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									INFORMATION SUPPLIED BY DAIMLERCHRYSLER

The All-New 2006 Jeep ® Commander Expands Jeep Lineup with its Classic
Design, Jeep Engineering, New Features and Safety Technology

Its name is Jeep Commander, yet the newest member of the Jeep vehicle family
could just as easily answer to “vanguard.”

That’s because the all-new 2006 Jeep Commander - classic in design,
engineered to perform as only Jeep vehicles can, the first with three rows of
seats, and equipped with advanced safety technologies - is the leading edge of a
Jeep product offensive scheduled for the next few years.

“The 2006 Jeep Commander is significant for a number of reasons,” said Jeff
Bell, Vice President Jeep, Chrysler Group. “First, Commander signals our
commitment to remain the leader in the sport-utility market, a market that Jeep
invented more than 60 years ago. This is the first seven-passenger 4x4 that is
Jeep Trail Rated. Second, Commander is the only SUV in its class to offer two V-
8 engines. In addition, the Jeep Commander expands and strengthens what is
already a stellar lineup, consisting of the Wrangler, Liberty and Grand Cherokee.
And finally, the all-new Jeep Commander initiates the expansion of the Jeep
vehicle lineup that will take place during the second half of this decade.”


Heritage Exterior Design, Complemented by An All-New Interior
In developing the 2006 Jeep Commander, designers looked to past Jeep
vehicles for inspiration: the Willys Station Wagons (1946 to 1962), the Jeep
Wagoneer (1963 to 1991) and especially the Jeep Cherokee (1984 to 2001). All
were classically Jeep in appearance, with sharp lines, planar surfaces and
rugged looks. The 2006 Jeep Commander is a modern interpretation of that
design ethic.

The Jeep Commander’s upright windshield, backlite and rear end, as well as its
more vertical body sides and side glass, embody the vehicle’s classic Jeep
styling. Even the side-view mirrors are blocky and stout. Overall, Commander
looks strong and confident because of its military bearing - upright and rugged.

And because it is steeped in heritage Jeep design, the Commander looks familiar
and new at the same time. This tension between past and present engages the
emotions.

“The Jeep Cherokee is an authentic, classic shape that is rooted in the public
consciousness,” said Donald A. Renkert, Senior Manager, Jeep Studio, Chrysler
Group Product Design Office. “By reinterpreting that vehicle, and other classic
Jeep vehicles of the past, the Jeep Commander elicited nods of recognition from
consumers, even though it is a brand new vehicle. There is a sense of deja vu
about the Jeep Commander that brings knowing smiles of satisfaction.”
The satisfaction continues inside the vehicle, where attention to detail is evident.
For example, the two-tone instrument panel is a design unique to Commander.
From the gear shift knob, to the four round gauges that make up the instrument
cluster, to the new steering wheel, Commander is refined and uniquely Jeep in
appearance.

The newly designed seats are supportive and comfortable. And, for the first time
in a Jeep vehicle, there are three rows of them, each row slightly higher than the
one in front of it. This distinctive stadium seating arrangement makes forward
viewing easier. The second and third row seats fold forward to create a flat load
floor. Commander is only two inches longer than the 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee,
even though it is designed to accommodate three rows of seats. And since they
have the same wheelbase (109.5 inches), Commander is as maneuverable and
off-road capable as the Grand Cherokee.

The Jeep Commander’s stepped roof provides second and third row occupants
with plenty of head room. Complementing the available front-mounted sun roof is
Command-View™, new and innovative skylights (complete with shades) over the
second row of seats.


Engineered to Go Anywhere, Do Anything
Class-leading off-road capability and on-road refinement were mandatory for the
Jeep Commander. So the Jeep team went to the head of the class: They
provided Commander with the same 4x4 systems, suspension and powertrains
as the award-winning 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee, including an independent
front suspension and rack and pinion steering. Available on Commander are:

• Three full-time four-wheel drive systems, Quadra-Trac I®, Quadra-Trac II® and
Quadra-Drive II®

• Two transfer cases offering Brake Traction Control System (BTCS), and
Electronic Limited Slip Differentials (ELSD) for best-in-class tractive performance

• Three available engines: the 5.7-liter HEMI® V-8 with the Multi-Displacement
System,
the 4.7-liter SOHC Power Tech V-8, and the 3.7-liter SOHC Power Tech V-6
engine

“The on-road refinement and off-road capability of the 2005 Jeep Grand
Cherokee are key reasons why it was named 4x4 of the Year by 4-Wheel & Off-
Road magazine,” said Craig Love, Vice President, Rear-Wheel Drive Product
Team. “Now, the only vehicle on the market with the same pedigree is the all-
new Jeep Commander.”
Safety and Security Designed in from the Beginning
Like all Chrysler Group vehicles, the 2006 Jeep Commander is designed to
improve not only handling and accident avoidance, but also to provide excellent
crash protection.
Jeep Commander is the first Chrysler Group vehicle with electronic roll
mitigation. Using input from multiple sensors, the system deploys the air bags in
certain rollover scenarios, as well as side impact events.

