Hummer H3 Auto Transport Estimate
Back when the Hummer H1 still had its pride, no one would have guessed that years later the H3 would be selling for $29,500. It seems that this is a decent and obtainable selling price given that sales have been strong, with the 33,140 sold in 2005 making up 58% of Hummer's total sales for the year. During the first two months of 2006, 8,071 H3s were sold, 74% of all Hummer sales. The Hummer H3 is the smallest of the three Hummer models, and though the H3 concept car was a pickup truck, the final vehicle is a conventional SUV. It is based on the GMT355 platform, which underpins the Chevrolet Colorado and the GMC Canyon pickup trucks. The H3 is built at GM's Shreveport, Louisiana factory but that plant does not produce the export models. Export versions will be produced at the General Motors South Africa facility in Struandale, Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Since it is rated at less than 8500 lb, Hummer is required to provide official fuel economy ratings. It is rated at about 16-mpg in the city and 19-mpg highway with the automatic or 20-mpg highway with the manual. While the Hummer H2 will plow through 20 inches (0.5 m) of water, the H3 can handle 24 inches (0.6 m) of water. Additionally, the H3 is the only vehicle in its class to have a 2-speed transfer case as standard. The H3 uses the 3.7 L Atlas straight-5 engine, which is the same engine that is used in the Chevrolet Colorado and the GMC Canyon pickup trucks. It is available with a 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic transmission that includes GM's Stabilitrak vehicle stability control. Its 111.9 in wheelbase is 1.1 in shorter than the GMT360 SUVs. It also includes an electronically controlled dual-speed transfer case and electronic locking differential. In 2007, a new Atlas straight-5 engine was introduced at 3.7 liters, and makes 242 hp.