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2006 Jeep Commander

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Information shown for entry-level SUV.

Fuel Economy:
City 14/Hwy 18/Comb 16 MPG
Max Seating: 7
Engine: V6, 3.7 Liter Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: United States Country of Assembly: United States

2006 Jeep Commander Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
7.8
Out of 10

Based on 666 Ratings for the 2006 - 2010 models.

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  • Value
    7.9/10
    Quality
    8.2/10
  • Reliability
    8.3/10
    Performance
    8.2/10
  • Comfort
    8.4/10
    Styling
    8.6/10

bye bye jeep

By on Thursday, July 10, 2014

I owned and sold this car
Reason: repairs repairs repairs

10 3.0
overall rating 3 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
3/10
Value
Not Rated
Reliability
Not Rated
Quality
Not Rated
Performance
Not Rated
Styling
Not Rated
Comfort
Not Rated

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 2

"I purchased my jeep new in 2006. For the first 6 years it was the best vehicle I have ever driven, not only did I love the look but it rode smooth and did amazing in the snow. I had horrible gas mileage but I knew that's what I was getting. Another problem I didn't realize was the lack of rear seat leg run until I had a child and found myself having to adjust the passenger seat everyday so my son's legs weren't squished between the back of the front seat and his car seat. As soon as I hit the the 100,000 mile mark it was one problem after another. Close to 4,000 dollars of repairs have been done in the last 6 months and more problems keep occuring. Struts, sensors, ignition cylinder, etc. I continue to have problems with the lights as well, my headlights/interior lights will randomly just go dark until I switch it to the brights and then they all come back on (very scary while driving). I have had it serviced multiple times and they can't seem to fix the problem. The lights on the dash also have a shortage somewhere, if I drive a long distance and have to have either the headlights or the heat on everything is hot to the touch. Radio controls, volume, menu center will almost burn your finger if you try to adjust something. Again I have had this in many times and they can't seem to get it corrected. Let's just say after driving 70 miles on the highway and having the rear gear unit completely rip apart, suddenly be driving with no lights and having been stranded more than once becaus it just wouldn't start I am finally trading it in!!!"

Best Jeep yet.

By on Thursday, July 10, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 150,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
6/10
Comfort
6/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I am a true Jeep Lover! This was my 4th Jeep- I started with a 76 Honcho then a 94 Cherokee Sport, upgraded to a 98 Grand Cherokee and now this one. I also own a 1976 and a 1978 Jeep CJ5. I purchased this Commander new after it had sat on the lot for over a year. Asking price- $36,000. Because it was an older model I paid only $23,000! This Jeep has been through the worst conditions and never caused me any issues. Regular oil changes and 30,000 and 100,000 mile tune ups and a malfunctioning map sensor is all this engine has ever needed. There were some issues with a few recalls, but those were quickly resolved. I have driven the wheels off this Jeep, literally! A new set of tires ever 2 years. I live in the mountains 55 miles from the nearest town on 10 miles of rut filled roads and driven thousands of highway miles as well. It has pulled out many a car and truck from ditches and muddy pastures, including my husband F350 and even a tractor. We have hauled tons of hay, horse trailers and it can hold an entire middle school vollyball team. The suspension is amazing. Dispite hard use, the shocks are still in perfect working order. I am just now needing to replace the struts. But that was because of hitting ruts so deep that Michael Phelps could do laps in them. It's banged up. I have tossed hay bales on top and on the hood to take to the pasture and hauled as much wood as I could stack in the back and even transported chickens and a goat or 2. The back bumper is about to fall off and I slid off the wet road 6 feet into the ditch and into a steel gate post and dented the underside of the passenger door pretty badly. It's been taken up the side of muddy mountains and driven on the beach. People might look at it and comment about the mud, dirt and damage, but they also say that it looks like a very loved vehicle. It is. I have even camped out in it. A twin mattress fits perfectly in the back with the seats down. I have thought about trading it in or selling it many times, but in the end I would rather spend a few thousand dollars to fix it up again than try and form a bond with any other vehicle. If I were to complain aboout anything it would be the gas mileage. I get about 13mpg driving around here on the farm and average 17-19 on the hwy."

3 people out of 4 found this review helpful

I own this Jeep!

By on Saturday, May 24, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 74,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Quality,Fun,not too big/bulky, perfect SUV size"

Cons: "gas can get a little pricey if you drive too much"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"I'm not looking forward to the day that I trade it in. It's been a really good vehicle. Basic maintenance is all I've had to do to maintain it. This jeep drives like a champ and is especially good in snow. I drove it through 15 inches of snow just to get to work! It's been through several snow storms and a blizzard back in 2008. The only downside is the gas mileage, although I've driven worse! Like the others, I wish they still made them. I am also impressed at the book value it has retained."

7 people out of 10 found this review helpful

Very comfortable and roomy vehicle

By on Friday, May 09, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 55,000

10 7.0
overall rating 7 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
7/10
Value
7/10
Reliability
7/10
Quality
6/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Great handling and very comfortable to drive"

Cons: "Heavy fuel consumption."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 5

"I bought a used 2006 Commander with just under 50k miles. It needed new tires and we found that the sunroof was leaking every time it rained. Once I had minor issues repaired, it is a really comfortable vehicle to drive. We live in the Smokey Mountains and I was hesitant about not getting a 4x4. I would definitely recommend getting the 4x4 if there's even an inkling you'll need it. I got stuck in 8" of snow and my minivan made it out fine! The biggest con to this vehicle is the gas consumption - ridiculous (which is why I'm trading it in so soon after purchasing it)."

3 people out of 4 found this review helpful

I love my commander...wish they still made them

By on Friday, May 02, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 115,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Classy reliable dependable"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I love this jeep and have had it for 7 1/2 years now...and still do ....dread looking to replace it....wish they still made them....great space for lots of stuff and kids!! Still runs strong!!"

4 people out of 4 found this review helpful

AWESOME VEHICLE WHEN THE WEATHER TURNS BAD

By on Thursday, May 01, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 106,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
7/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "ONLY THIRD ROW SEATING VEHICLE JEEP EVER MADE"

Cons: "ROUGH ON GAS WITH THE 4.7 V8"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"ONLY JEEP VEHICLE MADE WITH THIRD ROW SEATING ROUGH IN THE GAS WALLET THOUGH, EASILY HOLDS THE ROAD AT 100 MPH PLUS, NOT LIKE AN H3 HUMMER WHICH IS ALL OVER THE ROAD"

2 people out of 2 found this review helpful

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