Crash protection features available on the Jeep Commander include advanced
multi-stage air bags with an Occupant Classification System, available side
curtain air bags, seat belts equipped with pretensioners and digressive load
limiting retractors, and BeltAlert®, a buckle-up reminder system for the driver.

Crash avoidance features on the 2006 Jeep Commander include standard
Electronic Stability Program (ESP), Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) and an All-
Speed Traction Control System (TCS). A tire pressure monitoring system,
ParkSense™, (rear park assist), Uconnect™ hands-free communications, DVD-
based navigation system, SmartBeam ® headlamps and rain sensitive wipers
provide additional safety and security on the road.


Jeep Trail Rated
The Jeep Trail Rated badge on the 2006 Jeep Commander shows that the
vehicle has been designed to perform in a variety of challenging off-road
conditions identified by five key consumer-oriented performance categories:
Traction, Ground Clearance, Maneuverability, Articulation and Water Fording.

Jeep Trail Rated is an industry-leading methodology established by the Nevada
Automotive Test Center (NATC) and Jeep Engineering to objectively measure
and consistently predict off-road performance for all Jeep vehicles today and into
the future. Through a combination of natural and controlled field tests, as well as
computer simulated environments, Jeep Trail Rated provides a repeatable and
consistent measurement of off-road performance for all Jeep vehicles. Only Jeep
vehicles are Trail Rated.
Quintessential Jeep® Vehicles from the Past Served as Inspiration for the
Design of the 2006 Jeep Commander
When Jeep® designers set out to create an all-new SUV - the first Jeep vehicle
with three rows of seats - they were not asked to think outside the box. Instead,
they were handed an even bigger challenge: create a better box.

They looked to some classic Jeep vehicles for inspiration: the Willys Station
Wagons (1946 to1962), the Jeep Wagoneer (1963 to 1991), and especially the
Jeep Cherokee (1984 to 2001). Although different in many ways, those vehicles
also had important similarities: taut lines, sharp angles and flat surfaces. Those
elements survive today in the Jeep Wrangler, which, as a direct descendent of
the 4x4 military Jeep of World War II, remains the icon of the Jeep brand.

From this incomparable Jeep heritage was conceived an SUV with classic Jeep
styling in an unmistakably modern package: the 2006 Jeep Commander.

“The Jeep Commander is a fresh expression of the essence of Jeep design,”
said Trevor Creed, Senior Vice President, Chrysler Group Design. “It springs
from the archetypical Jeep vocabulary, executed in a more architectural and
mechanical manner. This vehicle is clearly constructed primarily from the same
aesthetic as two classic Jeep icons: the Wrangler and Cherokee. As a result,
Jeep Commander is the modern, quintessential Jeep.”


Exterior Has Strong, Purpose-Built Appearance
The 2006 Jeep Commander looks not so much styled as constructed, as if it
were hewn from marble with a hammer and chisel. The result is a design that is
simple, strong and purpose-built, with no fussy details. The vehicle has a military
bearing: upright and rugged. About two inches longer and nearly four inches
taller than the Jeep Grand Cherokee, the Commander is imposing without being
intimidating.

There are two models: Commander and Commander Limited. Standard on both
models is the signature Jeep seven-slot grille: body color on Commander, and
chrome on the Limited. The grille is anchored at both ends by distinctive
headlamp assemblies. The stacked headlamps are circular and truncated flat
across the bottom with detailed parabolas. Simulated Allen head bolts in the
headlamp module contribute to the feeling of precise construction. The technical
look is repeated in the taillamps as well.

The Commander’s long, clamshell hood is flat, reminiscent of the even flatter
hood of the Jeep Wrangler. Constructed of aluminum, it extends to the
Commander’s upright windshield. Also upright are the backlite and liftgate at the
rear end of the vehicle.

Form follows function in the design of the stepped roof. Beginning over the
second row, the roof is raised 3.15 inches to provide more headroom for
occupants in the second and third rows. While clearly evident from outside the
front of the vehicle, the stepped roof is most appreciated from inside the
Commander. Viewed from either side, the stepped effect is concealed by a newly
designed roof rack rail, standard on all models. The rack’s crossbar stanchions
are similar to a buttress-style bridge support, and each side rail has three
integrated tie-downs.

Exclusive to the Limited are D-pillar assist handles that extend from the roof rail
on down the back of the vehicle. The handles are black with chrome inserts in
the grip area. The assist handles work in conjunction with the black molded-in-
color step pad. The step pad has a diamond plate texture that provides a rugged,
non-skid surface for a person stepping on the rear bumper to gain access to the
roof of the Commander.

Completing the Commander’s stance are its more vertical body sides and upright
side glass. The front and rear doors feature bright chrome body side moldings
incised with the word, “COMMANDER.”


Three Rows of Seats Highlight the All-New Interior
Commander is the first Jeep vehicle with three rows of seats. Arranged in
stadium style, each row is higher than the one in front of it, providing second- and
third-row passengers with enhanced forward visibility.

