It's important to note that none of these competitors can match the 2009 Jeep Commander once the road ends—the Commander maintains the advantage here, though the 4Runner and Pathfinder can be equipped quite well for off-roading.
Some of these competitors, however, do offer varying degrees of niceties such as extra room and/or comfort for rear-seat passengers.
The Ford Explorer is one of the roomiest in the class with ample space even way in back.
The Honda Pilot offers seating for eight, outdoing the Commander by one, and has crisp handling and great ride quality.
The Nissan Pathfinder's second row is comfortable, but its very tight third row is similar to the Commander's.
|2009 Jeep CommanderBrowse Used Listings||2009 Honda PilotBrowse Used Listings||2008 Ford ExplorerBrowse Used Listings||2008 Nissan PathfinderBrowse Used Listings||2008 Toyota 4RunnerBrowse Used Listings|
|13 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy||16 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy||13 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy||12 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy||14 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy|
|Gas V6||Gas V6||Gas V6||Gas V6||Gas V6|
|2WD Sport Utility Vehicles||2WD Sport Utility Vehicle||N/A||2WD Sport Utility||2WD Sport Utility Vehicle|
|RWD 4-Door Sport||2WD 4-Door LX||RWD 4-Door V6 XLT||2WD 4-Door V6 S||RWD 4-Door V6 SR5 (Natl)|
|Rear Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive|
|4 Door||4 Door||4 Door||4 Door||4 Door SR5|
|Automatic||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic||Automatic w/OD|