• Mar 31, 2006
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has released results for its latest battery of crash tests involving the Jeep Commander. The NHTSA has awarded Jeeps largest model with a five star frontal crash rating, its highest accolade. The SUV has yet to be slammed from the side and managed to obtain three stars for its rollover rating in 4WD guise. The IIHS has yet to test the Commander.

[Source: The Chrysler Group]


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      Angela
      • 8 Years Ago
      Well, I just bought this sucker!!!! I personally like the appearance and I'm a G-I-R-L!!!!
      Yes, the 3rd row seat is small, but you won't need to use it unless you're taking 6+ people for a ride.
      You can't beat 0% for 60mos and 6 months of no payments. Also, the Commander has lots of goodies inside. Heated seats, Sirius radio, upgraded Boston Acoustic sound system, the 3 sunroofs is way cool for those kids in the 2nd row to check out the sky, luggage racks for extra storage, rear back up sensors, manual and automatic transmission... I opted for a 4x2 b/c living in NC , it just doesn't snow much, and I got the V-6 for better gas mileage. I had a Pacifica and it had MASSIVE engine trouble within the first 18K, so this is a GRAND improvement for me!
      • 8 Years Ago
      SaveGas,

      I'll tell you what's nauseating: Your holier-than-thou attitude.

      Did you know that one commercial jet flight across the country spews out more toxins than an average SUV will during it's entire life?! Do you ever fly? If so, I'm not sure how you can live with yourself.

      I hope you don't get hit by a pickup truck in your xB. It's light weight and lack of side airbags (thanks, Scion!) will ensure that it won't be a pretty sight.
      • 8 Years Ago
      It would be shameful for any SUV this big to NOT get a 5 star crash test
      • 8 Years Ago
      "Hope you enjoy your 15 MPG Commander this summer when gas peaks to $4.00/gallon. There are much more sensible vehicles out there that offer equal space, amenities, and performance. America will continue to be dependent on foreign oil because of people like you, but you probably never considered that your purchase, since you probably think driving a gluttonous SUV is patriotic."

      Is every single appliance in your home energy-star rated? Do you use clean energy sources such as solar electric or wind generated? does your home use an efficient steam heating system or an inefiecieant heat pump? Do you keep your house a little cooler in the winter and a little warmer in the summer to save energy? Have you replaced every incandescent bulb in your home with flourescent bulbs? Do you always use public transportation or ride a bike when possible? Do you recycle every bit of paper, plastic, and glass that you use? do you take the time to drive your larger refuse to a recycling facility rather than the dump? Have you ever volunteered for any sort of environmental program? Do you only buy products with high recycled content? Do you do the rutein maintanence on your vehicle every week, month, and year (depending on what is necesary) to keep you vehicle running at its peak efficiency and cleanliness?

      Unless you do every one of those things I suggest you step off of your soap box. Very few people do all those things. Most people do care somewhat for the environment, but choose to be a little eco friendly in other ways. Maybe you choose to drive an efficient vehicle, or none at all, but you neglect some other options to be eco-friendly. I personally choose to drive a 4X4 but I do my part to leave a minimal impact in other ways such as recylcing, suffering w/out AC untill July, shellling out to buy efficient aplliances, recycling nearly everything except the dog poo, and volunteering quite a bit. Many people seem to think that vehicles are the only pollution sources people create, but that simply is not so. There are so many other things we do to the earth that extend way past our vehicles.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Only 3 stars? This is a brand new design! What did they screw up? Not to mention that its a 4x4; usually SUV's perform a star BETTER in 4x4 than 4x2 form.

      The truck based Durango pulls off 4 stars as a 4x4. So does the Grand Cherokee. Add to this the Trailblazer and Expedition. If you look down the NCAP list, you'll see quite a few 2 star vehicles, but almost all are 2002 or older, using an obsolete, purely mathematical test.

      It looks like it's lonely at the bottom... But at least the 3 star Tahoe will keep this guy company upside down in a ditch!

      In response to the statement about larger vehicles meeting standards, the yet-to-lose competitor in the vehicle smashing game is a non-deformable wall. Against a barrier such as this, mass is the enemy.
      • 8 Years Ago
      This ugly Behemoth should get nothing less. I tested this "thing" for giggles and I was not impressed. The drive was alright, but I was cramped and unimpressed by the poor space provided by the third row that could either seat a few 5 year olds or some midgets.
      It looks poorly constructed from the inside out. The styling from the outside puts off any prospective purchase I had compared to any other third row seater in its class.
      Since the Liberty, Jeep has yet to get me excited about any of it's products. Crash ratings is about the only thing this "thing" has going for it.
      Clyde Batter
      • 8 Years Ago
      It's still FUGLY
      • 8 Years Ago
      Ugly.as.shit.
      • 8 Years Ago
      #6, SOME EPA estimates may be wildly inaccurate, but my Aztek has only once failed to get at least the 19 mpg predicted for city driving and is capable, under the right conditions, of exceeding the EPA highway figure of 26, averaging 25.3-with a high of 29.3-- on our last vacation.

      My 4 cylinder Ranger gets the 23 city miles EPA rates it at--unloaded. 20-to-21 loaded.

      Close enough for me.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I have owned 9 new cars & suvs and none of them ever reached EPA mileage ratings. Some are close but never exceeded mileage ratings. It's usually 1 to 4 miles below the city rating in my normal mixed loop driving.
      • 8 Years Ago
      uhhh.... "after the liberty went "chick car"?
      Every Jeep since the Liberty went "chick car". The only people on the road I see driving this psuedo minivan are moms; which is cool, but the Jep has a worthless third row- it is truly built as a mom car with a non-functional third row. Buy a Minivan.
      I should mention the Compass, which has so much "chick" written all over it,one of those "chicks" from one of those knockoff bad law shows drove out in one during the show in Detroit.
      "The original cherokee had looks only a mother could love"- Yes, it was plain, simple and did what it was supossed to do. It was NOT an over-the-top, "look at me" , intentionally ugly vehicle cashing in on the Hummer market, yet doing a really bad job of it.
      Listen, I am one of seven kids- we all are spaced out within a year or two years of eachother- My mom, I think (I can't speak for her) , would've laughed at this thing that could maybe squeeze 6 kids in in with little extra space. I wonder how many production vehicles will see the off-road......
      • 8 Years Ago
      Well to be honest, large vehicles should not have a problem meeting safety specifications :)

      http://www.jeepcommander.com
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