2010 Hummer H2 | new car review
If it’s a big car that you’re after, then you can’t get much bigger than the Hummer H2.
It’s been around since 2003, though was last revised in 2008. With a weight of over 2,900kg, the H2 needs all the power it can get – thankfully, the 6.2-litre V8 is bestowed with 393bhp and a more significant 563Nm of torque.
Although the H2 has impressive off-road credentials, driving it in tricky conditions can sometimes be more of a matter of driving through an obstacle rather than over it. However, with something this tough and brutish it suits the H2’s character rather well.
Despite looking like it’s come off a production line of military vehicles, the H2 actually uses a modified version of the Chevrolet Tahoe’s platform – although it has been beefed up with components from GM’s commercial pickup truck line. Off-road ability is the H2’s main focus, therefore you may find it rather uncomfortable on a long journey on tarmac. Its sheer size, bulky dimensions and relatively narrow window apertures make it rather difficult to park in shopping mall spaces.
Like the smaller H3, the H2 isn’t the most practical of cars – there’s much less interior space than you might think given its large, boxy dimensions. Space in the rear row of seats is extremely limited and the optional extra two seats that can be placed in the boot area are really only recommended for the smallest of people. Be aware that choosing to fit these extra seats will reduce your luggage carrying abilities significantly.