Friday, November 14, 1986

Comanche available for $6,495

A restored/enhanced ad from The Courier

Featured an optional Power Tech Six engine with 173 hp, 220 lb of torque (most likely not included in price)


Thursday, November 13, 1986

Comanche sets Land Speed Record

On Sept 5, 1986 a modified Jeep Comanche set a new land speed record of 141 mph for compact-size pickup trucks.

Above: Original Ad for Comanche Land Speed Record

Engine - 4.0 L 6 cyl  "Power-Tech Six"
174 hp
220 ft lb torque
113" wheelbase
5 speed manual transmission
Average speed: 141.381 mph in a two-way run over a one mile course
Peak speed: 144.028 mph in a one-way run

Lakeland Ledger - Nov 13, 1986

Monday, November 10, 1986

Comanche available for $7995 Canadian

Restored ad from the Ottawa Citizen

For $7995 Canadian, a brand new 1987 Jeep Comanche included the following features:
4 cylinder, fuel injection engine
5 speed, overdrive manual transmission
Power Brakes
Short Box
All weather radial tires
Halogen headlamps
Quadralink front suspension
15 inch wheels
Mini console
Glove box light
Fabric headliner

Ottawa Citizen - Nov 10, 1986

Sunday, October 26, 1986

Second Jeep Comanche Model offered for 1987

For the 1987 model year, Jeep will offer a second version of the Comanche.
This version will feature a shorter wheelbase and a shorter cargo box.

Portsmouth Daily Times - Oct 26, 1986

Tuesday, October 21, 1986

Comanche Engine Upgrade in 1987 Model

The 1987 Comanche (as well as Cherokee and Wagoneer) will receive a power boost with electronically fuel-injected 4.0 L, 6 cylinder engine.

The I-6 specifications are as follows:
0 to 60 in less than 10 seconds
Peak 173 hp @ 4,500 rpm
220 lb ft of torque @ 2,500 rpm

This is a 50 percent gain in horsepower and 47 percent gain in torque over the V-6 engine offered in 1986.

The I-4 will also receive an upgrade due to using the same, larger air cleaner as the I-6.
Specifications are as follows:
121 hp @ 5,000 rpm
141 lb ft of torque @ 3,500 rpm

Also introduced in 1987 are the following:
New wide-ratio, 4 speed automatic transmission
New NP 242 transfer case

Sarasota Herald-Tribune Oct 21, 1986

Tuesday, May 20, 1986

Injury Likely in Crash, Says Tests of 1986 Jeep Comanche

The Jeep Comanche showed a high likelyhood of serious injury or death in a 35 mph crash, according to a government report released on May 19, 1986.

According to this report, serious head injuries could result from a crash.

In response, AMC stated that all AMC vehicles comply with all applicable federal safety standards.

Toledo Blade - May 20, 1986
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Monday, February 24, 1986

Jeep Comanche Named 'Four Wheeler of the Year'

The Comanche was named 'Four Wheeler of the Year' by the editors of Four Wheeler magazine.

Competitors in the competition included:
Jeep Comanche
Ford Ranger Supercab
Isuzu Spacecab
Nissan Pickup
Susuki Samurai
Toyota 4Runner

Vehicles were rated in the following categories:
Power and performance
Overall economy
Comfort and convenience
Handling and brakes (on-road)
Fit and Finish
Service Access
Value for Cost

In honor of this award, Jeep will make a limited edition Comanche available in Spring 1986

Limited 'Four Wheeler of the Year Comanche' edition features:
Premium two-tone sterling metallic and black paint
Black or Mesa fabric interior
Styled wheels with bright trim rings and center hubs
P205/75 black radial tires
Chrome dual side mirrors
Chrome door and tailgate handles
Chrome taillight trim and rear step bumper
All standard equipment features of Comanche X series

The Windsor Star - Feb 24, 1986

Wednesday, January 15, 1986

Sunday, January 5, 1986

Jeep Comanche smart looking and functional

Specifications for 1986 Jeep Comanche:
2,926 lb

Available engines:
2.5L 4 cylinder - 135 ft/lb of torque
2.8L 6 cylinder (V6) - 150 ft/lb of torque

Standard Gas Tank Capacity:
16 Gallons

Base: $6,999
Fully Loaded: $11,119

Standard Features:
Front Coil Springs
Rear Leaf Springs
Quadra-Link front suspension

Cargo Bed:
88.5 inch long
55.3 inch wide

Hauling Capacity:
Standard - 1,200 lb
Heavy-Duty Package - 2,205 lb

Available Extras:
Deep Metallic-Blue Paint - $161
Bucket Seats - $188
Automatic Transmission - $670
Air Conditioner - $765
Power Steering - $274
Sliding Rear Window - $111
Tinted Glass - $47
"X Package" - Fancy interior and exterior trim - $588
Tilt Steering - $118
Cruise Control - $205
AM-FM Stereo - $177
Dual outside mirrors - $54
Rear step bumper - $176
Intermittent Windshield Wipers - $57
Extra Large Gas Tank, 23.5 Gallons - $50

Boca Raton News - Jan 5, 1986
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