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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 675 Ratings for the 2006 - 2010 models.

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

My 2nd Jeep

By on Wednesday, February 25, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 86,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Quite ride,mine had the Boston sound system"

Cons: "Door handles on inside rear seating tight."

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

"This has been a great suv for me,as I'am fond of Jeeps.Not the best gas mileage for around the city,but it does great on the interstate.The ride is nice and very quiet from outside noise. The interior I rated low because of the inside door handles both broke in the front...bad design. Thank goodness someone came out with a replace though,which is better than the original. And you don't have to replace the whole door panel. Also the the lights around the ac/heat control went out but this was also a quick replacement I found on E-bay. The back seats are a little tight,and the 3rd row seating is for small children.The outside is nice looking to me I added a euro tag to the front,a chrome front grill and lower front apron,also added a roof rack,rear tail light guards and euro antena.The engine is powerful for a 3.7 V6 coupled with a Benz E class trans. I had a problem with it not wanting to start,which was the result of a bad MSD relay. This was fixed and is now doing great. Regular maintanance is mostly all I have had to do brakes front and back with new rotors,oil and trans service 3 set of tires etc. My Jeep was one of the first that came out that was Chrysler/Jeep Diamler or Benz....so I believe the design was better than the last version in 2010. The 2010 3rd row seating was an option.Mine also had the Boston sound system."

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

qverall ok ,not great on gas

By on Friday, February 20, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 102,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
3/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
5/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "4wd drive great/ good ride"

Cons: "gas mileage/quality"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 3

in the mountains of tennesee

"like the ride, interior quality low cheap plastics have changed 2 door handles that broke just from bumping into them,gas mileage is low the best i ever got loaded with my family and our stuff was 16.5/11 around town and it has the v6.have had to change starter,a coupler in the transfer case, but the 4wd system is awesome i dont think i have ever drove a 4wd vehicle that has almost the same accerlation on snow and ice as it has on dry pavement. drove in the mountains on winding loose gravels roads ...awesome this is its best features will probably keep it when we get a new car just because of those attributes.3.7 is powerful for v6 just not good on gas."

2 people out of 2 found this review helpful

in the mountains of tennesee

A tough vehicle, not real pretty, but gets it done

By on Thursday, October 30, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 65,000

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
7/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
6/10

Pros: "tough, well built, everything works --"

Cons: "gas mileage and roominess"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"Tough on gas, not real comfortable, u sit up high and the windshield takes some getting use to, but all in all it's a good machine. I've had it 4 years and had no major issues. There was one recall for a brake switch or something, I forget. It was taken care of by a local dealer. It's not real roomy inside unless you put the back seat down but then you lose the back seat! It's quality built as far as I can judge. Men like it more than women! I'm going to trade it soon for something a little more 'feminine' - I think. Maybe when the time comes I won't be able because it has served me well."

9 people out of 13 found this review helpful

good, dependable vehicle

By on Friday, September 05, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 90,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Cons: "fuel economy"

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

"I really like my Commander. It will go anywhere. I live in the country, on gravel roads, go hunting and with radial tires the only time I got stuck it was because i got hung up on snow. Main drawback is fuel economy. I averaged 15-16 MPG. My wife drives nicer and is probably getting around 18 MPG."

8 people out of 11 found this review helpful

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!!!"

11 people out of 14 found this review helpful

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."

5 people out of 9 found this review helpful

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