From the years 2005 to 2010 the Hummer H3 presents itself as a powerful SUV that can off-road with the best of them; Strike that, it can off-road better than the best of them. Every variation of this SUV comes with four-door and seats five passengers. Although its power was and still is nothing to roll your eyes at, it was known to be the most compact of all Hummer previous models. When it comes to a used Hummer H3 for sale, this series is made for both the adventurous and lavish soul.
Hummer is a vehicle brand that started out as a product of AM General and was purchased by Generals Motors. After GM took control in 1998 they used the Hummer name to create the military-inspired Hummer H1 in 1992 followed by the smaller more civilian-friendly Hummer H2 in 2002, and the Hummer H3 in 2005. This really speaks to GM’s manufacturing efficiency in how their vehicles are released in such a straightforward manner. Sadly, in 2010 Hummers where put under economic pressure and as inventory harshly depleted the last new Hummer H3 was driven off the lot on May 24, 2010. It was almost saved by a Chinese manufacturer, but the commerce forced them to withdraw the bid.
Even though Hummers are no longer being made shiny and new, you can still see them boldly ornamenting the lots of some of the highest quality dealers such as us at McCluskey Auto. A used Hummer H3 for sale is all about performance, quality, and dependability.
The first two model years of the Hummer H3 were all about mastering power output and gathering a reasonable civilian fan base. The off-road capability and bold style won people over quickly, but improvements were always necessary.
Priced anywhere from $6,000 to $14,000 these days depending on condition, the 2006 Hummer H3 was the very first to hit the streets in the series at a starting price of $28,935. The standard engine for this model was a 3.5L 5-cylinder engine with an average of 220 hp and 3,000 pounds of towing capacity. It only came with one trim, the base trim, which included eight exterior colors including a cool Shadow Green and vibrant Yellow. This trim automatically comes with the all-wheel drive to take on any road.
In the 2007 model year, a used Hummer H3 for sale should be in the price range of $7,000 to $16,000, but new it could have gotten up to $40,000. To address issues of being underpowered in the 2006 model, the engine grew to a 3.7L 5-cylinder with 5-speed manual transmission and 242hp. This was a significant improvement for Hummer enthusiasts looking for that extra boost of power and capability. The 4×4 system is at its best, and the two trim options increase your choices. The base and H3X are both top options, but the H3X offers two additional exterior colors to introduce Dessert Orange and Sonoma Red as well as seven speakers, heated seats, and chrome wheels.
A 2008 Hummer H3 used will go for anything from $7,000 to $20,000. Pumping the power up another notch, this model year brought on even more powerful 5.3L V8 engine with 300 hp and a 4-speed automatic transmission. This engine is standard with its Alpha trim, which is the newest addition and highest level of the three offered by the 2008 Hummer H3. The Base and H3X trims are still in practice. To further enhance its capabilities, the towing capacity for the 2008 Hummer H3 doubled to 6,000 pounds. The 2008 edition of the H3 only proved how dedicated Hummer is to constant improvement for its loyal fan-base.
The end years of the Hummer H3 introduced some unique changes including the HT3 pickup edition. Both the 2009 and 2010 really focused on integrating new trims and a higher quality expectation. In the end, the Hummer H3 went down with pride, and getting a used Hummer H3 for sale while you can will always be well worth the investment.
For the 2009 model year, a used Hummer H3 for sale will go for anything from $8,000 to $25,000 depending on trim, features, and the condition of the vehicle. The engines are generally the same, except the standard 3.7L 5-cylinder engine now contains 229hp while the V8 options still hold 300hp. It also still offers a quality 4-speed automatic transmission. The more significant change to this model year is the introduction of the H3T, which offered the unique pickup truck version of this model. The trims are still limited to the Base, H3X, and Alpha options, except now the Alpha, is less expensive than the H3X. Interested buyers looking for a 2009 Hummer H3 for sale, may come across some with bright red interiors as was available in this model year as an additional option to the standard Ebony and Light Cashmere interior color options. As with previous model years, there are several exterior color options ranging from bright, standout colors to classic, soft colors.
Overall, between the addition of the H3T and the change to the trim levels, this model year was more focused on appealing to a wider audience.
The 2010 Hummer H3 used will cost anything from $11,000 to $26,000 and continues with the choice between the SUV and H3T pickup edition. The 2010 H3 is all about luxury and adventure; in fact, it even added a Luxury and Adventure edition to its trim selection along with the traditional Base and Alpha level options. The 3.7L 5-cylinder engine with 239 hp is still the standard with the alpha highlighting the 300 hp V8. That being said, the Base and Adventure trims offer 5-speed manual transmission while the Luxury and Alpha offer 4-speed automatic transmission. This is the last Hummer H3 in the series and as such is all about styling and quality. Overall, it was a strong end to an incredibly strong series.