Jeep has done a great job at setting themselves apart form other would-be SUV makers. The Jeep Commander is no different, proving it can be refined and go off road as advertised. Although the 2010 Jeep Commander returns to a square look, like older Cherokees, it’s big on new technology. This article will show off some pictures of the 2010 Jeep Commander and what makes it so special amongst a sea of sameness SUVs.
The 2010 Jeep Commander comes in 4 different trims, but all large enough to seat 7 with it’s 3rd row seating. Next there are two different transmission configurations, a 4×2 and a 4×4, and then those two types are broken into two more variations. There is a Limited Commander, with a beefed up 5.7 liter v8 Hemi and then a Sport model that offers a 3.6 liter v6 engine. Jeeps have not been known for their fuel efficiency, which carries onto the Commander models, which vary from 19 to 20 miles per gallon, no matter the engine you choose.
Safety is a concern amongst anyone and Jeep has been quick to make side curtain airbags standard on all models. Things like power windows and locks also come standard on the 2010 Commander, but the options keep stacking up when you move into the Commander 4×4 Limited edition. Things like leather wrapped steering wheel, dual zone temp control, and back up cameras start making their way onto the tags of the fully loaded Commanders.
According to Jeep there is no difference in gas mileage when going from the V6 equipped model to the HEMI, so why settle for anything less? The HEMI motor packs a whopping 357 horsepower and just under 400 ft lb of torque, more than enough to do some trail riding. That extra juice comes in handy when reaching it’s 7,400 lb towing capacity, which is achievable when properly equipped with a towing package. The 2010 Commander also offers a Trailer Sway Control, which helps assist and minimize trailer sway in strong winds or rough terrain.
One of the unique characteristics of the 2010 Commander that stuck out to me was it’s available SmartBeam technology. This technology optimizes the headlights in all conditions to give maximum light coverage at all times, without blinding oncoming traffic. Not only does it adjust high and low beams, the SmartBeam technology also adjust brightness levels, much like a knob on residential lighting.
The 2010 Jeep Commander offers plenty of customization options to keep people interested, but also provides standard features that keep Jeep buyers coming back. Prices range from $32,355 for nicely equipped V6 4×2 models up to $43,610 for fully loaded 4×4 Limited editions.
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