2008 HUMMER H2 vs. Its Competition

Marty Padgett Marty Padgett Editorial Director

Nothing evokes the response of a HUMMER H2, but some other big SUVs can approach its utility.

The Cadillac Escalade has an urbane look, shares the H2's powertrains, and is more space-efficient.

Lincoln's Navigator also has an upscale look and plenty of luxury options, plus a power-operated third-row seat with real, usable room.

The Jeep Commander has the rugged looks of a HUMMER wannabe, plus a third-row seat and HEMI power.

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Quick Specs
The 2008 HUMMER H2 is more about image than about driving, but if you can swing the gas bills, do lots of off-roading, and don't mind the stigma (in some circles) of driving one, it's a singular choice.
Considering the weight of the Escalade’s image and its segment-leading performance, the 2009 Cadillac Escalade is hard to beat.
The 2008 Jeep Commander is good Jeep (a trail-capable vehicle), but it's not a great people mover.
The 2008 Lincoln Navigator has more going for it than bling.
MSRP From   
Gas Mileage   
12 MPG City / 19 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 19 MPG Hwy12 MPG City / 18 MPG Hwy
Gas V8Gas V8Gas V6Gas V8
EPA Class   
N/AN/A2WD Sport Utility Vehicles2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Style Name   
4WD 4-Door SUV2WD 4-DoorRWD 4-Door Sport2WD 4-Door
4-Wheel Drive2WDRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity   
Passenger Doors   
Body Style   
4 Door Utility4 Door4 Door4 Door
HD Automatic w/ODHD Automatic w/ODAutomaticAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
 2008 HUMMER H2 vs. 2009 Cadillac Escalade2008 HUMMER H2 vs. 2008 Jeep Commander2008 HUMMER H2 vs. 2008 Lincoln Navigator