4WD/AWD, Satellite Radio Ready, Sunroof(s), Tow Hitch, Running Boards, Cruise Control
5 Cylinders, 4WD, 3.7L Engine, Automatic Transmission, 80K Miles, Orange/Black
I LOVE MY H3! I have owned over 25 cars in my lifetime and my Hummer H3 is in the top 5.
I am really enjoying my Hummer H-3. Seating is very comfortable and has superior headroom (I'm 6' 2"). I also like the styling. It turns heads and draws favorable comments practically every time I drive it. Nice interior. The Hummer pulls strong with a trailer. Handling is good too. Mileage around town is 14 mpg, exactly as advertised. Haven't had it on any long trips yet to check the open road mileage but I expect 19 to 20 mpg. It doesn't have a lot of "punch" acceleration from a stop that I had expected from a V-5 engine. However has plenty of power, even when pulling a load uphill. It is in constant 4WD. Would have preferred a 2WD capability that likely would have improved gas mileage. Driving comfort is what you would expect from a vehicle with off road potential, just a tad stiff and bumpy but much better than the Jeep Liberty that it replaced. You can shut the engine off and remove the ignition key while the Hummer is still in gear. Then it will roll forward or backward if you are parked on even a gentle slope. Unless the H-3 has the tow package option you will need to have the vehicle wired for towing electrical connections if desired. There isn't a 7 pin plug connection unless you have the towing package option. Wife loves driving it too. Her usual vehicle is an Accura TL.
Overall, its a great truck! Just a few things to mention... the navigation system in this particular year is a pain. You have to eject your music CD and insert the Map GPS CD for the navigation system to operate. Secondly, There's just a bit too much plastic on the dash... it can sqeek when you're off roading. Just make sure you keep the bolts tight on the dash! And finally, make sure you sit in the back seat... there's surprisingly small leg room. I'm 6'1" and my knees hit the back of the seats, but I never ride in the back of my truck! Also, not much room with a backward facing car seat. Other than that, they're a lot of fun and very comfortable on long trips (if you're not in the back seat, of course!)...