HUMMER H2, H3 round out top three in Edmunds top 10 off road vehicles

Tue, Mar 18, 2008

Hummer News

2008 Hummer Lineup H2 H3 SUT ranked the top 10 four-wheel-drive vehicles for ‘off-highway’ use, and the 2008 HUMMER H2 and H3 models fared well, taking 2nd and 3rd respectively. The Dodge Ram 2500 Power-Wagon took the top prize – which comes standard with front and rear locking differentials, specialized shocks, and a 12,000 pound winch. Here’s what Edmunds had to say about the HUMMER H2 and H3.

HUMMER H2: Ever since the discontinuation of the H1, Hummer’s H2 has had to stand in as the brand’s flagship vehicle. Happily, this full-size and distinctively styled SUV is easily up to the task of representing the image of Hummer, offering a rugged frame, short overhangs and plenty of ground clearance. The 2008 H2 is the best version yet thanks to a new 393-horsepower V8 and an improved interior design.

HUMMER H3: When it comes to Hummer, even the runt of the litter, the H3, is still pretty tough. Off-road, the vehicle’s big approach and departure angles, tidy dimensions and standard four-wheel drive are all beneficial. For 2008, there’s also an available 300-hp V8 as part of the new H3 Alpha trim level. The H3 is at its off-roading best when it’s equipped with the Adventure package; this includes off-road tires and suspension, a specialized transfer case and a locking rear differential.

We’ll see how well the 2009 HUMMER H3 stands up to next year’s rankings, since adventure models will be equipped with a standard front locking differential – a first for H3.

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