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QUALITY | 7 out of 10
Increases rear-seat room over a Canyon or Colorado crew cab
Build quality is solid, but the H3T's competitors utilize nicer materials
Offers versatility on par with its mid-size crew-cab competitors
Car and Driver
HUMMER, like most GM brands, has benefited from an increased emphasis on interior design in recent years, and the 2009 HUMMER H3T boasts one of HUMMER's best interiors to date.
Cars.com reviewers write that the 2009 HUMMER H3T is capable of "seating five adults comfortably in a level of luxury that has become the signature of the brand." While it's true that the HUMMER H3T's rear seat has three seat belts, AutoBlog reviewers say that they "wouldn't want to be the guy in the middle for a long haul." When it comes to the front bucket seats, reviews read by TheCarConnection.com show that the HUMMER H3T offers a very comfortable seating arrangement. Edmunds says that the "seats are comfortable," and Car and Driver adds that the HUMMER H3T "is quite comfortable inside." Autoblog also mentions that "the center seating panels are a mesh-like material, which looks good and is damn comfy." In terms of rear seat space, Edmunds writes that "rear-seat passengers enjoy ample legroom and decent support, but taller folks may find themselves uncomfortably close to the roof."
For a pickup truck with its generous proportions, the 2009 HUMMER H3T doesn't offer quite as much cargo space as you would expect. Edmunds says that although "the cargo box is about five feet long," which "is about the same as the offerings from the H3T's chief rivals," most of its competitors also "typically offer six-foot boxes as well." Jalopnik reviewers criticize the HUMMER H3T for its "enormous dimensions for relatively little storage space" and claim that "a plain old pickup would be cheaper and more practical."
Despite the fact that some reviewers drove pre-production test versions of the HUMMER H3T, all are impressed by the high build and materials quality on the 2009 HUMMER H3T. Car and Driver claims that the interior is "as nicely hewn as other recent products from GM, which is a compliment." Edmunds adds that "build quality is solid, but the H3T's competitors utilize nicer materials." While some other reviewers echoed this minor complaint, overall the comments on the materials are positive.
Like many vehicles that can boast high build quality, the 2009 HUMMER H3T offers a relatively quiet, isolated driving experience. Jalopnik is surprised to find that "the cabin is well-insulated from road noise." However, the five-cylinder engine on the base HUMMER H3T can get quite noisy during hard acceleration. Autoblog reviewers claim that if you "head up a steep incline...the engine turns into that guy at the gym whose moaning lets everyone know how hard he's working." Otherwise, the H3 is smooth sailing, by most accounts. Edmunds reports a "surprisingly smooth" ride, while Car and Driver agrees, recognizing "a measurable improvement in ride quality, thanks to the stretched wheelbase and a surprisingly low amount of wind noise."
The cabin of the 2009 HUMMER H3T is comfortable, but the lack of bed length options is a disappointment.