This 2006 Hummer H3 mid-sized, five-passenger sport utility vehicle carries the military-inspired design cues and amazing off-road capabilities of the Hummer H1 and H2. The H3 provides the level of equipment that luxury-vehicle buyers expect.
Equipped with a 3.5-liter, inline five-cylinder engine generates 220 horsepower, is rated at 19 mpg and 16 mpg in city equipped with a four-speed automatic. Cloth-covered Black seating for five with manual lumbar adjustment for the front seats and a second-row seat that is split 60/40 and can be folded down to expand the cargo floor. Tilt-adjustable steering column, Power Windows and Locks, Remote Keyless entry, Cruise Control, Air Conditioning, Alpine Audio System with CD player, DVD Players in Rear Headrests, Power Moon Roof, Off-road Suspension and Locking Rear Differential with Stability Control, Trailer Tow Package, Luggage Rack, Electronic rearview mirror with temperature, compass and OnStar telematics system, full-size spare tire mounted on the back of the rear door. A hydraulic strut eases the opening and closing this tire-carrying door, which is hinged on the driver’s side and thus can be loaded from curbside in parallel parking situations.
Safety features that come standard include antilock brakes (ABS), traction control, frontal and side-impact airbags (torso protection) for the driver and front-seat passenger, and a tire-pressure monitoring system with StabiliTrak anti-spin technology. Comfortable for highway driving yet supportive for the severe off-road conditions with off-road suspension and locking rear differential and stability control.
This H3 delivers serious off-road capability. But it also offers comfortable and quiet performance on the highway and is as capable at squeezing into tight parking spaces as it is picking its way over boulders on The Rubicon Trail. It’s an impressive balance.