Used 2008 HUMMER H2 SUV
HUMMER H2 SUV
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2008 HUMMER H2 KBB Expert Review
It would seem the downturn in large
SUV sales, high gas prices and environmental activism hasn't done much to discourage die-hard HUMMER enthusiasts. With the termination of the H1 (the civilian version of the military vehicle), the
2008 HUMMER H2 is now the flagship of the HUMMER line, offering consumers a capable off-road mini-tank with enough visual appeal to satisfy the most egregious attention hound. Truth be told, the H2 is not terribly roomy, nor does it offer much in the way of cargo space, especially with the optional third-row seat in place. If you're looking for a big SUV that is comfortable, roomy and sophisticated, you'd be better served with the new
Chevrolet Tahoe or
You'll Like This Car If...
If you love a bold vehicle that turns heads and makes a big statement, you'll love the 2008 HUMMER H2. Short front and rear overhangs come in handy when off-roading.
You May Not Like This Car If...
Its impressive off-road capabilities notwithstanding, the image-driven H2 demands varying degrees of compromise in areas like utility, efficiency and accessibility when compared with most similarly-sized SUVs.
What's New for 2008
The H2's major interior makeover touts a new dash, upgraded seating and an available split-folding full third-row seat. New standard features include rear air conditioning, electronic stability control, head curtain airbags and a new 6.2-liter V8 engine with a six-speed automatic transmission.
On the open road, the powerful H2 moves right along, seemingly oblivious to the laws of aerodynamics. The big HUMMER is surprisingly stable and the position of the wide 17-inch tires at the vehicle's outermost corners means you get minimal body roll and fairly respectable handling. This accolade, however, must be taken in context, since we are talking about Sport Utility Vehicle handling, not that of a sports car. For off-road adventuring, including steep hill encounters and boulder-climbing, the transfer case can be locked, creating a perfect 50/50 distribution of power. A four-channel anti-lock brake set-up and traction control module help limit wheel-spin on slippery or unstable ground, and can even route power to a single wheel when necessary.
The H2's massive front and rear shields, or "skid plates," look as good as they function.
The new instrument panel design is far more functional and attractive than that of the original H2.
The H2's interior clearly was never meant to see the battlefield. Inside, the H2 has a usable interior with a handsome new dash, contoured bucket seats and redesigned door panels. Interior plastics are greatly improved this year with a noticeable improvement in gap tolerances. Despite its large size, the interior of the H2 is snug in the areas of rear-seat legroom and cargo space. A new optional split-folding third-row seat replaces last year's single-seat option.
The H2 borrows the basic look and feel of the original H1, but pulls it off with a lot more polish. The doors are neatly flush with the rest of the body panels and their hinges are hidden from view. Not all of the H2 parts have been sent to civility school -- the hood features exposed latches, lift handles and fasteners, just like the H1. The H2 foregoes the turbocharged diesel engine in favor of a more traditional gasoline V8, but retains the H1's high ground clearance, huge wheels and tires and short front and rear overhangs.
Notable Standard Equipment
The H2 comes well equipped with a 393-horsepower 6.2-liter V8, full-time four-wheel drive, dual-zone automatic air conditioning, locking rear axle, four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes (ABS), engine oil cooler, rear defroster, 33-gallon fuel tank, illuminated entry, power windows, power locks, automatic headlamps, dual heated power mirrors, auto-dimming mirror, head-curtain airbags, rear air conditioning, XM Satellite Radio, dual eight-way power seats, heated front and second-row seats, skid plates, cruise control, tilt wheel with touch controls, traction control, stability control and a rear wiper/washer.
Notable Optional Equipment
Options for the H2 are numerous and include a brushed-aluminum light bar, spot lights, leather seats, touch-screen navigation, Bose Surround Sound audio, power moonroof, air suspension, split-folding third-row seat, tool kit, rear backup camera, rear-seat DVD entertainment system, remote start, exterior front and rear guards and a number of off-road, luxury and appearance packages.
Under the Hood
The H2's new 6.2-liter V8 engine delivers a 20-percent increase in horsepower over the old 6.0-liter unit. Teamed to a new six-speed automatic, the H2 offers improvements in noise, vibration and harshness as well as fuel economy. Though plenty powerful, if the H2 were fitted with the Chevrolet Tahoe's Active Fuel Management system it might deliver better fuel economy. Towing capacity increases to 8,200 pounds.
393 horsepower @ 5700 rpm
415 lb.-ft. of torque @ 4300 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: N/A
The 2008 HUMMER H2's Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) starts above $57,000 and, when fully loaded, can reach as high as $69,000. If you want to have a potent bargaining chip in your pocket, be sure to check the Fair Purchase Price, which shows the typical transaction price the H2 is fetching in your area. As for resale, Kelley Blue Book expects the H2 will hold its value fairly well, on par with the Chevrolet Tahoe and much better than the Ford Expedition, Jeep Commander, Infiniti QX56 and Dodge Durango; however, the H2 falls far short of the values set by the Mercedes GL-Class.
HUMMER H2 Consumer Reviews
November 19, 2016
WHAT A RIDE
Just like the add said when it first came out LIKE NOTHING ELSE
April 12, 2016
The best of the Best when it comes to reliability
I have owned my H2 for 11 years and i have almost 21,000 miles. i have -0- rust and never drive it in the snow. When it comes to the...
April 02, 2016
Best vehicle I ever owned
Heart broken I finally have to part with my H2 after 185K miles but all great things must come to an end. Drove it every week from SF...
October 15, 2015
best riding vehicle I own today, so smooth,
My 2003 H2 has just 50,000 miles on it and has NO rust and looks great and rides great. People still give you a second look when driving...
June 20, 2015
Very comfortable to drive
I really have enjoyed owning this vehicle, I bought it brand new & babied it from the beginning
June 10, 2015
Rearended by an 18 wheeler going 70 mph my hummer saved my life .any other vehicle I would been seriously injured or killed , only...
October 08, 2014
Best THING I have ever owned!
Why? It does what it is supposed to do! Powerful, reliable, comfortable, cool looking, aggressive styling, not afraid of bad weather...
August 09, 2014
One of the best vehicles I ever owned-Victory Red!
Can't say enough for this Limited-Edition / Victory Red Hummer H2. Was a darn shame to see em go..........So to me, its a collectors...
March 10, 2014
best vehicle i ever owned
other than gas mileage (although no worse than a standard pickup truck), this is the best vehicle i have ever owned. i have taken it...
February 13, 2014
One of the Best Vehicles on the road today!!!
As the saying goes "if I have to explain it, you wouldn't understand". You have to drive one of these to understand how great a vehicle...