Cars.com's Kelsey Mays walks you through the 2009 Hummer H3T a week before the Chicago Auto Show.
(rock music) Hi, I'm Kelsey Mays for cars.com. We're here a week before the Chicago auto show looking at the 2009 Hummer H3T. And the H3T is based on the H3, which is Hummer's smallest SUV.
Even though this pickup's a lot longer than the regular H3, Hummer promises a lot of the same off-road capabilities. You've got things like an available four to one low range gear ratio for crawling up this Rocky inclines and even available locking front and rear differentials. That means if three out of your four tires are spinning in the mud, you'll still be able to crawl your way through on the one wheel that has traction. Now the extra length makes for a five foot long pickup bed, and that's pretty standard among mid-sized crew cab pickup trucks. And Hummer says there'll be more than a hundred available dealership accessories. So you'll have things like a bed extender, cargo box rails on the side, even a clamp-in for holding bicycles in the C channel rail system. And the backseat was obviously modified for this being a crew cab pickup truck. So headroom, well, there's not quite as much as you might get in the SUV. The seats fold down like so, they don't come up. The cushions don't come up like they do in a, in a Honda Ridgeline or in a Nissan Frontier. Once they come down, you have a flat surface across here. You can load some things in if you need. Now the dashboard and pretty much everything upfront is exactly the same as in the regular H3. So that means it's comfortable, even though it's getting a little bit dated. Now under the hood are two available engines. There's an inline five and there's a larger V8. And if this drives anything like the regular H3, you're going to want to upgrade to the V8. You're also going to want a credit card that gives you lots of bonus points at your favorite gas station. With this orangish paint and these gigantic wheels. This car looks pretty good. We're hoping it drives as well as it looks. And we'll let you know once we find that out. <v Speaker>For additional information on this car or any other go to cars.com and our blog kickingtires.