2008 Hummer H2 Review

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Hummer H2

2008 Hummer H2 Review

6.2-liter V8

Horsepower/Torque: 393 hp @ 5700 lb.-ft. @ 4400 rpm

Transmission: automatic with manual

Wheelbase: 122.8 in.

Length/Width/Height: x 81.2 x 79.2 in.

Tires: LT

Cargo volume: 30.7/86.6 cu. ft. row seat backs up/2nd and 3rd row backs down)

Fuel 10.6 mpg test

Fuel 32.0 gal.

Sticker: (includes $900 destination and $8,130 in options)

The Bottom The Hummer H2 is an impressive vehicle, in size and performance. The price is as is the fuel cost. But if you#8217;re for a vehicle that will people when it#8217;s in your driveway, or if you definitely a vehicle that has the off-road of the H2, then this is the vehicle for

However, you can get almost similar from a lot of other vehicles won#8217;t hurt your as much.

There#8217;s no doubt the Hummer H2 is an impressive vehicle. it#8217;s iconic Hummer jumps out at you from wherever you While I#8217;m not a fan of the original H1, which was based on the HMMV vehicle, the H2 is my favorite of the brand.

on the Chevrolet Tahoe platform, a more practical size maintaining a more civilized

Besides its greater civility, the H2 excellent off-road capabilities. It has road clearance for fording four-wheel drive capability, power, excellent approach and angles that make hills easier, and a presence shouts #8220;I can do it#8221; at

For example, the H2 has a 9,7-inch ground with its 17-inch wheels and it has an approach angle of 39.8 and a departure angle of 37.1 (important if hyou#8217;re ascending or steep slopes), and can climb a 60 grade or negotiate a 40 percent slope. It can ford 24 inches of at 5 mph. These are serious numbers.

There#8217;s no doubt the H2 is a Hummer. The classic hood the profile of the vehicle, and the chrome-plated grille (adapted from are all Hummer signatures.

Inside, it#8217;s a different Where the original Hummer few creature comforts, our H2 tester had tan leather seats that the driver and passenger, a dash made sense with and navigation controls that are XM radio (find that in an and room for 7-8 passengers, depending on how they are.

Hummer H2

Under the is a 6.2-liter Vortec V8 from the GM that delivers an impressive 393 which is more than for a vehicle that weighs than three tons. The is a 6-speed automatic with a mode. There are 415 lb.-ft. of and the H2 can tow 8000 pounds.

In order to appreciate the manual mode you use the paddle located behind the wheel on the left side one on the right controls audio But, the steering ratio is enough that you can#8217;t your hands on the wheel in the position to use the paddle correctly. On our hillclimb, whenever we wanted to or downshift, the paddle was usually at the top of where the wheel was located, or at the

So we returned to automatic, which didn#8217;t detract from the that much.

There#8217;s an amount of cargo volume in the With the third row seat up, the H2 has 40 cubic feet of capacity. down the 2nd and 3rd row seat backs and climbs to 86.6 cubic

Our original travel plans to use the H2 to clean out my sister#8217;s house, but we and used a different vehicle. The H2 would have offered us the capacity.

What I didn#8217;t like the H2 was its pitiful fuel economy 10.6 mpg. This was in a normal driving environment of streets with some If we had added a lot more Interstate I#8217;m certain economy have gone up, but not by that

One other relatively minor was related to the size. When I up to my friendly ATM machine, I couldn#8217;t down to push the buttons and get my out. On my next trip, I had to get out of the H2 and actually walk over to get my

Second row seating offers leg and headroom. The third row is better the third row in most SUVs, but it isn#8217;t as comfortable as the front but what did you expect?

Our tester had a line of $63,640, which is a lot if only interested in impressing the That included more $8,100 in options and a hefty destination charge.

Still, the H2 is a vehicle if you want excellent capabilities, good carrying and capacity, civilized interior and traditional Hummer styling.

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