2009 Jeep Commander Reviews, Ratings & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$8,430 - $11,951
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
13 City / 19 HWY
Horsepower
210-357
Seats
5-7
Color:  Modern Blue Pearl
Kelley Blue Book Value®
$8,430 - $11,951
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
13 City / 19 HWY
Horsepower
210-357
Seats
5-7

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

You'll Like The 2009 Jeep Commander If...

This is the SUV for you if you like the bolted-together industrial look, want seven-passenger capacity and have an occasional desire for serious off-road capability. If you covet Jeep's tough "Trail Rated" image and reputation in a quiet, fully-equipped, leather-lined cabin, you'll like the 2009 Jeep Commander all the more.

Jeep Commander Models & Trims

Sport $8,982 - $11,609
Horsepower: 210 hp - 305 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6, Gas V8, Gas/Ethanol V8
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 17 x 7.5 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Limited $8,430 - $11,465
Horsepower: 305 hp - 357 hp
Engine Type: Gas V8
Standard Seating: 7
Standard Wheels: 17 x 7.5 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Overland $9,454 - $11,951
Horsepower: 357 hp
Engine Type: Gas V8
Standard Seating: 7
Standard Wheels: 17 x 7.5, 18 x 7.5 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning

Owner Reviews

4.4

20 Reviews

5 star 60% 4 star 20% 3 star 20% 2 star 0% 1 star 0%

Owner reviews are verified by our team and cannot be altered or removed.

I can hook up my iPod and iPad.

This Jeep commander has been a very reliable vehicle. The a/c rarely works if at all and we have had it serviced several times in different states. Other than that it is a comfortable ride, allows a lot of cargo and in a pinch seats 7. The gas mileage is fine for us. It handles responsively and the alarms tell us when something needs attention.

- Tammy S

Great family SUV, great for car seats and has 4WD!

Great SUV! 3rd row gives us a lot of extra room, but leaves us with virtually no trunk, so we do not use it often. 4WD works great. Does not get great gas mileage (of Jeep does though). A great family vehicle. Plenty of room for car seats, lots of cup holders. Child locks on doors and anchor for latch system.

- Sara H

2009 Jeep commander has been a very reliable, enjoyable and good looking SUV.

I have had no major issues with my vehicle just basic maintenance. I love my commander, I am disappointed that Jeep decided not to make them anymore, I wish they would strongly reconsider. It has been very reliable and comfortable for my family. I love the size and the room it has afforded me and my family.

- Harold L

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Compare Models & Key Features

Drivers side profile with drivers side door open.
Front Drivers side wheel at profile.
Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$8,982 - $11,609
$8,430 - $11,465

Horsepower

Horsepower
210 - 305 (hp)
305 - 357 (hp)

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional
Optional
Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Optional
Optional
Standard

Engine Type

Engine Type
3.7L V6 engine
4.7L V8 ENGINE
3.7L V6 ENGINE
4.7L V8 engine
5.7L V8 "HEMI" MULTI
25H CUSTOMER PREFERRED ORDER SELECTION PKG
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Optional
Optional
Standard

Alarm

Alarm
Optional
Optional
Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Optional
Optional
Standard

HeadsUp Display

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional
Optional
Standard

Rain Sensing Wipers

Rain Sensing Wipers
Not Available
Standard

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Heated Steering Wheel

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Standard
Standard

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Standard
Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
Standard
Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
Standard
Standard

Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass
Standard
Standard

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional
Optional
Standard

Driver Restriction Features

Automatic Parking

Power Steering

Power Steering
Standard
Standard

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.7 (in.)
41.7 (in.)

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
42.1 (in.)
42.1 (in.)

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
36.1 (in.)
36.1 (in.)

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
40.3 (in.)
40.3 (in.)

Trunk Volume

Cargo Volume

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional
Optional
Standard

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Standard
Standard

Entertainment System

Entertainment System
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Standard
Standard

WiFi Hotspot

Smart Device Integration

AUX Input

AUX Input
Optional
Optional
Standard

CD Player

CD Player
Standard
Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
Not Available
Standard

AC

AC
Optional
Optional
Standard

Dual Zone

Dual Zone
Not Available
Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional
Optional
Standard

Cell PhoneHookup

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Cloth
Leather

Passengers

Passengers
5 - 7
7

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Standard
Standard

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
Optional
Optional
Standard

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Optional
Optional
Standard

Heated Rear Seats

Heated Rear Seats
Not Available
Standard

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Rear Seats

Seat Memory

Seat Memory
Not Available
Standard

3rd Row Seating

3rd Row Seating
Optional
Optional
Standard

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Standard
Standard

Seat Massage

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Not Available
Standard
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Aluminum
Aluminum

Power Liftgate

Power Liftgate
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Hands Free Liftgate

Power Folding Mirror

Bed Liner

Rear Spoiler

Running Boards

Running Boards
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P245/65R17
P245/65R17

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
109.5 (in.)
109.5 (in.)