The seats are broad-shouldered, giving them an air of formality. The Commander
model features cloth, with optional leather available. The standard seats on the
Limited model are leather. All outboard seats have head restraints. The seats are
firm and designed to provide optimal comfort during long highway miles and off-
road adventures. The second row splits 40-20-40 and the seat backs recline. The
third row splits 50-50. Both rows fold forward to provide a flat load floor for
maximum utility.

Additional utility is provided via the L-shaped storage bin located in the load floor
behind the third row seats. The top panel of the bin is removable and reversible.
One side of the panel is carpeted and level with the third row of seats. The
opposite side is molded-in plastic with a diamond plate texture, designed to stand
up to the dirty gear an active lifestyle often generates. Under the bin are
provisions for storing the jack and tools.

Jeep Commander is the first Chrysler Group vehicle with Command-View™
skylights. Located in the roof above the second row, these two fixed, tinted glass
skylights are packaged with the available power sun-roof that is positioned above
the front passengers. Each Command-View skylight has a roller shade that can
be pulled horizontally to block out light when desired. The skylights and sun-roof
work together to give the Commander a greater sense of interior spaciousness
and adventure. An optional DVD player is located between the skylights.

The two-tone color scheme on Commander’s instrument panel and interior trim
exemplify the vehicle’s attention to interior detail.
The upper instrument panel is new, with 16 Allen head bolts contributing to the
mechanical, constructed look of the vehicle.

Circular elements prevail: The new gear shift knob of the gated shifter is round,
as are the eight air vents, the steering wheel pad, the interior door handles, the
grilles that conceal the door speakers and the four gauges in the simple and
purposeful instrument cluster. A new JEEP medallion dominates the center of the
steering wheel and shift knob, with an Allen head bolt design - round, of course -
providing additional interest.

“By looking to the heritage of Jeep, we were able to move forward with a design
for the Jeep Commander that captures the classic and timeless elements of the
brand,” said Donald A. Renkert, Senior Design Manager, Design Office Jeep
Studio.


The 2006 Jeep® Commander is Engineered to Perform in Grand Style
From their exterior design to their interior appointments, the new 2006 Jeep®
Commander and 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee are worlds apart. Underneath the
two vehicles, on the other hand, their worlds come together. That’s because the
2006 Jeep Commander is equipped with the same 4x4 systems, suspension and
powertrains that give the award-winning Grand Cherokee its legendary Jeep off-
road capability and refined on-road driving manners. What’s more, Commander
is the only SUV in its class that offers two V-8 engines.

“When the all-new Jeep Grand Cherokee was introduced last year, its best-in-
class tractive capability and best-in-class power made it king of the full-size SUV
mountain,” said Craig Love, Vice President, Rear-Wheel Drive Product Team,
Chrysler Group. “Now, because of their shared underpinnings, Grand Cherokee
and the new Commander occupy that same lofty space.”

Commander is the first Jeep vehicle with three rows of seats, yet is only two
inches longer than the 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The two vehicles share the
same wheelbase — 109.5 inches — meaning Commander is as maneuverable
and as off-road capable as the Grand Cherokee.


Three Full-time four-Wheel Drive Systems
Quadra-Trac I ® utilizes the NV140 single-speed transfer case to provide
convenient full-time four-wheel drive with no transfer case lever to shift or driver
interaction required.
Quadra-Trac II® incorporates the NV245 transfer case that provides full-time
active four-wheel drive, which anticipates and prevents wheel slip for optimum
traction during a wide range of conditions. The NV245 also includes electronic
shift with a true low-range gear and neutral for towing Commander behind
another vehicle.

Quadra-Drive II® takes unparalleled Jeep capability to an even higher plateau
using Electronic Limited Slip Differentials (ELSD) — front/center/rear — offering
customers the ultimate in off-road capability. ELSD replaces the Vari-Lok
progressive axles used on the Quadra-Drive system from previous generation
Jeep vehicles for even quicker response to changing conditions and greater
torque capacity.


HEMI® V-8 Leads the Engine Lineup
The 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 engine with the Multi-Displacement System (MDS) is
available on Commander. MDS imperceptibly deactivates half the cylinders of the
5.7-liter HEMI during cruising and light acceleration to increase fuel economy by
between 10 and 20 percent, depending on driving conditions. A sophisticated
Electronic Throttle Control (ETC) system tailors throttle response to pedal
movement based on operating conditions, and maintains a more consistent
vehicle speed on rolling grades when cruise control is active than with the former
mechanical throttle control system. The HEMI produces 330 hp (246 kW) @
5000 rpm and 375 lb.-ft. (509 N•m) @ 4000 rpm.


4.7-Liter SOHC V-8 Power Tech® Engine
The 4.7-liter V-8 is the mid-range engine in Commander. The engine produces
235 hp (175 kW) @ 4500 rpm and 305 lb.-ft. (414 N•m) of torque @ 3600. Dual
knock sensors were added to provide improved engine calibration for both fuel
economy and power output.

