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#7 - Hummer H3

The Hummer H3 makes it into the final round of the search for the true off-roader.

by Steve

HUMMER H3— In the last few years, Hummer has decided to shrink their vehicle and came out with two new Hummers. The latest and smallest one, the H3 made the list.

It was as if the guys at Hummer said, oops, I guess the H2 isn’t as off-road worthy as we thought, and then said, ok, here is the H3.

The H3 Adventure package is for off-roading with its bigger tires, skid plates, and low gear range. The one draw back and complaint is that the vehicle is a little too heavy for the motor, thus decreasing the amount of power reserved for moving it. But aside from the complaints, it has still proved itself a capable contender.


Outdoor Basics

Model Specifications
Make Hummer
Model H3 Adventure Package
Seating Capacity 5
Standard 4WD Full-time 2 speed electronically controlled
Standard Engine Vortec 3500 3.5L
Base Price $30,875
Ground Clearance 8.5 inches
Approach Angle 37.5
Departure Angle 35.5
Axel Ratio 4.03:1
Standard Off-road Features

Traction Control System
Locking electronic rear differential
LT285/75R16C on-road/off-road tires
Independent front suspension
Mulit-leaf dual stage semi-elliptic leaf spring rear suspension
Underbody protection
Tire pressure monitoring system
Front and rear recovery hooks
Fording Capability: 24 inches

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