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The 2009 Hummer H3T: Well, You Can’t Knock ‘Em All Outta The Park

Posted in auto industry, GM, Hummer, Trucks by Suzanne Denbow | August 8th, 2008 | Leave a Reply |

Despite a laundry list of innovative ideas and hybrid technologies that GM is unleashing on the market, they seem to be setting themselves up for a pretty spectacular failure with the 2009 Hummer H3T. I’ll admit that I want one though, chiefly because 1.) They’re probably selling for a song, and 2.) You just never know when you might need to drag a house down. Well, plus the fact that a vehicle with a 38.7 degree Approach Angle and a 32.0 Departure Angle really turns me on…

Inarguably a beast, the new Hummer H3T features a GVWR [Gross Vehicle Weight Rating] of 6,100 lbs, a max payload of 1,015 lbs, and a towing capacity of 5,900 lbs [insert Tim Allen’s “Tool Time” grunt here]. A 325 cu in 5.3L V8 engine and a 4-sp automatic transmission produce 300-hp, a number I found surprisingly lacking given the H3T’s overall muscle. Obviously designed for brute strength rather than speed, the Hummer H3T also comes equipped with Hill Hold Assist, a feature that essentially provides for the ability to scale the side of an office building. With a base price of $31,495, even a card-carrying Greenpeace member has to admit that the Hummer H3T boasts a surprising amount of power in such an economic package.

Although, of all the admittedly impressive features the Hummer H3T’s website lists, the EPA fuel estimate is noticeably absent from the H3T’s official webpage. We’re guessing the numbers are similar to the stats on other Hummer models, which would put fuel consumption for the 2009 Hummer H3T at around 16 mpg city/20 hwy. Unfortunately, with specs like those in today’s market, it’s going to take a little more than multi-leaf dual stage springs to carry the Hummer H3T [or any Hummer] through this rough patch.





































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