The engine has improved noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) characteristics,
realized through the use of composite valve covers, structural improvements to
the air box and resonator and improved dampening of the heat shields.
3.7-Liter SOHC V-6 Power Tech Engine
The 3.7-liter V-6 engine provides the 2006 Jeep Commander with a powerful
base engine that is efficient, durable and smooth. It produces 210 hp (157 kW) @
5200 rpm and 235 lb.-ft. (319 N•m) @ 4000 rpm. The engine was first introduced
in the Jeep Liberty and has been continuously refined to provide smooth V-6
power with optimal economy.

Significant changes in the 3.7-liter include a revised cam profile and new valve
lash adjusters. These changes improve the engine’s smoothness at idle. To
ensure quiet operation, the engine has a thick-wall composite manifold, and also
benefits from structural improvements to the air box and resonator.


Suspension and Steering System
The independent front suspension provides the driver with a greater sense of
precision and control, more precise steering, and reduces vehicle weight and
head toss.

The new five-link rear suspension geometry, including a track bar, also improves
lateral stiffness to match that of the front suspension for optimum handling.

Standard on the Jeep Commander is an Electronic Stability Program (ESP),
which aids the driver in maintaining vehicle directional stability in severe driving
maneuvers on any type of surface. Using signals from sensors throughout the
vehicle, the system determines the appropriate brake and throttle adjustments for
directional stability of the vehicle.

Commander’s rack-and-pinion steering system imparts a more precise steering
feel translated to the driver through fewer linkages than a recirculating ball
steering system.


Five-Speed Automatics Provide Refinement
A five-speed automatic transmission offers smooth shifts and optimum fuel
economy with the 3.7-liter V-6. A second five-speed automatic transmission, the
545RFE, used with the 4.7-liter V-8 and 5.7-liter V-8 HEMI, has been refined for
higher-quality shifts while giving Commander class-leading towing capacity of
7,200 lbs., equal to that of the Grand Cherokee.

Both transmissions feature Electronic Range Select (ERS) driver interactive shift
control. The shifter provides fully automated shifting when in the “drive” position.
Or the driver can manually select each gear by simply moving the shifter left and
right from the “drive” position. This gives the driver control to precisely match any
on-road or off-road driving requirement.
An off-road group is available with Commander that includes a stamped steel
transfer case skid plate that mounts to the transmission cross member, a fuel
tank skid plate that provides off-road protection to the transfer case and all-
terrain tires.

The 2006 Jeep Commander will be produced at the Jefferson North Assembly
Plant (JNAP) in Detroit, starting in the third quarter of 2005. The Grand Cherokee
is currently assembled at JNAP.


The 2006 Jeep® Commander HAS More Safety and Security Technology
than Any Previous Chrysler Group Vehicle
The all-new 2006 Jeep ® Commander includes the highest level of safety and
security technology and features ever offered on a Chrysler Group vehicle.
Commander has available side air bags with electronic roll mitigation and
standard Electronic Stability Program (ESP). These are only some of the many
safety and security features - designed in from the beginning - that provide the
Jeep Commander the ability to “go anywhere, do anything” safely.

“Through a broad range of engineering technologies, the Chrysler Group is
offering customers peace-of-mind with more standard safety equipment,” said
Eric Ridenour, Executive Vice President Product Development, Chrysler Group.
“While driving on- or off-road, both passive and active safety systems enhance
the inherent stability and safety we design in to all Chrysler Group vehicles.”


Jeep Commander Standard Safety and Security Equipment:
•     Advanced Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)
•     Advanced Multi-stage Air Bags
•     All-Speed Traction Control System (TCS)
•     BeltAlert®
•     Child Seat Anchor System
•     Digressive Load Limiting Seat Belt Retractors
•     Electronic Roll Mitigation
•     Electronic Stability Program (ESP)
•     Emergency Brake Assist
•     Energy Absorbing Steering Wheel and Column
•     Enhanced Accident Response System
•     Headrests in all Outboard Seating Positions
•     Knee Bolsters
•     LATCH-Ready Child Seat Anchor System
•     Occupant Classification System (OCS)
•     Parksense™ Rear Back-up Detection System
•     Seat Belt Pretensioners
•     Sentry Key Theft Deterrent System
•     Remote Keyless Entry
•      Three-Point Belts in All Outboard Seating Positions
•      Tire Pressure Monitor and Warning Signal


Optional Safety and Security Equipment:
•     Extended Up-Time Side Curtain Air Bags for All Three Rows
•     Navigation System
•     Security Alarm
•     SmartBeam® Headlamps
•     Uconnect™ Hands-Free Communication


Crash Protection Features
Available side curtain air bags extend additional protection to outboard
passengers in all three rows of seats. The system works in combination with the
Chrysler Group’s all-new electronic roll mitigation system, introduced for the first
time on the 2006 Commander. It deploys the air bags in certain rollover
scenarios, as well as side impact events, and utilizes multiple sensors to
determine the severity of the impact.

