In 2006, Jeep introduced a brand new SUV that could seatseven passengers, dubbing it the Commander. It was based upon the Cherokee platform and lauded similar features and functions, offered as a large-sizedSUV by Jeep. In 2007, the Overland trim was introduced, offering a 5.7-liter V8engine, 18 wheels and signature interior and trim level package.
The basemodel was named Sport for this year and a new power liftgate, backup camera aswell as a 4.7-liter V8 engine were introduced for other trims. In 2008, Jeepadded enhanced off-road technology to the Commander, including the Hill DescentControl, the Start Assist and the Quadra-Drive II four-wheel-drive system. Anew five-passenger Commander was introduced as well, and the MyGig rear systementertainment center was also introduced. The 2009 Commander featured a morepowerful 5.7-liter V8 engine that got better fuel economy.
IPod connectivitywas also integrated into all trims as was a GPS optional upgrade. The 2010 Commander replaced the 4.7-liter V8 engine, making the more powerful 5.8-literV8 engine the standard displacement. The Sport trim now offered the desirablethird-row and also featured standard fog lights, too.