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
38.7 (ft.)
38.7 (ft.)

Length

Length
188.5 (in.)
188.5 (in.)

Width

Width
74.8 (in.)
74.8 (in.)
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
4504 - 4953 (.lbs)
4911 - 5185 (.lbs)

Horsepower

Horsepower
305 (hp)
357 (hp)

Torque

Torque
334 (ft. lbs.)
389 (ft. lbs.)

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Weight

Maximum Towing Weight
350 - 500 (.lbs)
500 (.lbs)

Trailer Hitch Receiver

Gas Electric Hybrid

FlexFuel Electric Hybrid

PlugIn Electric Gas

PlugIn Electric FlexFuel

Turbocharged

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
Standard
Standard

Limited Slip Differential

Limited Slip Differential
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Performance Tires

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
V6 Cylinder
8 Cylinders

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
4 Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive
4 Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
21.1 (gal.)
21.1 (gal.)

Combined

Combined
17 (mpg)
17 (mpg)

City

City
14 (mpg)
14 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
19 (mpg)
19 (mpg)

Suspension

Active Suspension

Air Suspension

Stance Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Overdrive

CTV Transmission

Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

Tow Hooks
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Standard
Standard

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
Optional
Optional
Standard

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
Standard
Standard

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
Standard
Standard

Stability Control

Stability Control
Standard
Standard

Traction Control

Traction Control
Standard
Standard

HID Headlights

HID Headlights
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
Standard
Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control

Night Vision

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
Standard
Standard

Blind Spot Monitor

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Departure Warning

Cross Traffic Alert

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
Standard
Standard

Knee Airbag

Seatbelt Airbag

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Overall
  • Front
  • Side
  • Rollover
*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
IIHS Crash Test
Not Available
*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
JD Power Rating
Not Available
*JD Power Circle Ratings

Safety Recalls (3)

Electrical System > Wiring; Air Bags; Air Bags > Frontal Apr 7, 2009
Report Receipt Date:
Apr 7, 2009
NHTSA Campaign:
09V118000
Summary:
CHRYSLER IS RECALLING 4,336 MY 2009 DODGE JOURNEY, JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE, COMMANDER AND WRANGLER VEHICLES. WIRING MAY BE REVERSED ON THE STEERING COLUMN CONTROL MODULE DRIVER AIRBAG SQUIB CONNECTOR. THE DRIVER'S AIRBAG MAY NOT DEPLOY AS INTENDED.
Consequence:
IN THE EVENT OF A CRASH, THE DRIVER'S AIRBAG MAY NOT PROPERLY INFLATE AND MAY NOT BE ABLE TO PROPERLY PROTECT AN OCCUPANT, INCREASING THE RISK OF INJURIES.
Remedy:
DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE DRIVER'S AIRBAG SQUIB WIRES AND REPLACE THE STEERING COLUMN CONTROL MODULE FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING MAY 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403.
Electrical System , Power Train May 7, 2013
Report Receipt Date:
May 7, 2013
NHTSA Campaign:
13V175000
Summary:
Chrysler Group LLC (Chrysler) is recalling certain model year 2005-2010 Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles manufactured February 11, 2004, through March 9, 2010; and 2006-2010 Jeep Commander vehicles manufactured January 31, 2005, through March 10, 2010. A transfer case electrical failure may result in an unintentional shifting of the transfer case into the neutral position.
Consequence:
If the vehicle shifts into neutral, it may roll away increasing the risk of a crash or personal injury.
Remedy:
Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will reflash the final drive controller which governs the transfer case, with new software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in June 2013. Owners may contact Chrysler at 1-800-247-9753. Chrysler's recall campaign number is N23.
Suspension Jun 15, 2009
Report Receipt Date:
Jun 15, 2009
NHTSA Campaign:
09E039000
Summary:
ROCK KRAWLER IS RECALLING 44 PERFORMANCE SUSPENSION SYSTEMS SOLD AS AFTERMARKET EQUIPMENT FOR USE ON THE VEHICLE LISTED ABOVE. THESE SUSPENSION SYSTEMS WERE PRODUCED WITH GRADE 2 CARRIAGE BOLTS INSTEAD OF THE PROPER GRADE 5 CARRIAGE BOLTS. THE IMPROPER GRADE 2 CARRIAGE BOLTS COULD EXPERIENCE A LOSS OF CLAMPING FORCE FOR THE BOTTOM STRUT FORK.
Consequence:
THIS CONDITION COULD CAUSE A LOSS OF EFFECTIVE LIFT AND LOWERING OF THE AFFECTED VEHICLE, POSSIBLY CREATING THE DRIVER TO PANIC WHICH COULD POSSIBLY LEAD TO A VEHICLE CRASH.
Remedy:
ROCK KRAWLER WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND PROVIDE A FREE REMEDY. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING JUNE/JULY 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT ROCK KRAWLER AT 1-518-270-9822.

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