The all-new Jeep Commander has been revealed as a revival of a moniker that was discontinued in 2010. Like its predecessor, the new model is a seven-seater SUV alternative to the Compass that aims to appease lifestyle-minded consumers with a need for generous packaging.
The Jeep Commander will be available in Limited and Overland trims with the choice of a 4×2 turbopetrol and 4×4 turbodiesel engine. For the petrol derivative, a turbocharged 1,3-litre four-cylinder mill is applied with a power output of 136 kW and 270 N.m of torque while the oil-burner employs a 2,0-litre four-cylinder block that delivers 125 kW and 380 N.m. The petrol model makes use of the brand’s six-speed automatic transmission while the diesel, a nine-speed.
Size-wise, the Jeep Commander measures 4 769 mm long with a width of 1 859 mm and height of 1 682 mm. This houses a wheelbase of 2 794 mm while accommodating an approach angle of 20,5 degrees, departure angle of 22,8 degrees and break-over angel of 21,3 degrees.
Within the cabin of the Jeep Commander, packaging is claimed to be rather generous with the American brand boasting a claimed utility capacity of 1 760 dm3. With the third row of seats folded, 233 dm3 of space will be available and with all seats in use, just 31 dm3 is supplied.
Key pieces of equipment for the cabin includes a conclusive 10,25 fully digital instrument cluster and 10,1-inch full HD touchscreen infotainment system with navigation and a Harmon Kardon sound system, wireless Android Auto and Apple Car Play, wireless smartphone charging and USB charging points all throughout the cabin.
With the Overland spec, an array of safety features, thermal windshields and window, automatic folding mirrors, keyless entry and dual-zone climate control with dedicated vents in the rear seats are equipped as well as an electrically adjustable front passenger seat and a panoramic sunroof.
The Jeep Commander is an exclusive product to the South American market for now but there are talks of expanding its availability on a global scale.