Advanced frontal multi-stage air bags with an Occupant Classification System
(OCS) for the front passenger are standard on the Jeep Commander. This
system classifies the severity of an impact event and uses additional sensor
information to further modify front passenger air bag output based on occupant
size and weight. The resulting deployment could be low, medium or high output,
or - in certain instances - none at all. However, even with this advanced system
designed to meet government requirements, all occupants are advised to always
sit properly in their seat with the seat belt fastened. Children 12 and under should
always be seated in a back seat correctly using an infant or child restraint system
or have the seat belt positioned correctly for the child’s age and weight.

State-of-the-art energy management features in the body structure and chassis
work in conjunction with air bag and seat belt systems. Front seat belts are
equipped with belt pretensioners and digressive load limiting retractors.
Pretensioners tighten the seat belt to help keep the occupant in place, while
digressive load limiting retractors balance the load on the upper body, reducing
injuries from seat belt forces. Head restraints are standard in all outboard seating
positions. The driver’s side of the Jeep Commander is also equipped with
BeltAlert, an enhanced seat belt reminder system that periodically activates a
chime and illuminates a light in the instrument cluster to remind the driver to
buckle up.

Also, standard Emergency Brake Assist notifies the active brake booster
electronically of the need for increased brake output, providing minimal stopping
distances in emergency situations.
Crash Avoidance Features
To optimize overall driving performance, the Jeep Commander comes standard
with ESP. This system enhances driver control and helps maintain directional
stability under all conditions. It provides the greatest benefit in accident
avoidance driving situations and is especially valuable when driving on mixed
surface conditions, such as patchy snow, ice or gravel. If there is a discernible
difference between what the driver asks through the steering and the vehicle’s
path, ESP applies selective braking and throttle input to put the vehicle back onto
the driver’s intended path. The system is calibrated to offer safe control of the
Commander under a variety of conditions, and to operate in a manner that is not
intrusive in normal or spirited driving. Electronic Stability Program will be
standard on all Chrysler Group SUVs in 2006 in the United States.

Complementing ESP is an electronic roll mitigation system that observes and
monitors the vehicle roll attitude and lateral force to estimate the potential for a
rollover situation. If necessary, the engine torque is reduced and a short burst of
full braking is applied to the appropriate wheel to help stabilize the vehicle
attitude and reduce the vehicle’s lateral force. This system anticipates and takes
steps to avoid a potential rollover situation.

These systems build on the Chrysler Group’s electronic chassis controls which
include advanced Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) and an All-Speed Traction
Control System (TCS). Advanced ABS helps to keep the vehicle straight while
retaining steering capability when braking on slippery surfaces by preventing
wheel lock-up. It benefits from state-of-the-art electronics that provide a more
refined system response than in the past.

All-Speed TCS enhances mobility and prevents wheel slip when accelerating on
slippery surfaces. It also provides a measure of directional stability control, a
clear advancement beyond prior traction control systems. In addition to the brake
engagement at low speeds used by conventional traction control systems, All-
Speed TCS uses throttle control as well. This makes the vehicle less reliant on
brake application alone to maintain traction, increases the operating speed
range, and more closely modulates speed and acceleration to provide smoother
operation. With All-Speed TCS reducing engine torque when accelerating, it is
possible to achieve almost seamless torque application at the wheels for the best
acceleration given the surface. All-Speed TCS also benefits from state-of-the-art
electronics that provide a much more refined system response than in the past.

In addition to the long list of standard safety and security features for Jeep
Commander, tire pressure monitoring and alarm system, ParkSense™, (rear
object-detection system), Uconnect™ hands-free communications, DVD-based
navigation system and SmartBeam ® headlamps are available to offer the latest
innovations on the road.
SPECIFICATIONS


PRELIMINARY
The information shown is preliminary and based on data available at the time of
publication. All dimensions are in inches (millimeters) unless otherwise noted. All
dimensions are measured at curb weight with standard tires and wheels.


GENERAL INFORMATION
Body Style                                       Four-door sport-utility vehicle
Construction                                     Steel Uniframe®
Assembly Plant                                   Jefferson Avenue North, Detroit,
                                                 USA
EPA Vehicle Class                                Multi-purpose vehicle
2006 MY Introduction                             Fall 2005


ENGINE: 3.7-LITER SOHC POWER TECH® V-6
Availability                         Standard with 4x2 and 4x4
                                     Commander
Type and Description                 90-degree V-type, liquid-cooled
                                     with balance shaft
Displacement                                 226 cu. in. (3701 cu. cm)
Bore x Stroke                                3.66 x 3.57 (93.0 x 90.8)
Valve System                         Chain-driven SOHC, 12 valves
                                     and hydraulic end-pivot roller
                                     rockers
Fuel Injection                       Sequential, multi-port, electronic,
                                     returnless
Construction                         Cast-iron block and bedplate,
                                     aluminum alloy heads, balance
                                     shaft
Compression Ratio                    9.7:1
Power (estimated SAE net)            210 hp (157 kW) @ 5200 rpm
                                     (58.1 hp/L)
Torque (estimated SAE net)                   235 lb.-ft. (319 N•m) @
4000 rpm
Max. Engine Speed                    5800 rpm (electronically limited)
Fuel Requirement                     Unleaded regular, 87 octane (R +
                                     M)/2
Oil Capacity                         5.0 qt. (4.7-liter)
Coolant Capacity                     14.0 qt. (13.25-liter)
Emission Controls                    Dual three-way catalytic
converters,
                                             heated oxygen sensors and
                                             internal engine features(a)

