The only engine offered is a five-cylinder 3.7-litre petrol that puts out 241bhp. This doesn’t like to be worked and really struggles to overcome the hefty kerb weight. Encounter even a moderate incline on the motorway and you’ll have to change down, while at lower speeds you seem to be constantly swapping cogs. A five-speed manual gearbox is standard and a four-speed automatic an option.
Hummer H3 4x4 ride & handling
In the mud the H3 is almost unstoppable, but it’s no match for rival 4x4s on Tarmac. The ride is jiggly and unsettled at all speeds, it shimmies worryingly if you hit a mid-corner bump and there’s enough body roll to make passengers feel queasy. The steering is numb and slow to react, too.
Hummer H3 4x4 refinement
This is another area where the H3 falls short, with the engine again the main culprit. It sounds coarse whenever you touch the accelerator and constantly sends vibrations through the pedals and floor of the car. Wind noise can also be heard rushing down the flanks, but the solid body does a good job of shutting out road noise.