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Body style: SUV (Sports Utility Vehicle)
Segment: Medium SUV

It was the most powerful version of the, otherwise unwanted, Hummer H3, and it was introduced in 2007 as a 2008 model at the New York Auto Show.

Born on the battlefield, the Hummer brand evolved toward civilian use. While the H1 remained the most appreciated version, the carmaker tried to offer smaller vehicles to be used in normal traffic. The H3 was the smallest-sized Hummer, even though it was a big vehicle.

The H3 was based on the same chassis as the Chevrolet Colorado/Isuzu D-Max. The bodywork was massive, tall, with straight surfaces and small windows that resembled the army's armored troop carriers. Its flared fenders, both front, and rear amplified the tough image of the car. For the Alpha version, the carmaker installed chromed badges in the back and 16" chrome wheels. A special package was available as an option. It included bright roof crossbows, a chrome fuel door, a body-color grille, and a unique spare tire cover, tires, wheels, center cap, and a brush guard.

The interior was similar to other H3 models, and it was enhanced for the 2008 model-year. The child safety locks were easier to use. Hummer installed new switches for the windows and standard head curtain side airbags to offer more comfort and safety for its customers. Hummer offered a rear-view camera that displayed the image on the nav-sat screen for the infotainment system on the options list.

Under the hood, the H3 Alpha featured a 5.3-liter V8 paired to a 4-speed automatic gearbox. Since it was built to be the most powerful in its stable, it featured a different, 4.10:1 axle ratio.

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HUMMER H3 Alpha 2007 - 2010
  1 gasoline engine
  • 5.3L V8 4AT (305 HP)
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HUMMER H3 Alpha Brochure (US)

HUMMER H3 Alpha 5.3L V8 4AT (305 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  5.3L V8 4AT (305 HP)
Cylinders
V8
Displacement
5328 cm3
Power
224 KW @ 5200 RPM
305 HP @ 5200 RPM
300 BHP @ 5200 RPM
Torque
320 lb-ft @ 4000 RPM
434 Nm @ 4000 RPM
Fuel System
Electronic Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
99 mph (159 km/h)
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
All Wheel Drive
Gearbox
4-Speed automatic
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Ventilated Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
P265/75R16
DIMENSIONS
Length
186.7 in (4742 mm)
Width
85.5 in (2172 mm)
Height
74.5 in (1892 mm)
Front/rear Track
65/65.5 in (1,651/1,664 mm)
Wheelbase
111.9 in (2842 mm)
Ground Clearance
8.5 in (216 mm)
Cargo Volume
29.5 cuFT (835 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.55
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
4467 lbs (2026 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
6014 lbs (2728 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
13 mpg US (18.1 L/100Km)
Highway
16 mpg US (14.7 L/100Km)
Combined
14 mpg US (16.8 L/100Km)
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