Maximum Gross Trailer Weight (lbs.)
      2WD                                    3500 lbs.
      4WD                                    3500 lbs.
Estimated EPA Fuel Economy
      mpg (City/Hwy)                         16/19

(a) Meets LEV II evaporative emission requirements in CA, NY, MA, ME and VT.
Meets Tier 2, Bin 5 emission requirements and Clean Fuel Fleet Certification
(CCF-LEV) in all other states.


ENGINE: 4.7-LITER SOHC POWER TECH V-8
Availability                         Standard with 4x2 and 4x4
                                     Commander Limited, optional on
                                     Commander
Type and Description                         90-degree V-type, liquid-
cooled
Displacement                                 287 cu. in. (4701 cu. cm)
Bore x Stroke                                3.66 x 3.41 (93.0 x 86.5)
Valve System                                 Chain-driven SOHC, 16
valves,
                                     and hydraulic end-pivot roller
                                     rockers
Fuel Injection                       Sequential, multi-port, electronic,
                                     returnless
Construction                         Cast-iron block and bedplate,
                                     Aluminum alloy heads
Compression Ratio                    9.0:1
Power (estimated SAE net)            235 hp (175 kW) @ 4500 rpm
                                     (50.0 hp/L)
Torque (estimated SAE net)                   305 lb.-ft. (414 N•m) @
3600 rpm
Max. Engine Speed                    6000 rpm (electronically limited)
Fuel Requirement                     Unleaded regular, 87 octane
                                     (R+M)/2
Oil Capacity                         6 qt. (5.7-liter)
Coolant Capacity                     14.0 qt. (13.25-liter)
Emission Controls                    Dual three-way catalytic
converters,
                                     heated oxygen sensors, internal
                                     engine features(a)
Maximum Gross Trailer Weight (lbs.)
       2WD                           6500 lbs.
      4WD                                      6500 lbs.
Estimated EPA Fuel Economy
      (mpg City/Hwy)                           14/19

(a) 4x2 meets LEV II evaporative emission requirements in CA, NY, MA, ME and
VT. 4x2 meets Tier 2 Bin 9A emissions requirements and Clean Fuel Fleet
Certification (CCF-LEV) in all other states. 4x4 meets LEV II evaporative
emission requirements in CA, NY, MA, ME and VT. 4x4 meets Tier I evaporative
emissions in all other states and Clean Fuel Fleet Certification (CCF-LEV). Meets
Euro IV in international markets.


ENGINE: 5.7-LITER HEMI® V-8
Availability                                   Optional with 4x4 Commander
                                               Limited
Type and Description                                  90-degree V-type, liquid-
cooled
Displacement                                           345 cu. in. (5654 cu. cm)
Bore x Stroke                                          3.92 x 3.58 (99.5 x 90.9)
Valve System                                           Pushrod-operated
overhead valves,
                                               16 valves, eight deactivating and
                                               eight conventional hydraulic
                                               lifters, all with roller followers
Fuel Injection                                 Sequential, multi-port, electronic,
                                               returnless
Construction                                   Deep-skirt cast-iron block with
                                               cross-bolted main bearing caps,
                                               aluminum alloy heads with
                                               hemispherical combustion
                                               chambers
Compression Ratio                              9.6:1
Power (estimated SAE net)                      330 hp (246 kW) @ 5000 rpm,
                                               (57.5 hp/L)
Torque (estimated SAE net)                              375 lb.-ft. (509 N•m) @
4000 rpm
Max. Engine Speed                              5800 rpm (electronically limited)
Fuel Requirement                               Unleaded mid-grade, 89 octane
                                               (R+M)/2 recommended, unleaded
                                               regular, 87 octane (R+M)/2
                                               acceptable
Oil Capacity                                   7 qt. (6.6-liter)
Coolant Capacity                               14.5 qt. (13.72-liter)
Emission Controls                              Dual close-coupled three-way
                                               catalytic converters, Quad heated
                                              oxygen sensors and internal
                                              engine features(a)
Maximum Gross Trailer Weight (lbs.)
      4WD                                     7200 lbs.
Estimated EPA Fuel Economy
      mpg City/Hwy)                           13/18

(a) Meets LEV II evaporative emission requirements in CA, NY, MA, ME and VT
and Tier I evaporative emissions and Clean Fuel Fleet Certification (CCF-LEV) in
all other states. Meets Euro IV in international markets.

