2009 Hummer H3

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4 reviews
Available Price Range $10,802-$24,334 Trims3 Combined MPG 14-16 Seats 5

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 ne... 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


Our Expert Reviews

Editor's note: This review was written in September 2007 about the 2008 Hummer H3. Little of substance has changed with this year's model. To see what's new for 2009, click here, or check out a side-by-side comparison of the two model years.Ever since it debuted for the 2006 model year, Hummer's H3 has been one of the toughest-looking SUVs around, while its engine offerings ... Read Full Review

Consumer Reviews

4.8 out of 5

Based on 4 reviews

hummer h3

by libertoski11 from wakefield mi on October 20, 2011

awesome vehicle its just too bad they stopped making them!!! a lot better gas mileage than claimed i can get around 20 mpg on highway will go anywhere! and the looks of this car are incredible!

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.


Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 2 recalls for this car.

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Warranty Coverage





Roadside Assistance Coverage


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

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Warranties Explained


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.


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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