mfr. and model Goodyear Fortera outline white letter all-season

Revs per mile 710

(a)Turning diameter is measured at the outside of the tires at curb height. Turning diameters and steering wheel turns, lock-to-lock may differ with optional tires and wheels.

WHEELS

Standard – Commander

Type and Material Cast-aluminum wheels

Size 17” x 7.5”

Standard – Limited

Type and Material Cast-aluminum wheels

Size 17” x 7.5”

Optional – Limited

Type and Material Chrome-clad aluminum wheels

Size 17” x 7.5”

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