TRANSMISSION: W5A580 AUTOMATIC, FIVE-SPEED OVERDRIVE
Availability                                 Included with 3.7-L V-6 gas
engine
Description                                  Adaptive electronic control or
                                             Electronic Range Select (ERS)
                                             driver-interactive manual control
                                             and electronically modulated
                                             torque converter clutch
Gear Ratios
       1st               3.59
       2nd               2.19
       3rd               1.41
       4th               1.00
       5th               0.83
       Reverse           3.16
       Final Drive Ratio 3.07:1 with 3.7-L engine
       Overall Top Gear 2.55 with 3.07 axle or 2.95 with 3.55 axle


TRANSMISSION: 545RFE, AUTOMATIC MULTI-SPEED
Availability                              Included with 4.7-L and 5.7-L
                                          engines
Description                               Three planetary gear sets, one
                                          overrunning clutch, with
                                          Electronic Range Select (ERS)
                                          driver interactive control,
                                          electronically controlled torque
                                          converter clutch
Gear Ratios
       1st          3.00
       2nd          1.67 upshift; 1.50 kick-down
       3rd          1.00
       4th          0.75
       5th          0.67
       Reverse      3.00
       Final Drive Ratio   3.73 with 4.7-L or 5.7-L engine
       Overall Top Gear    2.50 with 3.73 axle


TRANSFER CASE: NV140
Availability                                   Standard with 3.7-L engine
Type                                           Single-speed
Operating Mode                                 Full-time 4x4
Low-Range Ratio                                None
Center Differential Type                       Electronically controlled clutch
                                               pack torque transfer
Torque Split, Front/Rear                       48/52


TRANSFER CASE: NV245
Availability                                   Included with 4.7-L and 5.7-L
                                               engines, optional with 3.7-L
                                               engine
Type                                           Two-speed, electronically shifted
Operating Modes                                4x4 Low (Lock), Neutral; Full-
                                               Time Active 4x4
Low Range Ratio                                2.72
Center Differential Type                       Electronically controlled clutch
                                               pack torque transfer
Torque Split, Front/Rear                       48/52


FRONT AXLES
Differential Type                              Conventional
Availability                                   Standard on 4x4 models with 3.7-
                                               L and 4.7-L engines
Ring Gear Diameter                             7.9 in. (200mm)
Axle Ratios                                    3.07:1 - 3.7-L engine; 3.73:1 -
                                               4.7-L engine
Differential Type                              Electronic Limited Slip
                                               Differentials (ELSD)
Availability                                   Optional on 4.7-L models with
                                               NV245 transfer case, standard
                                               with 4x4 5.7-L engine (Quadra-
                                               Drive IIЁ)
Ring Gear Diameter                             Same as standard
Axle Ratios                                    3.73:1 - 4.7-L and 5.7-L engine


REAR AXLES
Differential Type                              Conventional
Availability                       Standard on 3.7-L engine;
                                   standard on 4.7-L engine
Ring Gear Diameter                 8.3 in. (213 mm)
Axle Ratios                        3.07:1 - 3.7-L V-6 engine; 3.73:1
                                   - 4.7-L V-8 engine; 3.55:1
                                   included with 3.7-L/4WD/245
                                   Transfer Case
Differential Type                  Vari-Lock Progressive
Availability                       Optional on 4x2 models
Ring Gear Diameter                 Same as standard
Axle Ratios                        3.07:1 - 3.7-L engine; 3.73:1 -
                                   4.7-L engine and 5.7-L engine
Differential Type                  Electronic Limited Slip
                                   Differentials (ELSD)
Availability                       Standard with 5.7-L engine;
                                   optional with 4x4 4.7-L engine
                                   (Quadra-Drive II)
Ring Gear Diameter                 Same as conventional
Axle Ratios                        3.73:1 - 4.7-L engine and 5.7-L
                                   engine


ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Alternator                         160-amp
Battery     Group                                65 maintenance-
free 750CCA


DIMENSIONS AND CAPACITIES
Wheelbase                          109.5 (2781)
Track, Front                       62.6 (1589)
Track, Rear                        62.6 (1589)
Overall Length                     188.5 (4787)
Overall Width (width at mirrors)   89.0 (2260.9)
Body Width                         74.8 (1899.5)
Overall Height                            71.9 (1825.7)
Load Floor Height                  36.2 (920.3)
Sill Step Height                   19.9 (504.9)
Ground Clearance
        Chassis (fuel tank)        9.9 (250.6)
        Front axle                 9.0 (227.4)
        Rear axle                  8.6 (217.9)
Approach Angle                     34°
Ramp Breakover Angle               20°
Departure Angle                    27°
Curb Weight (estimated)
       2WD Commander:                         4581 lbs. (2077 kg) with 3.7-L
engine
              Commander:                      4709 lbs. (2136 kg) with 4.7-L
engine
              Limited:                 4930 lbs. (2236 kg) with 4.7-L engine
       4WD Commander:                         4783 lbs. (2170 kg) with 3.7-L
engine
              Commander:                      4951 lbs. (2246 kg) with 4.7-L
engine
              Limited:                 5047 lbs. (2289 kg) with 4.7-L engine
              Limited:                 5169 lbs. (2345 kg) with 5.7-L engine
Weight Distribution, F/R
       2WD Commander:                         43/57 with 3.7-L engine
              Commander:                      44/56 with 4.7-L engine
              Limited:                 45/55 with 4.7-L engine
       4WD Commander:                         44/56 with 3.7-L engine
              Commander:                      44/56 with 4.7-L engine
              Limited:                 44/56 with 4.7-L engine
              Limited:                 45/55 with 5.7-L engine
Payload (includes occupants and cargo)
       2WD 3.7-L engine                1620 lbs (735 kg)
              4.7-L engine             1490 lbs (676 kg)
       4WD 3.7-L engine                1620 lbs (735 kg)
              4.7-L engine             1450 lbs (658 kg)
              5.7-L engine             1230 lbs (558 kg)
Frontal Area                                  32.1 sq. ft. (3.0 sq. m)
Drag Coefficient                              0.415
Aero                                          13.3 (Cd x Cross Sectional Area)
Fuel Tank Capacity                             20.5 gal. (77.6-liter)


