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STYLING | 8 out of 10
H3T is "Toughest-looking crew cab in the Home Depot parking lot
exudes toughness to the point of being almost ridiculous
boxy and kinda cute like a GI Joe toy
rather plain interior doesn't quite match its macho exterior
opulent cabin is expectedly upscale
At their best standing still, the HUMMER H3 and H3T are the picture of unadulterated swagger. They have less in common with the Schwarzenegger-style H1 military vehicle than they do with GM's own Chevy Colorado/GMC Canyon trucklets, but they ape the look so well, you might confuse them for the larger H2. The windows are slits, the fenders have blocky protrusions that will make Transformers turn to steroids in jealousy, and the big seven-bar grille remains a huge reminder to Jeep that it shares some history with the estranged GM brand. There's just nothing else out there that looks like a HUMMER, and in its carefully constructed butch-patriotic frame, it looks swell. Inside there's less of the rugged individualism to go around. The instrument panel styling is remarkably generic, with rounded edges that contrast with the exterior. It doesn't scream "HUMMER" in any way except for the badges.
Edmunds: "hard to discern" from the bigger H2
Automobile: "You can easily imagine the design stamped across the chest of some caped character with disproportionately large biceps"
Car and Driver: H3T has "visually correct proportions"
ConsumerGuide: "soft-touch surfaces" and "simple white-on-black gauges"
Car and Driver: interior is "cleanly styled"
Motor Trend: "interior design is just about the best on a GM truck in a long time"
The 2010 HUMMER H3 borrows the G.I. Joe chic of the bigger H2, with the same chunky, distinctive style.