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FEATURES | 9 out of 10
boulevardier of the lineup
a host of options ... to consider
“Remote start is also new, so you can…guzzle gas—without even leaving your home.”
Most reviewers contend that the 2009 Hummer H2 isn’t very functional, a result of all the compromises for styling. Edmunds complains of "poor outward visibility" due to the roof pillars. For the H2 SUT, ForbesAutos docks points for a short pickup bed that "tends to limit its use as a cargo hauler."
Like the Chevy Avalanche, the H2 SUT version has a midgate/bed system for carrying cargo, as well as features such as power windows that can all be lowered at once, along with a standard sunroof. The pickup bed, however, is barely large enough to carry mulch home from the depot, but an available hard tonneau cover means it's not a total loss for luggage space.
The list of feature packages available on the HUMMER H2 is impressive, but for 2009 the must-have HUMMER, in terms of look-at-me amenities, has to be the Black Chrome edition. Only 1,300 will be offered worldwide and are recognizable by the use of black chrome items, including 20-inch chrome-clad wheels, grille, hood latches and handles, fuel filler door, door handles, mirror caps, “H2” badges, and side air vents. The three new exterior colors available with the Black Chrome edition are Silver Ice Metallic, Sedona Metallic, and Carbon Black Metallic.
According to ConsumerGuide, the almost endless number of optional features available for the 2009 H2 HUMMER begins with the $1,555 H2 Adventure package, which includes a "first aid kit, tool kit w/portable lamp, rubber floormats, roof rack, brush guard, air-inflater kit, (and) load-leveling air suspension," Kelley Blue Book’s list of impressive standard equipment available on the H2 HUMMER includes full-time four-wheel drive, dual-zone automatic air conditioning, locking rear axle, four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes (ABS), engine oil cooler, rear defroster, 33-gallon fuel tank, illuminated entry, power windows, power locks, and XM Satellite Radio. A rear HVAC system is now standard, as is a Bose surround-sound system.
Edmunds describes the H2 Luxury Package as the "boulevardier of the lineup" and lists the included features as "polished aluminum wheels, a chrome appearance package, brushed-aluminum roof rack, tubular side steps, rearview camera system, a sunroof, a folding two-passenger third-row seat, a rear-seat DVD entertainment system, and a premium MP3-compatible Bose surround-sound audio system." Most features "are also available as stand-alone options,” notes Edmunds
In comparison to other luxury vehicles, ForbesAuto bemoans the fact that "you won't find high-end SUV items like power-retractable side steps or ventilated seats on the options list."
There are some options missing for the 2009 HUMMER H2, but they may go unnoticed due to the copious amount of features.