Saturday, February 23, 2008

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Venezuelan Jeep Commander Commercial

A commercial for the Jeep Commander in Venezuela. With the gallon of gas at $0.20 over there, we're soon going to see Chavez driving one...

Thursday, November 08, 2007

Chocolate Covered Jeep Commander

The world of PR keeps getting weirder by the minute.... this time, seven contestants licked their way through more than 700 pounds of chocolate covering several Jeep vehicles.

In the picture, Ben Winner of Columbus, Ohio, licks through more than a 100 lbs. of chocolate covering the grill of a Jeep Commander, as he searches for the "sweet spot," and keys to an all-new Jeep Liberty in the Sweetest Day The Jeep Way Contest in Cleveland, the holiday's original home. In spite of his name, he didn't win...

Sunday, November 04, 2007

Jeep Commander Diecast Model by Jada Toys

Jada Toys makes this sharp 1:64 die cast replica of a Jeep Commander, with a radical suspension lift. Jada Toys Jada Toys, Inc., headquartered in City of Industry, Calif., is a leading manufacturer of authentically licensed and highly stylized die-cast collectible and remote controlled vehicles. You can buy their products here.

Are You Looking for a Jeep Commander Bargain?

Now may be the best time to buy a new Jeep Commander. The Commander appeared in first place among the most heavily discounted cars, according to Businessweek, selling at 29% discount off retail price. The Jeep Grand Cherokee also appears on the list, with discounts of up to 25%.

Friday, November 02, 2007

Jeep Commander Won't Be Cut...For Now

Chrysler announced that it will cut production of four models for 2008: Chrysler Pacifica, PT Cruiser convertible, Crossfire and Dodge Magnum. The Jeep Commander appears safe for now, although some speculate that it may be a casualty of the next round of cuts, due to its slow sales and the possible cannibalization of Jeep Grand Cherokee sales.

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Advanced Flow Engineering (aFe) Cold Air Intake for Jeep Commander

Advanced Flow Engineering presents its two new cold air intake systems for the Jeep Commander. They are available for both the 5.7L V8 Hemi and the 4.7L V8. These are some manufacturer's claims:

  • Increases horsepower & torque.
  • Maximizes airflow for better acceleration and responsiveness
  • Improved performance results in greater fuel efficiency
  • Installs in less than 60 minutes using factory mounting points
  • No cutting or drilling to engine compartment is required
  • Replaces OE air filter with high flow high performance 360 degree radial flow air filter
  • Washable/reusable air filter with the deepest pleats in the industry is the largest possible in the space allowed
  • Replaces factory air box with a heat-blocking shield that seals to the hood
  • Limited lifetime warranty
See this owner's video showing off his aFe CAI:

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Jeep Unveils 2008 Commanders

Jeep's official page has finally released information about the 2008 Jeep Commander, including the 5 passenger Sport. You can see all about it here.

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Chrysler Recalls Jeep Commanders on Brake Failures

Chrysler has recalled 300,000 vehicles, including Jeep Commanders, due to problems with the control module of the anti lock brakes. Read more here.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Jeep Commander River Crossing

Very cool video of a Jeep Commander crossing a river at a 4x4 event in the Phillipines. The video shows a Range Rover crossing the river first (the Commander appears a couple of minutes into the video, so be patient...).

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Another Jeep Commander Limo

"Wanna be unique? Forget the Hummer... climb aboard the only Jeep Commander Limo in Utah!", is the claim made by a company called Continental Transportation Service, owner of the bad boy pictured above.

Friday, August 24, 2007

Halo Headlight Kits for Jeep Commander

Halos ( rings of light surrounding the outside edge of the reflectors on vehicle headlights) were originally developed by BMW and now aftermarket manufacturers are offering halo kits for many different makes and models. I found this halo kit for the Jeep Commander on ebay, marketed by a company called Advanced Automotive Concepts. This halo kit uses CCFL (cold cathode fluorescent lighting) core technology. CCFL produces a very white light with a very slight hint of blue or cyan. The look is very "high tech" and matches HID equipped lights exceedingly well. Additionally, this technology provides for very bright output from the halo rings so they're visible day or night. It can be installed in under four hours if you are moderately experienced.

Monday, August 20, 2007

Jeep Commander Autobot?

Personally, I don't know what's the big deal, although if you're a Transformers fan you may find this cool:

2007 Jeep 4x4 Geocaching Challenge

Geocaching is an entertaining outdoor adventure where you use your GPS, or map, to search for hidden containers, called geocaches, that are hidden around the world by other participants in the activity. Jeep has organized it's 2007 Jeep 4x4 Geocaching Challenge, and has hidden 8,000 small Inferno Red Jeep Commander replicas with a metal tag attached, across 48 states, for participants to find and complete different specific goals every month. Read more about the Jeep Geocaching Challenge.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Jeep Commander Givaway

The New Chrysler Premiere Event will take place today, Aug. 15, 2007. From 6 to 9 p.m., attendees at participating dealerships will have the opportunity to drive new products and enter a sweepstakes for a chance to win one of 15 Chrysler, Jeep or Dodge vehicles. The sweepstakes offerings include the following 2007 or 2008 model year (MY) vehicles: Chrysler 300C; Chrysler Aspen; Chrysler Crossfire; Chrysler Pacifica; Jeep Commander; Jeep Compass; Jeep Grand Cherokee; Jeep Liberty; Dodge Caliber; Dodge Charger; Dodge Dakota Crew Cab; Dodge Durango; Dodge Magnum; Dodge Nitro and the Dodge Ram Mega Cab.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

2008 Jeep Commander Sport 5-Seats

Good news for those of you who wanted more cargo space in their Commanders instead of that third row of seats. The 2008 Commander Sport will be offered with two rows of seats as standard equipment, which means a larger cargo space compartment. Those who still want the three rows of seats with the 3.7L V6 Sport can still get it as an option. Check the 2008 Jeep Commander Sport specs here.

