2010 Jeep Commander vs. Its Competition

2010 Jeep Commander
Bengt Halvorson Bengt Halvorson Deputy Editor

The Commander commands an advantage off-road, while on-road it's barely competitive.

On the trail, the 2010 Commander maintains an advantage over more carlike vehicles such as the Honda Pilot and even the Explorer, though the 4Runner and Pathfinder can be equipped quite well for off-roading.

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, while the Honda Pilot offers seating for eight, outdoing the Commander by one, and it has crisp handling and great ride quality.

The Nissan Pathfinder's second row is comfortable, but it also has a very tight third row.

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Quick Specs
7.8
The 2010 Jeep Commander is at home on the trail, although its interior and on-the-road comfort leave a lot to be desired.
8.0
For a truck-based SUV, the Ford is versatile and capable, with a great interior and a number of safety and entertainment features. For a smoother ride, consider a car-based SUV instead.
7.8
If you can deal with its overwrought styling, the 2010 Honda Pilot is an excellent family vehicle, with the space and comfort of a minivan and good overall performance.
7.6
If you’re after serious off-roading ability, the Pathfinder is more than capable—otherwise, there are comfier options available.
8.2
The 2010 Toyota 4Runner is a brawny “true truck” worth serious consideration if tough off-roading capability for regular trail driving is one of your requirements—and it won’t sacrifice comfort the rest of the time.
MSRP From    
$31,575$29,280$27,895$27,540$27,500
Gas Mileage    
14 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy12 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy
Engine    
Gas V6Gas V6Gas V6Gas V6Gas I4
EPA Class    
2WD Sport Utility VehiclesN/A2WD Sport Utility Vehicle2WD Sport Utility2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Style Name    
RWD 4-Door SportRWD 4-Door XLT2WD 4-Door LX2WD 4-Door V6 S FE+RWD 4-Door L4 SR5 (GS)
Drivetrain    
Rear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
75875
Passenger Doors    
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style    
4 Door4 Door4 Door4 Door4 Door SR5
Transmission    
AutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomaticAutomatic w/OD