ACCOMMODATIONS
Seating Capacity, Front/Second/Third          2/3/2
Front Seat
       Head room                              42.1 (1070)
       Leg room                               41.7 (1058)
       Shoulder room                                 59.0 (1499)
       Hip room                               55.6 (1412)
       Seat travel - driver                   10.5 (267)
       Seat travel - passenger                9.8 (250)
       SAE volume                             68.5 cu. ft. (1.94 cu. m)
2nd Row Seat
       Head room                              40.2 (1021)
       Leg room                               36.1 (916)
       Shoulder room                                 58.5 (1486)
       Hip room                               54.0 (1372)
       Knee clearance                          1.8 (45.7)
       Couple                                         33.0 (838.4)
       SAE volume                              36.3 cu. ft. (1.03 cu. m)

3rd Row Seat
      Head room                                35.7 (907.6)
      Leg room                                 28.9 (734.0)
      Shoulder room                                   50.4 (1280.8)
      Hip room (w/without rear HVAC)           57.4 (1458.5)
      Couple                                          33.0 (838.2)
      SAE Volume                                8.0 cu. ft. (0.23 cu. m)

Cargo Volume
      Behind 3rd Row Seat                            6.0 cu. ft. (0.17 cu. m)
               nd                        rd
      Behind 2 row seats          with 3 seat folded 36.4 cu. ft. (1.03 cu. m)
      Behind front row with 2 nd and 3rd seat folded 68.7 cu. ft. (1.95 cu. m)


BODY
4x2
       Layout                                         Longitudinal front engine,
rear drive
       Construction                            Steel Uniframe
4x4
       Layout                                  Longitudinal front engine, transfer
                                               case with full-time four-wheel
                                               drive
       Construction                            Steel Uniframe


SUSPENSION
Front                                          Short/long independent (SLA),
                                               coil springs, gas-charged, twin-
                                               tube coil over shock absorbers,
                                               upper and lower control arms (“A”
                                               arms), stabilizer bar
Rear                                           Live axle, link coil with track bar,
                                               gas-charged twin tube shock
                                               absorbers, stabilizer bar


STEERING
Type                                           Power rack-and-pinion
Overall Ratio                                  17:4:1 on center, 15:45:1 at full
lock
Turning Diameter (curb-to-curb)(a)                    36.8 ft (11.2 m)
Steering Turns (lock-to-lock)                          3.14

(a)Turning diameter is measured at the outside of the tires at curb height.
Turning diameters and steering wheel turns, lock-to-lock may differ with optional
tires and wheels.


BRAKES
Front
      Size and type                             12.9 x 1.2 (328 x 30) vented disc
                                                with 1.89 (48) two-piston pin-
                                                slider caliper and ESP standard
       Swept area                               272 sq. in. (1820 sq. cm)
Rear
       Size and type                            12.6 x 0.55 (320 x 14) disc with
                                                1.89 (48) single-piston pin-slider
                                                caliper and ESP standard
      Swept area                                256 sq. in. (1658 sq. cm)
Power Assist Type                               Single-rate, tandem diaphragm
                                                vacuum

TIRES(a)
Standard - Commander
      Size and type                                    P245/65R17
      Mfr. and model                            Goodyear Fortera black sidewall
                                                all-season
      Revs per mile                                    721
Standard - Limited/Optional - Commander
      Size and type                                     P245/65R17
      Mfr. and model                            Goodyear Fortera outline white
                                                letter all-season
       Revs per mile                                    710

(a)Turning diameter is measured at the outside of the tires at curb height.
Turning diameters and steering wheel turns, lock-to-lock may differ with optional
tires and wheels.


WHEELS
Standard - Commander
      Type and Material                         Cast-aluminum wheels
      Size                                      17” x 7.5”
Standard - Limited
      Type and Material                         Cast-aluminum wheels
      Size                                      17” x 7.5”
Optional - Limited
Type and Material   Chrome-clad aluminum wheels
Size                17” x 7.5”

								
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