Hummer H3 is a heavy SUV, first introduced in the year 2006. It shares its basic design with GMC Canyon and Chevrolet Colorado compact pickup trucks.
It is offered as a mid-size pickup truck, H3T or as mid-sized SUV, H3.
Hummer used to be the brand of rich and famous, until the company decided to revamp it; the end result was the birth of Hummer H3.
H3 is the same power and testosterone as that of the bigger H2 and H1, but at a more affordable price. However, the fact can’t be ignored that the model was consciously made more compact to scale down the price tag. Having said that, it’s worth mentioning that the power, comfort, and handling remained the same as before.
2006 Hummer H3
2006 saw the dawn of Hummer H3 and it was a brand new model. It was offered in only one base trim.
The initial version of Hummer H3, for the year 2006 came with a modest 3.5 liter inline engine that offered a horsepower of 220 hp, which was really appreciated considering it was a Hummer creation.
2007 Hummer H3
To address the power issues, Hummer boosted the engine in 2007 and a 3.7L engine debuted for this year, which cranked a horsepower of 242 hp.
The year of 2007 witnessed major changes in the model with a noticeable boost in the engine and inclusion of a brand new H3X trim. Stability control became standard, and the interior and exteriors got revamped too with chrome wheels and brush guard, unique colors and brand new interior finish.
2008 Hummer H3
The year 2008 brought more power and muscles to Hummer H3. A brand new power packed 5.3 liter V8 engine was introduced, which pumped 300 hp and generated a torque of 320 lb-ft.
The fuel economy of H3 remained more or less unaltered over the years. It is known to offer a city limit mileage of 14 mpg and highway mileage of 18 mpg.
The extra “Alpha” trim was added to the line-up in 2008 and once again the engine power was improved, while side curtain airbags and rear-view camera became standard this year.
2009 Hummer H3
The trend of a new trim continued in 2009 with inclusion of H3T pick up model, and it received more functional changes this year with Bluetooth, hill – start assist and front locking differential going standard.
The MSRP of 2006 H3 was tagged at $15,302, while in 2007 the MSRP of H3X went up to $20,272.
With the inclusion of Alpha trim, the costliest H3 version was sold at MSRP of $25, 914.
With upgrades for 2009, H3X became the costliest model in the line-up with an MSRP of $29,351.
2010 Hummer H3
The year 2010 saw minimal changes, as the front bumper got a color change from dark gray to silver, and the V8 engine gained flexible fuel capability.
The powertrain and drivetrain remained pretty much the same, and gas economy too practically remained unchanged too.
Interior and exterior did get upgraded to a certain extent but you won’t see any drastic difference in the outlook. The MSRP of 2010 H3 starts at $27,707 and goes up to $34,439.
Hummer H3 has actually brought the brand of Hummer to common masses. It is the ultimate dream of adventure seekers and those who live their dream while cruising off – road.