(4.8) 6 reviews
MSRP: $9,588$22,472
Body Style: Sport Utility
Combined MPG: 14-16
Engine: 300-hp, 5.3-liter V-8 (regular gas)
Drivetrain: 4x4
Seats: 5
2009 Hummer H3

Our Take on the 2009 Hummer H3

Our Take

Hummer introduced its smallest model, the H3, with a five-cylinder engine in 2006, but added the H3 Alpha, a special edition propelled by a 300-horsepower, 5.3-liter V-8, last year. For 2009, a new pickup truck version of the H3, dubbed H3T, debuts. Based on price alone, the H3 competes with the... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Structure lacks rigidity
  • Modest acceleration (base engine)
  • Fuel economy
  • Rear visibility

Notable Features

  • New H3T pickup truck for 2009
  • Inline-five-cylinder or V-8
  • Manual or automatic
  • Side curtain airbags
  • Standard stability system

3 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.


It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.