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2005 Hummer H2

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$5,845 — $33,761 USED
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Sport Utility
5 Seats
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Overview

Is this the car for you?

The Good

  • Smaller than H1
  • More civilized than H1
  • Steering feel
  • Seat comfort
  • Resale value

The Bad

  • Exterior dimensions
  • Fuel economy
  • Step-up height
  • Taut (though tolerable) ride

What to Know

about the 2005 Hummer H2
  • 325-hp, 6.0-liter V-8
  • Full-time 4WD
  • New H2 SUT model
  • Strong offroad capability

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2005 Hummer H2 Review

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

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Vehicle Overview
A significantly different breed of Hummer arrived as a 2003 model. Using the same design as Chevrolet’s Tahoe and Suburban full-size sport utility vehicles, the H2 is 5.3 inches narrower than Hummer’s H1 model. Instead of seating four people like the H1, the less costly H2 holds up to five and promises an easier ride and more creature comforts.

The H2’s 6.0-liter V-8 has gained power and torque for the 2005 model year; it’s now rated at 325 horsepower and 365 pounds-feet of torque. Medium Wheat-colored leather seating is now standard. A new Luxury interior is available. Also joining the options list are a stainless-steel brushguard and a touchscreen navigation system. General Motors’ Gen 6 OnStar communication system has analog and digital coverage and upgraded hands-free capabilities.

A Hummer H2 SUT variant has debuted for 2005. Considered a crossover model, the SUT features the passenger cabin of an SUV and a small pickup truck bed instead of a closed cargo area.

GM has owned the marketing rights to the Hummer brand since 1999. Hummers are built in Indiana by AM General and are sold by GM dealers.
(Skip to details on the: H2 SUT)

Exterior
Styling cues like giant tires and side latches on the hood of the H2 are similar to those on the H1. The ladder-type frame uses hydroformed components. Underbody protection includes skid plates, a fuel-tank shield, chassis-bolted rocker panel protectors and a protective shield for the optional...

Vehicle Overview
A significantly different breed of Hummer arrived as a 2003 model. Using the same design as Chevrolet’s Tahoe and Suburban full-size sport utility vehicles, the H2 is 5.3 inches narrower than Hummer’s H1 model. Instead of seating four people like the H1, the less costly H2 holds up to five and promises an easier ride and more creature comforts.

The H2’s 6.0-liter V-8 has gained power and torque for the 2005 model year; it’s now rated at 325 horsepower and 365 pounds-feet of torque. Medium Wheat-colored leather seating is now standard. A new Luxury interior is available. Also joining the options list are a stainless-steel brushguard and a touchscreen navigation system. General Motors’ Gen 6 OnStar communication system has analog and digital coverage and upgraded hands-free capabilities.

A Hummer H2 SUT variant has debuted for 2005. Considered a crossover model, the SUT features the passenger cabin of an SUV and a small pickup truck bed instead of a closed cargo area.

GM has owned the marketing rights to the Hummer brand since 1999. Hummers are built in Indiana by AM General and are sold by GM dealers.
(Skip to details on the: H2 SUT)

Exterior
Styling cues like giant tires and side latches on the hood of the H2 are similar to those on the H1. The ladder-type frame uses hydroformed components. Underbody protection includes skid plates, a fuel-tank shield, chassis-bolted rocker panel protectors and a protective shield for the optional onboard air compressor.

The H2’s 122.8-inch wheelbase is nearly 7 inches longer than the Tahoe’s. The wheels are positioned at the extreme corners, and the H2 has a 69.4-inch track width. High approach and departure angles permit driving directly into a hole and out again.

Various accessories, including a roof rack, tubular assist steps and roof-mounted lamps, can be installed. A self-leveling air suspension is available.

Interior
Up to six occupants can fit inside the H2 SUV when it’s equipped with the optional folding/removable one-place third-row seat; otherwise, maximum seating capacity is five. The 60/40-split second-row seats fold down. Eight-way power adjustment with a memory feature for the driver’s seat is standard. Front and rear heated leather seats are standard. Dual-zone automatic temperature control and a Bose cassette/CD audio system with Radio Data System technology are standard.

Under the Hood
Rather than a high-torque turbo-diesel engine like the one in the H1, the H2 gets a 6.0-liter Vortec gasoline V-8 that cranks out 325 hp and 365 pounds-feet of torque. The four-speed-automatic transmission incorporates a Tow-Haul mode.

The BorgWarner four-wheel-drive system includes a Low range. It provides a 40/60-percent front/rear torque split in High Open mode, which changes to 50/50 percent when the transfer-case differential is locked. Five four-wheel-drive modes are controlled electronically. A 33-1 crawl ratio is available for serious rock climbing.

Safety
Antilock brakes with traction control are standard. Side-impact airbags are not available.

Driving Impressions
Far more civilized than the Hummer H1, the H2 driving experience is like that of other large SUVs. Handling qualities aren’t bad, and the H2 has good steering feel and feedback.

The H2 rides more tautly than most vehicles, but it’s tolerable even for ordinary motoring. Acceleration is reasonably vigorous. You need to climb up to get inside, but this SUV is fairly comfortable. Storage space includes a large console.

H2 SUT
To create the new SUT variant, Hummer engineers replaced the H2 SUV’s covered cargo area with a short cargo box. The cargo box is 34.7 inches long and measures 47.3 inches between the wheels. The SUT’s midgate has an express-down feature for its glass window. Folding the midgate along with the rear seat adds an additional 3 feet to the cargo box length. A lockable hard tonneau cover and a rubber cargo-bed mat are available. The H2 SUT is 203.5 inches long overall and rides on 17-inch aluminum wheels. Most specifications are identical to those of the H2 SUV. Back to top

Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

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Exterior Styling
(4.6)
Performance
(4.1)
Interior Design
(4.2)
Comfort
(4.4)
Reliability
(4.3)
Value For The Money
(4.0)

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(5.0)

My dream truck

by Hotrod from Douglasville Georgia on August 25, 2019

My wife had me thinking I was just going to look at a few hummer2 so I really wasn’t up for because I didn’t just want to look I wanted to drive off in one so took the ride anyway so we got to Atlanta... Read full review

(5.0)

Most exciting truck I've ever driven!

by Big E from Tampa,Fl on January 8, 2019

This vehicle is built to withstand Hurricanes! Trust me! I drove it through Hurricane Irma and pulled other trucks out of sticky situations with ease! Read full review

Safety

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Recalls

The 2005 Hummer H2 currently has 0 recalls


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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The H2 received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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