The Jeep Commander has the rugged looks of a HUMMER wannabe and includes a third-row seat and HEMI power; yet with a roomier cabin and mileage well into the teens, the Commander is a much more practical choice.
Lincoln's Navigator also has an upscale look and plenty of luxury options, plus a power-operated third-row seat with real, usable room, but it’s not a good choice for off-roading because of its delicate wheels and running boards.
The Cadillac Escalade is a similar case, with more of an urbane look; it shares the H2's powertrains but is more space-efficient.
Buyers with money to spare might also take a look at the Mercedes-Benz G-Class, or Geländewagen, as it's nicknamed.
The boxy G-Class has a sturdy, proven design and awe-inspiring off-road capability, yet it piles on the luxury features inside.
Nothing evokes the response of a HUMMER H2, but these other big SUVs all make more sense for most buyers.
|2009 HUMMER H2Browse Used Listings||2009 Cadillac EscaladeBrowse Used Listings||2008 Jeep CommanderBrowse Used Listings||2008 Lincoln NavigatorBrowse Used Listings||2008 Mercedes-Benz G ClassBrowse Used Listings|
|12 MPG City / 19 MPG Hwy||13 MPG City / 19 MPG Hwy||12 MPG City / 18 MPG Hwy||11 MPG City / 15 MPG Hwy|
|Gas V8||N/A||Gas V6||Gas V8||Gas V8|
|N/A||N/A||2WD Sport Utility Vehicles||2WD Sport Utility Vehicle||4WD Sport Utility Vehicle|
|4WD 4-Door SUT Adventure||AWD 4-Door Hybrid||RWD 4-Door Sport||2WD 4-Door||4MATIC 4-Door 5.0L|
|4-Wheel Drive||N/A||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||4-Wheel Drive|
|4 Door Utility||N/A||4 Door||4 Door||4 Door|
|HD Automatic w/OD||N/A||Automatic||Automatic w/OD||Automatic|