The 2009 Hummer H3T is classified as a sport utility truck - a combination SUV/pickup that features a 5-passenger crew cab with four doors and plenty of interior space. MSRPs range from $30,750 up to $36,015 - surprisingly less than many people expect when discussing the Hummer name. Although not specifically designed for such, the H3T can tow up to 4000 pounds and haul 1090. Fuel efficiency has been improved over the years and now is rated at 14/18 mpg city/highway.
The bed is only 5 feet long, but again, we must remember that these SUTs are not meant for construction work. That doesn't stop it from hauling full plywood sheets though - or 2 separate dirt bikes - or even a snowmobile. They are geared more for style and flash. People definitely like to pimp out their H3Ts - savoring the looks they get when cruising strips across the globe.
There are two trims of Hummer H3T available: the Base and the Alpha - and there's quite a difference between them. The Base trim is powered by a 3.7L 242 hp I5 with a 5-speed manual transmission (optional 4-speed auto) while the Alpha features a 5.7L 300hp V8 with the 4-speed auto transmission standard. The H3T is classified as a mid-sized truck and both trims are all-wheel-driven. In addition, mad traction is derived from standard 32-inch tires, skid shields and even a system for assisting starts on hills. Both front and rear locking differentials accentuate the performance of sport-tuned shock absorbers to deliver a Hummer-smooth ride that is bursting with handling ability.
The 2009 H3T is heavy - 6000 pounds of heavy in fact. Both trims measure 212.7" x 75" x 72.1" (L, W, H) and feature a heighty 9.5" ground clearance. Luxury features like OnStar road assistance, XM Satellite Radio, and BlueTooth controls are standard. Stock safety features include electronic stability and traction control systems, front and side curtain airbags, ABS braking, seat belt pretensioners, tire pressure monitors and a state-of-the-art security system. There are no currently-available NHTSA frontal crash test ratings posted for the H3T.
Then there's that Hummer style - unparalleled by any other vehicle. The H3T is really a stand-alone vehicle. It's difficult to compare it to any other SUV or truck available because it is just so unique. Looking like a cross between a Jeep, a vintage Suburban and something from a futuristic military movie, the 2009 Hummer H3T is without rivals. When you drive a H3T, you have a sense of being special - different. You sit above other vehicles - feeling like you could drive right overtop of them if you took the notion. Of course, the H3T is a solid seller. Buyers sacrifice stellar fuel ratings for that unequaled Hummer pizzazz - and they do it happily.