2009 Jeep Commander Interior
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The Commander has a roomy interior, but reviewers say it isn't as inviting as the interiors of some competitors.
Reviewers agree that the first two rows of seating in the Commander are comfortable, but that the third row is uncomfortable.
- "Jeep's first three-row vehicle provides good two-row room, but we wouldn't want to spend much time in that way-back third row with just 28.9 inches of legroom and 35.7 inches of headroom." -- Kelley Blue Book
- "The front seats are superbly comfortable. The second-row theater seats provide a good view of the road, but they unfortunately provide only average legroom, and larger occupants will find third-row accommodations decidedly cramped." -- Edmunds
- "The driver and passenger seats are very comfortable with ample leg and head room." -- The Auto Channel
- "The second-row seats recline individually, but the seatbacks are narrow enough to strand the inboard shoulder on the middle seat, which only folds forward. Free up some shoulder space by flipping down the center section, though, and the narrowness of the bottom cushion forces those of ample bottom to ride knock-kneed. The third-row perches are about 25 percent wider but come with their own compromise, namely, the positioning of the seat only eight or so inches off the floor. Imagine sitting on a pair of phonebooks with your knees in your face, and you have a pretty good sense of it." -- Car and Driver
- "Ample headroom, legroom, and shoulder space for even large adults, but flat seat bottoms lack support for longer trips." -- Consumer Guide
Standard interior features include power front windows, heated power mirrors, eight-way power driver's seat, air conditioning, cruise control, AM/FM/CD six-speaker audio and tire pressure monitoring warning. The Commander offers manual window shades in case it becomes uncomfortably bright out.
- "Limited models like the one we tested come with a commanding list of standard equipment, " -- Car and Driver
- "Due to small markings, the gauges are not as easy to read as on some rivals. Major switchgear is logically placed, however. Most climate adjustments are handled by rotary knobs--a plus--but the optional navigation system absorbs too many audio functions, complicating what should be simple adjustments." -- Consumer Guide
- "Most impressive was the Limited's leather- and woodgrain-trimmed interior. The buttery leather front buckets provided excellent comfort and support on off-road ruts and bumps as well as on long freeway runs." -- The Car Connection
The Jeep Commander holds a maximum cargo capacity of 68.9 cubic feet, which is less than some competitors.
- "The third row tucks so tightly against the back glass that it leaves only eight cubic feet for cargo-barely more than a Saturn Sky roadster's trunk" -- Car and Driver
- "Cargo space behind the third-row seat is only 7.5 cubic feet. Maximum cargo capacity with all rear seats folded is 69 cubic feet for models with the third-row seat; for comparison, most competitors in this class usually provide 80 cubic feet or more." -- Edmunds
- "Behind [the third row seat] are grocery hooks and a bin with a clever three-way lid, but little cargo capacity with the seatbacks up." -- Kelley Blue Book