Hummer H3 Models and H3 History

Inspired by the original military-based Hummer as well as the larger H2, the Hummer H3 arrival in 2006 was one of the most general consumer-focused products to be sold by the vehicle brand. The H3 was created as both an entry-level vehicle to the premium truck brand and as a way to change the gas-guzzling impressions of Hummer products. General Motors repurposed the mid-sized truck frame used by the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon as the basis for the smaller scale Hummer. The 2006 H3 also borrowed the 242-horsepower, 3.7-liter five-cylinder engine used by the mid-sized pickup truck line. Deviating from the extreme off-roader that was the H1, the 2006 Hummer H3 remained a formidable sport utility vehicle thanks to a four-wheel drive system employing a standard two-speed transfer case. Like its larger brand counterparts, the Hummer H3 boasted class-topping off-road versatility such as the ability to climb a 16-inch vertical wall. StabiliTrak electronic stability control, dual front airbags, three 12-volt power outlets and a six-speaker audio system with CD player came standard on the 2006 Hummer H3. Introduced in 2007, an urban-centric custom style defined the Hummer H3X appearance package that included body-color matching front grille as well as chrome accentuation of wheels, roof rack rails, fuel filler door and front brush guard. Inside, leather-appointed seats displayed H3X on the front headrests. For its third year of production, the 2008 Hummer H3 added the option of a V-8 powered Alpha model. Powered by a 300-horsepower, 5.3-liter Vortec eight-cylinder engine, the 2008 H3 Alpha could tow up to 6,000 pounds. In addition to the powerplant enhancement, the Alpha upgrade featured standard leather seating and a premium seven-speaker sound system with in-dash six-disc CD changer. For 2009, the H3T was added as a crew cab truck version of the H3 sport utility vehicle.

New and Used H3 Prices, Hummer H3 Model Years and History

A luxury SUV, the 2009 Hummer H3 now offers additional off-road capabilities to make it a better sport in rugged terrain.
J.D. Power Ratings
Overall Quality
 3 / 5
Overall Performance
 3 / 5
Overall Dependability
Not Available
Consumer Reviews ( 1 )
Braking
 5.0
Fuel Economy
 5.0
Interior Comfort
 5.0
Acceleration
 4.0
Dependability
 5.0
Handling
 5.0
Ride Quality
 5.0
Overall Rating
 5.0

The 2008 Hummer H3 is a five-passenger, mid-size SUV that is now available with a 300 hp V8 in the top of the line Alpha trim.
J.D. Power Ratings
Overall Quality
 3 / 5
Overall Performance
 3 / 5
Overall Dependability
Not Available
Consumer Reviews ( 4 )
Braking
 4.0
Fuel Economy
 3.5
Interior Comfort
 4.5
Acceleration
 4.0
Dependability
 4.8
Handling
 3.8
Ride Quality
 3.8
Overall Rating
 4.8

The 2007 Hummer H3 is a mid-size sub with seating for five passengers, and it is available in the all-new H3X trim which provides additional interior and exterior styling.
J.D. Power Ratings
Overall Quality
 2 / 5
Overall Performance
 3 / 5
Overall Dependability
 3 / 5
Consumer Reviews ( 3 )
Braking
 5.0
Fuel Economy
 4.7
Interior Comfort
 5.0
Acceleration
 4.7
Dependability
 5.0
Handling
 5.0
Ride Quality
 5.0
Overall Rating
 5.0

Joining this tough SUV family, the 2006 Hummer H3 is a brand-new mid-size SUV with seating for five passengers.
J.D. Power Ratings
Overall Quality
 2 / 5
Overall Performance
 4 / 5
Overall Dependability
 2 / 5
Consumer Reviews ( 3 )
Braking
 5.0
Fuel Economy
 2.7
Interior Comfort
 4.7
Acceleration
 3.0
Dependability
 4.0
Handling
 4.7
Ride Quality
 4.3
Overall Rating
 4.0

J.D. Power Rating Legend
Among the Best
5 / 5
Better than Most
4 / 5
About Average
3 / 5
The Rest
2 / 5

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