• (4.7) 26 reviews
  • MSRP: $9,071$21,691
  • Body Style: Sport Utility
  • Combined MPG: 14-15
  • Engine: 300-hp, 5.3-liter V-8 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: 4x4
  • Seats: 5
2008 Hummer H3

Our Take on the 2008 Hummer H3

Hummer introduced its smallest model, the H3, with a five-cylinder engine in 2006, and the timing couldn't have been better. Gas prices were rising and among the most volatile on record. Still, everyone knew the truck needed more power. Even though the 2007 model received a small boost from ... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Structure lacks rigidity
  • Modest acceleration (base engine)
  • Rear visibility
  • Driver's seat height adjustment optional
  • Modest base towing capacity

Notable Features

  • H3 Alpha with 300-hp V-8
  • Curtain airbags now standard
  • Stability system now standard
  • Vortec 3.7-liter inline-five-cylinder
  • Manual or automatic
  • Rocker guards

2008 Hummer H3 Reviews

Cars.com Expert Reviews

It has the same styling as its big brother, an SUV with a long, flat roof that looks as if it tried to make it under a bridge at top speed but failed.It also has the same seven-slot chrome grille, which, when viewed head on, appears to smirk at the world through giant braces. Sharply defined wheel arches housing oversized 32-inch all-terrain radials and a tow hook leave little doubt this bad bo... Read full review for the 2008 Hummer H 3

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Consumer Reviews

4.7

Average based on 26 reviews

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Great vehicle

by Alpha driver from Arkansas on January 23, 2011

This is the best SUV I have owned. I drive the Alpha model that has the 5.3 V8. That is the only H3 I would want. All of the others I test drove were so under powered. The 5.3 pulls great. I leveled t... Read Full Review

3 Trim Levels Available

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2008 Hummer H3 Safety Ratings

Crash-Test Reports

IIHS Ratings

Based on Hummer H3 Alpha

Head Restraints and Seats
P
Moderate overlap front
M
Side
A

IIHS Ratings

Based on Hummer H3 Alpha

G Good
A Acceptable
M Marginal
P Poor

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
P
Overall Rear
P
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
A

Moderate overlap front

Chest
G
Head/Neck
G
Left Leg/Foot
G
Overall Front
M
Restraints
G
Right Leg/Foot
P
Structure/safety cage
G

Side

Driver Head Protection
G
Driver Head and Neck
G
Driver Pelvis/Leg
G
Driver Torso
M
Overall Side
A
Rear Passenger Head Protection
G
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
G
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
G
Rear Passenger Torso
G
Structure/safety cage
A
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers. IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal or poor based on performance in high-speed front and side crash tests. IIHS also evaluates seat/head restraints for protection against neck injuries in rear impacts.

Recalls

There are currently 2 recalls for this car.


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Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $4,100 per year.

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Warranty Coverage

Bumper-to-Bumper

48mo/50,000mi

Powertrain

60mo/100,000mi

Roadside Assistance Coverage

60mo/100,000mi

What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained

Bumper-to-Bumper

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.

Powertrain

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.

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).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

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.

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