Maybe if I didnt own a H2 before, I would rate the H3 better. It does however drives very well in the snow. The H2 is 10x better.
2007 Hummer H3
2007 Hummer H3LS3CAM - SoCal Mountains03/13/2011
It is sure a shame that GM had to shed the Hummer brand. The H3 is one of the most capable 4X4s ever. The wife and I needed to add and additional vehicle to our household. It had to be either a truck or SUV, and had to be four wheel drive. We live in the SoCal Mountains and get quite a bit of snow in the winter. The H3 is full time four wheel drive with four wheel lock and four-low lock. The inline 5 cylinder engine provides decent power and fuel economy. It has plenty of room inside for all of the kid's baseball and football equipment. It is the perfect size! Not too big and not too small. I would highly recommend this vehicle to anyone needing a mid-size 4X4 vehicle.
Too Bad They Are Gone
2008 Hummer H3gpdfinest - Sarasota,Fl.06/21/2011
I love the look of the Hummer H3. It just has a great presence. However, that said, engineering wise they didn't do a great job. For instance, I have heated seats and they repeatedly go on when getting into the vehicle, both driver and passenger sides. Also, the metal whip antenna hits low hanging branches often. This is an off-road vehicle so why have that extra interferrence. The Typhoon radio is awesome with a separate sub-woofer but they didn't include an i-pod interface or even a play connection. The vehicle is heavy yet it corners unbelievably and has a great turning radius. Gas mileage is no worse than say a Jeep. About 14-15 mpg around town. Havn't check highway trip mileage yet. The engine is sluggish but then I didn't buy it for performance.
Overall, with the exceptions noted, the H3 has been very good. No issues so far. Luckily still under full warranty for peace of mind. Too bad they (GM) didn't have the time to let the engineering evolve.
They’re big. They’re bold. They’re kinda in your face. Tall pickup trucks and SUVs have the kind of ride height that gets you over, through, and around the kind of rough terrain which stops other vehicles in their tracks. If you live in a place with lots of snow, mud, or uneven ground, ride height (defined as the distance between the bottom of your truck’s tires and the lowest point on the underside) is probably more important to you than road-hugging and handling characteristics and strong fuel efficiency.