Just read the AOPA Mag cover story on the new Commander. $450K base price for normal and $500K for TC version. Article only listed specs for the TC, which are roughly the same or worse that the SR22 (except for service ceiling). The base price does not appear to include AP and several other goodies standard on the Cirrus (not to mention the parachute, of course).
The author describes Commander buyers as very discriminating with cost being no object. They are willing to pay top dollar to get the very best. IMHO, looking at the flat metal dashboard of the Commander in the photos, and having squeezed into the demo unit at the AOPA convention last summer, I would rather buy the Cirrus, even if the prices were the same.
I was an SR20 holder and upgraded to SR22 for 4/02 delivery. I have to admit the market meltdown has me nervous about the financial viability of a $265,000 airplane parked in the garage. Reading about the Commander gives me renewed confidence. The Cirrus (either version) seems such an incredible value compared to anything out there that it will have to be a reasonably good investment.
With a 2X+ price difference for a Bonanza/Commander, etc., it appears that the Cirrus will hold its value very well over time.