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The Jeep Commander was first introduced at the 2005New York Auto Show. And it was sold as a 5 or 7-passenger counterpart to the third generationJeep Grand Cherokee, with the initial inspiration coming from theJeep Grand Wagoneer. It shared itsuniframeconstruction, independentshort/long armfront suspension and its5-linkliverear axle with the Grand Cherokee on which it was based. However, It featured a more box-like appearance, with an upright windshield and squared-off sides; it more closely resembled the discontinuedJeep Cherokee (XJ), as well as the second generationJeep Liberty/Cherokee. Another notable attribute was its stepped roof which was cleverly disguised by the roof rack; similar to theGMC Envoy XLandChevrolet TrailBlazer EXT. This allowed the second and third-row seats to be mounted higher than the first-row seats.