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Selected Style RWD 4-Door Sport
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Drivetrain

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RWD 4-Door Sport 14 19 $26,054 $28,330
RWD 4-Door Limited 14 19 $33,788 $37,020
RWD 4-Door Overland 13 19 $36,618 $40,200
4WD 4-Door Sport 14 19 $27,859 $30,330
4WD 4-Door Limited 13 18 $36,145 $39,640
4WD 4-Door Overland 13 17 $39,727 $43,665
2WD 4-Door V6 S
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Engine

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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door V6 S 15 22 $25,283 $26,980
2WD 4-Door V6 SE 15 22 $28,054 $30,280
2WD 4-Door V8 SE 13 18 $29,533 $31,880
2WD 4-Door V6 LE 15 22 $33,418 $36,080
2WD 4-Door V8 LE 13 18 $34,990 $37,780
4WD 4-Door V6 S 14 20 $27,154 $28,980
4WD 4-Door V6 SE 14 20 $29,904 $32,280
4WD 4-Door V8 SE 12 18 $31,614 $34,130
4WD 4-Door V6 SE Off Road 14 20 $32,585 $35,180
4WD 4-Door V6 LE 14 20 $35,452 $38,280
4WD 4-Door V8 LE 12 18 $37,024 $39,980
Pricing
Invoice Price
$26,054
$25,283
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$28,330
$26,980
Monthly Payment Estimate
$472 / month
$450 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2008 Jeep Commander is good Jeep (a trail-capable vehicle), but it's not a great people mover. If you tow and off-road with the family, the 2008 Nissan Pathfinder is one of the better traditional truck-based SUVs available.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 14 mpg 15 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 19 mpg 22 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Sport Utility
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 36.1 34.2
Front Head Room (in) 42.1 40.0
Second Hip Room (in) 54.0 57.6
Front Shoulder Room (in) 59.0 58.3
Passenger Capacity 7 7
Third Leg Room (in) 28.9 28.1
Second Head Room (in) 40.3 40.0
Third Hip Room (in) 57.4 44.0
Second Shoulder Room (in) 58.5 58.4
Front Leg Room (in) 41.7 42.4
Third Head Room (in) 35.7 36.7
Front Hip Room (in) 55.6 55.5
Passenger Volume (ft³) 112.8 149.1
Third Shoulder Room (in) 50.6 57.1
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) 34.1 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 62.5 61.8
Wheelbase (in) 109.5 112.2
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - NA
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 74.8 72.6
Track Width, Front (in) 62.5 61.8
Min Ground Clearance (in) 8.6 8.6
Length, Overall (in) 188.5 192.5
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - NA
Height, Overall (in) 75.6 72.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 36.3 49.2
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - 44.4
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - 34.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - 73.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 68.5 79.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) 7.5 16.5
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.9 x 1.2 11.7 x 1.1
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.6 x 0.6 12.1 x 0.7
Brake Type Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 21.1 21.1
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.4 17.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 38.7 39.2
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.14 3.54
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code TCH NA
Front Tire Size P245/65R17 P245/75R16
Spare Tire Size P245/65R17 P245/75R16
Front Tire Order Code TCH NA
Spare Tire Order Code TCH NA
Rear Tire Size P245/65R17 P245/75R16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 350 600
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3500 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3500 6000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 350 500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4393 4446
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 16 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) 17 x - TBD - 16 x 7.0
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 16 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 14.0 10.9
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 625 550
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 160 110
Engine
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System SMPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 235 @ 4000 288 @ 4000
Engine Order Code EKG VQ40
Displacement 3.7L/225 4.0L/241
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 210 @ 5200 266 @ 5600
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 14 15
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 19 22
Transmission
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.16 2.76
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.19 2.35
Trans Order Code DGJ NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.07 3.13
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.59 3.84
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.41 1.53
Trans Type 5 5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.83 0.84
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name Jeep Commander Nissan Pathfinder
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 1.0
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Stabilizer bar Double-Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 1.30
Suspension Type - Rear Live axle Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Stabilizer bar Double-Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front SLA Independent Independent
 
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