The 2010 Hummer H3
has earned itself the title of being the tiniest family member in the Hummer
clan. It is, however, a surprisingly efficient vehicle. The Hummer H3 is powered by a 239 horsepower, 3.7-liter inline-five engine that is bolted to a four speed automatic transmission or a five speed manual transmission. Engine power makes its way to an electronically shifted two speed four wheel drive system.
The Alpha edition trim, which is engineered for better power and off-road capability, gets a 300 horsepower, 5.3-liter V8 engine. The EPA ratings for the H3 trail behind the Nissan Xterra
, and are stuck at achieving 14/18 city/highway. On the brightside, the H3's V8 power blows the competition out the water with its towing ability of up to 6,000 lbs. The exterior sports a big, bold chrome grille, front and rear tow hooks, and fog lights that give it a highly functional aesthetic, while 16 inch alloy wheels with high profile tires provide lightweight contact patches.
The rugged body is bolted to a sturdy frame, and an off-road package includes an even stronger suspension and electronic locking front and rear differentials. Inside, it has seating for five and includes power front seats across the model line, while the top two models get heated front seats and leather all around. The base utilizes a CD player, and the rest get a six CD changer. Safety features include dual front and two row curtain airbags that protect outboard passengers in a crash, while four wheel antilock brakes and an electronic stability system help prevent impact.