Seven seats as standard, strong diesel, generous standard kit, comfortable cruiser, very capable off road
Ungainly styling, poor on-road handling, uneconomical engines, vague steering
Admirers of big-and-butch off-roaders will like the seven-seat Jeep Commander. Its traditional styling harks back to the rugged Jeeps of the 1970s and 1980s, while its sophisticated 4x4 system ensures that Jeep's trademark off-road dependability continues. However, on the road it's disappointing - it rolls too much, the steering is vague and it doesn't feel confident through corners.
But with a light and roomy cabin plus a long standard equipment list, it is comfortable to drive - especially if you're travelling long distances on the motorway. It's not cheap to run though - even the diesel engine only manages 26mpg.