2008 Jeep Commander Customer Reviews

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36 Customer Reviews
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What customers liked
Ride and Handling, Interior Space, Seat Comfort
What they didn't
Cabin Noise, Fuel Economy, Power

Excellent ride!

My wife and I bought a 2007 Commander Sport with the 4.7L V8. We LOVE this car! It drives smooth, and was very comfortable for my 6'4" large frame. I had a GPS/DVD system installed for the family and we drove to So Cal for Christmas. It was a perfect trip. We could definitely do a cross-country road trip in this Jeep. Controls were high quality and quite stylish. We also own a 2000 Grand Cherokee. We're definitely a Jeep family for many years to come! The only drawback is the poor gas mileage, but the pluses definitely outweigh the minus!

Would recommend to a friend

Great Car

I got the Jeep Commander - it is wonderful. The space in the car and the comfort of the drive is fantastic. I was worried about the Jeep as Jeeps have ran hard in the past but they have changed it for the better. I would recomend the Jeep Commander to anyone who asked.

Would recommend to a friend

BRAKES

I LOVE JEEPS AND GENERAL BUT JEEP COMMANDER BLOW ME OUT. ONE LITTLE THING THE BRAKES ARE VERY NOISY SOMETIMES CHECK W/DEALER FIRST I LOVE MY COMMANDER

Would recommend to a friend

Jeep Commander... love it.

Extremely comfortable, tons of space, great for kids. Does go through gas fairly quick but is actually better than I bargained for. Really my biggest complaint is... when you turn the steering wheel right or left it seems to over-react slightly. It just isn't smooth... like everything else associated with the car. This is more annoying than anything but could be dangerous while driving in heavy traffic, at least until you get used to it. Also, the number of gadgets and buttons on or around the steering column is a little overwhelming until you get them down. Not because of all the features, but because they aren't laid out as intuitively as I think they should be. I absolutely love the car though. I highly recommend this vehicle. The stadium seating is terrific for kids. Mine is still in a booster seat and he enjoys being part of the conversation now.

Would recommend to a friend

this one's too thirsty

great jeep but it loves its fuel a bit much. roomy, comfortable, easy to drive.

Would recommend to a friend

2008 Jeep Commander

I previously owned a Jeep Grand Cherokee with a 4.7L engine, which was a great vehicle. I am very pleased with my Commander. Although it has a 3.7L engine, it has more than enough power. I am very pleased with the spacious interior and appointments. As I am a photographer who transports a lot of equipment, I am very satisfied with the cargo space when the third row seat is down. I am very statisfied that I got a great vehicle for my money.

Would recommend to a friend

Transporting Family of 5

Pondered over buying this car for >1 year. My Honda CRV gave out one weekend and I decided to make the plunge. My main concern was gas mileage(city dwellers), we make extensive travels on a daily basis for school and work. 2 months after purchase: I am happy with our decision. This car offers the room and safety that we need while driving. The kids love the 3rd row seating, fight daily over who gets to sit in the back. Love the stadium seating for the second row seats, offers full view of scenery while driving. Had our first accident EVER, we were rear-ended while at a red light....no damage done to us but the car that hit us looked horrible (cracked windshield/damaged front end). Talk about SAFETY!!! I love the classic look of this car, why is it no longer in production?!?!? CONS: We noticed some steering issues when driving over 40mph and hitting potholes, lacks stability. Did not get the HEMI engine, so car lacks a powerful takeoff. Windshield is too low, cant see traffic lights when stopped at a red light (have to duck down) or maybe im too tall?? GAS is $4.50/gallon now with a 21 gallon tank that manages 15mpg. Door are HEAVY, keep having to remind kids of that when they get in/out...."extend the door all the way so that it doesnt swing back and crush you!!!" I initially considered the Honda Pilot and Odyssey. Couldnt see myself doing the minivan thing. I have only owned Honda cars so I was concerned about the quality of JEEP, especially after reading so many negative reviews about the Commander. But you cant beat the price! Almost a 15K difference between Pilot and Commander. And there is not much mpg difference between the two. Only time will tell...........

Would recommend to a friend

Interior heaven-purgatory performance

The jeep designers and engineers put a beautiful design together with this vehicle. It posses very elegant proportions and elegant Attention to detail while keeping the rugged Jeep look. You can drive this Jeep through the woods as well as drop it off at the valet of the most high end restaurant with complete confidence in doing both. The interior is beautifully done, with wonderful heated seats and other niceties such as sunroof and front and rear climate control. It has plenty of room for my 6-4 280 lb frame. My son likened it to driving while sitting in your lazy boy! That's about right. The vehicle has the pop up additional seats in the back but at best, you'd only want to put an average sized 12 year old back there, and the climbing adventure that one has to do to get to those seats is a bit much. Performance wise- you need to be patient with this ride. The big commander is equipped with a 6 cylinder engine tied to a full time awd drive train. Acceleration is adequate but you really have to think ahead of this vehicle as I liken it to piloting a big rig truck. You are not going to zip around in traffic with this baby. So if you are a patient driver, maybe slightly older, a bit wiser , and can afford a bit more money for gas- this car is for you. It will give you a great view of the road and ability to get through the 12" snow drifts as well as take the muddy access roadto the summer home. Personally , I love it.

Would recommend to a friend

Jeep Commander '08

My old 1998 Acura cl just wasn't cutting it after I rescued not 1 but 2 St. Bernards from the local dog pound. Try to imagine getting both 135 lbs.+ dogs into a two door coupe. One sitting in the back and one sitting shotgun in the front seat... it's not an easy task! I decided to upgrade to a vehicle that could accommodate both dogs, my girlfriend and myself all at the same time. The Jeep commander was a very good choice. It has 3rd row seating that folds down. I had my friend who is 6'3'' sit in the third row seat for the test drive to get his opinion on the comfort. His head had plenty of clearance from the roof of the car. It also has a roomy back seat that comfortably seats 3 average size adults. Front seats are average comfort in my opinion. Acceleration is a bit sluggish. The heat and a/c really crank out the temp. on demand. My biggest complaint is the mpg which averages out to about 15 mpg. Chewy, Diesel, Tiffany and myself are happy with the purchase overall.

Would recommend to a friend

LEAKS!

Love the jeep but LEAKS every time it rains. Floor board on passenger side always ends up wet. Had it serviced 3 times for leak for but still LEAKS every time it rains!

Would recommend to a friend

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