By the way, it is no secret that the Commander – is a slightly stretched Grand Cherokee, climbed to the third row of seats, which is still one but very very small children will not fit. He was only 37 mm longer wheelbase with an equal, and will be harder. But, as I recall, at the presentation of a new Wrangler, I asked the guys from DaimlerChrysler to rank the models according to the degree of off-road. Naturally, the first on their list was the ax Wrangler, and the last – a crossover Compass. But on second-strochkehit paradaobosnovalsya not Grand Cherokee and Cherokee even normal, and Commander!
But the fact that the Commander – this is not «Grand Cherokee with a third row of seats.” He has a long suspension moves a little more ground clearance. Commander to put all-wheel drive Quadra-Drive II with reduction gear and three limited-slip differentials. So Commander – This is the penultimate of the Mohicans in this time of crossovers. Only now, you need someone in the era of real SUV SUV? I decided to find out and took the test machine configuration Limited, with a 5.7-litrovymdvigatelem Hemi and five-step “automatic”.
“Wow, this is a serious machine!” – I thought once again, entering into the Commander. Interior Jeep as courageous and simple as its appearance. You sit down and you know – you are in this SUV. Unpretentious form, almost vertical windscreen and “bolted” to the bolts air deflectors. Again, these three obscure sunroof – one full and two half-hearted. Landing is very convenient, it is a pity that the visibility through vnutrisalonnoe mirror pumped – especially if it raised no need a third row of seats. But inside is quite cozy. At this – at least now the storm in the desert to arrange.
But not everyone thought so. Normal city person, not greedy to “mud” romance, getting into Commander, experience culture shock. How much, how much, you say? 62,000 euros? For it? For hard plastic, a piece of wood for the artificial in the cabin and rough leather upholstery? Yes, folks! That’s when you go to the mud puddle, you will be surprised how easy this plastic is washed and the skin of the nasties. Well psevdoderevyannye insert in the heat of battle with the off-road you just do not notice it. Just do not go no vysheudivivshihsya people on the roads.
But I’m going! So, the place chosen for the attacks, equipment collected – go! And I must say that the Commander handling for such a mass of American origin and is quite decent. Yes, the car lurches, but these banks – within reason. And on the highway the car is arhiuverenno, it is not straining the driver. And even design Cubist does not interfere – in the cabin quiet even at high speed. The buildup of the body on bumps – within reasonable limits, but only for the time being. As soon as the waves reach the asphalt N points, Commander begins to swing like the fishing seiner during the tsunami. Same thing with irregularities – while they are small, it seems that the suspension arms are made of armored steel, and car all uneasy. But as it comes to serious irregularities – begin a loud bang. Suspension with no breaks, but pleasant to ride on not so good roads too small. Moreover, the ride is not up to par.
And pull up the car at speed, when some slug wedged into your number, it is unpleasant – Commander much nodding at once, as soon as the brake is slightly sharper than the staff. And the drive is set is not too clear – as usual, so good, but then the pedal is too sensitive.
But what an engine here! Monster named Hemi, in fact, needs no introduction, but just in case, I still talk about it. Let’s start with the fact that not a single car that is equipped with this engine, can be slow, by definition. Commander, with its 7.4 seconds to “hundreds” – is no exception. Hit the gas – and a mellow sound is carried away ahead. And the acceleration is very intense right up to … to a very high speed. True, looking at fuel consumption, once you understand U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East – just eating nemeryannom. But it is necessary to go slowly, things are changing, and the expense is immediately acceptable. The whole thing – the system MDS (Multi-Displacement System), which shuts off half the cylinders of the engine at part load. Did you have under the hood moguchiy5 litrovyyHemi power ,7-326 “horses” – became chahlenky chetyrehtsilidrovy motor. All that is required – to release the gas pedal. But once you “drown” it again (and will want to do it), opposite to the “transformation” will be instantaneous. And you will take back to the horizon. Somewhere where there is a gas station.
Switch the car from the road off-road mode – simple. Commander In no fence lever on the center console, there are no buttons to lock any different differentials. There is only malyusenkiyT-obraznyyrychazhok – pull it and the car will be ready to climb anywhere. Including reduced transmission, and will be ready to fight all three self-locking diffentsiala. That’s it! Still, though, you can turn off ESP, and this is done in two stages – first, the system is only partially disabled, but if you hold the button again for about ten seconds, then “dushilka” passed out completely. And the fun begins.
Transmission Quadra-Drive II not only works well, but is extremely simple to use.
Post the car really is quite problematic – moves pendants are quite large. True, long overhangs and not the huge clearance significantly quench the driver. But transmission Quadra-Drive II and really works great! Despite the fact that the degree of differential lock controls only the electronics, no inconvenience in this regard is not felt. It is very simple and clear. The main thing – do not overdo it with the gas, or a powerful engine to “accelerate” the drive wheels to slip.
In general, this Jeep – a real Jeep. Yes, he does not possess his “refining” and not happy habits honed driving dynamics on tarmac. His interior (and exterior) on the fan, and a whole armful of drawbacks. But, moved down to the asphalt, it is easy to impose an unequal battle to most modern SUVs. And the show, who is the commander.
Equipment tested vehicle
Front side airbags
The system of emergency braking, Brake Assist
Adjustable pedals on the flight
Height-adjustable steering column
Electric and heated exterior mirrors
Electric windows front and rear, with auto
Full size spare tire
Memory settings dlya2 electrically-hvoditeley radio, mirrors, driver’s seat, pedals
Leather steering wheel
Heated front seats
Electric sunroof CommandView
Three-zone climate control
Two outlets for 12 Volt
The light sensor
Parktronic front and rear
Package for off-road «Skid Plate Group» (protecting the fuel tank, transfer case, transmission, front suspension)
Price of the basic version – 46,700 euros
Price tested the car – 61,700 euros
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