The 2009 HUMMER H3T is classified as a mid-size pickup truck, so its competition is well-defined on paper.
However, as similar as these trucks look on a specification sheet, in person, the H3T's styling makes its competitors look like girlie-man trucks.
The Dodge Dakota is significantly improved in 2008 and offers two cab/bed configurations and two engine choices, including a powerful 4.7-liter V-8 matched to a five-speed automatic.
The Dakota is a solid choice, but lacks the HUMMER's styling and ultimate off-road capabilities.
Built at the same plant as the HUMMER H3T are GM's mid-size twins, and one could also cross-shop the Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon.
A V-8 option is now available on these trucks, so no longer are these entries the 98-pound weaklings of the mid-size truck segment.
The Toyota and Nissan (like the Dodge and Chevy/GMC) nameplates offer more variety than the HUMMER, including two-wheel-drive variations that offer real benefits every time the fuel tank needs to be filled.
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|2009 HUMMER H3Browse Used Listings||2008 Dodge DakotaBrowse Used Listings||2008 Honda RidgelineBrowse Used Listings||2008 Nissan FrontierBrowse Used Listings|
|13 MPG City / 18 MPG Hwy||14 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy||15 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy||14 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy|
|Gas 5||Gas V6||Gas V6||Gas 4-cyl|
|N/A||N/A||4WD Pickup Trucks||N/A|
|4WD 4-Door H3T||2WD Ext Cab ST||4WD Crew Cab RT||2WD King Cab I4 Manual XE|
|4-Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Four Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive|
|4 Door SUV||Extended Cab 6'7" Bed||4 Door Crew Cab||King Cab|
|Manual w/OD||Manual w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Manual|
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|2009 HUMMER H3 vs. 2008 Dodge Dakota||2009 HUMMER H3 vs. 2008 Honda Ridgeline||2009 HUMMER H3 vs. 2008 Nissan Frontier|