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2008 Hummer H2

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About the 2008 Hummer H2

Hummer H2 is big and beefy, a full-size SUV with front engine placement and 4-wheel drive for plenty of off-road capability, while still remaining more practical than some other military-type vehicles. It is easy to customize to your own needs through factory options or dealer accessories. Being big and beefy does have a few drawbacks, like mileage numbers of 9 to 11 mpg. A larger shape can also create some parking maneuverability, height problems, and blind spots from some viewing angles. H2 is roomy enough to seat 5 adults, but does not have an abundance of cargo space. MSRP for the Hummer H2 started at $63,090.

Being big and built for tough terrain, the Hummer H2 has some advantages, like a ground clearance height of 9.7. It can accomplish a 42-degree approach and 38-degree departure angles. The underbody is protected so the H2 can manage trekking over all sorts of difficult terrain. It may have a little difficulty getting around tight trail situations, due to its width. There are options for a third row of seating or second row captain's chairs. The H2 was assembled from 2002 through 2009, at a custom built plant in Mishawaka, Indiana, in the U.S., and in Jakarta, Indonesia.

When the Hummer H2 was introduced in 2003, it had a 6.0-liter V8 engine producing 316 horsepower with 350 pound-feet of torque and a 4-speed transmission. With development, engine size grew to a 6.2-liter V8 with 393 horsepower, teamed with a 6-speed automatic transmission. It has the body style of a 4-door crew cab truck or 4-door SUV, with a curb weight of 8,614 pounds. The final frame assembly for Hummer H2 is constructed from three parts. The off-road master can climb a 60% upgrade, hold on a 40% side slope, and climb a 16-inch vertical wall. The H2 can tow up to 8,200 pounds and drive through 24 inches of water at 5 mph.

The H2 interior is outfitted with an Infotainment center, Bose audio system, and OnStar services. Standard features on H2 include air conditioning that has a tri-zone climate control system, cruise control, heated front and rear seats, and 8-way power front seats. It has a steering wheel with radio controls built in, 6-disc CD changer, compass, outside-temperature indicator, and 2008 and 2009 models have remote engine start. The upholstery is leather. This is a luxury SUV, but, in recent years, resale value has shown rapid depreciation.

Hummer H2 sales peaked with 34,529 units sold in 2003 and with 33,140 units in 2005. This vehicle was honored with being nominated for "North American Truck of the Year" in 2003. For 2009, Hummer created a special Black Chrome Limited Edition of the H2. Some conversion options are possible, including a Hummer limousine model. Other options for the H2 include a power sunroof, DVD entertainment system, and adjustable rear suspension. Viewing behind the H2 can be improved with a rear-view camera. In 2008, the base MSRP for H2 was $52,286. ... View more

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