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Sunday, August 05, 2007

Jeep Commander in the Colorado Rockies

These have to be some of the most spectacular pictures taken of a Commander in action, doing what it is supposed to do. Thanks to PolarBZ from the Jeep Commander Forum for allowing us to post them (check also the video at the end).

Saturday, August 04, 2007

5.7L Hemi Mopar Performance CNC-Ported Cylinder Heads

These bolt-on, CNC-ported cylinder heads are equipped with the highest quality parts and technology available to deliver optimum performance. Capable of handling camshafts with valve lifts up to .600". Designed to optimize flow while maintaining optimum port velocity. They are available for the 2006 Jeep Commander with the Hemi engine. Read more.

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Monday, May 07, 2007

NHTSA Probes Jeep Commander Engine Stall

The Feds are investigating complains from 26 Jeep Commander owners whose vehicles allegedly stall unexpectedly, sometimes with loss of some or all lighting systems. This preliminary investigation could lead to the recall of more than 135,000 Jeep Commanders. [ Read More ]. Has this happened to you?

Sunday, April 08, 2007

Jeep Commander Tire Pressure Monitor Display

Interesting short video showing the Jeep Commander Tire Pressure Monitor Display at work. Sure it came in handy for these fellows, considering the kind of terrain they were driving through...

Friday, April 06, 2007

2008 Jeep Liberty: The "Baby Commander"?

In a significant design reversal move, Jeep has ditched the soft, round looks of the original Jeep Liberty for the more squared-off looks of the Dodge Nitro and the Jeep Commander. Perhaps the most significant visual change is in the front of the vehicle where a new front grille matched with square headlights replaces the old round headlight arrangement. The inspiration for this new front face comes straight from the Jeep Commander. [Read more ]

Saturday, March 31, 2007

KN Performance Intake Kit for 3.7L V6 Jeep Commander

Finally, K&N has come up with a performance intake kit for the 3.7L V6 Jeep Commander. K&N had been offering kits for the 5.7L Hemi and 4.7L V8 for a while. The part number is 63-1545. K&N claims a horsepower gain of 7.35 HP @ 5132 RPM when using this kit.

Jeep Commander To Come With Satellite TV

DaimlerChrysler is teaming up with Sirrius to bring three TV channels: Nickelodeon, Disney Channel and Cartoon Network to the 2008 Jeep Commander and several other vehicles in its lineup. That should keep the little guys at bay during long trips. [ Read more ]

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Friday, March 23, 2007

2007 Jeep Commander Rocky Mountain Special Edition

The Rocky Mountain is a special edition Jeep Commander that will be built from March 1 to May 31, 2007. It will be available in both 4x2 and 4x4 versions. It will come standard with the 3.7L V6 engine and an optional 4.7L V8 (the Hemi will not be offered). Other standard features are:

  • Rocky Mountain badge, rear mounted
  • Boston Acoustics(R) six-speaker AM/FM/six-disc CD/MP3 player
  • Door entry guards
  • Power sunroof with dual Command-View skylights
  • Embroidered Jeep(R) logo on front seatback
  • Fog lamps
  • Side air bags
  • SIRIUS(R) Satellite Radio
  • P245/65R17 BSW All Terrain Tires
  • Tow hooks
  • 17-inch Wrench cast-aluminum wheels with gray accents
Options are:
  • Engine, 4.7L V8 Flex Fuel, 235hp, 295 ft.-lb. torque
  • Exterior color - Red Rock Crystal Pearl Coat
  • Exterior color - Jeep Green Metallic Clear Coat
  • Popular Equipment Group: Heated Front Seats, Power Adjustable Pedals, Remote Start System and Adjustable Roof Rail Crossbars
  • QuadraTrac II(R) 4x4 Group: 3.55 Axle Ratio, Quadra-Trac(R) II Full-Time Active 4WD System, Skid Plate Group and Trail Rated Badge
  • QuadraDrive II(R) 4x4 Group: Electronic Limited-Slip Differential Front Axle, Electronic Limited-Slip Differential Rear Axle, Quadra-Drive(R) 4WD System and Skid Plate Group
  • Engine Block heater
  • Premium Front & Rear Floor Mats with Logo
  • P245/65R17 OWL All Terrain Tires
  • Rear Air Conditioning with Heater
  • Trailer Tow Group - Class II
  • Trailer Tow Group - Class IV
In the picture you can see the new Red Rock Crystal Pearl color. For more information go to

Sunday, March 11, 2007

Jeep Commander Art Prints

Jeep and Artehouse, one of the largest publishers of vintage posters and prints, have set up a website where you can purchase high quality prints of the Jeep Commander (and other Jeep vehicles and concepts). Prices start at $17.99 for a 9" x 12" print. You can also find posters, murals, note cards and magnets.