Jeep began the sport utility vehicle class all the way back in 1962 with the Jeep Wagoneer. It was the first luxury SUV. The old Wagoneer was a large, full-size SUV with three rows of seating and plenty of leg room. So, what is filling the three-row SUV slot in the Jeep SUV line-up today? Nothing. The spot has been vacant for years. Jeep has started sweeping out the dust bunnies and knocking down the cobwebs in that slip, though, in preparation for the new Grand Commander and one other entry in the large SUV class. Here are the answers to some of the questions you may have about the Jeep Grand Commander.
Does Jeep make an SUV with three rows of seats?
Yes, but it isn't available in the United States at this time. The Jeep Grand Commander is making its debut in April. It will have three rows of seats with room for seven. The new Grand Commander will only be sold in China, though.
Did Jeep ever produce a big SUV called the Commander?
Jeep did produce a full-sized SUV known as the Commander from 2006 to 2010. It was a large SUV with three rows of seats. The Commander was discontinued in 2010 because there wasn't enough demand for it.
Will the new Jeep Grand Commander be available in the United States?
There is no evidence that the new Grand Commander will ever be sold in the United States. Fortunately for drivers who desire a three-row Jeep SUV, a new Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer for the U.S. are in the works. They are scheduled to make their debut by 2021.<br><br>The new Wagoneer will be an SUV with body-on-frame construction. It will be a luxury SUV in the same class with the Cadillac Escalade, Infiniti QX80, and Lincoln Navigator. The new Grand Wagoneer is expected to have a six-figure price tag.
What type of engine will Jeep put in the new Commander?
Jeep is putting their 2-L turbo engine in the new Grand Commander. It's the same engine they put in the Wrangler. It will be available in either a 234-hp or a 265-hp version. The Grand Commander will have a nine-speed automatic transmission.
What does the new Jeep Commander look like?
The new Grand Commander looks long and very sleek. A big roof rack that extends across most of the roof is standard. It also has rounded, aerodynamic-looking corners on the front end with narrow, elongated, wrap-around headlights.
Will the Jeep Grand Commander have multiple trim levels?
It looks like the new Grand Commander will be available in a Latitude and Limited trim. It will also be available with two-wheel drive or four-wheel drive.
How much does a new Grand Commander cost
MSRP for a new Jeep Grand Commander will be right around 250,000 yuan. If it was being sold in the U.S., it would cost about $38,000.
Is there an SUV that is similar to the Jeep Grand Commander?
The new Jeep Grand Commander is in the same SUV class as the Volkswagen Atlas, Kia Sorento, and Toyota Highlander. <br><br>The Volkswagen Atlas is the best of these U.S.-available options. It has three rows of seats, plenty of room for up to seven people and you can get it with front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. The Atlas gets 17-22 mpg in the city and 23-26 mpg on the highway. MSRP for a 2018 Volkswagen Atlas starts at $30,750. It is easy to handle and comes with some of the best infotainment and safety features available. <br><br>The Kia Sorento is available with either two or three rows of seats and room for five or seven people. It is also available with FWD or AWD. The Sorento offers a smooth, quiet ride and is fairly fuel efficient. You can expect to get 17-21 mpg in the city and 23-28 mpg on the highway. The base Sorento trim doesn't come with the best infotainment or safety systems, but they can be added for a reasonable price. MSRP for a 2018 Sorento starts at $25,900.<br><br>The Toyota Highlander comes with three rows of seats and room for up to seven or eight people. You can get it in either FWD or AWD, and it gets about the same mileage as its competitors. You can expect to get 19-21 mpg in the city and 24-27 mpg on the highway. The Highlander offers a comfortable, quiet ride with some nice luxury touches. It also comes with much of the latest infotainment and active-assist safety features. Starting price for a 2018 Highlander is $31,030.