The new 2009 Jeep Commander features new customer amenities including available auto-leveling High-intensity Discharge (HID) headlamps, dual-zone automatic temperature controls, rain-sensing wipers, new interior appearance upgrades, an iPod interface on navigation radios, a new 9-inch rear DVD screen and new wheel options.
The 2009 Jeep Commander’s new 5.7-liter HEMI engine provides better fuel economy, improved idle quality and overall refinement, along with an 8.2 percent increase in horsepower and a 3.7 percent increase in torque compared with the previous generation engine. The HEMI’s new Variable Valve Timing (VVT) improves fuel economy in two ways. First, it reduces the engine’s pumping work by closing the intake valve later. Second, it increases the expansion process of the combustion event. This allows more work to be transferred to the crankshaft instead of being rejected out of the exhaust port as heat. Essentially, VVT improves engine breathing, which improves engine efficiency and power.
Leather-trimmed front seats with a map pocket on the passenger side of Limited models and both sides on Overland models also are available on the 2009 Jeep Commander.
The vehicle’s instrument panel has been upgraded to include modifications to the Laredo model Tire Pressure Monitor (TPM) warnings in the Electronic Vehicle Information Center.
The Jeep brand has been building industry-leading 4×4 vehicles for more than 65 years. The Jeep Commander has Jeep’s legendary off-road capability combined with on-road driving comfort. As a result, the Jeep Commander is the most capable three-row, seven-passenger 4×4, and of course, it’s Jeep Trail Rated.