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2008 Ford Explorer vs. 2009 Hummer H2

To start off, 2009 Hummer H2 is newer by 1 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2008 Ford Explorer. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2008 Ford Explorer would be higher. At 6,199 cc (8 cylinders), 2009 Hummer H2 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2009 Hummer H2 (393 HP @ 5700 RPM) has 183 more horse power than 2008 Ford Explorer. (210 HP @ 5100 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2009 Hummer H2 should accelerate faster than 2008 Ford Explorer. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2009 Hummer H2 weights approximately 826 kg more than 2008 Ford Explorer. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2009 Hummer H2 is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 2008 Ford Explorer. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2009 Hummer H2 will offer significantly more control. With that said, do keep in mind that many other factors such as speed and the wear on your tires can also have significant impact on traction and control. Let's talk about torque, 2009 Hummer H2 (564 Nm @ 4300 RPM) has 220 more torque (in Nm) than 2008 Ford Explorer. (344 Nm @ 3700 RPM). This means 2009 Hummer H2 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2008 Ford Explorer.

Compare all specifications:

2008 Ford Explorer 2009 Hummer H2
Make Ford Hummer
Model Explorer H2
Year Released 2008 2009
Body Type SUV SUV
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 4013 cc 6199 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type V V
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 210 HP 393 HP
Engine RPM 5100 RPM 5700 RPM
Torque 344 Nm 564 Nm
Torque RPM 3700 RPM 4300 RPM
Drive Type Rear 4WD
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 2077 kg 2903 kg
Vehicle Length 5350 mm 4830 mm
Vehicle Width 1880 mm 2070 mm
Vehicle Height 1850 mm 2020 mm
Wheelbase Size 3320 mm 3130 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 14.7 L/100km 15.7 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 85 L 121 L


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