We've Been to Hell and Back
We've just returned from our little trip to Hell, and it wasn't so bad in the H3T. We'll put together the long review and video over the next week or so, so stay tuned for more info on this drive.
It's difficult to imagine a more capable factory off-road pickup than the Hummer H3T. With front and rear electronic locking differentials, a 5.3-liter V8 and a footprint that places it somewhere in between mid-size and full-size pickups, Hummer has created a class all its own. This is the truck for serious rock hounds who work their truck hard during the week and even harder on the weekends. Jeep and Suzuki wish they had this truck.
The Dodge Power Wagon is a worthy rival, but it would have been difficult or impossible to navigate the Ram through some of the sticky cramped trails the H3T conquered.
V8 engine and minimal electronic nannies to babysit and distract through rough spots. The 4:1 gear reduction in 4-Lo enables the H3T to crawl over gotchas without the need for brakes, freeing the driver to identify and navigate the best path on the trail. It takes getting used to, but once you do you'll be thankful for the convenience.
V8 engine and four-speed transmission. While it easily beat Moab's rocky trails, it's going to be difficult for the H3T to rack up big sales wins in a rocky economy. Are house poor truck buyers going to want a purpose-built off-roader when fuel prices are on their way to $4.00/gallon? We wish it had GM's new V6 GDI engine today. Yes, you read correctly. The Hummer H3 family will receive the 3.6-liter V6 gasoline direct injection motor in the not too distant future, but no specific date was given.
Hummer H3T on 'Tip Over Challenge'. Both front and rear lockers were engaged.