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2009 Hummer H2 vs. 2008 Hummer H3

To start off, 2009 Hummer H2 is newer by 1 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2008 Hummer H3. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2008 Hummer H3 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 151 more horse power than 2008 Hummer H3. (242 HP @ 5600 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2009 Hummer H2 should accelerate faster than 2008 Hummer H3. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2009 Hummer H2 weights approximately 671 kg more than 2008 Hummer H3. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Both vehicles are four wheel drive (4WD) - it offers better handling, traction, and control in all driving conditions compared with front wheel drive or rear wheel drive vehicles. 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 236 more torque (in Nm) than 2008 Hummer H3. (328 Nm @ 4600 RPM). This means 2009 Hummer H2 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2008 Hummer H3. 2009 Hummer H2 has automatic transmission and 2008 Hummer H3 has manual transmission. 2008 Hummer H3 will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2009 Hummer H2 will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Hummer H2 2008 Hummer H3
Make Hummer Hummer
Model H2 H3
Year Released 2009 2008
Body Type SUV SUV
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 6199 cc 3653 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 5 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 393 HP 242 HP
Engine RPM 5700 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 564 Nm 328 Nm
Torque RPM 4300 RPM 4600 RPM
Drive Type 4WD 4WD
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 2903 kg 2232 kg
Vehicle Length 4830 mm 4750 mm
Vehicle Width 2070 mm 1900 mm
Vehicle Height 2020 mm 1860 mm
Wheelbase Size 3130 mm 2850 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 15.7 L/100km 15.7 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 121 L 87 L


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